NoticesJason Tanenbaum has joined Kenyon as equal opportunity officer. In the three-quarter-time position, he assumes the equal opportunity duties of Wendy Hess, who retired in December. Tanenbaum oversees the College's compliance efforts with federal and state antidiscrimination laws and helps ensure that the College's hiring process remains nondiscriminatory. He is available to assist in the investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination or sexual harassment among students or staff, and he supervises the student discrimination advisors program. Tanenbaum can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 5820.
Tanenbaum, who moved to Gambier with his partner, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies Alison Hurst, holds a B.A. in philosophy and legal studies from Boston University, a J.D. from Pepperdine University, and an M.A. in political science from the University of Oregon.
Wade Powell of the biology faculty is the campus's first "Fresh Idea" winner. Responding to the new program that encourages suggestions for making Kenyon better, Powell proposed that the College provide a simple list of positive faculty reviews for promotion and tenure immediately following their adoption by the board of trustees. A quick announcement would avoid awkwardness when meeting those under review and encourage much deserved congratulations. Powell's suggestion was adopted and implemented in time for the recent board meeting. For his Fresh Idea, he will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Kenyon Bookstore. Submit your own Fresh Idea at http://www.kenyon.edu/freshideas.xml.
Take a moment to fill out the Kenyon Web redesign survey. In 2007-08, Kenyon will begin a redesign process that will culminate in the launch of a new Web site in the summer of 2008. The College is seeking feedback from those who use the site, with the aim of better serving both the campus community and external audiences. The survey will be available until June 1. It can be found at http://www.kenyon.edu/redesign.xml.