BREAKING: Dean of Students Hank Toutain to Retire


Hank Toutain (via

In a Student-Info e-mail, Vice President for Student Affairs Meredith Harper Bonham announced Dean of Students Hank Toutain’s intention to retire from his position at the end of the academic year, as well as the college’s plan to form a search committee for his replacement. Toutain came to Kenyon in 2009 from Gustavus Adolphus College, where he served as a dean and worked over thirty years in higher education. In her statement, Harper Bonham urged students and faculty to suggest “desirable qualities and specific nominations for Kenyon’s next dean of students.”

Read Harper Bonham’s full statement after the cut!

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10 o’clock list: 5 Kenyon-Specific Drunk Alter Egos


Really? Because I thought I was Dean Toutain. Hmph–via

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in college, it’s that everybody has a little something hidden inside of them. For some, it might just be a testicle that never quite dropped. For others, it might be a bag of cocaine right around the corner from the good ol’ large intestine. But more commonly than drugs and uni-balls, people have alter egos lurking deep below the surface, waiting for a drop of alcohol to bring them to life. I mean, sometimes I tell people I’m Jesus because he turned water into wine and I can turn wine into pee. Seems pretty legit to me. You know–hot toddy, potty–potato, potahto. You feel me. Anyways, here are 5 Kenyon-specific drunk alter egos.

1. The church bell tollers. What’s obviously drunk and produces loud noises vaguely resembling the Harry Potter theme song? Your alter ego! But in broad daylight, it’s probably just those damn bell tollers. You know, do doo da do do do do, do da doo doo do DUDE! What is up? Cove o’clock? Cove o’clock.  Continue reading