Welcome to the 18th edition of ‘Gambier Ink!’ I decided to bring this feature into 2020 with a bit of a flare. I asked a few first-years about their tattoos and their possible significance. Completely by accident, I actually made a great argument for why 18 year olds should not have the ability to put permanent ink on their bodies. **Content warning: 3 out of the 4 of these tattoos are feet tats (completely accidental, I swear)… Forgive the borderline pornographic and obscene images I have attached.
This post was guest-written by President Decatur
In light of media reports in recent days, several alumni, parents, and other friends of the College have asked me a series of questions: “Why does the campus need a study group on whiteness?” “Can’t you and the campus move beyond obsessions with race and diversity?” I believe that the cursory stories in the media have it wrong, and I don’t think we can address the disconnect without serious examination of issues of race in the U.S. and how that influences life on campus. Continue reading
Unless you live in a hole in the ground, you probably know that David Foster Wallace came to Kenyon this one time and gave this speech. Three years later, he was dead. This was not the expected progression of events. So, D.T. Max wrote this book, and he’s here to talk!
- What: “This Was Water: A Reading and Discussion with D.T. Max”
- Where: Rosse Hall
- When: 7:30 pm TONIGHT
It’s commencement time again, which means people are getting in the graduation speech spirit, gossiping about who’s speaking where (President Obama went to OSU again, since it’s not like he practically lived there last fall) and reminiscing about the commencement addresses of yore. With that in mind, watch this hot new adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s hit 2005 Kenyon address, “This is Water” — now with pretty moving colors for those of you who can’t sit through a brief speech without getting bored and taking a Tumblr break, or something. It’s a great way to end another beautiful year on the Hill, or for the seniors, to get extra emotional about your own upcoming commencement.