Ben Hunkler

Development and Communications Assistant at Concerned Ohio River Residents

Location icon United States

Right-brained recent graduate with three years of writing and communications experience looking to make a difference with words.


Kenyon College Office of Communications

Top Marks for Inclusivity · Along Middle Path

The Campus Pride Index, the most widely recognized assessment of for the 2019-2020 academic year. The national metric evaluates campus inclusivity using a set of eight criteria, including academic life, housing and campus safety. Its exclusive five-star distinction is currently held by only 38 colleges and universities across the country and only three in Ohio.

Learning Through Conversation · Along Middle Path

Brandon Rakowski '20, a philosophy major from Weston, Connecticut, returned to Kenyon this fall an educational convert. His junior year at Oxford University, saturated with late-night conversations about truth, justice and free will, had impressed upon him the value of education based in dialogue.

Listening with Purpose · Along Middle Path

In a recent interview with Vox's Ezra Klein, President Sean Decatur summarized the national anxiety over the future of community and civil discourse. "What does it mean to navigate in that type of [diverse] world? How do you connect and relate to each other?" he asked.

Confronting Injustice · Along Middle Path

How has systemic racial injustice shaped American life? Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," shares her expert insight in a moderated Q&A on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Rosse Hall.

Probing Podcast · Along Middle Path

The Enfield, New Hampshire, native was more interested in the hopping, prowling, flying world of animals. For most of her childhood, she wanted to become one. McPeek has by now accepted her opposable thumbs, using them to pursue her passions of practicing and communicating science.

Prized Teacher · Along Middle Path

Professor Miriam Dean-Otting '74, a cornerstone of Kenyon's Department of Religious Studies, has been named the second Donald L. Rogan Professor of Religious Studies. The professorship, established in 2001 through a generous gift from Caroline "Coty" Sidnam '74 and Myer Berlow '72, honors the late Kenyon chaplain and professor emeritus of religious studies Donald Rogan.

Celebrating Identity · Along Middle Path

This month, renowned and rising black artists from across the country are making their way to the Hill to lead Kenyon in honoring Black History Month 2018. The celebration, organized by the Black Student Union (BSU) and funded in part by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will feature a series of events including poetry readings, empathy practicums and dance workshops.

The Collegian Magazine

The Collegian Magazine
Life After 105 Sandusky Street

A factory that was once the center of Mount Vernon life is closing down after nearly 200 years. What now? On August 25, 140 former employees of the Cooper Energy Services factory in Mount Vernon gathered in the Knox County Historical Society building for their annual potluck.

Public Religion Research Institute

Fight Against Voter Purge Continues in Ohio | PRRI

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly upheld an Ohio law allowing elections officials to remove voters from the rolls if they have not voted in six years nor responded to government mailings, even if they would otherwise be fully eligible to vote.

Kenyon College Alumni Magazine

Speaking Up

The following essays, as well as the stories in the "Scripting Change" feature of the Bulletin, were curated with the goal of inspiring meaningful conversations about diversity across generations of alumni - and in future issues of the magazine.