The construction of the NCAs and the new Health Center on campus marks a new period in Kenyon’s architectural history. Moving away from the gothic style that marks much of south campus, the new construction on north campus is characterized by a uniformity that verges on the cookie-cutter style of suburbia. Is the college losing its character, or is this change for the better? Tell us how you feel in the comments!
Claire: So I kind of like the new, suburban-style housing on North campus. It’s kind of like when you move from South to North, you’re moving in time from Kenyon’s beginning up to the 21st century.
Annaliese: It makes me feel like oatmeal. A lot like oatmeal.
Claire: I’m not entirely sure what you’re going with there Annaliese, but I can assure you that I like the idea of eating some delicious and warm oatmeal while in my sunny NCA kitchen.
Annaliese: But it’s like the kind that lacks brown sugar. And who wants to eat that? Let alone live in that?
Claire: Thankfully, then, the NCAs are not actually made of oatmeal. They’re probably much more weather-resistant.
Annaliese: True. But the NCAs and the new health center are all too reminiscent of my suburban childhood. Which was not fun.
Claire: Then it’s probably good that they’re moving the Health Center to a more central location. You can work out your anti-suburban feelings there.
Annaliese: But what if I have suburba-phobia? Then I’ll never make it to the Health Center.
Claire: Firstly, the Peer Counselor phone/house is always an option. Secondly, I think we’ve gotten a bit off-topic.
Annaliese: Yes, good call. What we do need to discuss is Graham Gund’s mission to take over the world. Err, the Hill.
Claire: I think I’m okay with it but I’m not sure I’m okay with his dislike of clocks.
Annaliese: What do you suggest?
Claire: If you don’t like suburbs, and I like clocks, we could knock down the entire North Campus and replace it with clock towers that we can all live in.
Annaliese: But could they be built in a timely fashion?
Claire: I think we need to end here.