Along with Old Kenyon and its slender spire, Peirce Hall may be the College's most recognizable landmark, with its stone tower commanding attention from across the south campus. It is noteworthy, as well, for the striking character of some of its interior spaces.
Students enter the servery through a dramatic, glass-ceilinged atrium. The food stations offer a wide range of choices, from fresh stir-fries to pizzas baked in a stone-lined oven, from deli sandwiches and traditional grill items to salads filled with local produce. There are three large dining rooms: the magnificent Great Hall, where students eat their meals surrounded by stained-glass windows illustrating great works of American and British literature; a light-filled modern counterpart, Thomas Hall; and a downstairs room, Alumni Hall.
The Celebration for Professor Ryn Edwards was actually a great gift for all who attended. Our returning women alums were amazing. The return of former Professors Joan Cadden, Rita Kipp, and David Marcey brought back many fond memories and reminded us that though Kenyon has made great strides for diversity, we still have work to do. Thanks to all who made this event happen, and to all of the amazing women who have contributed to making Kenyon a better place for all.