Kenyon in Quotes
"I discovered that Kenyon is the big time."
-Swimming coach Jim Steen in an interview on the National Public Radio program Only A Game, about Kenyon's historic run of men's swimming national championships, on November 12, 2009.
"We have 5 minutes. Let's prove the existence of God, OK?"
-Kenyon philosophy professor, from the Facebook page "Overheard at Kenyon," which broadcasts anonymous one-liners.
"It's like Mother Earth wants you to stay inside, but I say, 'No, Mother Earth. I want to frolic in your powdery goodness.'"
-Everett Brodbeck '12 , in a Collegian column debating whether snow is friend or foe.
"I will finish it!"
-Laura Hillenbrand '89, in a blog posted at the Web site of the New Yorker on October 15, 2009. Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit, suffered a relapse of chronic fatigue syndrome in 2007, which stalled completion of her second book, a biography of 1936 Olympic runner and World War II prisoner-of-war Louis Zamperini.
"I keep telling my students to go walk around in the Alps, looking for bodies, and if they find one-call me."
-Professor Bruce Hardy, in an anthropology course discussing the discovery of the Ice Man.
"One of the things I'm trying to get Kenyon to do is to look at Kenyon as a product offering."
-Leonard M. Lodish '65 H'99, in his lecture on entrepreneurial marketing on January 19, 2010. Lodish is an author, a consultant, and the Samuel R. Harrell Professor in the Marketing Department of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
"Many Kenyon students will be leaders in society, and they're going to have to make decisions about human cloning, global warming, and stem-cell research. I want my students to understand how human issues in society are informed by biology."
-Joan Slonczewski, professor of biology, in an October 20, 2009, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch story about her course "Biology in Science Fiction."
"My favorite ideas come from the stories that people tell at dinner parties."
-Wendy MacLeod '81, James Michael Playwright-in-Residence and professor of drama, in a story posted at Examiner.com of Denver, Colorado, on January 13, 2010.