Kenyon in Quotes
"We believe the time has come for us to be out of the shadows."
—A Kenyon student identified as Marco, in a blog posted online by the Washington Post on December 7, 2010. Marco urged passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. The bill, subsequently defeated, would have provided a path to legal residency for young undocumented immigrants.
"If you come out a libertarian or a conservative from that sort of environment, you don't do it without questioning things and having to defend it."
—John O'Hara '06, on his years at Kenyon in a story about his role in forming the Tea Party movement, published on October 10, 2010, in the Boston Globe.
"Rutherford B. Hayes (Class of 1842)—I'm still praying for that brother."
—Princeton University professor and activist Cornel West during a February campus lecture titled "Race and Democracy in the Age of Obama."
"My biscuits are always fluffy and warm."
—One Kenyon food service worker to another, from the Facebook page "Overheard at Kenyon," which broadcasts anonymous one-liners.
"The ukulele was a big hit in Rajasthan."
—Ellen Blanchard '12, in a blog posted on January 27, 2011, at http://www.humanitariannews.org about her semester abroad in India working with a non-governmental organization while packing her ukulele.
"We knew we had one of the nicest triples in McBride, and then you find out it's Josh Radnor's room."
—Charlotte Horsey '14 in the September 21, 2010, edition of the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, in a story about dorm rooms once occupied by students who became celebrities. Radnor '96 is an actor and director.