A blog about Title IX at Kenyon raised concern and brought focus to College policy and procedure.
Ten years on, the Kenyon Athletic Center (KAC) remains among the most spectacular and best-equipped in all of NCAA Division III athletics.
Matti Freiberg ’16 and Haleh Kanani ’16 (center) take in the sights and sounds of Summer Sendoff, a music festival that marks the end of the academic year.
Middle Path in the summer of 1972, submitted by Kenyon's first grounds manager, Stephen Christy '71.
Maria Zarka ’16 made a splash at Commencement by sporting colorful leis over her gown. The most decorated diver in Kenyon history, Zarka, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, was an eight-time All-American, a four-time NCAA national champion and the 2014 NCAA Division III Diver of the Year.
Maura Minsky '86 helps marginalized students tell their stories on the big screen.
President Decatur has signed a pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Arts & Culture
Professor of Spanish and poet Víctor Rodríguez Núñez considers the concept of identity.
"I must continue to have contact with people and surroundings genuinely different than my own."
— Daniel Garcia-Archundia '17 after he spent a semester in Chile, in a column in the Portland (Oregon) Tribune urging the exploration of other cultures.
Some chance encounters set singer-songwriter Jason Walker '91 on his musical path.
Arts & Culture
Two alumnae have published superb books about women coming into their own.
The writing is faint but the sentiment clear. This delicately woven paper heart and an accompanying poem on embossed stationery were apparently tokens of engagement, sent by David Bates Douglass to his future wife, Ann E. Ellicott. No date appears, but the couple were married in 1815, not long after Douglass, a distinguished War of 1812 veteran, started teaching at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Douglass would go on to become a prominent civil engineer, and in 1841 he would arrive in Gambier as Kenyon’s third president.
Patrick Shevelson ’16 finished his Lords lacrosse career as a four-year starter who ranks in the program’s top five for goalkeeper saves and in the top 10 for save percentage and goals-against average. He was a four-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference honoree and a two-time team defensive most valuable player. Patrick looks back on his lacrosse days and says, "I developed a stronger work ethic, I became a more responsible person and I honed my leadership ability."
"Untitled," charcoal pencils, charcoal pastels by Addison Wright '18.
About her art, Wright says, "I love the experience of being inside a dream because you never try to make sense of the peculiar things that are unfolding around you ... Logic never shatters the illusion. There's something to be said about resigning yourself to the strangeness of things. Only then can you appreciate the world for its many complexities and mysteries and accept that some questions come without answers."
Michael J. Lahanas-Calderon spent the year working in the Bay Area for Inequality Media, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich’s nonprofit, he reports. “I’ve written and produced all sorts of content, on issues ranging from climate change to voting rights, but one of my favorite achievements was getting Robert on TikTok (@rbreich)!”
Richard C. Lesaar, Washington, D.C., finished the New York City Marathon in 2019. Rick notes that he wore a Kenyon cap the whole way.
Peter O. Harper, Maplewood, New Jersey, submits:First off, a big thanks to Jeffrey A. Richards for posting on Facebook his walks around Gambier and commentaries on life. Entertaining and therapeutic.” Peter works for Real Leaders, a publisher that collaborates with business leaders who count their people’s development and needs, their communities, and the well-being of the planet alongside their profits. “If any Kenyon alums work at or run such businesses — certified B Corps would be an example — feel free to reach out to me.