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Exit poll shows strong support for ‘community nonprofits’

Some results of a Knox/TKS poll conducted by Professor of Political Science Andrew Civettini’s Voting and Elections course. (Graphic by Andrei Papancea)

In the first year of the KnoxCorps partnership between Knox College and the Galesburg Community Foundation, an exit poll conducted Tuesday is showing strong support for social service or “community nonprofit” organizations here.

The Knox/TKS poll, conducted by Assistant Professor of Political Science Andrew Civettini’s Voting and Elections course, had 100 respondents, most of whom showed support for these organizations. Most believe that they should be funded by the private sector or the local government.

For more details on the poll and its results, check out this week’s issue of The Knox Student.

Charlie Megenity
Charlie Megenity (formerly Gorney) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics. He previously served TKS as managing editor and as co-news editor while working as the weekend reporter for The Galesburg Register-Mail. Over the summer of 2012, Charlie interned in Wisconsin with, an online hyperlocal news source, where he covered the August 2012 Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting; he will return to Patch during the summer of 2013. He is also the journalism editor for Catch magazine.. Charlie has received three awards from the Illinois College Press Association for newswriting and design, including a first place award for front page layout. He was the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Hazen Kimble Memorial Award in Journalism for a feature story published in The Knox Student. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post.
Andrei Papancea
Andrei Papancea is a senior double majoring in computer science and economics. In sixth grade, he created his first website and has since developed sites and graphics for businesses, colleges and individuals both in the United States and his native Romania. In 2009, he held a graphic design internship with the International Debate Education Association; over the summer of 2012, he served on the Adobe Student Advisory Board and provided feedback on the company’s educational initiatives. Currently, Andrei is the creative director of Folio (Knox’s visual arts journal), the public relations chair for Union Board and a technical support assistant with Knox’s Computer Center. He also maintains a thriving web and graphic design business at and is the recipient of two awards from the Illinois College Press Association for page design. Andrei is currently pursuing College Honors in computer science and will be pursuing his master's in computer science at Columbia University next year.

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