From an anonymous donor, Kenyon receives the largest gift in its history.
Photography intern Cameron Peters ’20 captured one of her favorite winter hangouts — the Kenyon Greenhouse — where it’s always warm and bright.
Middle Path has been extra snowy this winter, making hats, gloves, scarves and fuzzy boots the hottest accessories on campus.
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Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López ’93 H’07 has published two books.
For Julian Kobena Morgan ’18, passion for basketball stretches beyond the court.
“How do you balance the concept of free speech with the concept of civil discourse? Free speech is in some ways the easy part of that to define. Civil discourse is hard in part because civility is subjective and that’s the piece that’s important for us to grapple with.” — President Sean Decatur, speaking with USA Today’s Paul Singer ’88, for the “Cup of Politics” podcast.
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In a new novel, John Green '00 H'16 plumbs the depths of his struggles with mental illness.
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What does it take to win the New Yorker caption contest?
Kenyon’s annual Founders’ Day celebration
in October brought with it the signing of the Matriculation Book, reflections on the College’s history and faculty awards. Professors Joel Richeimer P’21 and Clara Román-Odio P’11,’18 received Bishop Philander Chase medals for 25 years of distinguished service, and Professor of English Sarah Heidt ’97 was awarded the Faculty Advising Award.
This winter, two separate issues received much attention and discussion both on and off campus. In February, Playwright-in-Residence Wendy MacLeod ’81 canceled an on-campus production of her original play, “The Good Samaritan,” after members of the faculty and student body expressed concerns about its representation of a Guatemalan youth. Unrelated, but around the same time, a new “whiteness” discussion group formed at Snowden Multicultural Center, with a goal of exploring “what it means to be a white person while benefiting from societal privilege, as well as what it means to be a white ally to marginalized groups,” according to the Collegian. The Bulletin is considering how to bring some of the issues raised on campus, by alumni and others, to these pages in future issues.
Nate Silver, the statistician and journalist best known for correctly predicting the electoral outcome of 49 states during the 2008 presidential election and all 50 in 2012, will give the graduation address at Kenyon’s 190th Commencement ceremony on May 19. “Nate Silver is uniquely positioned to offer remarks to our graduating class on what it means to apply rigorous thinking and careful analysis to a variety of questions,” President Sean Decatur said.
Jane L. Roth still teaches Latin and English at a boarding school in St. Louis in what she calls “the bookends of 7th and 12th grades.” She adds: “Going back to school for a master’s in gifted education has both renewed my empathy for my students and confirmed my annoyance with ‘group work.’ It takes me back to my Psych 101 days at Kenyon!”
Dean N. Chantiles retired from United Airlines in June after 33 years, concluding with captainship of a Boeing 777. “My first retirement task,” he writes, “was to finish ‘Infinite Jest’ — the only book I had ever started and not finished. (Yes, I finished ‘Ulysses’).” Dean splits time between Palm Springs and Palos Verdes, California, busy with swimming, cycling, running, guitar and astronomy.
“Two heart attacks in two years. Back to cardiac rehab. My position as liturgical officer for the United Methodist Church was eliminated, along with all benefits. So I’m on my wife’s Episcopal Church medical plan now, and have become part of the Ask The UMC team at United Methodist Communications. Quite an upheaval since spring.”
— The Rev. Taylor W. Burton-Edwards, Columbus, Georgia