Kenyon College's YouTube or Vimeo channel for videos . "We are beginning with a positive outlook," co-organizer Lauren Rosenbloom ’78 tells a Collegian reporter. In October, Kenyon announces a $1.25-million gift from Peg and Andrew Thomson P’76 and the Beatrice P. Delany Charitable Trust to fund the Sheila and Philip Jordan Jr. Professorship in Environmental Science. The main room of Rosse Hall — the chapel named for Lady Jane King Parsons, the College’s most generous original donor — is first used for regular Sunday worship. In July, Karen Burke joins Kenyon as assistant director of women’s physical education and the first full-time coach of the College’s field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams. Alumnae: 50 Years. The June 19 Collegian leads with the satirical headline, “Announce Kenyon to Go Co-ed in Fall.” “Who knows, for the first time in its long and distinguished journalistic career the Collegian may be published by members of the fair sex in the Fall Term,” the article reads. According to the Fall 2013 Bulletin, “as news of the plan leaked out, alumni and students reacted, often vehemently … A campus poll indicated that more than half of the 644 students opposed entry of women. On Feb. 27, the Kenyon board approves (in principle) the expansion of the student body and the creation of the Coordinate College for Women, which would admit around 175 female students in the fall of 1969. Kenyon is one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, where 1,700 curious and intellectually ambitious students delight in the act of learning and exploring big questions together. Another facility and venue for the Kenyon College Department of Drama., powered by the Localist Community Event Platform Instagram. Kenyon College's Facebook page for social networking . On Sept. 8, Kenyon marks the official opening of the Coordinate College for Women and the unofficial end of single-sex education on the Hill. Take a look back at photos of Kenyon women through the years and submit your own memories to add to our gallery. On April 12, Vanity Fair interviews Gilbert for a piece titled, “How one tech start-up ditched its brogrammers. At Honors Day, Nina Freedman ’77 becomes the first woman to be awarded Kenyon’s E. Malcolm Anderson Cup, for the student who has done the most for the College in the preceding year. On April 9, the Kenyon College Dramatic Club presents its production of the Peter Weiss play “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat, as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, or Marat/Sade,” the first to be directed by Assistant Professor of Drama Harlene Marley. Students can easily enter and regularly update their name, gender identity and pronouns on Banner. Barbara (Lee) Johnson ’73, Doretha Smallwood ’73 (now Leftwood) and and Glory Wolfe (now Shuler) '73, the first black women to study at Kenyon, arrive on campus. The College could either recruit more men (a challenge) or bring women to Kenyon. Dhanani, the State Department’s director of the Office of Regional and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, later withdraws her nomination for personal reasons. He takes office on July 1. Kenyon College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.. Kenyon has 1,708 undergraduates enrolled. The Hon. “As Anthony Jack so aptly highlights through his work, differences in socioeconomic backgrounds can have a profound effect on how students experience college,” Decatur said. Also on May 27, U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm addresses the class, becoming the first African-American woman to deliver the Commencement address at Kenyon and to receive an honorary doctorate from the College. Yarbrough, a law professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was well known for her work on race and gender discrimination, sports law and legal education. Jillian Watts, former assistant director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, spearheaded the effort to bring the national event to Kenyon. “I think that being a woman contributed to my wanting to improve the child care situation," President Nugent later tells the Bulletin. Jennifer Rudolph Walsh ’89 P’20 H’12, head of the worldwide literary department and a board member of talent agency William Morris Endeavor, makes The Hollywood Reporter’s  Women in Entertainment 2012: Power 100 list. On Sept. 18, Linda Urban ’73 (later Sears) becomes the first woman student to have her byline in the Collegian. Aileen C. Hefferren ’88 H’12 is appointed chief executive at Prep for Prep, a leadership development program that prepares New York City’s most promising students of color for placement in private schools. For more than forty years, Kenyon students have traveled to southwest England as part of the year-long Kenyon-Exeter Program. Kenyon College is a liberal arts institute of higher education located in Gambier, Ohio, near Mount Vernon. From Feb. 5-7, the Kenyon College Dramatic Club presents a rock-musical version of Aristophanes’s “Lysistrata,” with Mia Halton ’73 in the title role. Vicki Barker ’78 H’96 is hired to host the BBC World Service's morning world news program for U.S. listeners, “World Update.” She later produces a four-part radio documentary, "The Changing Face of Global Power," which introduces the world to the concept of the "BRICs" — Brazil, Russia, India and China as rising powers. Inductees to the Kenyon Athletic Association Hall of Fame include the 1972 field hockey and 1973 women’s lacrosse teams and their coach, Karen Burke. Laura Hillenbrand ’89 H’03 publishes her first nonfiction book, “Seabiscuit: An American Legend,” about the famous Thoroughbred racehorse, Seabiscuit. Courses range from first-year seminars that explore thought-provoking themes from a variety of literary genres and historical periods, to advanced seminars and creative writing workshops. Decker cites “social isolation,” “hostility” and “lack of understanding,” as well as opposition to change, among her reasons for leaving to accept a job at the University of Virginia. In 2012, she delivers Kenyon’s Commencement address on race in America. For five of her eleven years at Kenyon, she simultaneously coaches four sports: basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, and volleyball. 100% Cotton. Some came seeking converts; others came to avoid persecution; while others came for a combination of these reasons and numerous other ones. Harriet Lathrop Merrow joins the faculty of the Harcourt Place Seminary as an instructor in natural sciences. Many students choose to complete the English major with an emphasis in creative writing. At Kenyon, Sebastián values seeing the immediate impact of his contributions, from tutoring area Latino/a students through a college prep program to volunteering for the local fire department. Joyce Klein and Peggy Turgeon start what will become a beloved tradition: Friday Cafe, a lunchtime gathering, open to all, featuring homemade gourmet comfort food and camaraderie. Obstetric anesthesiologist McCallum R. Hoyt ’76 H’95 is appointed to a one-year term as president of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. Following the death of Kenyon parent and trustee Marilyn V. Yarbrough, the College’s board names the Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship in her honor. In January, Kim Stapleton ’74 (now Smith) is “activated” as a member of Psi Upsilon, becoming the first woman to join a Kenyon fraternity. students serve as first readers for thousands of submissions to the Kenyon Review each year. Read the summer 2019 issue of the Alumni Bulletin, which is dedicated to celebrating Kenyon women. Fiber artist, quiltmaker, hand dyer and surface designer Debra S. Lunn ’73 P’98 H’05 creates a quilt, “Counterpoint,” that, according to a biography on the Lunn Fabrics website, becomes the first and only piece in Quilt National ’79 that was made of hand-dyed fabrics. There is a shuttle but it only goes to Mount Vernon. The article’s title is “Women in Kenyon Tradition.”. Lean'tin Bracks ’94 H’08 publishes her first book, “Writings on Black Women of the Diaspora: History Language and Identity.”. Ohio State University President Novice Fawcett ’31 gives the address. Poet Adrienne Rich gives a reading on campus. In September, the Collegian announced that M. Joan Larson, who taught biology at Kenyon from 1971 to 1974, had filed suit against the College alleging sex discrimination in faculty salaries. All three came to the College as transfer students in 1969. At Honors Day, Cornelia “Buffy” Ireland Hallinan ’76, becomes the first Kenyon alumna to be awarded an honorary doctorate by the College. The Collegian, in its Sept. 18 paper, noted that although “many Kenyon men welcomed the presence of girls on Middle Path, the majority still viewed the addition with clearly mixed feelings.”, The Sept. 8, 1969 edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer featured a news article about Kenyon’s announcement. Chasing dreams since 1964 President Barack Obama nominates career diplomat Katherine Simonds Dhanani ’81 H’16 as the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in more than 23 years. Kenyon’s student portal, MyBanner, becomes more inclusive for students of all gender identities. “Pleasurable” doesn’t seem like a word that would apply to the harrowing story of a mother who kills her child rather than allow her to be enslaved. Kenyon is known for its long-standing literary tradition, which is rooted in its history with the Kenyon Review — one of the nation’s most esteemed literary magazines — and its hallmark English department. YouTube. “When I was told my application had been accepted, I was advised that it was a big deal,” she tells Columbus Monthly magazine, in September 1993. Learn more about scientific storytelling. The Owl Creek Singers are established as Kenyon’s first all-female a cappella group. Landscape and river offer views that please the eye and nourish the spirit. The film "House of Yes" — based on a play written by Wendy MacLeod '81 — wins a Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival. On Feb. 27, the Kenyon board approves (in principle) the expansion of the student body and the creation of the Coordinate College for Women, which would admit around 175 female students in the fall of 1969. Robin L. Bennett ’81 H’09 is elected president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. According to the Fall 2018 Bulletin, Chalmers was the one who had noticed the absence of an American literary review and encouraged her husband to remedy this oversight. Cornelia “Buffy” Ireland Hallinan ’76 becomes the first Kenyon alumna to be elected chair of the College’s board of trustees. Senior Ashley Rowatt Karpinos ’03 is named the 2003 NCAA Woman of the Year and became the first-ever recipient from an NCAA Division III institution. It is named by TIME, Esquire and Elle as one of the best books of the year. Generosity comes in many forms, and your financial support is critical to the causes that matter the most to you. Kathleen O’Malley ’79 H’95 to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. And became a better company.”. Geraldine “Geri” Coleman ’74 (now Tucker) becomes the first woman to serve as president of the Black Student Union. All-American swimmer co-captain Katrina Singer ’81 (now Litchfield) places third in the 200-meter backstroke at nationals. Starting this year, Kenyon consistently enrolls more female than male students, with the percentage of female students fluctuating between 52 and 56 percent during the ensuing years. Escalating tuition threatens to put a college education out of reach for too many qualified students, and many families now question the career relevance of the liberal arts. Flora Katz ’72 becomes the first Kenyon woman to be awarded a Watson Fellowship for travel and study abroad. Continue Your Research on Kenyon ‹ Back to Virtual Tour. Center for Innovative Pedagogy Contact Following his remarks, Jack will participate in a Q&A moderated by Kenyon College President Sean Decatur. Kenyon College posted a video "Bheki" on YOUTUBE. Emma Wright joins the Kenyon administration as College librarian and serves until her death in 1896. Among the first four students to reside at The Kenyon Farm are Claire O’Connell ’13 and Anna Peery ’14. Cathy R. Gregg ’76 co-founds Treasury Solutions, a treasury management consultancy which is acquired by Novantas, Inc. She becomes a vocal advocate for client interests in regulatory matters. When you give to Kenyon College, you help us make a difference. From the time of Kenyon’s founding, women played a role in the College’s growth as a liberal arts institution. 344 likes. In the planetary analogy through which pop psychologists have articulated gender difference, men are from Mars and women from Venus. Kenyon has balanced its budget for forty-eight years in a row. Kenyon is wonderful, but sometimes the Career Development Center isn’t helpful and you are stuck in Gambier unless you have a car. Kathryn “Ryn” Edwards, Kenyon’s first out lesbian professor, joins the biology faculty as an assistant professor. "I believe that education is the greatest equalizer," she writes in a White House blog post. Joan P. Grimm, who later became one of the first women to be ordained to the priesthood by the Episcopal Church (1977), begins a two-year tenure as Kenyon’s associate chaplain. Kenyon makes the decision to admit women, expanding the size of its student body and restoring its financial health. In March, the Ladies swimming team makes its first appearance at the NCAA Division III championships. Kenyon College Chasers, Gambier, Ohio. In September, students return to a campus that no longer provides maid service in student rooms, requiring Kenyon men to make their own beds — in the words of President F. Edward Lund — “just like the boys at Harvard and Yale.”. Mieko Muto is the first female international student to attend Kenyon. The publication FierceBiotech includes Linda Slanec Higgins ’84 H’17 on its annual list of Women in Biotech. “Sweetbitter,” the debut novel by Stephanie Danler ’06 is released with much fanfare. Historian Janette Thomas Greenwood ’77 H’11 publishes her first book, “Bittersweet Legacy: The Black and White ‘Better Classes’" in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1850-1910.” The landmark study challenges the fundamental premises of earlier work on the New South, which tends to separate the histories of whites from those of African-Americans. Explore Kenyon by viewing videos published by the college. On March 5, Dame Kathleen Kenyon, noted archaeologist and a cousin of the fourth Lord Kenyon, offers a talk entitled “Digging Up Jerusalem.". “We're not anti-Kenyon or anti-male, but pro-information, decision and choice." Kristina Peterson ’73 H’98 is named president of Random House Children's Group and receives an honorary doctor of laws at Kenyon. On May 27, Kenyon graduates its first fully coeducational class, consisting of 211 men and 100 women. The beginning of coeducation and the influence of all Kenyon women will be celebrated throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. Women at Kenyon - Celebrating Fifty Years of Coeducation, Kenyon marks the official opening of the Coordinate College for Women, begins a two-year tenure as Kenyon’s associate chaplain, according to a biography on the Lunn Fabrics website, often unacknowledged co-founder of the Kenyon Review, Kenyon appoints its first woman president, S. Georgia Nugent, Women in Entertainment 2012: Power 100 list, How one tech start-up ditched its brogrammers. Campus events throughout the year will mark the milestone. The official Baseball page for the Kenyon College Lords. The leading female role of Charlotte Corday is played by Colleen Kelly ’73. On March 4, Allison Janney '82 H'00 wins her first Academy Award — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role — for her acting in “I, Tonya.” She publicly thanks her mentor Joanne Woodward for her “encouragement and generosity that gave me the confidence to think I could pursue a career in acting.”. In the January-February Collegian, the editors ask, “Is it not high time that Kenyon offered the same advantages to women which for more than sixty years she has been offering to men?”. Kathleen O’Malley ’79 H’95 is the first Kenyon alumna to be the Commencement speaker — a milestone that coincides with the 25th anniversary of coeducation. End of Sentence.” She was an co-executive producer of the short-subject documentary. Apply for first-year Apply for transfer. Kenyon College is an educational institution that offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses in arts. The Hon. The first $50,000 is allocated to a scholarship fund, while the remainder of the gift is designated for construction of a freshman residence hall. Kenyon announces the formation of a women’s basketball team. Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio.It was founded in 1824 by Philander Chase. Sylvia Barnard is hired into a two-year position as an assistant professor of classics, but leaves after one year. President Bill Clinton appoints The Hon. Judy Hoff Gilbert ’91 is hired into a newly created role at biotech company Zymergen: chief people officer. The official Baseball page for the Kenyon College Lords. “An international traveler who had lived and taught in Germany and Cambodia, Crozier knew something about foreign cultures — an understanding that, as the sole female member of an all-male administration, would serve her well,” Hoekstra writes in the 2013 Bulletin article. At the same event, Kelly P. Burke ’06 is announced as one of the College’s three winners of the year’s Barry M. Goldwater Excellence in Education Scholarship. Scientist Flora Katz ’72, H’94 is promoted to director of the research, training division of the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. Kenyon College. The sense of well-being that pervades this community — the sense of living in a charmed realm — stems not only from the loveliness of the campus itself but also from the surrounding hills, farmland and forest. On Jan. 28, the Coordinate Council abolishes curfews for students at the Coordinate College for Women. Female students and professors make their mark at Kenyon and beyond. Allison E. Joseph ’88 H’14 receives Ploughshares magazine's John C. Zacharis First Book Award for her collection of poems, “What Keeps Us Here.” While at Kenyon, Joseph was the first undergraduate to be published in the Kenyon Review since Robert Lowell and James Wright. The Kenyon Athletic Association Hall of Fame inducts its second class, including its first woman, two-sport (swimming and track) All-American Elizabeth Ann Batchelder ’84 (now Boring). Philena Taylor becomes the first woman to serve as secretary to the College’s president, then William Foster Peirce. The Kenyon experience is inextricably linked to the beauty of the College's location. Thus the short life of the Coordinate College for Women comes to an end, perhaps as intended from the beginning. More than 17,918 Kenyon alumni, parents and friends have supported the campaign. The New York Times best-seller becomes a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and wins both the Book Sense Nonfiction Book of the Year award and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. Kenyon College Videos Kenyon College Athletics Kenyon Filmmakers (KFM) Continue to Scorecard › Featured Schools. A Spanish major, his academic passion is in Latino/a studies, particularly regarding literature, history and activism. Twitter. The April 16 issue of the Collegian runs an article on the beginnings of a women’s lacrosse team at Kenyon, with 17 members of the Class of 1973. An exchange student from Japan’s Waseda University, Muto immerses herself in Kenyon’s culture of writing and becomes circulation editor of the Collegian. In October, Professor of History Joan Cadden is awarded the Pfizer Prize, recognizing the year’s most outstanding work in the history of science, for her book “Sex Difference in the Middle Ages: Medicine, Science, and Culture.”. During the first half of the nineteenth century, numerous religious groups moved to Ohio. Kenyon College's Twitter webpage for micro-blogging and news updates . The book guides aspiring faculty members step-by-step through the job hunting process. Colette Pichon Battle ’97 H’18, director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy in Slidell, Louisiana, is among 10 individuals recognized by President Barack Obama as “White House Champions of Change for Climate Equity.” According to a press release, the White House selected Battle because of her work “with local communities, national funders and elected officials around equity issues in her home state of Louisiana in the post-Katrina and post-BP disaster in the Gulf Coast.” And Sonya Pryor-Jones ’94, the chief implementation officer at the Fab Foundation, is named one of 10 “White House Champions of Change for Making,” for empowering people to become inventors in a digital age. This perfect fitting tee is inspired by that old school staple that you can never part with! Kenyon Address Gambier , Ohio 43022 In the fall of 1969, the first cohort of women arrived on the Hill and forever changed Kenyon College. "we sing good." Following the death of her infant daughter, Betsy Upton Stover ’73 co-founds Ele’s Place, a nonprofit, community-based healing center for grieving children and their families, with her husband, Woody Stover, and a group of mental health professionals and concerned community volunteers. In April, College administrators reject a Peeps proposal to allow women to live in their division of Old Kenyon, citing concerns for the women’s safety, the “feelings” of members of the building’s other fraternities (Alpha Delta Phi and Delta Kappa Epsilon), and a desire for authorization by the board of trustees. In her inaugural address, she invites everyone to take part in "this endless odyssey of education," and thereby to increase "Kenyon's capacity to act in and transform our world.". Read stories about the impact Kenyon women have had on the Hill and in their fields. Analyze stellar essays that combine literary and scientific merit and learn to present scientific information in highly readable form. Under the close guidance of English faculty members who are renowned teachers and critically acclaimed writers and poets, students are exposed to diverse critical and creative approaches to the study of literature. “Shapes of Their Thoughts: Reflections of Culture Contact in Northwest Coast Indian Art,” by Victoria Wyatt ’77 H’15, a historian, teacher expert in Native American art and culture, is published. Please note: The College’s regular dashboard emails to its students and employees will resume with the start of the spring semester’s residential program. Yet the diversity that fuels this spirit of discourse is in jeopardy. In addition, Bushnell Hall is designated as a women’s residence hall to integrate housing on the South Campus. On July 1, Lisa Dowd Schott ’80 becomes the first woman, and first Kenyon alumna, to serve as the College’s director of alumni and parent programs. Share Grace Ramirez Announces Verbal Commitment to Kenyon College on LinkedIn Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. Julia Miller Vick ’73 P’12 H’97, the first woman to major in classics at Kenyon, co-authors the first edition of “The Academic Job Search Handbook” with Mary Morris Heiberger. Kenyon’s Women’s Center becomes an official student organization, with headquarters in a former Peirce Hall storeroom. Video from Kenyon College. Leagues Freshy Tee is all about the fit! Georgiene Radlick ’76, becomes the first woman to be elected president of a senior class. On Dec. 29, Kenyon College is officially incorporated by action of the Ohio state legislature. The headline read, “Male Tradition Broken: Coeds at Kenyon after 145 Years,” followed by: “A new look comes to Kenyon College today — girls.”. Anne C. Griffin ’78 is among the members of the inaugural board of directors for the Philander Chase Corporation, which is created to lead Kenyon’s efforts to preserve the College’s rural environment. Kenyon College, a national liberal arts college an hour northeast of Columbus, Ohio, seeks a talented videographer to join an award-winning communications team. Read with appreciation, write with clarity and grace, and explore the world through the lens of literature. Search Colleges Request Info. Kenyon College's Instagram or Flickr account for photos On June 30, S. Georgia Nugent retires as Kenyon’s first woman president, after a decade in the position. Open about her sexual orientation from the start, she becomes an important part of the College’s gay and lesbian community and an essential player in efforts for equality on campus. President F. 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