New leader at Kenyon College believes in liberal arts

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Kenyon College’s new president, Sean Decatur, loves chemistry so much that he taught the freshman class how to use the laws of thermodynamics to make wise choices about their time in school.

But he’s not just a science geek, his supporters say. He’s also a philosopher, a fierce advocate for the liberal arts and a statesman who understands that students want a college education that is affordable, uses the latest in technology and prepares them for a career.

“He’s like a modern-day Galileo,” said Matthew Eley, a 21-year-old junior from Howard, in Knox County, who works for Decatur.

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