Kenyon News Digest, November 16, 2010

Poet Laureate at Kenyon
W. S. Merwin, poet laureate of the United States, visited Kenyon this month as part of the Kenyon Review Literary Festival.

Bipartisan Love
New York Times columnists David Brooks and Gail Collins give a thumbs-up to Kenyon in this week's article "College Kids These Days."

Fulbright Leader
Kenyon ranks third among U.S. undergraduate institutions named as top Fulbright producers.

Science Success
Four Kenyon graduates have won the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Founders' Day
The Class of 2014 had the honor of inaugurating the third volume of the Matriculation Book used since 1841 and the first new one since 1958.

Radio Lit Hits Airwaves
Kenyon's creative writing scene has hit the airwaves with the debut this fall of The Kenyon Credenza, a monthly radio show devoted to student prose and poetry.

Candles for Social Change
Kenyon talent fuels Prosperity Candle, aiding women in impoverished nations.

Calling All Swim Coaches
The Alumni Bulletin is developing a story about the coaching legacy of swimming coach Jim Steen. We are trying to locate former Lords and Ladies swimmers who have gone on to coaching careers at any level. Please e-mail the names and coaching destinations for the Steen protégés to

Annual Report of Gifts 2009-2010
The Annual Report of Gifts: 2009-2010 is now available online. The report recognizes gifts made to the Kenyon Fund and Kenyon Parents Fund between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. This year's report contains a special message from President S. Georgia Nugent.

Support Kenyon: Meet the Challenge
Have you made your gift to the Kenyon Fund? A new $1 million Trustee Challenge fund will match each new dollar donated to the Kenyon Fund and Kenyon Parents Fund with a dollar for financial aid for current students. A "new dollar" is any new amount over the previous year's contribution. Please show your support and make an online gift at

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Reunion Weekend:
May 27-29, 2011


Men's Soccer
OWU ousts Kenyon from NCAA play. More....

Women's Volleyball
Maricic leads three Ladies on All-NCAC team. More....

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