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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

Meera C. White finished her master’s degree in the public humanities program at Brown University in May. “Looking forward to moving to Washington, D.C.,” she writes, “and entering the museum, cultural institution and cultural heritage field.”


James C.D. Dewar, Fort McCoy, Florida, was married in a tiny ceremony in Oregon last fall. “Many felt we jumped the gun (we were engaged for seven years),” he reports. “Friends and family felt left out, which for the most part they were. In a spontaneous way, a wedding literally showed up around us. Within 24 hours of discussing, we were legally married. However, in light of recent events, timing may have been perfect. I have moved on from teaching yoga to life coaching and offering intuitive readings. While I think yoga is great, many use it to create codependency on a person or an ideology. My new work supports individual empowerment and independence, and has already helped many individuals make powerful life changes.”


“I’ve been practicing my hobbies, which have turned out to be quite useful in near-quarantine. My Angora rabbits provide fiber that I spin and weave in my home textile studio. I’ve made plenty of cheese and preserves. My husband, Brian C. Cannon ’05, bakes an awesome loaf of bread and has a well- stocked wood shop for all our building needs. If you ever want to brush up on any pre-industrial skills, let us know!”

Katie (Jackson) Cannon, Reston, Virginia

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