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There was just one problem: A Mexican street painting. A small painted picture of Castillo de Chapultepec in Mexico City and a small match box with a painting of Frida Kahlo on each side.
Both objects were found at flea markets in Mexico City. A cultural representation of the Virgin of Guadalupe made out of dyed corn leaves sits in front of a picture of Diego.
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Photography and its display outstanding. As a Knox alumna, I love reading Class Notes, learning about all the wonderful goings on with my classmates and friends. But, as editor of Knox Magazine, I often dislike them. But in this issue alone, Class Notes took up more than 40 pages and consisted of 42, words of text. And you know what? We still always get something wrong.
Is this truly something to envy? But I also just finished reading about the Class of and am truly amazed by all of the degrees received, jobs started, and unions made.
Our alumni are doing wonderful things. There is no better testament to the power of a Knox education, the enduring friendships between classmates, or the sheer reach of our small college on the prairie than Class Notes. How can I not love that? But I do ask you, magazine reader, for one favor.
Remembering Lombard Grads I was touched and sorry to read in the Knox Magazine of the passing of the last Lombard student, Roy Truedson, at the age In the accompanying note about notable Lombard graduates, including my dad Theodore Wright and Uncle Sewall, I missed my other uncle, Dr. Quincy Wright, professor of international law at the University of Chicago. I believe he was a Knox trustee in the s and died ina couple of months after my father.
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It seems that every year there are new rankings: Each can serve as a benchmark, and the College takes them seriously as indicators of ways in which we might improve and as important tools for prospective students.
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This ranking is especially striking because Knox has the lowest endowment per student of any of the private liberal arts colleges included in the top Knox is ranked number 11 in the nation among liberal arts colleges, and it is this ranking that I treasure the most. My father served his country as a veteran and as an American diplomat, so I was raised to revere public service, and it remains a core value for me. Census data, the West and the South contain the fastest-growing states in the country.
Not surprisingly, over the last four years, half of the top states from which we enroll students are in the South and West. Despite best intentions, many members of the Knox community have found that talking across these differences is often messy and sometimes hurtful. So how do we as a community work together to overcome and embrace our differences? Intergroup Amber christianson snapchat IGD is one solution. One thing that makes IGD unique is its approach to conflict: At Knox, we believe that we learn the most from the people least like us.
Three courses in IGD are now offered at Knox. In the level course, students from groups with a history of conflict work together to understand their own social identity, to learn how structural and institutional power works in relation to their identity, and to foster activism and community.
The level course is facilitated by student peers, who are closely mentored by faculty. Students are trained by IGD faculty to become peer facilitators in a level course, and facilitators are enrolled in the level course while they are facilitating the level class. To date, 45 have participated in the level course and 16 students have been trained as peer facilitators.
Faculty and staff have also participated actively in the program. Staff in Athletics and Admission Amber christianson snapchat in an IGD training on diversity last year, and additional opportunities are planned for faculty and staff in the coming year.
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