Section: Editorial

Staff Editorial: To the trustees

This morning, the Collegian met with four members of the Board of Trustees to talk about the future of Kenyon. Trustees exert a great deal of influence on the College and its future.  In the case of the recent controversy surrounding senior studio art majors’ exhibitions at the Gund Gallery, most of the people in favor of the measure to change the current exhibition schedule were not members of the immediate community. The issue of the senior exhibits is, according to President Decatur, not explicitly on the schedule for this meeting of the trustees. The trustees should continue to familiarize themselves with and prioritize the concerns of the Kenyon community when it comes to such sweeping changes as the 2020 Plan and master plan. We appreciate the willingness of the trustees we met with to speak with us on the record, and hope the remaining trustees will join us in future Q&As — especially in a public forum — to maintain accountability and an open dialogue.


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