Kenyon in the News
Kenyon was mentioned in the August 4 Wall Street Journal in the "Gift of the Week" feature. Dan E. Patterson '74 and Gail Thoma Patterson were recognized for their $1.5 million gift to the College for the Kenyon Athletic Center. The money helped to build the 12,500-square-foot weight and fitness room. The gift was given on behalf of the Rev. Richard I. James, a longtime friend of Dan Patterson and a 1974 graduate of Kenyon.
The Washington Post mentioned Kenyon in an August 3 story about volunteers in New Orleans who are helping gut houses ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Writer Ken Ringle gave a first-person account of the time he spent with about twenty hard-core volunteer veterans working through the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. "They are black and white, male and female, from all over the country," wrote Ringle. "Most are students or recent graduates of Grinnell College in Iowa, Kenyon College in Ohio or Ohio Wesleyan University. Very few are churchy or outwardly religious; even fewer are Episcopalians. But these young and veteran gutters are superb team leaders, gentle and empathetic with homeowners, firm but politely patient should some of the older volunteers patronize them and try to take over."
Vice President for Library and Information Services Daniel Temple was quoted in the August 2 edition of Inside Higher Ed , an online magazine. The story looked at colleges seeking to create meaningful work-study programs that will contribute to future career success for students. Some educators, including Temple, believe offering competitive, higher-paying work-study jobs may allow colleges to save some dollars by avoiding the cost of hiring new staff. "I believe that higher education can be made more cost-effective through new ideas," Temple was quoted as saying. "Anything that allows tuition not to be raised is a good thing."
Associate Professor of Political Science David Rowe was quoted in a July 26 story from Newhouse News Service about the literal threat of "World War Three." The story stated that there is no consensus on what makes a world war. The term "generally is used to indicate a war-as in World Wars I and II-in which all of the major powers in the international system go to war with one another as a way to resolve their conflicts and to establish a new hierarchy of power," Rowe was quoted as saying.