Kenyon in the News
President S. Georgia Nugent was quoted in the January 27 Columbus Dispatch in a story about new legislation introduced in Ohio that seeks to limit what professors could say in the classroom. Marion Senator Larry A. Mumper's "academic bill of rights for higher education" would prohibit instructors at public or private universities from "persistently" discussing controversial issues in class or from using their classes to advocate political, ideological, religious, or anti-religious views. The language of the bill comes from a 2003 booklet by conservative commentator David Horowitz. Nugent calls Horowitz's thinking a "severe threat to academic freedom." The article quoted her as saying: "I see this so-called bill of rights, the platform that he has constructed, as one that would explicitly introduce into colleges and university appointments a kind of litmus test."
A January 27 Associated Press story mentioned Kenyon as one of many colleges and universities that are improving their food in dining halls and helping their local agricultural economies by going straight to the farm. The article noted that Kenyon's program, Food for Thought, supplies its two dining halls with apples, potatoes, squash, lettuce, berries, and other produce from small farmers in Ohio.