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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

Audrey L. Davis completed her master’s in Renaissance and early modern studies and started a new role at the National Railway Museum in York, England. “The trains are cool,” she reports. “I’ll stay for as long as this country will have me!”


Frances J. Alston, Washington, D.C., was married Oct. 21, with Isobel C. Rosenberg as maid of honor and Margaret L. “Greta” Greising ’16 a bridesmaid. “I teach fourth grade at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes in Alexandria, Virginia,” Frances writes. “Many D.C. Kenyon pals were in Cleveland this past summer to celebrate the marriage of former Zeta Madelyn K. Cook ’17! We stopped at Kenyon on the way, and it was wonderful to visit the VI and other old stomping grounds. It’s been a year of weddings, reunions and big life changes, but having my Kenyon friends has made it so much more fun and memorable!”


Alexandra C. Shaeffer sends “Greetings from sunny northern California! After spending the last 20 years away from home and around the world, my husband, four cats and dog moved back to the Bay Area. It’s great to be home!”

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