The Monday Catchup

World leaders march in Paris, via

Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed during your last weekend of break:

The lead story: In Paris, and across France, a combined 3.7 million people marched in anti-terrorism rallies on Sunday. The rallies come after the attacks by Islamic extremists on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Many world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, joined the marchers in Paris.

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The Monday Catchup

Tensions have risen in eastern Ukraine since Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Tensions have risen in eastern Ukraine since Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: Hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators in eastern Ukraine have called on President Vladimir Putin to send in troops (as peacekeepers, so NBD) and seek a referendum to join parts of Ukraine with Russia. These latest developments have EU leaders (like Germany’s Angela Merkel) pretty worried.

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10 o’clock list: Things Georgia Nugent Didn’t do During Inauguration Weekend

(via Kenyon Alumni Bulletin)


It was quite a shocker for me to see Kenyon’s former President, S. Georgia Nugent, last Friday at the Fall Blues Festival in Peirce Pub. For the First Years who never knew the Nuge, she was that rather expressive, petite woman that resembled flavor flav at President Decatur’s Inauguration.

I had heard rumors that she would be returning to our magic mountain for the Inaugural festivities, but for some reason I didn’t buy it. Seeing her in the flesh really took me for a turn. A thousand thoughts rushed through my head: Is she still mad about that one post? Why isn’t she wearing more jewelry? Does she remember me from that one time at the Market when we both bought Greek yogurt and laughed about it for a good 25 seconds? Was she always that tiny?!?  I, of course, didn’t talk to her the entire weekend; I know how to respect my elders.  But if she had attended certain events on campus I might have been more inclined to strike up a conversation. So in tonight’s list, I review the places and events former President Nugent should have attended but didn’t during her last Kenyon hurrah.

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President Nugent Currently in Cuba With Alumni Association

To those calling for a response to the Sodexo controversy from President S. Georgia Nugent:

As we’ve reached out to Nugent for comment, we have learned that she’s currently out of the United States and in Cuba on an Alumni Association trip. We can assume she left her beret behind.

Save some pressed Cuban sandwiches for us!