Kenyon Klexicon: M is for Mather

This is the nice looking one, by the way.

This is the nice looking one, by the way.

As of today, February 16th 2015, there are exactly two Mather buildings on this campus. Legend has it that there was a third member of the Mather clan, Philip Mather, former home of the Chemistry department before it was torn down in 2001. Rest in pieces, Pmather. That really doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as well as Smather does…maybe that’s why they got rid of it.  Continue reading

Buzzfeed Love Kenyon

Source: Buzzfeed

Not the most flattering angle of our dear SMather, but it will do.

Once again, Buzzfeed featured Kenyon in a list about college life. Indirectly, Kenyon is the star of Buzzfeed’s 31 Sure Signs You Went To A Liberal Arts College. Besides the fact that almost all of the points apply to the average Kenyon student (#31 is hard to swallow), Samuel Mather Hall is pictured in number 10 for “You picked your school in part because it reminded you of Hogwarts.” Suck it UChicago!  Adding to Kenyon’s liberal-arti-ness, the source of the photo is a class project on “The Women’s Coordinate College at Kenyon,” which was apparently a thing. Well played, Buzzfeed.

Kenyon Myth[Ghost]busters: SMather Tower Graffiti Ghost

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Graffiti-armed ghost haunts Sam Mather.

Gather round, boys and girls, for a terrible tale of disrespect and vandalism. That’s right. There is a graffiti-grafting ghost up in our beloved Samuel Mather Hall. We went exploring, and these are just some of the heinous crimes we found.

This special report is brought to you by your faithful and courageous guides, Jack Quigley ’16 and Anna Coppelman ’16. As always, we take suggestions for myths to bust, so give us some.

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