50 miles northeast of Columbus is Ohio’s oldest private college, Kenyon College in Gambier, OH (some may say that Kenyon College IS Gambier, OH!). The campus sits on 1,000 acres of land which includes a 480 acre nature preserve; the campus is noted for its collegiate gothic styled buildings. Missing from the campus, however, is the obligatory ivy (as in “ivy covered halls of learning”) which actually damages stonework. The gothic beauty of the buildings remains, however. Founded in 1824, Kenyon College is a very selective school affiliated with the Episcopal Church. The remote school is the alma mater of such successful individuals as Rutherford B Hayes and Paul Newman.