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Prominent scholar Eddie S. Glaude Jr. headlines Kenyon’s annual MLK Day celebration

GAMBIER, Ohio — Kenyon College celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a virtual event Monday, Jan. 18, from 4-5:30 p.m. EST, featuring a keynote address by bestselling author and intellectual Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Glaude is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. He has …

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Sociologist Anthony Jack explores poverty and education in online Kenyon event

GAMBIER, Ohio — What does it mean to be a lower-income student at an elite college or university? Sociologist Anthony Jack, assistant professor of education at Harvard University, addresses this question in a virtual conversation hosted by Kenyon College on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. ET.  In his remarks, Jack will discuss how class and culture shape the ways in …

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Kenyon announces the Lowry Center

GAMBIER, Ohio — William E. Lowry Jr., a 1956 Kenyon College graduate and 1999 honorary degree recipient, has met U.S presidents, hosted an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television series on employment issues in Chicago and served on Kenyon’s Board of Trustees for more than three decades. As a student, Lowry was just the fifth Black person to graduate from Kenyon, …

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Innovative drama group Theater of War to engage in yearlong virtual residency at Kenyon College

Company known for addressing urgent societal issues will stage performances, facilitate dialogue and mount new production GAMBIER, Ohio — Theater of War Productions, co-founded in 2009 by 1998 Kenyon graduate Bryan Doerries and acclaimed for its stirring use of theater to foster dialogue about pressing social and public health issues, will be in residence, virtually, for the 2020–21 academic year. The …

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Kenyon confirms first positive test result for COVID-19

Kenyon confirmed Thursday afternoon that one of its employees, who has been working remotely, has tested positive for COVID-19. This marks the first confirmed case of COVID-19 among Kenyon employees and students in residence and will be reflected in our dashboard of test data when it is next refreshed. The employee and the College were notified independently of the positive test result …

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Nicole Terez Dutton named editor of the Kenyon Review

GAMBIER, Ohio — The Kenyon Review opens a new chapter in its storied history with the announcement of its 14th editor, acclaimed poet Nicole Terez Dutton.  Dutton, selected through a national search that began last fall, will succeed David Lynn, a 1976 Kenyon graduate whose 26-year tenure as editor is the longest in the Review’s history. Under Lynn’s leadership, the …

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Shaky defense leads to season-opening loss

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Without any preseason practice on a grass field, the Kenyon College baseball team’s defense faltered in Sunday’s season-opening game at the Lawnwood Complex. The Lords committed three errors that led to six unearned runs and a 6-3 loss to the Drew University Rangers.                 After Alex Gow gave Kenyon an early 1-0 lead with an RBI …

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Television visionary Samie Kim Falvey to give 2020 Kenyon Commencement address

GAMBIER, Ohio — Samie Kim Falvey, chairman of Imagine Television and a 1996 Kenyon College graduate, will be the featured speaker at Kenyon’s 192nd Commencement on May 16, 2020. Through her accomplished career in Hollywood, Falvey has played a lead role in shaping some of America’s most popular and lauded television shows. As executive vice president of comedy development at ABC …

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Jeffrey Bowman appointed as Kenyon’s next provost

Jeffrey A. Bowman, professor of history and associate provost at Kenyon, will succeed Joseph L. Klesner as the College’s next provost, effective July 1. Since joining the Kenyon faculty in 1997, Bowman has taken on progressive positions of leadership within the faculty and administration: resident director of the Kenyon-Exeter program, chair of the history department, co-chair of Campus Senate, chair …

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Kenyon to develop science-writing initiative with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

GAMBIER, Ohio — The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Kenyon College a $150,000 grant to support a science-writing initiative that will empower students to clearly and artfully articulate important scientific topics to a general audience.  The grant, matched with Kenyon funds, provides a solid foundation for a top-flight writing initiative that will encourage strong collaboration among the sciences and the …

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