Two Mellons and a Fulbright
Two Kenyon alumnae, Amanda Gilvin '00 and Karen Shanton '02, have been named recipients of the 2004 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies. The fellowships, supporting first-year doctoral studies, are competitive awards funded by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Gilvin, who was an English major at the College, is declining the fellowship so that she can pursue a master's degree at Cornell University. A resident of Portland, Oregon, she will conduct fieldwork in Ghana this summer through a grant she received from the Portland Bead Society. Although she declined the award, Gilvin has been named an honorary recipient.
Shanton, a political science and philosophy major at Kenyon, works at Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, Nebraska, as an Americorps construction supervisor. She will use her fellowship to study philosophy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Shanton plans to become a philosophy professor.
Another Kenyon senior, meanwhile, has received a J. William Fulbright Fellowship. Jesse Lasky, a biology major from Cheswick, Pennsylvania, has won a research Fulbright. He will be in Panama, studying the effect on bird communities of the fragmentation of seasonally dry forest caused by ranching, agriculture, and housing.
Seniors Mara Bernstein and Kerry Shannon were previously named the winners of research Fulbright awards.
Baldwin exhibits in NYC
Assistant Professor of Art Read Baldwin will be exhibiting his work at the Blue Mountain Gallery at 530 West 25th Street in New York City. The show, featuring new landscape paintings, runs from June 15 through July 3, with an opening reception on June 17 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.