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Old Kenyon lights up purple against an indigo night sky on the evening of Inauguration to formally welcome Kenyon’s nineteenth president, Sean Decatur.

Funny Girl

An aspiring actress, comedian and writer keeps the campus laughing.

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Click on the Music

Where do international studies and Spanish fluency lead? For Anne Pomeroy ’07, to a producer’s post…

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The Guitar Writer

The music, the history, the gear—Dave Hunter ’84 writes about the world of electric guitars.

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Kenyon in Quotes

“We writers know that good dialogue is precious. Especially the kind that you can’t-no-way-not-a-chance make up on your own.”
- Jennifer Gooch Hummer ’87, in a blog at

Treasures in Glass

Professor of Humanities Timothy Shutt reflects on the values in the Old English epic "Beowulf."

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Athletes for Equality

Students formed the group Kenyon College Athletes for Equality, aimed at ending discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered athletes. The group’s first project was a video promoting Kenyon athletics as a safe zone. The video racked up almost 3,000 hits within days of its release.

Margin of Error

Percentage of Kenyon students who are pro-choice.

Percentage of Kenyon students who drink coffee.

Percentage of Kenyon students who have used a rotary-dial telephone.

Missing Words

The Kenyon Review invited the campus to create “erasure poems” in conjunction with the 2013 literary festival, which featured poet Carl Phillips.
You “write” an erasure poem by artfully removing words from an existing poem. Challenge: turn the Odyssey into a haiku.

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

M. Lark (Cowart) Peterson, Saint Charles, Illinois, returned to government work as a child protection prosecutor in Kane County. “With COVID,” Lark writes, “more flexibility has let me continue to coach high school swimming and teach at a local university as an adjunct. I typically teach mediation, constitutional law, evidence and criminal procedure but recently added a course on human rights and responsibilities.” Husband Kevin, who works at Argonne National Lab, has been happy to work at home with Sean (7) and Meredith (4).


John Pratt, San Diego, now publishes a blog and newsletter for Dr. Senyo Adjibolosoo, founder of the International Institute for Human Factor Development ( “The organization raises funds for the Human Factor Leadership Academy in Ghana,” he notes.


Ryan P. Muthiora has been living in Winter Park, Florida since Sept. 10, playing golf professionally and doing freelance graphic design and illustration

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