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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

Sue Corral, Richmond, Virginia, celebrates the matriculation of Virginia (Gigi) Johnson ’27, “who will play field hockey as an Owl (still not used to that),” she reports. “My youngest, Neena (13), and I will be very bored when she leaves for college. So we will be at Kenyon a lot for games and any other excuse. I recently bought a little house in Gambier (, so if anyone finds themselves visiting Kenyon and needs somewhere to stay ... I’m your girl!”


Doug E. Page informs, “People keep telling us we are living their dream — with the children long out of the nest, we are downsizing: Selling our home in the Philly suburbs and moving to a rented apartment in Center City overlooking Washington Square National Park. Letting go of things is not easy, but we are making good progress. Anyone need a large collection of American Girl items and two dolls, Molly and Samantha?”


L. Lee Bowman updates, “We weathered the pandemic with our son Fred and his family in our East Sussex guest cottage. When Fred & Co. bought their own place near Gatwick Airport, Sue and I sold it — a 16th century farm-house — to a neighbor, who had been after it for five or six years. We are now ensconced in a converted stable on a 7,000-acre estate owned by friends. Enjoying the change from tiny rooms and low ceilings to open-plan ‘converted barn living,’ staying warm with a large wood-burning stove, and lots of heavy sweaters! I’m still com-muting to clients and the Kingstree London office on a large BMW motorbike.”

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