Carl Djerassi ’43 dies at 91


Carl Djerassi, a graduate of Kenyon and the inventor of the birth control pill died yesterday in San Francisco, Djerassi was 91. Djerassi emigrated to America from Austria at the age of 16. At the age of 18, Djerassi graduated with a degree in chemistry from Kenyon, having received a scholarship with help from Eleanor Roosevelt. Continue reading

Kenyon Alum Blogs About Valentine’s Day

Go to a bar — and hit on absolutely nobody.

Only douchebags and sexual predators think it’s cool to go to bars on V-Day and pick up lonely single chicks — and they’ve all been sniffed out. The last man standing is you, my friend. Go ahead, tip a cap to your onlookers. Nobody knows you’re high out of your mind and spent the whole day watching zombie battles and yelling at strangers. You did it. You’re the goddamn Valentine’s Day champion.

The above is an excerpt from a post Kenyon alum Cooper Fleishman ’09 made about Valentine’s Day from The post, “10 Sexiest Things to Do If You’re Alone on V-Day,” heralds the lifestyle of the solo-flier on Valentine’s Day and lists the best ways to enjoy said singleness today.   Continue reading