We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Forbes Magazine has hailed it as the most lovely campus in the US. Maybe so. That's a tough call. It's a tiny campus on a hill in the middle of a very pleasant and serene rural "nowhere." Feels more like a New England prep school than a college. One thing I can say is that the kids they admit are committed to the life of the mind, and the faculty is committed to each kid in a personal way. A good combination indeed.
Rigorously-demanding, too. While most famous for their literary and theatrical pursuits (The Kenyon Review, plus Paul Newman and Jonathan Winters at the same time), Kenyon has the highest graduate admit rates to medical school in the US.
My pupette's poetry prof, to my delight, knew Elizabeth Hardwick who was one of my poetry profs (along with the brilliant and inspiring...wait for it...Edward Said. He was not doing Palestinian politics then). Cool.
Can't hold a candle to Berry College in Rome, GA., largest contiguous campus in America at 27,000 acres for less than 2, 000 students. Champion black angus cattle operation, operating dairy, horse riding trails, 16,000 acres in wildlife management with 2000+ deer on property for controlled hunting.... Berry was a recipient of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Ford's generous benevolence. The high school football movie "Remember The Titans" filmed the training camp sequences there. The students call it The Berry Bubble, you are so removed from the world. Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A is a huge donor. Many of his high school employees receive scholarships to Berry, and of course, his product is served on campus.
"Forbes Magazine has hailed it as the most lovely campus in the US"
And the name of this school is ... what? Is this a contest? Are we supposed to guess the name of this mystery school? What do we win if we guess right? (Probably a free one-year subscription to MF, eh?)
As that little ole lady used to say in the burger ad on TV, "Where's the link?"
I know a twenty-something Kenyon graduate who majored in Philosophy. No one can accuse a Philosophy graduate of having a major which lacks rigor! He has several years experience working as a science teacher-got there via one of the quick certification programs. Kudos to him and to the school he attended.
Looks lovely. Certainly a lot different from my alma mater - a relatively small science and engineering school on the banks of the River Charles in Cambridge. When my daughter was evaluating schools she looked around the campus and said "It looks way too industrial" and to a first-time visitor's eye I would think so.
It has it's charms, though. And the student body is ... different!