Education: Kenyon Kickoff

The Ohio landscape is dotted with colleges, big & small (only bigger New York and Pennsylvania have more). Of Ohio's 44, little Kenyon, in tiny Gambier, is one of the oldest, best-known, and best-looking. Kenyon (chartered in 1824) came into the world when Philander Chase, the horse-riding Episcopal Bishop of Ohio, stood on top of an oak-wooded hill in 1825 and announced to the wilderness: "This will do."

Last week, in its pleasantly isolated, bucolic little community, Kenyon staged a conference on "The Heritage of the English-Speaking Peoples and Their Responsibility." Long and lovingly...

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