Gambier is Talking About...

Mather and Ascension halls. The carpet of grass-like leaves and purple flowers will die back in early May and be mowed over in time for Commencement. The flowers were a gift from architect Graham Gund '63.

Teen Jeopardy! Chris Holden, an admitted student for fall 2004 from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, racked up some $25,000 on the television game show's February broadcast of its "Teen Tournament."

Food For Thought. A new program will bring local fruits, produce, meats, and eventually dairy products to the campus food service. Food for Thought is a presidential initiative that involves the campus community and the citizens of Knox County. The program took small steps this spring and will launch on a bigger scale in the fall.

The search for leaks. The Village of Gambier's water system has been losing significant amounts of the precious fluid for several years now.

The end of the VAX. With the flip of a switch, an era ended in January when Kenyon said farewell to the VAX. The Library and Information Services division shut down Kenyon's VAX computers, those technological workhorses that ran everything from the student housing lottery to number-crunching science software--and that made the dollar-sign prompt and the maddening "Sorry" message part of campus culture.