Kenyon American Girl Doll: Meet Emma, Kate, Claire or any one of the Names There are 6 of in Your English Class

13y1wLeZ-r4DsmKuTDjLaYQShe’s probably got brown hair, wears clogs, and knows all the lyrics to Your Dog by Soccer Mommy. Facing the plight of no deli, the newest member to the American Girl family has the tenacity–fueled by the light wash jeans she got from the Wednesday sale–to make it through any obstacle in her (middle) path.

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Inside the Artist’s Sketchbook: Sandy Stibitz ’14

This feature was conceived as a foray into the hearts/minds of Kenyon’s finest artists through the pages of their sketchbooks. This week, we talk with Sandy Stibitz ’14, an American Studies major/Studio Art minor.


Despite the title of this series, you can see a lot of character from the outside of this artist’s sketchbook. She gave me an outside and inside look at two of her sketchbooks, worn and torn from love and use.

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Citing Israel Boycott, Kenyon Severs Ties With American Studies Association [Update]

O'Connor House

O’Connor House is home to the American Studies department. (Image via Flickr)

Kenyon College has joined the growing list of schools who have condemned the American Studies Association (ASA) for their recently passed boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Rejected American Studies Comps

Nic Cage, American Studies major, passed comps with flying colors. And an arrest.

Nic Cage, American Studies major, passed comps with flying colors. And an arrest.

I wish I were an American Studies major. Like, I have all these wonderful ideas for comps. Totally valid ideas. Completely legit. Ideas I could only do in the American Studies department. Right?

  1. Federalism in Bminor: An interactive reading of the Federalist Papers from the Old Kenyon Bell Tower while members of the Center for Rural Life, representing Thomas Jefferson, yell profanities below. The bell tolls with the number of the paper being read to keep people on track. Continue reading

Four-Minute Lecture: Professor Rutkoff

Professor Peter Rutkoff (

Welcome to Four-Minute Lectures.  All semester, we will be bringing in professors you know and love to deliver Four-Minute micro-lectures for the betterment of our minds.  They will encompass a wide variety of topics and departments.

This week, we have Professor Peter Rutkoff, chair of the American Studies department.  His lecture, “On Education,” brings up an important, and truly frustrating, issue.

Check out the lecture after the jump.

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