Remember the days of college applications and campus tours?
"We would like to offer you a position with us," the woman said, and I nearly dropped the phone at my first job offer. "But," she continued, "Can you be ready to leave the country in a week?"
Parenting a child through the college search process is a bit like taking a journey to the moon—a terrifying passage through dark space with a suspenseful landing.
In a reversal of that helicopter hovering we hear so much about—parents who don’t think grown children can remember what to do—I told my son that he would have to call us from Kenyon every morning this fall so we would remember to get out of bed.
Timeless places. Life-changing opportunities. Enduring bonds. The Kenyon experience matters. And it doesn't happen by accident.
Ransom Riggs ’01 is ready to publish the second novel in a trilogy following his best-selling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Justin Roberts ’92 nominated for second Grammy award for children’s album.
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.
December is prime time for college neurosis. Seniors are waiting for early decisions and juniors have just received scores for the SATs they bombed. But if your child is under ten, or better yet, still in utero, you can alleviate a lot of stress by adhering…
Can you really fall in love with a college? At Kenyon, you will.
Sure, the fall season makes the perfect backdrop for Kenyon College. But these Instagram pictures suggest that winter on The Hill is just as beautiful.
TheBestColleges.org ranks Kenyon as the second "most amazing" college or university campus of 2014.
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?…
Alex O’Flinn ’03 edits feature-length film that garners buzz at Sundance.
New York Times best-selling author John Green ’00 returned to Kenyon to present, "Thoughts on How to Make Things and Why."
Get the social recap of Green's Kenyon College talk called "Thoughts on How to Make Things and Why." Photo by: Kathryn Krinsman
Chamber Singers alumni return to campus to honor music professor’s career.
Josh Radnor '96, star of the CBS sitcom, "How I Met Your Mother," which is ending its nine-season run, reflects on the "rock-star status" of Kenyon professors.
Ransom Riggs '01, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, talks about his peculiar path to the best-seller list.
Justin Roberts ’92 is riding the popular swell of “kindie” music.
Reunion Weekend draws nearly 1,200 alumni, family, and friends to the Hill to celebrate all things Kenyon.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes seven recent Kenyon alumni.
Watch highlights of the Owl Creek Singers, Kenyon's all-female a cappella group, performing their 40th reunion concert, followed by the traditional All-Alumni Sing.
Before John Green ’00 was a best-selling author, superstar vlogger and passionate “nerdfighter,” he was a student at Kenyon, where he double-majored in English and religious studies.
The Fault in Our Stars shines as a film and breathes life into John Green’s novel. A review by Jon Sherman, assistant professor of film.
Three alumnae advance graduate careers with NSF fellowships.
A film and Spanish literature double major, Miguel Alvarez-Flatow ’14 is turning his senior honors thesis into a feature film.
Laura Hillenbrand '89 recounts her method for writing "Unbroken," now being recreated as a film.
A new networking system helps unite students and alumni.
Nate Lotze '14 trades baseball for folk music, releasing a five-song EP.
Trustees imagine a Kenyon future built on the foundation of the 2020 strategic plan.
Stephanie Mannatt Danler '06 lands a major deal for her debut novel, "Sweetbitter."
A Kenyon parent shares her experience with two different Family Weekends — and how her daughter has changed between them.
Fifty years ago, Kenyon students joined Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.
SXSWedu producer Greg Rosenbaum ’10 takes education in an innovative direction.
"Unbroken" author Laura Hillenbrand ’89 discusses her best-selling book’s journey from page to screen.
Film executive Jonathan Sehring ’78 sees award-winning "Boyhood" through from concept to completion.
Kenyon is once again a top producer of Fulbright fellows.
Ransom Riggs ’01 announces the final book in his best-selling Miss Peregrine series.
The Chamber Singers spring tour premieres a composition by songwriter Andrea Daly ’06.
Bryan Doerries ’98 shares with Harper’s Magazine how the power of classics can ease the suffering of those who have endured trauma.
Political prisoner Leopoldo López ’93 is the recipient of a humanitarian award from the Kenyon alumni community.
Dara Frank ’11, who leads walking tours designed to bring Israelis and Palestinians together, will speak to Kenyon via livestream.
With his debut novel getting the book world’s attention, Daniel Torday ’00 talks about his ‘inexplicable love of central Ohio.’
Emmy award-winning set designer Jim Fenhagen '76 visits campus to share his craft.
Kenyon seniors are heading off the Hill and landing everywhere from classrooms to financial firms.
The Kenyon College Board of Trustees, in the final meeting chaired by Barry F. Schwartz ’70, plans for the future of the College.
Alumni reunite with old friends for their post-50th reunion.
Tom Lockard ’67, the raconteur, music lover and retired College development officer, has died.
Reunion Weekend draws a record 1,300 alumni and friends to the Hill.
Alumni and friends share their favorite moments from Reunion Weekend.
When Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López ’93 H’07 was imprisoned last year, a group of media-savvy Kenyon alumni sprang into action, joining an international effort to free their classmate.
A film by Becca Roth ’10 captures one of the last battles of the gay marriage movement.
The U.S. Postal Service honors Paul Newman ’49 H’61 with a Forever stamp.
Alumni, faculty, parents, staff and students are invited to a new Kenyon digital community, Switchboard.
Best-selling author John Green ’00 goes on tour and shares his thoughts on the Paper Towns movie.
E.L. Doctorow ’52 H’76, who died July 22, is remembered through his Commencement speech to the Class of 1985.
Kenyon mourns the passing of acclaimed writer E.L. Doctorow ’52 H’76.
Krista Taylor ’93 gave a $10,000 award to her school to help students attend a Florida field trip.
Missing the Hill? Read about campus life back to 1856 through a new online collection of the student newspaper.
SXSW Interactive Director Hugh Forrest '84 leads the way for innovative thinking.
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López ’93 H’07 was convicted of inciting violence.
Helen Forman, longtime College bookstore employee and daughter and mother of Kenyon pioneers, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at her home in Gambier.
Kenyon hosts a GLBTQIA weekend for alumni and students.
Quarterback Jake Bates ’16 lands a finance job with the help of a network of alumni athletes.
Parents, siblings and other relatives filled the Hill for a Family Weekend packed with concerts, plays and sporting events.
Students and families enjoy autumn hues and outdoor fun at the Brown Family Environmental Center’s Harvest Festival.
Alumni reconnect through their work shown at a prestigious New York theater festival.
An indefatigable student volunteer sparks Kenyon efforts to aid a local school.
A Kenyon graduate reflects on experiencing Kenyon again through his daughter.
Kenyon mourns the death of Thomas J. Edwards, dean of students for more than three decades.
The Alumni Bulletin’s book editor reflects on this year’s notable Kenyon books.
These 10 Kenyon web stories were the most popular in 2015.
Actor Josh Radnor ’96 stars as a Civil War doctor in the new PBS series “Mercy Street.”
Through a job-shadowing program, alumni point India Amos ’17 toward an unexpected career path.
Twentieth Century Fox releases the movie trailer for “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” based on the Ransom Riggs ’01 best-seller.
Steeped in the cinematic arts, educator Ted Walch ’63 returns to Kenyon to discuss the art and appreciation of film.
Kenyon alumna Rachel Dickson ’08 uncovers archival film footage proving Sen. Bernie Sanders protested for civil rights.
Visiting his daughter at Kenyon reminds an alumnus of what's changed since his time in Gambier.
Musician Gabriel Alegria ’93, a pioneer of Afro-Peruvian jazz, returns to Kenyon for a residency and concert.
Professor Wendy MacLeod ’81 P’15 ’17 offers advice to the outgoing Class of 2016.
Stephanie Danler ’06 earns widespread praise as her debut novel, "Sweetbitter," hits shelves.
Gambier has waited 17 years to enjoy the insect phenomenon of the periodical cicada.
More than 1,300 people returned to the Hill for Reunion Weekend.
Wall Street Journal columnist Ralph Gardner Jr. P’11 '16 writes about saying goodbye to Kenyon’s campus after the graduation of his daughter, Gracie Gardner ‘16.
Kenyon dedicates new offices for the Philander Chase Conservancy in honor of John A. Woollam ’61 H’08.
Alumni and friends share their favorite moments from Reunion Weekend.
Kokosingers return to the Hill to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a concert.
Justin Shipley ’11 takes comedy seriously as the writer and producer of the new show "Wrecked."
The Kenyon campus again stars as the setting for a feature film, this one by Karl Shefelman ’80.
Fifty-six football players return and celebrate a Lords victory.
Just in time for Family Weekend, the Brown Family Environmental Center hosts a Harvest Festival to celebrate fall.
Last weekend, nearly 1,000 parents, siblings and other family members visited their students in Gambier and took part in a wide array of activities.
Dozens of Kenyon students board a bus and head to Washington, D.C., to meet alumni, discuss politics, and find their futures.
A contest to describe Kenyon’s most peculiar archival images draws 500 stories from 284 alumni, students and prospective students.
Kenyon alumni and students gather in Cleveland to boost their career networks.
Events this summer will honor legendary drama professor.
Professor of Music Ted Buehrer '91 encourages the Class of 2017 to embrace constraints, celebrate their creativity and keep in touch.
More than 1,100 alumni and their families returned to the Hill to celebrate classes from 1967 to 2012.
Professor John Elliott, hailed as "the glue of the political science department," will celebrate his career with an alumni panel on the presidency and the media.
Over 1,000 Kenyon alumni and their families returned to the Hill to reminisce, reconnect and celebrate during Reunion Weekend.
A two-time Kenyon parent reflects on the "vibrant fall colors and buttery sunshine" of Family Weekend.
“Parting was always bittersweet. But far less so knowing that our daughters were happy and in good hands.”
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