"You know, you can always find someone to teach an English class, but only a few people
can meet the standards of Kenyon, and teach a Kenyon English class. Only a few people have that special combination of imagination and passion that is the hallmark of this institution. And by the same token, our buildings, too, should represent something special; they should not be ordinary any more than what goes on in Kenyon classrooms should be ordinary."
—Paul Goldberger P'04, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic, in his remarks at the Peirce dedication dinner
"It must be hard being one of the first people to give a speech to 10,000 people, because 9,000 aren't listening!"
—Political science professor John Elliott, speaking about his experience as an alternate delegate at the Republican National Convention
"I thought I woke up in the movie Twister and was more than a little disappointed by the lack of flying cows."
—Collegian columnist Hannah Curran '10 describing awakening from a car nap during a severe wind storm that caused power outages throughout Ohio
"Something for students to consider: If you understand everything in a course and have earned an A grade to prove it, you might be in the wrong course. If you are just traveling down a familiar road, is it time to explore more dangerous territory?"
—Associate Professor of Chemistry Scott Cummings in his October 31 Founders' Day address
"All I have to say is, if you find it [gay marriage] for some reason distasteful, please don't marry a gay person."
—Campus speaker Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickeled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America