Gambier is talking about...

Laptops. A Kenyon proposal to provide laptops for all students kicked off a campus debate in the spring. A Collegian editorial in mid-April opposed the plan. Later in the month the Curricular Policy Committee of the faculty hosted three public forums to discuss the impact of the proposal. Proponents of the plan believe it would provide reliable computing to all students, regardless of their financial situation.

Sushi. A new snack bar opened in the Kenyon Athletic Center this spring. One of the most popular items? Sushi. On weekend evenings, it's not uncommon to sell more than $1,000 a night.

Real Estate. Kenyon has purchased the Village Inn on Gaskin Avenue. The piece of Gambier real estate has been unoccupied since early 2002, when the proprietors of the Village Inn restaurant moved the operation to Mount Vernon. The late Jim Hayes, known to generations of Kenyon students as a grocer, built the Village Inn in 194. A new restaurant should open in the space by the fall semester.