A New Adventure Every Day: Working on the Knox Farm
Workers at the student-run operation implement sustainable practices to produce food for the Gizmo and Hard Knox Cafe.
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Washington Monthly magazine once again has listed Knox College among the top U.S. colleges—ranking it as No. 40 overall among 218 U.S. liberal arts colleges, and No. 2 among liberal arts colleges in Illinois. This is the ninth consecutive year that Knox has placed among the top 50. The ranking reflects the College’s “contribution to the public good” in terms of supporting and promoting social mobility, student research, and public service.
Knox was also named as one of the “Best Bang for the Buck” colleges in the magazine’s 2020 College Guide and Rankings, which was released in its September/October issue. Washington Monthly awards the “Best Bang for the Buck” designation to schools that “help non-wealthy students obtain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”
Washington Monthly says it evaluates colleges “on how well they serve the country as a whole—by recruiting and graduating non-wealthy students, encouraging student activism, and producing research and technologies that create high-paying jobs and address threats like climate change.”
In compiling the guide, Washington Monthly gives equal weight to each of three broad categories— community and national service, social mobility, and research—and takes into account several factors within each category.
Published on September 01, 2020