Hey all, hope you’re having a fantastic start to the semester. The weather’s been nice enough, the pizza at Peirce has been dope, and the hills are alive with the sound of music. What more can you ask for? Well, before you answer that, I have what you’ve been looking for – the newest edition of the Adventures of D-Cat, the series where we pop into the world of Sims and see what our lovely president has been up to.
Recently, we at the Thrill have been thinking a lot about our role on campus. What does it truly mean to be the blog face of this campus? That is why we made a call to Washington to begin a very tentative partnership with the NSA. Aren’t those the guys that are tapping phones and can read our email? Bluntly? Yes. The benefit though is posts like this one. We present to you D-Cats’s most intimate communications. Finally a little transparency on this campus!
As you might suspect, college presidents make big bucks in exchange for calling the shots (and fundraising) at campuses nationwide. At private schools, the president is commonly the highest paid employee. At public schools, it’s usually the football coach.
But Kenyon’s former President S. Georgia Nugent put the College back in the spotlight on Monday when she made The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s list of the top twenty highest-paid private college presidents in 2011, pulling in nearly $1.3 million. That’s a 147% raise from what she made in 2010. What gives, Kenyon?
Well it’s hump day again, this week kind of feels like it’s flying by.
Uphill: The Inauguration — A once in a lifetime opportunity is upon us this weekend, a new President will be inaugurated while we are still students here. It’s a really rare opportunity that we’ve had (three classes at this school have had two Presidents in their time here). This is going to be a pretty historically significant weekend and it’s one of the cooler traditions we have here at Kenyon. To top if all off, it sounds like this is going to be a pretty rockin’ party as well. My recommendations for this weekend? Stay safe, stay classy, pace yourself.
Over the course of her long career in academia, S. Georgia Nugent has had a lot of pictures taken of her. Most of them are pretty standard publicity shots (we still don’t know what she’s laughing at), but occasionally you come across something a little more interesting. Following in the footsteps of our colleagues at the Nuge’s alma mater, Princeton, here’s a collection of offbeat photos of our retiring president.
Update: If you missed it earlier, the forum can still be viewed by clicking on the link below and choosing the “On Demand” tab, then clicking “Watch” next to the relevant event.
Starting at 11:30 a.m., watch the forum live by clicking here. President Nugent and Barry Schwartz, chair of Kenyon’s board of trustees, will be answering questions from staff, faculty and students in the Bolton Theater.
Not on campus? Tweet your questions to @KenyonCollege. The Thrill will also be live-Tweeting the forum @TheKenyonThrill. Join the conversation with the hashtag #kenyonsodexo.