Hiram Rhodes Revels, the first African American in the U.S. Senate, attended Knox's prep academy in the 1850s...
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Spring 2012 -- Volume 96, Issue 1
This commemorative issue of Knox Magazine is dedicated to the rich and storied history of Knox College. President Teresa L. Amott opens the issue with an essay on the vision of Knox's founders and the continuing importance of a liberal arts education. The articles that follow explore a few of the people, places, events, and traditions that have contributed to Knox's storied history -- from long-lost campus traditions to an exploration of student activism on campus; from first-hand accounts of significant historical and athletic events to visions of the prairie, odes to pioneering alumni, and a guide to the final resting place of our founders. And, as President Amott says at the close of her essay, "may you be empowered by the idea that is Knox College."
Letters: Read the editor's note and letters to the editor.
President's Message: The Gift of Our Founders
Class Scraps, Bows, & Beanies: An Ode to the Lost Traditions of Knox College
Revolution: How Student Initiatives Change the College
Our Prairie Home: A Green Oaks photo essay by Chip Williams '85
'O Pioneers!: Knox Alumni Change the World
Pivotal Moments in Knox History: First-hand accounts of events that made lasting impressions on the College
Harley's Favorite Moments: Long-time director Harley Knosher recalls Knox's successes on the field
Hope Cemetery: The Tie that Binds College and Town
Flashback: Centenary Celebration
Stay Connected: Catch up with your classmates and friends!
Times President Obama visited
Once after winning the Democratic nomination to the US Senate, next as a commencement speaker in 2005 and lastly, in July 2013 to address the economy.
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