Wednesday night’s panel on the state of civil liberties ranged from drone attacks to waterboarding to the reach of habeas corpus, as three experts in global security, legal studies and national defense analyzed the counterterrorism tactics of the Bush and Obama administrations in response to a variety of past and current threats. The panel, moderated by Professor Thomas Karako and sponsored by Kenyon’s Center for the Study of American Democracy, included Amos Guiora ’79, Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law; Robert Strassfeld, a law professor and Director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western University; and David Tucker, an Associate Professor of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. Continue reading
And they say Kenyon students aren’t romantic. According to the Newark Advocate, recently uncovered papers show that that wasn’t always true. Back in the day, Kenyon graduate Homer Thrall courted his love Emma Boudinot while he was serving as an officer in the Civil War. He wrote:
Emma, every day but increases my love for you and I come to consider you as near and dear to me as though you were my wife and not merely my betrothed. And I never have a doubt but that you and I will not long hence be united in holy wedlock.
It’s cute, but I’m not sure that would fly on the Old Kenyon dance floor. If Homer were to attend, say, the DKE beach party, it would probably go down something like this:
Homer: I never have a doubt but that you and I will not long hence be united in holy wedlock.
Homer and Emma married the next year and had three children. He went on to first join the ministry and then publish a newspaper.
We’d bet Josh Radnor has already optioned this guy’s life rights.