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The applications are in! According to a Tweet by Director of Admissions Darryl Uy Kenyon received over 6,500 applications for the class of 2018. This is a 63% increase from last year’s 4,056 applications (352 Early Decision, 3,704 Regular Decision). With this influx of numbers, Kenyon’s 36% acceptance rate could decrease drastically. What remains to be seen is what the enrollment rate will be like, and whether or not this is a result of Kenyon axing their usual supplemental essays on the Common App.
Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:
The Lead Story: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced last night on CBS’s 60 Minutes that the company was experimenting with same-day delivery by drone. Ideally, according to Bezos, the service would deliver products under 5lbs to consumers within 10 miles of one of the company’s distribution centers. If you live near one of these blue or red dots, you could theoretically receive an Amazon package by drone if the service existed today. FYI, the closest distribution center (they’re actually called “fulfillment centers,” oddly) to Kenyon is in Cincinnati, so we’re out of luck for now. Oh, and the FAA hasn’t approved drones for commercial use yet.
So, because the people who will most closely relate to this article are Kenyon students, I’m going to go ahead and assume admissions thought your application was A-OK. But I’ll let you in on a secret – just because admissions ate it up doesn’t mean it was great, or even true.
It’s okay. We all have regrets. Care to commiserate? Keep reading.
- Your undying love for John Green, Nerdfighter status, or deep, soulful connection with Looking for Alaska. I am not, I repeat, NOT implying that there is anything wrong with John Green. But maybe, just maybe rhapsodizing over him was a little too schmoozy. Especially if, like so many freshpeople, you discovered that almost 7% of this year’s applications talked about the same thing. So much for originality, eh? Continue reading
Remember those people who taught you how to put on a condom your first year at Kenyon? They are looking for students to teach next year’s first-years how to do the same thing. The Beer and Sex program is looking for applications from students who think that they have the potential to be great advisors to their peers. An advisor works to inform and mentor their first-years on issues related to alcohol/drug use and sex on campus. Applications will be due March 31st and interviews will happen shortly thereafter.
The full application can be found after the jump.
- What: Beer and Sex Advisor Applications
- Where: Allstu or Allstu2 (applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- When: Applications are due March 31st