Kenyon News Digest, December 19

Sacks Honored
The Ohio Humanities Council has honored Interim Provost Howard Sacks for bringing the humanities into play to benefit the community.

Tell It to the Judge
My day in court: Ellie Norton '10 makes the case for Kenyon's Mock Trial Team.

An Opera Sampler
The Kenyon Musical Theater and Opera Workshop performed small acts from the world's finest operas in a free concert earlier this month.

Swim Reunion
Join us in Minneapolis, March 18-21, for the 2009 men's and women's NCAA Division III swimming championships. Go to for details.

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.

Still Seeking Squabbles
Thanks to everyone who sent us memories of Kenyon controversies, from debates over bringing women into Old Kenyon, to endless discussions of "allstu" etiquette, to disagreements over possible changes in the arrangement of tables in the Great Hall. We’d like to hear more! We’re planning a story in the Alumni Bulletin about these uproars, battles, and tempests in a teapot, and would love to include as many anecdotes as possible. Profound or trivial, these squabbles all reflect Kenyon’s distinctive quality and our deep sense of belonging. Send your anecdotes to Dan Laskin, at

Support Kenyon: Every Gift Makes a Difference
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. If you haven't given yet this calendar year, you might wish to do so before December 31, 2008. Otherwise, we hope you will consider making your commitment to Kenyon before the fiscal year concludes on June 30, 2009. 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.


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