In this issue

Steen Begat

The amazing streak has ended, but in a way that only underscores Jim Steen's legacy as a coach—not just of swimmers but of other coaches.

Tangled in the Social Network

Living with Facebook, alumni discover new opportunities, but also questions and complications.


Intellectual passions inspire Kenyon students' tattoos.


Shaka Smart '99, a quintessential student-athlete at Kenyon, coaches his way into the Final Four.

Death on the Tracks

Stuart Pierson's gruesome death during a fraternity initiation in 1905 sullied Kenyon's name, tested its president ... and remains a mystery.

Kenyon In Season


The Editor's Page

New media, renewed magazine

Letters to the Editor

Along Middle Path

Bugs and Backpacks

A Taste of Hollywood

Kenyon's culinary director cooks for a post-Oscar party.

Test your KQ


Writers Find Happy Medium on Radio

The Hot Sheet

Raccoons, random complaining, and five other things we love about Kenyon.

Gambier is Talking About...

Kenyon in Quotes


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Recent Books by Kenyon Authors

Office Hours

Kong Size

A biologist brings out the giant ape in his students.

Burning Question: Why is it that the Middle Eastern uprisings took the world by surprise?

With sudden speed this spring, people across the Middle East rose up to reshape their world. The Alumni Bulletin asked Provost Nayef Samhat to help put the events in perspective.

Hunting for answers

With spears, cowhide, and "ballistics gel," a professor and student test a theory on Neanderthal technology.

Alumni News

Give it another shot

Not many Kenyon graduates face a career decision quite like this one: environmental activist or professional football player?

This is New York City

In the 'homelessness tsunami'

Joy Eckstine '89 is a social worker with the soul of a poet.

Memory man

At an age when many people are struggling with memory, ninety-two-year-old Harold Wilder '41 is helping others recover and develop theirs.


Alumni Digest

The indelible "K" on Wooster's field

Charles Adams '58 of Vermilion, Ohio, sent us this story of a close call with disciplinary officers at Kenyon and Wooster in his college days.

The Last Page

Social media through the ages