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Knox Magazine

Volume 92, Issue 2

Knox Magazine Fall 2008 Election Issue CoverThe upcoming 2008 presidential election is commonly viewed to be one of the most important American elections in recent history. With such an important event around the corner, it was impossible for Knox Magazine not to cover it.

Contents
Letters: Read the President's Message, Editor's Note, and letters to the editor.

The Play that Got Away: Robert Whitlatch directed, designed, or acted in more than 50 plays during his 42 years at Knox. Yet during his tenure at Knox, there is one play he never got around to directing -- Euripedes' Electra.

Meet the Trustee: "Knox is a small school that prepares you to compete in a big world," says Dushan "Duke" Petrovich '74, one of the top global executives at the William Wrigley Jr. Company.

Exhibit Opens Window to the Past: As part of a class project, Knox students built an almost life-sized replica of the Lincoln-Douglas debate site that provides a glimpse of Galesburg 150 years ago.

Looking at Lincoln -- A Conversation with Rodney O. Davis and Douglas L. Wilson: Knox Magazine sits down with the co-directors of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College to find out why Lincoln still inspires so many Americans.

The Good Life or the Goods Life: Professor Tim Kasser discusses alternatives to materialistic lifestyles.

Decision 2008: More than 1,300 alumni and friends told us the most important issues facing the United States; what qualities people hope to see in the next president; and how engaged our alumni are in this election.

Alumni Share Tales from the Political Trail: Knox alumni have made significant political contributions on the local, national, and international stage. Meet a few of Knox's current political movers and shakers.  

Campus Politics 2.0: While the standout issues in this election may sound familiar, the lengths to which Knox students are participating in the election have grown by leaps and bounds.

Flashback: Leland Harris, a beloved professor who taught chemistry at Knox for 29 years, passed away in June 2007. One of his former students submitted a photo to Knox's archives after his passing. Knox alumni helped us identify Professor Harris's biggest fans.

Class Notes: Catch-up with your classmates and friends!