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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

“Living on an island, we think, is wonderful, and Nantucket is a fab-ulously beautiful place, but small. Leaving the island, particularly during the off-season, is a long-term island tradition. So we took to the road with trips to Tunisia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, and then Paris and London. All were interesting — I will say the food is better in Paris. We’re back on the island and devot-ing the fall to raising a new puppy.”

Martin McKerrow, Nantucket, Massachusetts


Norman E. Schmidt, Cleveland, reports, "At the swimming and diving reunion, I enjoyed meeting up with Douglas M. Neff and teammates William S. Koller Jr. ’70, James F. Loomis ’73, James Lucas ’73, John A. Davis ’73, David H. Cannon ’73, William R. Wallace ’72, John E. Davis ’75, Lawrence H. Witner ’69, John A. 'Jack' Kirkpatrick III ’73, and others a little younger (like frat bro Stuart S. Wegener ’75) and older (James G. Carr ’62), and even one I coached (Carol S. Leslie ’84). The event was terrific. I continue to play golf with John H. Emack ’72 about once a week; he still wins handily, but we have fun and even get some exercise. John and I recently got together with Arthur B. “Chip” Sansom ’73 to celebrate the life of Gregg J. DeSilvio ’74, who died recently. Chip is my DEKE little brother, and Gregg was Chip’s little brother. I also had the pleasure of meeting up with David Gregg when he was in Cleveland recently. I seem to be completely retired. Case Western Reserve University did not employ me this year to work with seniors planning to become science teachers."


Charlotte B. Lee was the assistant makeup designer for the Tony-winning Broadway musical “Some Like it Hot,” which opened in December 2022. She continues to work in the wig department at “Saturday Night Live” and does makeup for many of the Park Avenue Armory’s operas and plays, including “Hamlet,” “Oresteia” and “Doppelganger,” with world-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Also a painter, Charlotte will have a solo show in June 2024 in Seoul. Find her paintings on Instagram @thegirlsof-hamiltonplace — or visit her home studio to see works in person.

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