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Chalk, posters to provoke dialogue tonight

By Henri Gendreau

The posters and messages, written in bright, colorful chalk, began popping up earlier this week.

“Is K-Card money funny money?”

“How does this school run?”

On Wednesday, Michael “Trixie” Kengmana ’14 sent an all-campus email revealing the origin of the questions that mysteriously appeared across Kenyon.

“The questions came from myself and several other students. We are not an organization,” Kengmana stated in the email. “We are people who all have different questions about the status quo that we live out every day here at Kenyon that are for the most part unaddressed by the community.”

“This is not about who’s ‘right’ and who’s ‘wrong.’ Our goal is to promote dialogue. Real dialogue.” Kengmana said he and others believe that this dialogue is impeded by a sense that a majority does not engage in conversations that do not directly affect it, and that such dialogue is often couched in political correctness that does not lead to understanding.
A forum discussing the questions posed is schedule to be held Thursday, April 3 at 6 p.m. in Peirce Pub.


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