Kenyon News Digest, November 18

Kenyon and the Current Economic Crisis
The global economic crisis affects every college and university in the country. President Nugent discusses some of the implications for Kenyon, while reaffirming the College's ongoing commitment to fiscal discipline.

Fulbright Leader
For the fifth consecutive year, Kenyon has been recognized as a top producer of winners of the J. William Fulbright Fellowship among small liberal arts colleges.

One Monstrous Caterpillar...
...and a National Science Foundation grant are helping student-faculty research teams explore a remarkable law of life.

Inside Peirce Hall
Kenyon officially celebrated the reopening of Peirce Hall with a campuswide celebration October 24-25. Find out more about the renovation and view images of the construction, new interiors, and the legendary stained glass windows.

Election Analysis Video
Last month at Family Weekend, John Fortier, director of Kenyon's Center for the Study of American Democracy, and John Harwood P'11, political correspondent for CNBC and the New York Times, discussed the presidential election. Now that the election is over, how did their predictions hold up? Watch the video.

Kenyon Professor on NOVA
Did you recently spot a Kenyon face on NOVA? Biologist Drew Kerkhoff was part of a scientific team featured in "Hunting the Hidden Dimension," which aired on PBS last month. Watch the clip.

Purchase a Kenyon Calendar
It's been seventy years since the founding of the Kenyon Review—an anniversary we're celebrating in a commemorative edition of the Kenyon College Calendar. To get your copy, send your name and address with a check for $12, payable to Kenyon College. Send orders to Office of Public Affairs, Kenyon College, College Relations Center, Gambier, Ohio 43022-9623.

Send Us Your Squabbles
Do you remember protests over paving pathways? Arguments about whether coeducation would "ruin" Kenyon? Debates over parking or housing, village ordinances or political correctness? We're planning a story for the Alumni Bulletin about Kenyon controversies, and we'd love it if alumni would send us their memories of the issues that disrupted campus harmony. Profound or trivial, they all reflect Kenyon's distinctive personality. Send your anecdotes to Shawn Presley, editor of the Bulletin, at

Call for Entries
High school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to compete for the sixth-annual Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers presented by the Kenyon Review.

Kenyon Green Alumni
Lee Kane '74 and Meryl Brott '91 recently founded Kenyon Green Alumni, an affinity group for graduates with a professional interest in the environment. It serves to provide opportunities for networking and fellowship, to help Kenyon students build environmental careers, and to advance environmental stewardship at the College. To join the group and give back to Kenyon in this unique way, contact Meryl Brott '91 at

Support Kenyon: Every Gift Makes a Difference for Kenyon
We would like to extend sincere thanks to all who have donated to the Kenyon Fund and the Kenyon Parents Fund. Help us make 2008-09 another successful year by making a gift. These two funds are a critical part of Kenyon's $230 million campaign, We are Kenyon: The Drive for Excellence. Your participation makes a difference. Please visit to make a gift to the 2008-09 Kenyon Fund or Kenyon Parents Fund.

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Learning in the Company of Friends

Cleveland, OH
College Historian and Keeper of Kenyoniana Tom Stamp, January 13, 2009.


Women's Cross Country
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