Linda Lobik '79
A sense of history, for both Knox and Galesburg, which would strike me every time I walked past Old Main and saw the plaque commemorating the Lincoln Douglas Debate; traveling to Carl Sandburg's birthplace, not far off campus; and even walking on the brick sidewalks.
Laura Martin '82
I loved walking in the worn places on the steps of Old Main where so many students have walked.
Assistant Professor of History
My office, which sits looking out over the same piece of land Lincoln and Douglas faced in their fifth debate. From my window I can see students walking between classes, professors and staff members on their way to and from work, students practicing yoga, and dance, and fencing.
Marcy Wiget '04
Like so many others, my favorite things about Knox, and the first things I think of--Old Main and the Lincoln-Douglas debate held there, the brick sidewalks, watching the cricketers out on the lawn, falling asleep everywhere in Seymour Library (oh, and studying and working too), Studio lobby and so many acting classes there, the professors who taught me how to think critically and the friends who continue to help me laugh--every day, I am glad that I went to Knox.
John Drake '80
My favorite is that any time of year, whenever I’m in the area, I can stop by the campus, walk through, and feel quite at home, even after 30 some years. I've walked through Old Main on a hot July Sunday when no one else seemed to be on the campus and walked through the Quads in a snowstorm. Even though there are physical changes (the absence of balconies in the Quads in particular), there's an appealing timelessness to our campus.
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