Kenyon News Digest, July 19, 2010


Baker '94 to Lead Alumni and Parent Programs
Scott R. Baker '94, a Kenyon legacy and long-time volunteer, has been named director of alumni and parent programs.

Kenyon Review Honors Poet Laureate
The Kenyon Review has selected poet W.S. Merwin, the freshly minted poet laureate of the United States, as the winner of the 2010 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement.

Theory Into Practice
Students in Professor Wendy Singer's international studies class not only learn about global migration, but they also help pave the way for it by aiding in the resettlement of a Somali family.

Caterpillars and Curiosity
Science students at Kenyon don't simply read textbooks and take classes. They "do" science, hands-on, in the lab and in the field. And among the most intensive "doers" are the Summer Science Scholars, who tackle ambitious research projects in close collaboration with faculty members during the summer months.

Spicing Things Up
The local food movement in Peirce Hall can't get much more local than this—a backyard herb garden.

Kenyon on Goodreads
Are you are looking for a good summer read? We recently polled our Facebook fans, and they recommended more than a hundred titles! We've listed their picks and added a few of our own at Goodreads.com. Enjoy!

Thank You for Your Support!
Thank you to the more than 8,000 alumni, parents, and friends who contributed to the 2009-10 Kenyon Fund and Kenyon Parents Fund. The Kenyon Fund finished the year at $3,202,449. Approximately 40% of alumni made a gift this year, up three percentage points from 2008-09. The Parents Fund grew to $1,158,737 this year, with 52% of the parents of current Kenyon students participating. We are especially grateful to the hundreds of Kenyon volunteers who helped make these totals possible.

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