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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 bookclub.kenyon.edu.

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
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Robert S. Price, Philadelphia, attended the dedication of the new Chalmers Library last Oct. 29 and arranged with the Alpha Delta Phi undergraduates and the East Wing Association “what we hoped would be a special treat to honor President Sean Decatur,” he reports. “We knew that Sean had successfully completed the Capital Fund Drive, had gotten the new library completed, and had skillfully navigated the College through the pandemic. We honored him with a personal tour of the AD lodge and the Ganter Price Hall, led by ADs Graham Gund ’63, architect of the new library, and Board of Trustees Chair Brackett Denniston ’69. We believe the tour was a rousing success.” “The 162-year-old lodge is the oldest Greek letter fraternity structure in America,” Bob notes. “Starkly plain outside, it is elegantly furnished with a plethora of Kenyon and fraternity memorabilia. It is extremely rare — almost unprecedented — that anyone other than an initiated member of Alpha Delta Phi is admitted to the Lodge. In contrast, Ganter Price Hall next door to the Lodge has become a premier undergraduate party venue. However, a third of the building, the Squiers Room, is off limits to parties. It is an exact replica of the East Wing Bullseye Room as it existed before the 1949 Old Kenyon fire. It, too, has become a repository of both AD and Kenyon memorabilia. The Ganter is generally open to returning alumni, and we urge you to visit it when you return to Gambier.”

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Joseph P. Duronio, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, attends medical school at the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine.

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Juliet E. Levy, who lives in Denver with her boyfriend and their dog, updates, “After earning my master’s in musicology from the University of Denver in 2021, I completed an internship with the company that makes Operabase and CueTV. Following that, I started a customer support position with MakeMusic (Finale/Garritan/SmartMusic) outside of Boulder. Support K-SWOC!”

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