The Monday Catchup

I hope everyone had a warm weekend, mourning the loss of syllabus week, getting ready to re-familiarize with Olin and Moodle. Here is what people thought about the warm weather:

“For all you Californians, NO this is NOT what real winter looks like.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed frolicking in the weather and avoiding all my responsibilities!”

There you have it. Here’s what’s coming up in the foreseeable future:

  • A lecture by Ambassador James Pardew on “War and Diplomacy in the Balkans 1995-2008.” Community Foundation Theater. Tuesday at 7:00 PM.
  • A discussion with Robert A. Oden, Jr. Professor of Biology Joan Slonczewski, and Professor of Spanish Clara Román-Odio on Community-Engaged Learning. Olin Auditorium. Thursday at 11:10 AM.
  • “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. Bolton Theater. Thursday at 8:00 PM. Friday at 8:00 Pm. Saturday at 8:00 PM.
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Making a #RespectfulDifference: Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity to Host Men’s Discussion

"As members of Phi Kappa Tau, we support #respectfuldifference because we have an obligation to ensure and support meaningful discussion and understanding. We also believe that we must build an inclusive community by acting and speaking out against hurtful dialogue and behavior." (via Facebook)

“As members of Phi Kappa Tau, we support #respectfuldifference because we have an obligation to ensure and support meaningful discussion and understanding. We also believe that we must build an inclusive community by acting and speaking out against hurtful dialogue and behavior.” (via Facebook)

Since their official colonization at Kenyon last year, the brothers of Phi Kappa Tau have been working hard to make a positive difference both on and off campus. The fraternity’s national website states that their mission as an organization is “to be recognized as a leadership organization that binds men together and challenges them to improve their campuses and the world.” Last year, this goal manifested in the form of thousands of dollars raised for Relay for Life and many volunteer hours put towards helping charities in the greater Gambier area. Recently, the brothers have sought to extend this mission to include taking action to address the controversy surrounding Take Back the Night.

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Do it tonight: SMA Dialogue at the Horn

Hoagies included!

In light of the recent discussion surrounding sexual misconduct at Kenyon, the Sexual Misconduct Advisors will be hosting an open dialogue tonight at the Horn. Discrimination Advisors and Beer and Sex Advisors will also be in attendance, and food will be provided (pizza and subs). We post a lot of “Do it Tonights” here on the Thrill, but this is one you really shouldn’t miss — come to the Horn between 5:30 and 7 p.m. to talk, listen and learn more about what we can all do to make our school a stronger, safer place.

  • What: Open discussion hosted by the SMAs
  • Where: The Horn Gallery
  • When: Wednesday, February 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (but there’s no obligation to stay the whole time)