Alumni reflect on the Kenyon women who influenced them.
Alumnae from the Class of 2014 embrace at Reunion 2019, which drew more than 1,200 people to Gambier. Photography by Rebecca Kiger.
Michaela Jenkins '19 waves to her family after receiving her diploma at Commencement. Photography by Rebecca Kiger.
With help from Emily Pater '22, the softball team reached the NCAC tournament for the first time since 2013. Photography by Greg Wagner.
History major Hanna Feuer ’21 digs into the physical culture of women at Kenyon.
Arts & Culture
Painter Meg Cranston '82 explores the popularity of colors in fashion and retail.
Here are some eyebrow-raising moments from the history of coeducation at Kenyon.
“Robert A. Oden, Jr. Professor of Biology Joan Slonczewski taught me to think critically and gave me opportunities that snowballed into a lifetime of small achievements."
"Without ever saying anything overtly to our political science class, Professor Emerita of Political Science Pam Jensen somehow managed to encourage intellectual rigor outside the class, and respectful engagement with a wide range of ideas within it. She became a model for me of what a scholar, instructor, mentor and guide could, and should, be."
In honor of the 25th anniversary of coeducation, the Spring 1995 Alumni Bulletin explored the lives of Kenyon's women pioneers.
To mark the 40th anniversary of coeducation, the Fall 2013 Alumni Bulletin recalled how coeducation came about — from the fiscal crisis, to the clamor, to the uneven welcome on the Hill.
Submit photos of your favorite and most poignant memories from the College — highlighting women at Kenyon! Along with the photo, please identify individuals in the image and include a brief description and an approximate date.
Sarah Wilsman, Solon, Ohio, works for OverDrive’s education division. “Unsurprisingly, it’s the busiest we’ve ever been, getting digital titles to schools for remote learning,” she reports. “Zoom fatigue is real. Pro tip: Teachers and librarians, please do not write your work emails in purple Comic Sans — a sure sign that it’s time to retire."
Maura S. Minsky, Brooklyn, New York, loves connecting regularly on Zoom with roommates Elizabeth Yaghooti Collis, Deborah North Cartisser, Kate W. Stookey Haviland and Eleanor T. Tytus Wallace. “Nourishing and hilarious,” she sums up. “They’ve helped me transition to a new job, think through whether to remote-school, and find ways to keep sane.” Maura is director of the Empathy Project at NYU Grossman School of Medicine (empathyproject.com).
“When reading the most recent Bulletin, I was sorry to read of the passing of my four-year soccer teammates J. Wilson ‘Fergie’ Ferguson, David ‘Saint’ Cummings, and Boulton D. ‘Bo’ Mohr. Luckily, in the past few years we all saw each other with our wives at Kenyon reunions. In the 1950s, soccer was not a well-known sport. Kenyon played but seven games per year, vanquishing Ohio U., Dayton, Ohio State and Michigan State. Today, teams from these schools are not seen in Gambier playing Kenyon’s excellent soccer teams, but in our winning 1954 season we scored more goals than the football team scored points. My running days at Kenyon and many years thereafter have been replaced by the daily use of my cane or walker, caused in part by athletic injuries of the past. Of course, I do not regret those years of past athleticism as I hobble about.”
— Caryl Warner Jr, Savannah, Georgia