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Leah Dunbar '20 captured campus during a morning stroll last fall: “There’ve been many perfect Kenyon mornings, but this one may have been the most magical."

Dannie Lane ’22 took this photo of the Henry Spencer Moore sculpture in the Science Quad before the campus closed in response to the pandemic.

A Drowning Dream

"I live in this moment, this breath," writes Laura Hillenbrand ’89 of her recovery from COVID-19.

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In Queerantine

A photo series by Ally Schmaling '14 celebrates queer personhood amid the pandemic.

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Book Shelf

Explore new releases from members of the Kenyon community.

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A New Medium

Senior studio art majors create a virtual gallery to showcase their final projects.

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Congratulations from John Green

Knowing that the newly admitted Class of 2024 would miss out on a traditional high school graduation, bestselling author John Green ’00 shared a message of encouragement and, as he’s apt to do, a good story. When Green missed his own Commencement, the late Professor of Religious Studies Donald Rogan threw him a non-traditional ceremony that was even more meaningful.

Watch Green’s message on YouTube.

The Best of Both Worlds

The “Music and Entrepreneurship” course taught by Professor of Music Ted Buehrer ’91 had a viral moment on TikTok thanks to a class visit from LA-based composer Kenneth Burgomaster ’91.

Maeve Griffin ’23 recorded a clip of the Zoom video conference in which Burgomaster explained how he used samples of Miley Cyrus’ voice to write a series of short transitional riffs for the TV show “Hannah Montana” — micro-compositions that have found fame in their own right as a popular TikTok sound. 

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View Griffin's TikTok post.

Kenyon From Your Couch

Amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, Kenyon has suspended all on- and off-campus alumni events. Stay connected with your fellow alumni by joining one of our virtual "Kenyon from Your Couch" events, which range from readings and discussions to campus tours and performances.

View the full list of virtual events.

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes
’15

Elizabeth C. “Lila” Greco was delighted to be back on campus this fall to celebrate the marriage of Stephanie Cordonnier and Hanning Wong ’16. She reconnected with old friends yet again at Emilia Louy’s wedding a few weeks later. Lila visited Andrew D. Stewart in Los Angeles last fall, her first time in California.

’88

Beth Miyashiro Vivio reports, “We ended an action-packed summer with a month in Park City, Utah, the perfect place to escape Florida heat and hurricanes. Right after leaving Utah, I headed to Gambier for my first KFEC meeting. I had such a great time getting to know my fellow committee members from different classes and enjoyed getting to hear from President Kornfeld. I had a visit with retired Professor Robert Bennett in Gambier, and then the next day when he and his husband, Larry, flew into St. Petersburg.”

’04

Amy R. Bukszpan, Delray Beach, Florida, informs, “It’s been a hell of a couple of months! I received my doctorate in applied behavior analysis from Endicott College in May. Quit my nearly decade-long job as national director of ABA Center Development in July, and opened my own practice, Bukszpan Behavior Consultants, in August. Additionally, I finished third female in a 100-mile ultramarathon around the streets of NYC, and 15th female in a six-day race through Colorado mountains. My husband and I adopted two, 2-month-old pup-pies the Monday before my Friday dissertation defense — would not recommend that timing — and now have a total of three rambunctious pitties as office mates! Hectic — but I wouldn’t change a thing!”

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