Board of Trustees Report Includes Confirmation of New Theater Space

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In a report released on May 4, 2016, Kenyon’s Office of Communications confirmed that the construction of a new student theater space will begin during the summer of 2016. This new space will replace Kenyon’s Black Box theater, which will be demolished during the same time frame. Both issues were discussed during April 29th’s Board of Trustees meeting.

The report reads as follows:

The Black Box Theater will find a home in a new building near the Art Barn and the North Campus Apartments. The 1,500-square-foot theater building is expected to open in September 2016 with universal access.

Other notable points of discussion included the planned construction of 1) two “townhouse-style” residences on the lot which formerly held the Gambier Grill, and 2) a new Village Market across the street from its current location. President Decatur expressed a desire to “centralize theme housing” by allowing organizations such as the Snowdon Multicultural Center and Unity House to inhabit these new residential spaces. Both construction projects are integral to Kenyon’s “Campus Master Plan,” which is, in part, meant to help “revitalize the village.”

The Board also agreed to “create a special committee to support Title IX education and prevention programs and effective execution of the Title IX policy.”

Read the report in its entirety here.

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