Read along with these six Kenyon courses from the comfort of your own home.
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.
Society & Politics
In conversations about race, be curious and open, racial justice educator Debby Irving '83 says.
Stand-up comic Delaney Barker ‘20 mines the college experience for laughs.
With renovations complete, the Kenyon Bookstore embraces its role as a community hub.
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.
Neuroscience major Diana Aboubakare ’18 faces a big match. But first, she heads to class.
In retirement, Doug Wang ’78 pays it forward.
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.
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.
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.
Robert W. Sale, Washington, D.C., had an exciting year as a mortgage banking regulator, with home prices soaring and mortgage rates at historic lows. “But it’s been an even more exciting year to be an entrepreneur,” Winston adds. “During lockdown last winter, I taught myself to sew and started making fleece jackets for my miniature dachshunds. This winter I’ll launch Winston’s Western Wiener Wear on Etsy, offering a complete line of cowboy-themed coats and accessories for dachshunds and their owners. With a little luck, I hope to grow my basement business into a wiener dog apparel empire.”
James K. Feuer, Alhambra, California, just played his first recurring role on TV’s “A Good Cop,” which appeared in November. “Currently seeking representation, if you know anyone...?”
Tara L. Jones, Eugene, Oregon, describes her busy summer in the garden: “We harvested and processed pears, apples, elderberries, aronia berries, goumi berries, black currants, grapes and a variety of medicinal plants. Helping to install a drip irrigation system, a highlight of my summer, made me think about a career change.” Tara recommends an eight-week online class called The Work 101, based on “The Work” by Byron Katie, for anyone “looking for a tool to get yourself back on track emotionally when you find yourself going off the rails.” Daughter Sophia, now completing her materials science degree (minoring in physics), was offered a job as a graduate assistant in the department of nuclear engineering at Oregon State University this spring while she pursues her master’s.