Divestment: Trustee Priority
The College’s Board of Trustees arrives on campus this Friday, just in time for Sendoff debauchery. On the docket is a presentation by Environmental Campus Organization (ECO) urging the Trustees to divest the Kenyon endowment from fossil fuels. The argument goes that the College has a moral obligation to distance itself from companies whose productions may be environmentally detrimental.
Apathy disrupts safety of campus
Time and time again, we have urged Kenyon students to be vigilant. We return again to our weary stance. Community members have waited to report incidents until it is too late for either Safety or the Knox County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) to respond efficiently and act effectively.
Allstu debate healthy for informed campus
While I don’t necessarily agree completely with Professor Schubel’s original all-student email, I have to object to the responses it has elicited from both professors and classmates, on allstu as well as in the Collegian. In response to the invitation of Charles Murray to campus, Professor Schubel sent an allstu expressing his concern (Charles Murray is well-known for his problematic arguments concerning race).
Student used BFC funds for academic gain
Last week’s Collegian featured an article titled “BFC acts without StuCo approval.” I was incredibly frustrated and disappointed by the tone, inaccuracy and clear bias of the article. Someone must be friends with Lydia Winkler on your staff to give her such an excellent position in the article when in fact Lydia is to blame for much of the situation.
An ode to the all-nighter: that which does not kill us
There’s something vaguely romantic about pulling an all-nighter.
A Bostonian offers perspective on the Marathon bombings
Last Monday was Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts, a holiday I am somewhat embarrassed and somewhat proud to say I thought was a national holiday until I came to Kenyon. Apparently, most states do not reenact the Battles of Lexington and Concord on the third Monday in April.
The Second Thing We Think Of
BFC response to funding issue unwarranted
Something like ex post facto justice seems to be at work as Student Council seeks reparations from Student Lectureships for its Tuskegee Airmen event. Council may be right that Student Lectureships did not communicate honestly and effectively at every stage of their event planning, but to retroactively sanction a group without precedent or oversight is an abuse of power.
Solutions delivered, but problems were avoidable
Last Saturday’s housing lottery was a stressful day for many, including Housing and Residential Life staff. This year, ResLife’s team of five spent 150 to 200 hours combing through GPAs and judicial incidents in the 256 applications for the North Campus/Morgan Apartment lottery they received.
Murray lecture worth discussion
Last Wednesday evening, Charles Murray gave a lecture at Kenyon whose central theme was that good social developments can have bad side effects, effects that we need to understand and deal with. This is the kind of difficult truth that adults understand and children of all ages tend to deny.