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Biology major Katherine Crawford ’22 takes to the field to discover whether male and female birds have different flight abilities.

Kianna Scott-Winn '23 and Cajuan Harris '22, friends from New York City, enjoy a picturesque October day on Middle Path.

When in Seattle

Traveling to Washington's largest city? Resident Abbe Jacobson '89 has some tips.

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'Children of God'

Stories by David Lynn '76 cross continents while navigating the dramas of inner life.

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Book Shelf

Explore new releases from members of the Kenyon community.

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Join the Kenyon Alumni Book Club

Get back to the third floor of Ascension or campus coffee shop state of mind by discussing today’s trending literary works.

The Kenyon Review and the Office of Alumni Engagement have joined forces to create an online forum just for Kenyon readers. A new selection will be voted on every few months, and participants will share reactions, critiques and insights in a moderated forum.

In honor of the 2019 Kenyon Review Literary Festival award winner, the inaugural selection was T.C. Boyle’s “The Relive Box and Other Stories.” The next selection will be “The Vexations” by Caitlin Horrocks ’02. Sign up today at

Flashback: The Black Student Union

Organized in 1969 and formally recognized in 1970, the Black Student Union (BSU), which celebrated its 50th anniversary in September, addressed the need for support for the growing number of black students at Kenyon. In the 1974 Reveille, Geraldine Coleman Tucker ’74, the first woman president of the BSU, wrote, “The Black Student Union has become the central organ of the black students at Kenyon. It provides a forum in which we can exchange ideas and work toward the improvement of campus life for both present and future black students.”

Capturing the Campus Cat

After graduating, Anna Katherine Zibas ’19 missed seeing Moxie, Kenyon’s beloved, unofficial campus cat. So she “decided to make art out of him,”
she writes. “Here he is surveying his kingdom.” 

Postcards and prints of the illustration are now for sale at the Kenyon College Bookstore.

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

Karl J. Shefelman, New York City, continues to pursue his pledge to make a film a year ever since “Looking for the Jackalope” (shot at Kenyon). His latest, a short film called “Man on the Tower,” is a “fictionalized account of my memory of witnessing the 1966 Charles Whitman sniper shooting on the University of Texas campus,” he writes. From his backyard in Austin, Karl saw the event, fearing for his father, who was teaching an architecture course at that moment. “While the film is not intended to be overtly political,” he explains, “it will hopefully generate conversation about what to do about the horrible mass shootings that have plagued our nation ever since. Hoping to hit the festival circuit hard, followed by online distribution. Stay tuned!”


Jack A. Cerchiara, Seattle, is in his 11th season with the University of Washington’s men’s lacrosse team, his seventh as head coach. “I’ve just finished an NSF Fellowship studying how college students learn physiology and how instructors can assess the progression of their students as they master biology,” he reports. “I published a few papers in the past year, including co-authoring one with Kenyon biology professor Bob Mauck, my comps adviser back in 2006!”


Frances V. Carr is back home in Columbus, Ohio, after traveling across the country last February, April, June and July. “Looking for work and thinking about starting my own company,” Fran informs. “The support of the K80s page has been a lifesaver through these many months of family travail and change.”

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