Also In This Edition

Jump for Joy! Grammy-nominated musician Zak Morgan ’94 entertains children at a 2018 Reunion Weekend family concert.

Gund Gallery visitors admire “Bos taurus,” by Addison Wagner ’18, at the annual senior student art exhibition in May.

Comic Relief

Stand-up comic Delaney Barker ‘20 mines the college experience for laughs.

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A New Edition

With renovations complete, the Kenyon Bookstore embraces its role as a community hub.

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Kenyon in Quotes

“Participation in politics gives students clarity and enables them to understand their strengths.” — Diane Anci, vice president of enrollment management and dean of admissions, on the role activism can play in college admissions decisions, in the Atlantic.

Readers React

Readers share their thoughts, stories and questions about diversity, equity and inclusion at Kenyon.

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Snapshots of Life on the Hill

Family Ties

Every year at Commencement, Kenyon alumni are invited to take part in the hooding ceremonies of their graduating children. Pictured here, Myles H. Alderman Jr. ’82 P’14, ’18, participates in the hooding of his son, Brooks H. Alderman ’18, on May 19. The younger Alderman graduated from Kenyon with a degree in political science.

Quad Pods

Four temporary modular units were installed on campus in the spring. Starting in the fall, the units will house library services and provide study space during construction of the new library. Three modular units on Ransom Lawn, totaling about 14,000 square feet of space, will host the library’s core services, including circulation, research and reference, Helpline, special collections and archives, public printers, periodicals, new books, computer workstations and study spaces. A
3,000-square-foot modular building between Watson and Norton halls will provide seating for more than 100 students.

Bells of Success

Kenyon’s third annual Bell-A-Thon raised $687,044 in donations with the help of 1,075 donors and a one-to-one trustee match. Live streamed from the belltower of the Church of the Holy Spirit, the event featured performances from student groups such as the Kokosingers and ballroom dance team, and conversations with professors like P.F. Kluge ’64 and Perry Lentz ’64.

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

Virginia L. Fitzgerald, Natick, Massachusetts, had her sculpture “dear jeff…” accepted into the collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. “This piece is part of a body of a work I call my ‘dressproject,’” she explains. Commissioned by Jeff Gonski, who lost his fiancée in the events of 9/11, it was created with all the letters and memories he had been saving around the time of the 10th anniversary of the attack.


Caleb H. Wheeler and his wife live in London, U.K., after completing their doctorates in international law and taking positions as lecturers at Middlesex University. Caleb’s first book, “The Right to Be Present at Trial in International Criminal Law,” was just published.


Robert T. Riker, Vilas, North Carolina, and ADPhi brother John Richard Symons visited Australia and New Zealand in February. In May it was Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro on the Adriatic Coast, plus Corfu, Katakolon, Santorini and Athens in Greece. This fall: Vietnam and Cambodia.

Past Editions

Volume 17.3

Spring 1995