Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio. It was founded in 1824 by Philander Chase. Kenyon College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Kenyon has 1,708 undergraduates enrolled, its 1,000-acre campus uses a semester-based academic calendar. The campus is home to the Brown Family Environmental Center, which has over 380 acres and hosts seven different ecosystems; the BFEC provides academic opportunities including the Summer Science Scholars program. There are more than 120 student clubs and organizations on campus, including 12 fraternities and sororities. Kenyon athletes are called Lords and Ladies which compete in the NCAA Division III North Coast Athletic Conference. According to 2018 U. S. News & World Report rankings, Kenyon had 13th best undergraduate teaching in the U. S. Despite its small size, Kenyon's alumni have gone on to make advances in their field. Notable alumni include 6 Rhodes Scholars, 10 Marshall Scholarship winners, 12 Truman Scholarship winners, numerous Watson Fellowship holders and Fulbright scholarship recipients.
Famous graduates include U. S. President Rutherford B. Hayes, Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, U. S. Supreme Court Justice David Davis, actors Paul Newman and Allison Janney, University of Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart, cartoonist Bill Watterson and writers Josh Radnor, John Green, E. L. Doctorow. After becoming the first Episcopal Bishop of Ohio in 1818, Philander Chase found a severe lack of trained clergy on the Ohio frontier, he could find little support. Undeterred, he sailed to England and solicited donations from Lord Kenyon, Lord Gambier, the writer and philanthropist Hannah More, the College was incorporated in December, 1824. Dissatisfied with the original location of the College in Worthington, Chase purchased 8,000 acres of land in Knox County, reached what he would name Gambier Hill on July 24, 1825. There is a legend that Bishop Chase exclaimed, "Well, this will do" upon reaching the crest of the hill. Kenyon's English department gained national recognition with the arrival of the poet and critic John Crowe Ransom in 1937 as Professor of Poetry and first editor of The Kenyon Review, a literary journal.
During his 21-year tenure, Ransom published such internationally known writers as Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, William Empson, Mark Van Doren, Kenneth Burke, Delmore Schwartz, as well as younger writers: Flannery O'Connor, Robert Lowell, Peter Taylor, to name a few. It was the best known and most influential literary magazine in the English-speaking world during the 1940s and 1950s. Kenyon College attracted national attention after the 2004 presidential election during which, because of a shortage of voting machines and a large number of new voter registrations, some students remained in line for as long as 13 hours to place their votes; the incident received attention in mainstream national news outlets such as The New York Times. In spring 2006, John Kerry delivered the commencement address at Kenyon College, stating that he was "honored" by the students who waited in line during the election. During the 2008 presidential election campaign, the events at Kenyon in the 2004 election were remembered and recounted in discussions of voting rights.
In 2019, the Kenyon Film department shot a feature-length film, Gotta Get Down to It, directed by a Kenyon professor, Jon Tazewell. It is one of the only feature films to be shot by a college as part of its yearly curriculum; the film is in post production, however a preview was screened to the college and the Gambier community in April 2019. Kenyon requires students to take classes in each of the four academic divisions: Fine Arts. In addition, students must take the equivalent of a year's worth of courses in a foreign language, unless they place out, undertake a comprehensive senior exercise for their major, the specifications of which vary by department; the Gund Gallery, a 31,000 square feet visual arts center and exhibition space, was founded in 2011. It hosts lectures, public programming and temporary exhibitions that are free and open to both the campus community and the wider public. Kenyon is home to the Beta of Ohio Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Kenyon is considered "most selective" by U.
S. News & World Report. For the Class of 2022, Kenyon received 6,152 applications, accepted 2,204, enrolled 539. For enrolled first-year students the middle 50% range of SAT scores was 640-730 for critical reading and 640-740 for math, while the ACT Composite range was 29–33. In the 2020 U. S. News & World Report rankings, Kenyon is tied for the No. 27 liberal arts college in the United States. In the 2019 Forbes rankings, Kenyon is 30th among liberal arts colleges and 71st among 650 colleges and universities in the U. S. In 2006 Newsweek selected Kenyon College as one of twenty-five "New Ivies" on the basis of admissions statistics as well as interviews with administrators, students and alumni, it was listed in Greene's list of Hidden Ivies in 2000. Although Kenyon is ranked favorably, some methods that rank colleges based on their calculated return on investment have been critical of Kenyon's value; the 2018 Payscale College ROI Report ranked Kenyon as the 983rd best value college in
Anthony Osorio is a Canadian professional soccer player who last played as a defender or midfielder for the Mississauga MetroStars in the Major Arena Soccer League. His brothers Jonathan and Nicholas play in the TFC system. Osorio attended St. Edmund Campion where he represented the school team, having grown up in Brampton, Ontario, he was part of the team that won the school's second and third Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Association Championship in four years. In 2013 after a successful trial in Uruguay Osorio joined the u19 side of Nacional. Moved up to the reserve team the following year in 2014, he joined the Toronto FC Academy in July 2014, helped the club to become League1 Ontario champions and Inter-Provincial Cup Championship winners. Osorio was rewarded with a USL pro contract on December 9, 2015, joining Toronto FC II and going on to make 19 appearances in his inaugural season; the midfielder made his professional debut on April 25, 2015, playing in a match against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the USL.
Osorio would spend three seasons with the club prior to be released at the conclusion of the 2017 season. Osorio represented Canada at the 2013 Francophone games in France, he made his international debut in a friendly as a halftime substitute vs Cameroon that ended in a 0–0 draw. Osorio made his first international start and recorded his first international goal in a 1–0 win over Rwanda on September 8, 2013. Osorio's parents are Colombian – his father is a native of Cali, while his mother was born in Medellín. Osorio's older brother, Jonathan Osorio, represents the Canadian seniors. Osorio's younger brother, plays in the TFC Academy and represented the Canadian under-15s. In 2018, Osorio suffered a nasty ACL tear which forced him to undergo surgery and not participate at all in the Metrostars' inaugural season as well as take all of 2019 off on the sidelines to recover from the tragic injury. Osorio was linked to a move to CPL side York 9 FC had the injury not occurred
Jahangir Alam Khan is a Bangladeshi agricultural economist and researcher. He is the incumbent Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Village. Prior to his appointment in the university, he was the director general of Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, he served as a director of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council. In recognition of his contribution in research, the government of Bangladesh awarded him the country's second highest civilian award Ekushey Padak in 2020. Khan was born on 31 December 1952 in the Ghatiara village of Brahmanbaria of the East Bengal, his father's name is Siddiqur Rahman Khan. He completed secondary school certificate from Kasba Bi-lateral High School in 1967 and higher secondary school certificate from Bangladesh Agricultural University College in 1969, he graduated in 1973 and obtained a master's degree in 1975 from the Bangladesh Agricultural University in agricultural economics. He received a PhD degree in the same subject from the University of Canterbury in 1983.
He completed his post-doctoral dissertation at Lincoln University in 1998