Campus / News / January 28, 2010

Knox history in headlines

4 years ago

January 25, 2007

Enrollment targets set for 2007-2008

The college announces their targets for enrollment after record numbers of freshman accepted Knox’s bid the year before. The college settles on 340 new freshmen, which raised the target number of overall students to 1,350.

Colbert may burn Knox’s diploma

Comedian and faux-journalist Stephen Colbert announces that he will burn the honorary degree diploma Knox presented to him in June of 2006 after he delivered Knox’s commencement speech. He threatened to do so on his nightly television show, “The Colbert Report.” Colbert disapproved of Knox’s 2007 choice for commencement speaker, former US president Bill Clinton, and wanted to burn the diploma on principle.

KKG to become third campus sorority

Kappa Kappa Gamma, formerly TSO, nationalizes.

Renovations planned for two upper-class dorms: Peterson House, Hamblin Hall to gain new apartments, furniture and appliances

As the number of students on campus grows, rooms are added to housing in order to accommodate the influx.

The return of the Hoot Hoots

The Hoot Hoots, a popular band comprised of Knox students and graduates, performed in Wallace Lounge. They played indie-pop music to a large crowd of students.

Knox grad Davis signs professional football contract: Will play for Bloomington Extreme of United Indoor Football

Jim Davis, ’06, signs with the professional indoor team.

10 years ago

January 28, 2000

False alarms result in serious penalties

An influx in fire alarms intentionally pulled and fire extinguishers stolen results in increased penalties for tampering with fire safety equipment. Students caught could be suspended.

Phi Delta Theta charter suspended, members to be relocated

The fraternity was charged with 16 counts of hazing and alcohol violation and pronounced closed for 12 months and on social probation for a year. In the same issue, Sigma Nu held their first part of the decade after being on probation for an alcohol related issue. TKE was also reported as working on re-colonizing the following fall after an incident involving alcohol forced sanctions upon them.

Knox men’s volleyball season gets underway

20 years ago

January 26, 1990

Boycott Debated at Nestle Symposium

Members of the campus community boycotted Nestle products because they failed to comply with the World Health Organization ‘s International Code for the Marketing of Breast Milk substitute. Members from both party engaged in a debate on campus about the issues.

Diversity is Fare at Fair

The theme of the International Faire for this year was “Festive Feasts” and was celebrated by several displays of different types of traditional dancing.

Women’s B-Ball tolls, down’s Monmouth

The women’s basketball team beats Monmouth 72-52.

50 years ago

Levine Relates Changes in Russia: Tells College of Impact in Asia Resulting from Eisenhower Trip

Irving Levine, the foreign correspondent for NBC, talked to students about Russian politics in the past and predictions for the future. He calls 1960 the “year of hope ‘both now and in the years ahead.’”


Knox students are invited to attend the dance at the Custer Hotel. Glenn Edwards and an eight-piece band provided music. The end of the article about the event states, “Girls will have regular hours.”

Book Review: The Fume of Poppies by Jonathan Kozol

The final exam schedule for the first semester was published

Laura Miller

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