Jim Rosenthal '79
The most lovable quality that Knox College has is its modesty and honesty about what the college actually is. In an age where virtually all colleges and universities stand out by virtue of shameless self-promotion and ceaseless drum-beating on their own behalf, the way that Knox College describes itself and celebrates its simple virtues is outstanding and unusual. People and buildings come and go; even academic departments come and go, through eras, but the idea and ideal of the institution remains the same. THAT is something to celebrate, to admire, and to love. A college that describes itself plainly and honestly and sticks to its mission is an institution worth loving.
Thank you for visiting our 175th anniversary site. Our plan is for this site to constantly evolve as new content is added throughout the anniversary year, and you can help! Please send us any feedback you may have -- updates, changes or ideas!