Kenyon College

September 12, 2010 by Post Team 

Kenyon College, private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, was founded in 1824 by Bishop Philander Chase of the Episcopal Church, together with the Bexley Hall seminary. It is the oldest institution of private higher education in Ohio. The campus is known for its Collegiate Gothic architecture and rustic setting, and was named one of the most beautiful campus in the world by Forbes magazine in 2010. Old Kenyon Hall, built in 1827, according to the authors, is the oldest Gothic Revival in America, even though it had been burned twice and was rebuilt. 2005 Princeton Review and Fiske Guide to schools in 2005 was awarded the highest rating university academic. Furthermore, in 2006, Newsweek selected Kenyon College as one of 25 “New Ivies,” based on the recognition of Statistics as well as interviews with administrators, students, faculty and alumni. In 2009, Forbes magazine seat Kenyon # 22 of the 600 colleges and universities in the list of best universities in the United States 2009. Kenyon College is accredited higher education commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
After becoming the first bishop of Ohio in 1818, Philander Chase found a severe shortage of trained clerics on the border of Ohio. A seminar is envisaged to correct this problem, but could not expect much support. Discouraged, he sailed to England and sought donations from Lord Kenyon, Lord Gambier, and the writer and philanthropist Hannah More, and the College was registered in December 1824. Unhappy with the original location of a school in Worthington, Chase has acquired 8,000 acres (32 km ²) of land in Knox County (with a lawyer in Mount Vernon, Henry Curtis), and what he called the Mount Gambier on 24 July 1825. There is a legend that Bishop Chase said, “Well, this will be done” to reach the top of the hill.
Kenyon sports teams competing in the North Coast Athletic Conference, known as Ladies and gentlemen, and the color purple, black and white gold are often added as an accent. men’s swimming team of the university is considered the best in the NCAA Division III, for the victory, for the period 1980-2010, a report by the National Council on 31 consecutive national championships. Women’s swimming team is also considered one of the best, winning 23 titles of its own (not consecutive) in 1984. Swimming coach Jim Steen trained more conference titles in any sport in NCAA history. In 1980? S and 90? S, Diving Coach Fletcher gilders athletes took 14 consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference championships and eight individual NCAA Division III title; gilders also obtain D3 NCAA Coach of the Year on three separate occasions.

In 2006, Kenyon and opened a 70 million Kenyon Athletic Center (KAC), 263 000 square feet (24 434 m², 6 acres), buildings, houses the Olympic pool, two basketball courts, eight squash courts, gym, tennis 200 meters, 4 tennis courts and other facilities.

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