You may be one of the roughly 1,600 Kenyon students who receives a daily barrage of emails with the heading “Student-Info” in the subject line. I know, I know, who authorized the school to send us spam? But don’t panic; the Thrill is here to explain the meaning of these constant communications. And just so you know, our information is legit. Everything reported below comes straight from Ron Griggs, VP of LBIS and overlord of your email.
A Brief(ish) History
Long, long ago, when email was spelled with a hyphen (the early 90’s), it wasn’t so easy to shoot an email to your professor to beg for a paper extension. Email accounts weren’t for everyone. Usually they were only given to students in the natural sciences, because they were most likely to be using computer software for their work. But early on, Kenyon decided to give all of its students email accounts. And as soon as Kenyon students received email accounts, they began to use them constantly. (To this day, Kenyon uses email more than its peer institutions).