Pro-Trump Chalkings Cause Stir at Emory

March 23, 2016

Someone chalked "Trump 2016" at many places on the Emory University campus, and many students demanded that the university take action, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. An email from Emory's president, James Wagner, said that he met with many students who were upset by the chalkings and that he understood their pain.

"The students shared with me their concern that these messages were meant to intimidate rather than merely to advocate for a particular candidate, having appeared outside of the context of a Georgia election or campus campaign activity. During our conversation, they voiced their genuine concern and pain in the face of this perceived intimidation," Wagner wrote. "After meeting with our students, I cannot dismiss their expression of feelings and concern as motivated only by political preference or oversensitivity. Instead, the students with whom I spoke heard a message, not about political process or candidate choice, but instead about values regarding diversity and respect that clash with Emory’s own."

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