Campus / National / News / Uncategorized / November 9, 2016

Classes not cancelled, college offers support

10:07 a.m. — The Knox community received an email from administrators reaching out to support the community in the wake of yesterday's election.

The Knox community received an email from administrators reaching out to support the community in the wake of yesterday’s election.


At 10:07 a.m., Dean of the College Laura Behling and  Vice President of Student Development Anne Ehrlich sent a campus-wide email addressing some students’ request to cancel classes after the election.

“Individual faculty have discretion over their courses, and whether or not they are held,” they said.

Though classes may not be cancelled, the administrators encouraged students and faculty to continue engaging in “respectful dialogue,” and expressed their support of the entire community.

“We want to affirm that every student, faculty and staff is a valued part of the Knox community.”

Staff from the Division of Student Development will be in Taylor Lounge today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to support community members as they process the outcome of the presidential election.

Rachel Landman
Rachel Landman graduated in 2017, majoring in creative writing and double mimnoring in journalism and environmental studies. She was editor-in-chief of TKS her senior year and worked for TKS for a four years as a News Editor her sophomore and junior years and as a volunteer writer as a freshman. Rachel is the recipient of two first place awards from the Illinois College Press Association in 2015 for investigative reporting and news story. She also won second place awards in 2016 for news story and sports feature story. She saw her staff win general excellence for 2016. In addition to The Knox Student, her work has been published in the Galesburg Register-Mail and Catch Magazine. She studied abroad in London during Winter and Spring Term of her junior year. Twitter: @rachellandman_

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Dec 13, 2016

How many people actually thought classes might be cancelled? Come on.

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