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Spring 2006

Volume 90, Issue 1

This issue of Knox Magazine highlights the Knox alumni, students, and programs that embody one of the College's oldest and venerable traditions -- the tradition of innovation.

Contents
Letters:
Read the President's Message and Editor's Note.

We are Family: There's no better stamp of approval for a college than when its alumni send their children to their alma mater. And at Knox, more than 30 percent of this year's entering class -- 109 students -- were recommended by or had a connection to a member of the Knox community. Of those students, 36 were "legacies," or students who followed a relative to Knox. Read more …

A Tradition of Innovation: "The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. And our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew." With those words, Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Morrill Act in 1862, beginning the process that created large, land-grant universities across the United States. Read more …

Independent Minds, Independent Majors: Senior Felicia Johnson can pinpoint the reason she decided on her career interest. While she was growing up in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, two of her cousins were shot and killed, and their cases are still unsolved. "I grew up seeing violence and crime, and I've always had an interest in helped others and trying to find some justice," Johnson says. After starting to study psychology at Knox, she decided she wanted to pursue a major that focuses more directly on her interests in criminal behavior. Read more …

Rising with the Occasion, Three Alumni Innovators: As Abraham Lincoln said in 1862, "The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present … and we must rise with the occasion." The three Knox alumni profiled on the following pages all faced their own "stormy presents" -- and with a bit of innovation -- rose to successfully meet the challenges they faced. Read more …

From the Page to the Stage: Three alumni were awarded 2006 Alumni Achievement Awards at the Founders day celebration on February 16, 2006 -- David Axelrod '67, William Barnhart '68, and Semenya McCord '71. Cailtin Muelder '96 received the second Young Alumni Achievement Award. Knox Magazine asked each award recipient a series of questions regarding his or her life and achievements. Read more …

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

      

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