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Late afternoon light casts long shadows over the snow in front of Leonard Residence Hall.

"The Ballad of Bonnie Prince Chucky" by Wendy MacLeod '81, James Michael Playwright-in-Residence and professor of drama, makes its American premiere in the Bolton Theater in October.

Tree Form

Student artists recycle fallen trees into functional sculptures.

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Fulfilling a Dream

With the release of his first novel, Fred Waitzkin '66 crosses into storied world of fiction.

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Kenyon in Quotes

"The three tools you use in college admissions are prestige, financial aid and love." — Jennifer Delahunty, associate dean of admissions, in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Patience and Pride

Suzanne Helfant has amassed more than 300 wins in her career coaching the Ladies basketball team.

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Snapshots of Kenyon Life

Treasures in Glass

Walden is a book written in layers: in addition to the practical narrative, we find moral, ethical, economic, and visionary registers as well. Thoreau worked his bean field (shown in the window) as much for figures of speech as for food. By the end of his account of laboring with a hoe, he has replaced beans and corn with the germs of virtue “sincerity, truth, simplicity, faith, innocence, and the like.” 

—Lewis Hyde, the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing, in an excerpt from the College's limited edition book on the literary windows of Peirce's Great Hall. 

Title Town

The 2014 fall sports season will be inscribed in College history as one of the most prolific and memorable for Lords and Ladies athletics. The field hockey team, as well as the men's and women's soccer teams, produced College records, North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) titles, and a lengthy list of team and individual awards.

I Wear My Sunglasses at Night

Research in Antarctica beckoned Joan Slonczewski,
Robert A. Oden Jr. Professor of Biology, who spent five weeks in November and December at the bottom of the world. The Oden professorship helped pay for the trip with a small team of scientists, and Slonczewski studied how algae and protists (one-celled organisms) affect and are affected by climate change. She was far away but not out of touch: She chronicled the experience in her blog. Warned about falling on ice, she wrote, “My best training experience was Ohio ice storms and Middle Path.”

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

Emma (Mead) Melo’s son Raphael A. Melo ’25 started his first year at Kenyon last fall, she reports. At her home in Louisville, Kentucky, “College acceptances have started rolling in for our daughter Olivia,” she writes, “which means next fall the house will be empty for the first time in 20 years. Lots more time to devote to work and projects — and a whole lot less time in Costco and carpool!”


Aaron M. Czechowski and Adrienne L. Czechowski ’97, Sammamish, Washington, have been enjoying the Pacific Northwest for the past 10 years. Aaron has been at Microsoft for 15 years, currently leading a team of technical writers for Windows documentation. He’s also active with the Washington Trails Association, writing for the hiking guide and volunteering several times a month to help improve Washington’s expansive network of trails. “We spend lots of time at the new Climate Pledge Arena to cheer on the Seattle Kraken NHL team,” they write. “Oldest son Ezra is in his second year of a program at Washington State University called ROAR, where he’s learning to live and work independently while managing epilepsy. Daughter Sophia, a high school senior, has applied to nine small liberal arts colleges across the country — including one on a hill in central Ohio!”


Evan A. Weiss and wife Katherine C. Warther will move to Philadelphia this summer with 1-year-old daughter Ada, he writes. “I have started as an editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Katie will be a pediatrician after finishing her pediatric residency at UCLA in July.”

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