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Dear Alum: Jonathan Winters, Class of ’50 (sort of)

October 22, 2014

Kenyon’s alumni are some of the best and brightest in the world (we happen to think). In this new feature, we’ll be celebrating some of our most beloved Kenyon alums with the highest honor any mortal can hope to achieve: notes/letters published on the Internet. Yes, that’s right, the Internet.

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Dear Jonathan Winters,

Okay, so technically you never graduated from Kenyon, but that won’t stop us from featuring you on our website for a second. You made it big, kid, and we love stories like that, just having you associated with Kenyon is enough to count you among our most illustrious alumni. And sure, a lot of kids might not know who you are anymore, but that doesn’t dim your light one bit. I’ll admit, I had no idea who you were until extremely recently, but ever since I figured it out, you’ve been a personal hero of mine. Read more…

UPDATE: Clery Act Numbers Finalized

October 22, 2014

After confusion and suspicion that Kenyon was not complying with the federal Clery Act, stemming from a blog post on feministing.com, and reported on by the Thrill, the college today released revised numbers which assure compliance with both the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWRA). The confusion was mostly cleared up in a Collegian article, published last week, which assured that the college had been in compliance with the Clery Act, but not with the VAWRA.

The numbers were announced to the student body via student-info, and are available on the Kenyon website. Read more…

XOXOX Press: Gambier’s Hidden Publishing Hub

October 22, 2014

 

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Clockwise: Jenaye Hill, Jerry Kelly ’96, and the cover of Alonso’s upcoming book.

From working at the Kenyon Review as a student, to starting his own publishing press in Gambier, Jerry Kelly ’96 has come full circle. After working with Linotype, a New York company that transformed typesetting in the 1880s, and “playing around” with personal printing projects, Kelly’s casual flirtation with the industry became a serious endeavor. Read more…

Something’s Off Here?

October 22, 2014

IMG_3871.JPGLast we checked, the Roman Numeral for “4” was “IV” not “IIII”. If anybody has an explanation for this, please let us know.

 

How to Be a Person: Cleaning Up your Lady Beetles

October 22, 2014
SWARMS ARE ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING SO THIS WAS HARD TO POST (via iastate.edu)

SWARMS ARE ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING SO THIS WAS HARD TO POST (via iastate.edu)

This post was co-authored by Gracie Potter ’17, Jack Quigley ’16 and Molly Narkis ’17.

Do you feel itchy most of the time? Are you constantly cold and sweaty? Does it feel like bugs are crawling all over your exposed skin? If you don’t have a drug problem, you’re probably just terrified of Asian Lady Beetles. It’s no secret that this campus suffers from an extreme infestation; nearly everyone has found at least one of these little bug-bugs all up in their biz-nass at some point or another. Not to worry, though! These creepy crawlies are easily dealt with if you know the right techniques. A few of our editors have teamed up in order to share their most effective beetle eradication strategies.

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On Topic, Off Topic: Middle Path

October 22, 2014

On Topic: It’s Fall and Middle Path Looks Nice – Everybody and their mother have been posting the same damn photo of Middle Path and the trees in Fall. Read more…

Do It Tonight: “Leo López, ’93: A Fight for Freedom”

October 22, 2014
Leopoldo López, Kenyon alumn and political prisoner

Leopoldo López, Kenyon alumn and political prisoner

Kenyon alumnus Leopoldo López, former mayor of Chacao and national coordinator of Voluntad Popular, a Venezuelan political party, has been incarcerated since February 18th, due to his role in anti-government protests. Specifically, he was a leader in protesting against government corruption, rising crime rates, rampant inflation and regular shortages of basic goods. His sister, Adriana López Vermut, will deliver a speech on his political journey.

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