Kenyon News Digest, November 16, 2009

New Student Residences Planned for North Campus
Campaign brings vision for new student residences to reality; construction of North Campus housing planned for 2010.

Founders' Day Address Online
Do you remember signing the matriculation book? College Historian and Keeper of Kenyoniana Tom Stamp '73 reminisces about his own Founders' Day experience in an address to the Class of 2013. Watch the video.

Kenyon Review Literary Festival
Louise Erdrich was on campus as part of the Kenyon Review Literary Festival, a literary extravaganza that took place November 4-7. See the complete list of events.

Top Producer
Another Kenyon graduate is named a Fulbright fellow, raising the total to 12 this year and continuing the College's success as a top Fulbright producer among small colleges.

Presidential Power Debated
Noted constitutional law expert Louis Fisher recently led a panel of scholars on the Constitution and the presidency in a discussion of the boundaries of executive power.

Lecture by bell hooks
Feminist social critic and writer bell hooks was on campus earlier this month to deliver a lecture titled "Practical Wisdom: Race, Sex, and Class."

ECO Energized
Kenyon students are turning up the heat (figuratively, of course) on their efforts to make Kenyon a greener place.

Geek Chic
The term "geek" has become a badge of honor. If you have doubts, check out the response to Geek Week, October 19 to 23, when Kenyon students—dressed in argyle and the occasional pair of taped eyeglasses—let their geek flags fly.

Call for Kenyon Lingo
Help the Alumni Bulletin compile a glossary of uniquely Kenyon terms, from "PBLM" to "Baby Drama." Send us the nicknames for professors, the favorite sayings of coaches, and the campus slang for events, places, foods, and drinks. E-mail your examples of Kenyonspeak, along with definitions, to

Bookstore Online
Need to find that perfect holiday gift? Order Kenyon clothing and gifts online.

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 2009-10 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, 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 2009-10 Kenyon Fund or Kenyon Parents Fund.

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