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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
’98

Kathryn Kerr Fitzsimmons moved to Savannah, Georgia, to resume a teaching career. “I missed it the entire six years I lived in Michigan,” she explains. “I teach fourth grade reading and language arts at an independent school on Wilmington Island and absolutely love it.” Her husband, who splits his time between Georgia and Michigan, will move to Savannah permanently in the next year. Since moving, she adds, “I have never had so many visitors in my life. In late January my five besties, Megan Grannis Blackmer, Kielty Gallagher Nivaud, Lauren Crossett Weymouth, Kristina Racek Pechulis and Alison A. St. Vincent Von Kennel, came for a long overdue girls’ weekend. We had a wonderful time and began planning travel arrangements for our (gulp) 25th next May!”

’71

Scott D. Miller, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, sold the consulting firm he founded in 1996, ESI Equity, to his partners in 2019. “Not quite done with the serial entrepreneur thing, my next chapter includes building a significant portfolio of directorships in ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) companies.” Scott serves on seven ESOP boards and is enjoying the seasons in Wisconsin, after he and his bride of 40plus years, Jayne Ayers, sold their horse farm and moved into “a blessedly low-maintenance condo” where they can “play with grandchildren and stay focused on the things most important to us.”

’88

“The A3 girls took advantage of Patricia Rossman Skrha’s exciting news and gathered for a pre-wedding celebration. Congratulations, Pattie and George. In other news, our daughter Tia is now a certified sommelier if anyone needs some wine-pairing recommendations. Son Max weathered the cold as a University of Rochester sophomore.”

Lauren (Ewers) Polite, Chicago

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