We are eager to present to you this first issue of The Collegian Magazine, which represents the culmination of a semester of hard work by our dedicated team of writers, photographers, and designers.
It is our ambition that this publication will serve as an enduring home for long-form, investigative, and photographic journalism on campus. We conceived of this magazine last spring with a plan to uncover and report meaningful stories related to the Kenyon community. We intend to put out one edition each semester, with our spring issue slated for release in April.
In this inaugural issue, you will find stories that capture a range of Kenyon experiences — from our cover story on architect Graham Gund ’63, who designed the KAC, the Gund Gallery, and the NCAs, among numerous other buildings on campus; to how some survivors of sexual assault and misconduct struggle in its aftermath, despite the College’s deep system of support; to a look at Kenyon’s resident crossword puzzlers, accompanied by a crossword puzzle of our own. These pages also include a photo essay on students’ haircut experiences and a feature on the bomb shelter once housed in the Gambier Post Office. We hope these stories are as edifying and entertaining for you to read as they have been for us to produce. We welcome letters to the editors in response to any of this issue’s pieces.
We would also like to acknowledge the generous support of our advertisers and many well-wishers, without whom this magazine would still be just an idea. We look forward to providing you with thoughtful coverage of the important Kenyon issues of the day, and we hope you will join us for the ride.
Sincerely, Gabe Brison-Trezise and Henri Gendreau