“It’s really dangerous, I would prefer something to be done. I wouldn’t mind it being paved.”

Scout Wilkins, Gilbert, Arizona

“There are unfortunately a lot of alumni who will have pushback (to stop change). I think it’s kind of like really treacherous when it gets icy and that makes it really hard to walk around. Paving would make the campus more accessible.”

Caitlyn Foley, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

“It seems like Kenyon sort of has a system in place where they come out after the hard weather hits and they will kind of scrape the (gravel) back and that seems to do a good job of putting the ice away. Otherwise, I don’t think there’s a good solution. Maybe a different material for the Middle Path would work, perhaps concrete. It would be a lot easier to salt and prepare for the weather.”

Shane Canfield, Sandusky

“They probably should have just paved it right off the bat when they were doing the whole Middle Path restoration thing (in 2016) but it’s a little late for that now. It cost like millions of dollars to install this new surface , and it wasn’t supposed to freeze.
— Chris Pelletier, Stowe, Vermont

“I think they should have paved it a long time ago. It’s disgusting. I permanently live in these shoes and they’re always covered in mud. — Zoë Engle, Westport, Connecticut

“I personally haven’t had much trouble on Middle Path from icy conditions, but I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to them taking action to make it safer. It especially needs to be made more accessible to those who have trouble on Middle Path. As to what they can do, the ice gets really, really thick on the path. Just putting salt on it doesn’t really work.”

Peter Clark, New York


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