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“What’s going on here? What do you see that makes you say that? What more can we find?” I’ve found you can stand in front of anything in your life, ask those questions and be surprised by the answers.

Caleb Bissinger '13 of Los Angeles on the three questions Gund Gallery associates were taught to ask patrons as they stood before a work of art.

Tell stories about the world.

We’re all on a quest to understand more about life — and so we write, putting words and data to our ideas.

We read “Beowulf” and “Beloved,” study the structure of the ecosystem and the universe, debate questions of justice and raise our voices in assent.

  • Choose from more than 50 majors, minors and concentrations.

  • One of the big questions we ask in public health is not ‘How do l treat one person?’ but ‘How do I treat millions of people and ensure these things won’t happen again?’

    Ubongabasi Asuquo '23 Biology major
  • 100% of young alumni noted their ability to write well as the skill that most benefited their careers.

  • Kenyon ranks 8th in the country (ahead of every Ivy) for the proportion of STEM grads to earn a doctorate in the field.

We're building a thriving and diverse community.

We're building a thriving and diverse community.

  • An anonymous donor will fund construction of three new residence halls, allowing Kenyon to increase focus on growing the endowment for scholarships.

  • Kenyon welcomes seven new tenure-track faculty who will begin teaching in Gambier this fall.

Reflections from a Gund Gallery Associate

"My lasting memory, though, and the most useful these days, is of the three questions we associates were taught to ask patrons as they stood, befuddled, before a work of art. “What’s going on here? What do you see that makes you say that? What more can we find?” I’ve found you can stand in front of anything in your life, ask those questions and be surprised by the answers. They are a reminder to notice the world, to turn what you notice into a story, and to let that story unfold, forever and ever, amen.

Caleb Bissinger ’13 Senior Director of Audio at Next Big Idea Club Los Angeles