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ANNVILLE, Pa. — Students at Lebanon Valley College are voicing their concerns to administrators. One of the concerns is the name of Lynch Memorial Hall. The building is named for former school president Clyde A. Lynch.

Some students said without the first name it can be interpreted as the act of lynching. Students said this is just one of a few concerns that brought up to administrators.

“Lack of diversity in the students and staff, not enough resources, poor retention rates,” said student Tamara Baldwin.

She said these actions were inspired by the movements at other college across the country.

“We’re a learning community, and that’s for everyone,” said Lebanon Valley College Executive Director of Marketing and Communications Marty Parkes.

The students and administration will continue to meet about the issues. As for Lynch Memorial Hall, options include, changing the name entirely, adding the first name to the hall, or using an acronym.