Kenyon Presidents Promise Your Liberal Arts Education Still Matters

Just think: this could be you

Just think: this could be you

We’ve all been there: jarred awake from a nightmare in which we’re told our Kenyon degree just won’t cut it in this competitive job market.

Fear not, Lords and Ladies. Kenyon Presidents of past and present are coming out of the woodwork and onto the Internet to let you know just how valuable your liberal arts degree really is.

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How to be a Person: Financial Edition–Investing

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Who doesn’t like this?

Okay Kenyon, so I trust you’ve all gone out and followed my advice  from last week (if you haven’t that’s okay too, our government officials are good role models). This week your financial advisor is back with tips on how to make your money work for you (again if you do not wish to save or make more money, follow this link). Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

These people are not going to visit the Statue of Liberty.

These people are not going to visit the Statue of Liberty. Thanks, Obama.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: As you all know, the government is still shutdown. This conflict stems from the Republican-controlled House’s inability to pass a “clean” continuing resolution. A continuing resolution, or CR, is like a budget for when Congress can’t pass a budget (it hasn’t in three years because our legislature is controlled by opposing parties and it takes 60 votes for the Senate to pass a budget without House consent).

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Major Reminder: Student Organization Budgets are Due Tomorrow

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There you are, just back from Thanksgiving Break, thinking that all you have to do is write 50 pages, study for four exams and take one last pass at that hottie on the Old Kenyon dance floor. Well, you could not have been more wrong!

If you have any intention of spending the College’s money in the next three months on behalf of a student organization (or yourself — EMBEZZLEMENT CLUB FTW), you’re required to get your OrgSync on and submit a budget to the BFC (Bunch of Fun Capitalists) by 11:59 p.m. tomorrow.

Our Literary Journal Is Better Than Yours. The Government Said So.

The United States of America thinks The Kenyon Review is a big deal. The National Endowment for the Arts (Wikipedia link included for any American Studies majors out there desperately trying to commit every subsidiary of the U.S. federal government to memory in time for comps) awarded our beloved literary journal a $10,000 Art Works grant intended to help “support print and online publishing and marketing.”

The NEA handed out just 863 Art Works grants this year, out of an applicant pool of about 1,700; chairman Rocco Landesman described the winning projects as “[demonstrating] the imaginative and innovative capacities of artists and arts organizations to enhance the quality of life in their communities.” Editor David Lynn told Kenyon Today that The Kenyon Review plans to use this new windfall to up its publication schedule to four issues per year in 2011-2012. The Kenyon Review has also recently noted an increase in traffic to its website, as well as an uptick in ebook sales (in other words: watch your back, print media).

There you have it — official, United States government-certified evidence that The Kenyon Review kicks ass. Congratulations, KR editors and associates! Between Michelle Obama’s acknowledgement of our existence and this new grant, you’re really continuing to put us on the map … as a haven for artsy English nerds who just want to sit in a circle with our eyes closed and read poetry out loud.

[via Kenyon Today]