At my interview to get into this school, when asked what I liked about the campus so far, my answer was “the buildings.” Maybe it’s a trivial matter or maybe I was just nervous, but you have to admit there’s nothing like walking into almost 200-year old buildings for class every day.Continue reading
Smather, aka Samuel Mather Hall, is a building on south campus and is technically a part of the Science Quad. It features mostly psych classes and psych offices, but it’s been known to have other classes like English, Women’s and Gender studies, and many more.
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
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.
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.