New College students have long since enjoyed decorating the campus with chalk. Recently, chalk art has been used as an avenue for anonymous self expression surrounding political matters. The expression falls within a gray area, and students could face consequences if the messages are defamatory or include hate speech. Conversation surrounding the subject is ongoing, and it frequently falls on Physical Plant workers to enforce college policy by hosing down the messages. These particular messages appeared between the dates of Oct. 3, following a Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, and Oct. 8. The images have since been erased.