Release: Jan. 29, 2019
Kenyon College has made available extensive research on the Gullah culture of the South Carolina and Georgia Sea Islands, a culture closer to 1715 than 2019 in its vernacular. The Gullah Digital Archive is based on years of study done by Professor of American Studies Peter Rutkoff and Professor Emeritus of History Will Scott with assistance from Kenyon students and Ohio public school teachers in the Kenyon Academic Partnership program.
Release: Jan. 28, 2019
Kenyon College students present “Machinal,” a landmark of the expressionist theater movement, on Thursday, Jan. 31, Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. in Bolton Theater, 205 College-Park St. “Machinal,” which means automatic or mechanical in French, was written by Sophie Treadwell in 1928. It centers around a woman’s journey of finding her identity in a patriarchial world and explores the conditions of society that would drive a woman to commit murder.
Release: Jan. 17, 2019
The Kenyon College Department of Music presents its schedule of spring concerts, featuring styles ranging from jazz classics to Japanese shakuhachi music.
Release: Jan. 16, 2019
Longtime journalist Mike Curtin visits Kenyon College on Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. to discuss the shifting media landscape in America. His talk, titled “The Fall of Newspapers and the Rise of Fake News,” will be held in the Gund Gallery’s Community Foundation Theater.
Release: Jan. 10, 2019
This winter brings a chance for middle schoolers (grade 6-8) to have an extraordinary, sensory, hands-on science experience on Kenyon College’s campus. BLAST (for boys) and ATHENAS (for girls) provide students with the opportunity to associate fun with science, be introduced to a community of scientists from all levels (including college and postgraduate), and gain exposure to fields of science and experiments not often taught at the middle or high school level.
Release: Jan. 9, 2019
Where do colors come from? What makes someone a hero? What would a world without words be like? As creator and co-host of the popular public radio show Radiolab, Jad Abumrad has explored these questions and more. He brings his insatiable curiosity to Kenyon College on Saturday, Jan. 26, for a 7:30 p.m. address in Rosse Hall.
Release: Jan. 8, 2019
Kenyon College’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on Monday, Jan. 21, will feature a keynote address by Leslie M. Harris, professor of history at Northwestern University. Events begin at 3 p.m. in Rosse Hall and are free and open to the public.
Release: Dec. 19, 2018
How valuable is Facebook to its users, and how can you measure the value of the site when access is free? Three economists and a social media researcher pooled their work and expertise to assess Facebook’s value to its users, in contrast to its market value or its contribution to gross domestic product.
Release: Nov. 13, 2018
Internationally acclaimed musician and educator Wynton Marsalis, winner of nine Grammy Awards and the first jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, will be the featured speaker at Kenyon’s 191st Commencement on May 18, 2019.
Release: Nov. 8, 2018
How predictable is evolution? The answer has long been debated by biologists grappling with the extent to which history affects the repeatability of evolution. A new review published in Science by researchers at Kenyon, MSU and WUSTL explores the complexity of evolution's predictability in extraordinary detail, closely examining evidence from a number of empirical studies.
Release: Oct. 13, 2018
Kenyon announced today the public launch of its largest fundraising campaign ever, titled Our Path Forward: The Campaign for Kenyon. The $300 million comprehensive campaign funds the vision of the Kenyon 2020 strategic plan and prepares the College for its third century.