The Monday Catchup

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Here I am writing this post right now. Nice to see you again!!!

What can I say about Spring Break 2017 that hasn’t already be said about the wheel, penicillin, or the iPhone – this is a gift to us all. Yet, just as the  wheel, penicillin, and the iPhone have changed, so too has Spring Break 2017. How so? Well, it’s over. Extinct. Gone. Spent. For all 14 days of break, I blissfully ignored the reminder on my phone to pay a lock out fee. I had my March Madness bracket tattooed on my back (Sorry mom. Let’s go Duke. Ball out.). I took several nice baths each preceded by a healthy bowel movement! I celebrated another day not receiving jury duty summons.

I’m back on campus now.

In an attempt to overcome the crippling sadness of coming back, I socialized with you people. Here’s how spring break went.

“Don’t do wine enemas. Not over spring break. Not any time.”

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Alumnus, VCU Coach Featured as March Madness Kicks off

Shaka Smart ’99 is leading Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball team to the NCAA tournament for the second time in four years. This week, as Smart faces off against The Ohio State University, the Washington Post and the Columbus Dispatch both published stories about the Kenyon alum. Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

The Lords and Ladies killed it at the DIII Championship Meet.

The Lords and Ladies killed it at the DIII Championship Meet.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were at Deb Ball:

The Lead Story: This week’s lead story belongs to our swim team, who spent the weekend at Division III Nationals in Indianapolis. Our Lords and Ladies performed valiantly in the pool, with the men edging out rival Denison by eight points to lock in first place. Our ladies finished in second place behind Emory University to take the runner-up spot. In diving, Maria Zarka ’16 won her second national title in the three meter board. Congratulations all around!

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Presidential DCat-etology: Breaking Down Decatur’s Bracket

Courtesy of bunow.com

Courtesy of bunow.com

It’s getting to be the end of March, which means MADNESS. No, I’m not talking about the Madness of Deb Ball this coming Saturday but rather the start of the NCAA Division I Men’s College Basketball Championship Tournament. Beloved alum Shaka Smart ’99 back in the bracket at the helm of the Virginia Commonwealth University team, which earned a No. 5 seed in this year’s tournament. As we’ve learned, President Sean Decatur is a bit of a sports fan, and March Madness is no exception. Play begins in the field of 64 today and DCat took the time to share his bracket, explain why it say “Dad” at the top and also ruminate a bit on some of his choices. Check it out after the jump.

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The Monday Catchup

Pope Francis was elected Pope by the College of Cardinals last week (via MSNBC.com)

Pope Francis was elected Pope by the College of Cardinals last week (via MSNBC.com)

Welcome back from Spring Break friends.  Hope you are all excited to be back, because you are.

The Lead Story:

We have a new Pope, his name is Francis, and he seems like a pretty cool guy.  He is the first non-European Pope in almost 1,200 years.

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