Do It Tonight: Legally Blonde

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Looking for a fun night of singing, dancing, populist insurrection against the French monarchy, and early 2000’s fashion? Look no further than Kenyon College Players’ production of Legally Blonde, opening TONIGHT in the Black Box Theatre. Email for tickets or wait outside in the cold like a fool. Continue reading

Do It Tonight: Faculty Lectureships presents Bryan Stevenson



MacArthur “genius” grant winner, attorney, and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson will be on campus tonight to give a talk on “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference.” As the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice initiative based in Montgomery, Alabama, Stevenson has helped in saving prisoners from death penalty while fighting for equal access to legal representation for poor people, minorities, and otherwise underprivileged youth. More information on Stevenson and the lecture can be found here. Presented by Faculty Lectureships.

What: Bryan Stevenson, “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference.”

When: Tonight at 7:30PM.

Where: Rosse Hall.


Do It Tonight: Anita Hill on “Reimagining Equality”



Anita Hill, professor of social policy, law and women’s studies at Brandeis University, will be speaking tomorrow, Monday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Rosse (and again Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Common Hour in Peirce Lounge). She previously worked at the U.S. Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Hill is an extraordinary woman – one Kenyon is lucky to bring in – because she fought against sexual harassment years before society acknowledged how prevalent and intolerable it is.

As an attorney at the U.S. Education Department and the EEOC, she worked under current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In 1991, when President Bush nominated Thomas for the bench, Hill testified against Thomas at his confirmation hearing. Speaking to a skeptical, hostile audience, Hill accused him of sexual harassment, which led to a series of frenzied investigations.

Thomas was ultimately confirmed with an incredibly close 52-48 vote.

In addition to Hill’s speech tomorrow, the documentary Speaking Truth to Power will be shown in Rosse on Thursday, February 19 at at 5 p.m. and focuses on the process behind Thomas’ confirmation hearings.

Do It Tonight: Everything


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Yo babes. I know what you’re thinking. “Grackle, my studying is getting out of hand. Every time I shut my eyes, all I see is the Dewey Decimal System. How do I calm this super intelligent brain of mine down?”

FEAR NOT. Literally everything is happening tonight. Go ahead and pick one event to go to. Hell, pick two. Pick three if you’re feelin’ feisty. Listen to tunes, laugh out loud, whatever you fancy. Head home. Turn in early. Wake up to greet the fresh new hell that is the Sunday before finals week. You’re gonna be okay, maybe.

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Do it Tonight: Civil Rights and the Police: How Events in Ferguson and Cleveland Connect to Life on the Hill



Join President Decatur and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a community-wide conversation about the recent events in Ferguson, Cleveland, and our own community on the Hill. Come ready to listen and contribute. Panelists will include Marla Kohlman, professor of sociology, Irene López, associate professor of psychology, Glenn McNair, professor of history, and Ric Sheffield, professor of sociology and legal studies.

  • What: A conversation about the current situation of civil rights and law enforcement both at Kenyon and throughout the country.
  • When: 4:10p.m. – 5:30p.m.
  • Where: Higley Hall Auditorium

Do it Tonight: Yellow Bird Dancers

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Come support Kenyon’s first annual Native American History Month celebration! Face the cold, and trek out to Gund Commons to see Yellow Bird Productions perform tonight; sponsored by the history department and under the direction of Ken Duncan, this group specializes in the celebration of Native American heritage! Continue reading