Kenyon in Quotes
"I no longer wish I was born in the '60s."
— James Katz '10, in a May 24, 2009, New York Times story about the new wave of activist students embracing agricultural internships to support locally raised food.
"If I were friends with her, I'd be pissed at her right now. Since we aren't friends, I'm just going to judge her."
— From the Facebook page "Overheard at Kenyon," which broadcasts anonymous one-liners.
"I would suggest that the young man, if he's at Kenyon, he's going to be OK and don't worry about him."
—Author E.L. Doctorow '52, responding to a caller on National Public Radio's Diane Rehm Show on September 24, 2009. The caller was a Kenyon mom concerned that her son was inundated with reading assignments and had little time for independent reading.
"If it's true that we do poetry like Ohio State does football, we're not going to send out a message full of misspelled words."
— Vice President of Library and Information Services Ron Griggs in a Collegian story about a recent run of phishing scams that contain grammatical errors.
"The speech will forever remind us what it means to have the privilege of liberal education: to be forever educated in human sentiment."
— Daniel Epstein '05, in a letter published in the May 10, 2009, New York Times, on the 2005 commencement address by the late author David Foster Wallace.
"You don't need a grapefruit spoon to eat a grapefruit."
— Bruce Hardy, associate professor of anthropology, in an August Scientific American story about recent developments in the study of Neandertals. Hardy determined that Neandertals made tools that were effective, if not as sophisticated as those of competing humans.
"To attend Kenyon College was to have Paul Newman be a part of your life."
— Murray Horwitz '70 H ‘92, reflecting on Newman '49 in the National Public Radio Blog of the Nation at www.npr.org on July 17, 2009.
"This whole concept is insanity."
— Jennifer Delahunty, dean of admissions and financial aid, commenting on a New York City style show designed to give high school students tips for what to wear to an admissions interview. Her comments appeared in the New York Times college-admissions blog The Choice, on June 12, 2009, and in a June 19 front-page Times story about the rise of admissions consultants.