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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

Stuart H. Schisgall, Chicago, announces the arrival of a son, James Schisgall. “Mom and James are doing well. Now we have to figure out how to manage two under 2.”


Naomi L. Blaushild, Chicago, graduated from Northwestern with a doctorate in human development and social policy in June. “I began working as a postdoc at the Learning Partnership in Chicago and got engaged to my partner of four years, Mike Czajkowski!” Naomi updates. “Can’t wait to have my Kenyon best friends Anna R. (Griffin) Lowell and Claire (Anderson) Boring as bridesmaids!”


Leonard C. Felder, Los Angeles, is still taking daily walks, writing and talking on the phone to Peter R. Reiss and his wife, Carol, several times a week, he informs.

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