Biologist Joan Slonczewski wins grant to focus on the rapid evolution of E. coli bacteria
With funds from a National Science Foundation grant—and the help of a monstrous caterpillar—interdisciplinary teams of Kenyon students and professors are exploring one of life's most intriguing mysteries. The focus is metabolism itself, "the fire of life," and more specifically a remarkable consistency seen in creatures from bacteria to blue whales.
Mr. López has reminded us of the importance of taking a firm stand on one’s principles, even in the face of severe consequences.We often neglect the value of dissent on our campus – the importance of cultivating an atmosphere in which difficult topics…
Biology students’ research creates buzz at professional conference in Austin.
An immensely complex transplant operation gives a soldier two new limbs. On the team that made it happen: a husband and wife, both Kenyon grads.
February 11, 1990. I was a senior in college, living in an off-campus house with two housemates and a mildly psychotic cat. Almost all of the streets in the town of Swarthmore are named after colleges; I lived on Kenyon Avenue (one of those strange…
President Sean Decatur explains why a seemingly straightforward economic measure of the return on investment of a higher education is ultimately flawed.
The problem of the shrinking number of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields interested her enough to become the subject of her Summer Science Scholars project at Kenyon.
Research by Professor of Biology Siobhan Fennessy shows environmental benefits of converting farmland back to wetlands.
As the fiftieth anniversary of the March happens on August 28th, President Decatur reflects upon what it means to him and society.
Powerful lessons sometimes come in the form of simple acts such as getting on a bike and riding farther than you thought you could do; volunteering with hundreds of others to support an important cause; or talking with a man standing on the road with…
During intensive summer program, Kenyon student scientists work alongside top cancer researchers.
42 Summer Science Scholars conduct research in anthropology, biology, chemistry, psychology, and physics.
Molecular Biology Major Justin Taft '13 is the most recent Kenyon graduate to receive a Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA) from the National Institutes of Health.
On any given Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon around 4:00 p.m., there’s an office on the third floor of Peirce, all the way at the end of the hall, that’s starting to bustle. This is the office of the Kenyon Collegian.
I realized that while I've used these posts as an opportunity to whine and talk to cats, I've never shown you the campus I've been doing those things on all year. Today I took a walk around, and snapped some shots of my current home.
Once college applications are completed, students will find themselves in the midst of a lull period, during which high school seniors experience an interminable limbo while still feeling pressure to keep up their grades. So as a parent, what do you do?…
A new report shows that liberal arts graduates are prepared for long-term success.