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Knox College

T.J. Carson

Every spring since 1954, Knox College students and faculty have taken part in a one day event that helps bring new life to an old prairie.  The event is so popular that the school's sports teams derive their nickname from it.

Rich Egger

The sixth annual Prairie Fire Bioneers Conference at Knox College explored the multiple meanings of sustainability.

TSPR Emily Boyer

A federal appeals court has blocked President Trump's executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S. The administration is expected to issue a revised travel ban soon.  In the meantime, many colleges and universities are standing by international students.

Rich Egger

There is still plenty of mystery about how personality forms.  Researchers at Knox College are probing the mystery and they hope for some help from the public.

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I hate yard signs.  I dislike them almost as much as I loathe those inflatable, blowie-uppy-thingys that people put in their yards for Halloween and Christmas. 

T.J. Carson

The Prairie Fire of Knox College have battled rival schools for more than a century with only a name to represent them. But that's all changed as the new school year begins for the private liberal-arts school.

Coming to America

Jul 3, 2016
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A young woman walked through the creaky wooden doors of The Beanhive coffee shop in Galesburg. She strode confidently to the counter, ordered her usual vanilla frappe and cinnamon roll, and then sat down at her favorite table hugging the shop's exposed brick wall. 

T.J. Carson

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is worried the lack of a state budget is putting institutions of higher education throughout Illinois at risk. He said it could be a "disaster" for state universities and private colleges to recruit students with so much uncertainty surrounding their bottom lines.

Kate Mishkin

For an entire 10-week term, some Knox College students willingly give up wifi, dorms, and life at school. Their classes aren’t in buildings... they’re outside.

For a term, students take biology, geology and art at Knox College's Green Oaks biological field station.

Sex Discrimination Complaint at Knox College

May 22, 2016
Rich Egger

The federal Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has opened another investigation into sex discrimination at Knox College. 

T.J. Carson

The Knox Rootabaga Jazz Festival celebrated its 36th edition this year. And it used the opportunity to showcase styles that you might not immediately consider when you think of jazz.

Kate Mishkin

Five Knox College students joined roughly 1,200 other demonstrators at the Illinois capitol, calling for the state to provide funding for the Monetary Assistance Program (MAP).

The White House

A newly edited volume of letters provides more insight into the nation's 16th president. Herndon on Lincoln: Letters was edited by Douglas Wilson and Rodney Davis, co-directors of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College.

T.J. Carson

Knox College has started a project that aims to uncover the history and stories of Galesburg's African-American community.

T.J. Carson

A particular theater course is offered just once every three years at Knox College, and students with an interest in theater are leaping at the chance to take it.

T.J. Carson

November is the time of year when the leaves change from green to vibrant reds and oranges. It's also the time of year when college football teams meet up and battle against longtime rivals for trophies that are just as colorful.

T.J. Carson

Knox College is confident the use of 21st Century technology is helping bring more students to campus.

Rich Egger

Knox College said it's already implementing measures that will be required under a new Illinois law designed to prevent sexual assaults on college campuses.

T.J. Carson

Umbrellas dotted the crowd as much as the mortar boards during Knox College's 170th Commencement Ceremony on a recent rainy Sunday morning.

CBS News' "60 Minutes" Correspondent Bill Whitaker told the 300 graduates during his commencement speech that the rain was a sign of good luck.

T.J. Carson

The 34th annual International Fair at Knox College showcased cultures from around the globe.

T.J. Carson

The cost of attending Knox College will increase next school year.

T.J. Carson

The host of NPR’s Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa, spoke this week to students and staff at Knox and Monmouth Colleges about Latinos in the media.

T.J. Carson

Knox College is giving new life to an old building on campus.

Rich Egger

Enrollment for the current school year at Knox College is remaining steady.

This year, the school admitted 402 new students, with a total enrollment of around 1,400 students total on campus.  

Dean of Admissions Paul Steenis says those numbers are similar to last year, but notes that the numbers can be considered a positive.

Helping Children Overcome Domestic Abuse

May 5, 2014
Wiki Commons

Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center in Galesburg will start a mentoring program for children exposed to domestic violence.

Rich Egger

The federal government is investigating Knox College and 54 other colleges and universities for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.

Big Donation to Yield New Building at Knox

Apr 20, 2014
Rich Egger

Knox College is in the process of selecting an architect to design a new building for studio art and art history.

Knox Student Publishes Novel

Sep 6, 2013
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Many college students dream of becoming writers. A Knox college student reached that goal before the end of her second year.

Upgrades Coming to Knox, Monmouth

Jul 29, 2013
Rich Egger

The state will help improve the campuses of some private colleges in western Illinois.

Student Reactions to President’s Plan

Jul 24, 2013
Chris Lovingood

During his speech at Knox College, President Obama said he will present a plan in the coming months for dealing with the rising costs of higher education.

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