Society & Politics
Justin Martin ’19 fights for his status quo.
Porch reading is a popular spring and summer pastime in Gambier.
The Kenyon Review gathered students and community members to read poems by Robert Lowell '40 and share stories the about the author, a seminal figure in modern American poetry, in honor of his centennial.
The Lords captured second place at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship, while the Ladies finished third. The men’s result marked the 38th consecutive season they occupied one of the top two spots, and the women have finished top-four for 36 consecutive seasons.
The Kenyon Educational Enrichment Program (KEEP) celebrates 10 years.
Society & Politics
Economics professor and dog lover PJ Glandon examines the rise of pet-related expenses.
Sarah Longwell '02 leads the Log Cabin Republicans, a group for LGBT conservatives.
"I didn't grow up very political, but when I went to college in Ohio, a swing state, I quickly realized how much my vote mattered." – Matthew Segal '08, co-founder of Our Time and ATTN:, in Forbes.
Society & Politics
Professor of Political Science David Rowe muses on the beauty of fly-fishing.
Arts & Culture
Investigative journalist Scott Carney '00 seeks out stories "on the fringes."
President Sean Decatur, who has admitted to spending much of his adolescence engrossed in the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, recently dusted off his dice to play for charity. Kenyon’s Tabletop Club hosted its second annual "D&D-Cat" event, referring to the nicknames for both the game and the president.
As several students and faculty crowded around
the Cromwell Cottage dining room table to do battle with monsters and cast magical spells, more casual fans watched the game's progress live on Twitch.tv.
By selling the opportunity to give players an extra dice roll, or boost their health and magic reserves, the Tabletop Club managed to raise several hundred dollars for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio.
Gambier’s downtown revitalization, which is part of a long-term plan that already has upgraded Middle Path, will add student housing and retail space this summer. New student apartments are nearing completion, the Village Market is moving to its new location at the corner of Brooklyn Street and Chase Avenue, and major work will begin this summer on Farr Hall. The Kenyon College Bookstore will temporarily move into the space vacated by the Village Market and Gambier Deli, and will remain there through the fall, as crews renovate the space the bookstore has occupied for decades.
Darci K. Marcum Kern was married in July. “I live happily in Brooklyn with my husband, Arthur, and our cats, Spot and Bernie,” she updates. “I’m starting at Mercy College in the fall in their graduate program in communication disorders! Counting the days until our five-year reunion!”
Giuseppe C. Basili, Weston, Connecticut, was promoted to executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a scholarship organization. Seppy’s commentary and perspectives on college access and admission have been featured in the New York Times and on NPR and the Today show, among other venues. Since 2000 the foundation has awarded over $175 million in scholarships to high-achieving students with financial needs.
Frank “Burt” Dibble, Rye, New Hampshire, reports that his two kids and four grandchildren are prospering. Burt serves on the New Hampshire Board of Registration in Medicine and has been active with local efforts to save their historic town hall from developers. He enjoys working in medication-assisted therapy clinics with the opioid-dependent, “a fascinating and deserving group of folks,” he writes. Travel to Texas, Colorado, Toronto and Italy are on his schedule.