Category: Events

Event Recap: Grade Inflation Agora

The debate surrounding grade inflation is one particularly relevant to college students around the country. Are Kenyon students, as well as college students as a whole, getting smarter? If not, what else is contributing to this drastic increase in GPA over the past 30 years? This past Wednesday, the Observer hosted a roundtable in Peirce Pub

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Event Recap: The Kenyon Torah (Lecture and Discussion)

Event: The Kenyon Torah (Lecture and Discussion) Date: February 12th 2013 Location: Gund Gallery Correspondent: Jessica Lieberman On Tuesday, February 12th, Peter Haas, visiting professor of Jewish studies from Case Western Reserve University, presented his research on what he termed “The Mysterious Torah of Knox County, Ohio.”  This discussion of the Kenyon Torah falls under the umbrella of the

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Event Recap: The Prep School Negro Screening…When Otherness Follows.

Event: The Prep School Negro: a film by André Robert Lee Date: February 11th 2013 Location: Gund Gallery Correspondent: Andrew Firestone In September of 1952, Bill Lowry left Chicago and headed east to Gambier, Ohio to begin his first year at Kenyon College. By the end of his first week, he had walked onto the football team, and by

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Event Recap: Hao Tang Lecture on Wittgenstein

This post is part of a new series by the Kenyon Observer which aims to cover the intellectual life on Kenyon’s campus. In the near future we will feature audio and video of lectures and events alongside commentary from our departmental correspondents.  Event: Hao Tang Lecture Department: Philosophy Date: February 4th 2013 Location: Hayes 109 Correspondent: Javier Leung Wittgenstein and the

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