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VIDEO: Knox students stage walk-out, express frustrations over diversity

Students gathered outside Old Main Wednesday afternoon to express their frustrations with the state of diversity issues at Knox College as part of a walkout organized by The Diversity Initiative, a coalition of students demanding a meeting with the Board of Trustees to convey their grievances.

During the rally, students voiced their frustrations with health services, sexual assault policies, administrator transparency and the lack of diversity at Knox.

The rally is largely meant to foster a sense of solidarity among the student body that transcends affinity groups or organizations devoted to particular issues, such as sexual assault prevention, according to student organizers.

Full story: Students air grievances at walkout

See more video from the rally here.

Casey Mendoza
Casey Mendoza is a senior majoring in political science and double minoring in philosophy and Chinese. This is her fourth year working at The Knox Student, previously as a photographer and photo editor. Casey is the recipient of two awards from the Illinois College Press Association for photo essays. During the summer of 2014, Casey also worked as a photography intern for the Galesburg Register-Mail, covering local community events and working alongside award-winning reporters and photojournalists. During the winter and spring of 2015, Casey studied journalism and new media in Washington DC, learning more about the world's political arena, networking and gaining a greater understanding of the field. There, she worked as a Production Assistant at a documentary film company, The Biscuit Factory. During the summer of 2015, Casey will help produce a documentary on airline reservation technology for the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).

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Casey Mendoza
Casey Mendoza is a senior majoring in political science and double minoring in philosophy and Chinese. This is her fourth year working at The Knox Student, previously as a photographer and photo editor. Casey is the recipient of two awards from the Illinois College Press Association for photo essays. During the summer of 2014, Casey also worked as a photography intern for the Galesburg Register-Mail, covering local community events and working alongside award-winning reporters and photojournalists. During the winter and spring of 2015, Casey studied journalism and new media in Washington DC, learning more about the world's political arena, networking and gaining a greater understanding of the field. There, she worked as a Production Assistant at a documentary film company, The Biscuit Factory. During the summer of 2015, Casey will help produce a documentary on airline reservation technology for the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).




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  • Therese

    Dearest Annaliese,
    Although my heart is broken that you had to go through this, I am so proud of you for growing stronger and speaking up. Many will benefit from your courage. Love always, Mom

  • Therese

    Dearest Annaliese,
    Although my heart is broken that you had to go through this, I am so proud of you for growing stronger and speaking up. Many will benefit from your courage. Love always, Mom

  • Rob Redmond

    Dear Annaliese, I am truly sad that you were subjected to this kind of treatment. I am very proud of you for not taking it & pressing for redress of the wrongs committed against you. I love you, Uncle Rob

  • Rob Redmond

    Dear Annaliese, I am truly sad that you were subjected to this kind of treatment. I am very proud of you for not taking it & pressing for redress of the wrongs committed against you. I love you, Uncle Rob



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