A biology professor helps explain the outbreak of the deadly virus.
April 23, 2020
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Keith Miller '12 attends medical school at the Mayo Clinic's Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, and is considering a specialty in pediatrics.
The science professors at Kenyon are extremely passionate about research, but they are at Kenyon (and not a large research institution) for a reason. Teaching isn't something they have to do, it is something that they enjoy and anticipate. And, they care about their students. I've gone to a professor's office hours to ask a simple five-minute question, then left an hour later after discussing everything from a recent Science article to how my bracket is doing in March Madness to the dating life of an average Kenyon student. They want to see us succeed, because they see how much potential we have.
Kenyon teaches you to learn. The scientific world is changing, and things that were long considered law are being questioned. While it is useful to know the answer to a specific question now, the future relies on our ability to find the answer to any question. And Kenyon teaches this very well. I've learned never to be satisfied with a conclusion, but to immediately ask how it was reached and how I can push the implications into the future.
While in high school, I was quick to mock the college brochures where students claimed "I just knew that College X was right for me." But when it actually came time to pick a school, I was just like one of them. Kenyon felt like home to me, and this indescribable feeling let me know that I would be able to succeed and thrive here. I haven't been disappointed in the slightest.