Kenyon in the NewsKenyon is featured in the March issue of Vanity Fair, in a story by columnist Christopher Hitchens decrying "discrepancies" and "irregularities" in the 2004 presidential balloting in Ohio. Hitchens, who was on campus as a guest speaker just after Election Day, found the Ohio results suspect. But, in the course of reviewing the voting saga as it transpired in Gambier, he praised Kenyon as a "visiting lecturer's dream, or the ideal of a campus-movie director in search of a setting." He goes on to mention the Kenyon Review, a number of the College's prominent alumni, and its well-mannered students.
An article in the February issue of American Way, the in-flight magazine of American Airlines, touts Kenyon as a "hot" college among small liberal arts schools. The article, titled "Get Your Kid Into Harvard," also suggests that selective summer creative-arts programs, such as those offered at Kenyon, impress college admissions officers. The Kenyon Review sponsors a two-week creative-writing program for high school students.