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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
’08

Andrew J. Berger, Mountain View, California, and his wife, Maggie, welcomed first child Isla Simone Berger on Dec. 23. “She arrived 12 weeks early,” Andy informs, “weighing just 1 pound, 14 ounces. After a lengthy stay at the NICU, we brought Isla home on March 14. Watching her grow has been so inspiring.”

’96

“Piper and I, and our two boys Parker (8) and Penn (4), officially moved to this beautiful old European city in January on a relocation from my employer. We’re adjusting to expat life, which has been bumpy given the EU struggles with COVID. Nonetheless, we’re grateful for the chance of this new adventure!”

Patrick J. Moorhead, Prague, Czech Republic

’97

John R. Cornely, Lewis Center, Ohio, was appointed Delaware County’s first public defender. “The county previously had exclusively used appointed counsel,” he reports. “I will be tasked with building the office from the ground up.”

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