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Sat Sep 16, 2017, 01:02 PM

Anonymous donor gives Kenyon College $75 million

GAMBIER -- President Sean Decatur and Board of Trustees Chair Brackett B. Denniston III ’69 announced today that Kenyon has received the largest gift in its history: $75 million from an anonymous donor. This transformational gift will support the development of a new library and academic quadrangle. The interdisciplinary hub in the core of campus will bring together 21st century teaching and learning with 21st century library, information and student services.

Decatur and Denniston revealed the project, called the West Quad for its location on the west side of campus, at an event in Rosse Hall that was livestreamed to alumni, parents and other members of the Kenyon community.

“This is an incredible show of confidence in Kenyon’s vision for the liberal arts and sciences,” said President Sean Decatur. “This gift advances several priorities of the Kenyon 2020 strategic plan, including our focus on an integrated, comprehensive experience that equips students to thrive at Kenyon and in their lives after.”

The West Quad will consist of three new buildings: the library and academic commons to replace Olin and Chalmers libraries; a new interdisciplinary academic building for the social sciences; and a new home for the offices of admissions and other key student services. Underground parking in the new quad will improve accessibility as well as reclaim green space.

Read more: http://www.kenyon.edu/middle-path/story/transformational-gift/

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Sat Sep 16, 2017, 01:06 PM

1. I'm hoping to do that some day.

First i have to save the $74,999,999 dollars.

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Response to Throck (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 01:15 PM

2. I'm in the same predicament,

but if the U.S. ever defaults on its debt then hyperinflation might get me there quicker.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 04:43 PM

3. Maybe I can gift all my day old lotto tickets

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