Monday, March 8, 2010

Ohio is number 1 at something.

...and that's my having my alma mater being listed as the most beautiful college campus in the world.

From Forbes magazine:
Mike Evans, a principal at Norfolk, Va., design firm Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas Company, says to be beautiful a campus must have a "signature campus space as a carrier of the campus brand." At Kenyon College, that space is "Middle Path," a 10-foot-wide footpath that serves as the Gothic hilltop campus' central artery. More than just a trail, it's a village green for the tight-knit campus community. Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, who teaches 17th-century poetry at Kenyon, says the college, both isolated and pastoral, is "a small place to think big thoughts.
Lobanov-Rostovsky nails it. I couldn't imagine having nearly as good a college experience as I did at Kenyon.

Here's a sampling.

And a video...

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