Alpha Delta Phi members turned a late night meal service into a $2,000 donation to New Directions, a nonprofit shelter in Mount Vernon for victims of domestic violence. Volunteers in the fraternity’s After Hours program made burritos at the Ganter Price Hall kitchen and sped deliveries around campus in the evening hours.
Kenyon students joined a national movement expressing solidarity with the families of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi by wearing hoodies on a designated day. The act was intended as a stand against racial, ethnic, and religious profiling.
The Kenyon Observer, a campus political magazine, offered thoughtful and articulate coverage of talks and panels in the Center for the Study of American Democracy’s spring conference. Observer blog postings appeared shortly after each session.
At the annual Shock Your Mama party, where students are encouraged to dress in a way that would indeed shock their mothers, one student wore a tube top made from condoms.
The Collegian reported a “dramatic increase” in academic infractions that prompted members of the Academic Infractions Board and the Academic Affairs Committee of Student Council to consider implementing changes to the College’s plagiarism policy.
Someone distributed fliers in the Great Hall on Good Friday with a picture of Christ on the cross and a speech bubble that read “brb” (be right back). A Collegian columnist blasted the prank for poor taste, saying it displayed a “level of ignorance just marginally tolerated in middle school but nonetheless unacceptable at any age.”