Also In This Edition

Office Hours: Jasmine Wilson ’19 of Cleveland seeks advice from Professor of History Glenn McNair.

Gallery Hopping: Amy Shirer ’18 of Columbus visits the Horn Gallery to set up an exhibit for her “Late Gothic Art in Europe” class.

‘Squad Goals’: Jonathan Urrea-Espinoza ’19 of Mesa, Arizona, meets up with friends on the Science Quad.

Bench Warmers: Nate Winer ’19 of Chicago shares a Middle Path bench and a laugh with his friends.

Kenyon in Quotes

“People listened; people engaged. The student questions were remarkably sophisticated, and tough.”
— Journalist Benjamin Wittes, in Lawfare, on the civil discourse demonstrated by Kenyon students during a campus talk from FBI Director James Comey.

In the Details


Students and professors who traveled by bus to Washington, D.C., to network with alumni and listen to experts discuss national security and the media’s role in the presidential election.


Speakers who have been hosted on campus by CSAD, including FBI Director James Comey and ABC News Correspondent Martha Raddatz.


Views of former FBI Director James Comey’s talk at Kenyon in 2016, making it the ninth-most-watched event on that year.

Office Hours

“I joke with my students that my goal is to leave the class dissatisfied: We may have answered some of the questions they came in with, but we’ve raised so many more.”

—Assistant Professor of English Pashmina Murthy, an expert in postcolonial and transnational studies who teaches “Gender Benders” and “Writing the Global City.”

The things they packed

As SUVs bearing license plates from states far and wide descended on Gambier for Move-In Day, members of the incoming class were asked what they’d brought with them. Some went for the practical: my cell phone, a laundry basket. Some were more esoteric: my excitement, a positive attitude. Some were artistic (a harp, a sketch pad) and some were sentimental (a lucky ring, a souvenir from a friend). Also among the residents occupying first-year dorms were a frog named Froggy, a triceratops named Trikey and a bison named Bison.