Letters to the Editor

Town-Gown Connection

It was heartening to read in the recent Knox Magazine of the connecting links Knox and the community of Galesburg are making and doing. Wonderful work indeed! In my Knox days of the late 1960s, they were the "townies" and we were the students-the connections between us were often non-existent or tense. Hats off once again to Knox's efforts to build bridges not walls between and among humans of all types. Without question, these efforts enhance the planet. And hats off again to the Knox Magazine for your quality and the manner in which you let us know of some of the many special things and people who make up Knox.

—Topper Steinman ’70

Family Connections

Very nice article about Adam Vitale in the most recent Knox Magazine; however, you failed to mention that his aunt (the former Susan Lass, now Susan Vitale '63) is also a Knox graduate. I am sure she would like to be recognized.

—C. Robert Woolsey ’63


Another dandy! Great work by all. And it's not just quality. The quantity too. This last one is almost as thick as a New York City phone book!

—Kent Kriegshauser, friend of the College

And More Anniversaries!

While we covered most all of the 2017 anniversaries in the spring issue's Editor's Note, we did miss two: the 150th anniversary of Pi Beta Phi and the 10th anniversary of the Eta Kappa Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Congratulations to both chapters and thanks to everyone who wrote in to let us know. Here's a highlight from our correspondence:

Yesterday, Pi Beta Phi celebrated its 150th birthday. It was founded at Monmouth College on April 28, 1867 . . . [and] is regarded as the first national women's fraternity.

Illinois Beta chapter was founded at Lombard College in 1872, and the Illinois Delta chapter was founded at Knox College in 1884. In 1930, Lombard College was forced to close due to pressures brought on by the Great Depression, and the two chapters subsequently combined to create the current Illinois Beta-Delta chapter. Significant "7s"

Very nice issue of the Knox Magazine!

—Barbara Fay ’61


The spring issue of the Knox Magazine is impressive. I thank everyone concerned for a beautiful magazine.

—Loyally, Dorothy Thomas Wharton ’55

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