From the Register-Mail:
In what can only be characterized as a spontaneous, loud, but peaceful outpouring of joy, Knox College students spilled out of their dorms just minutes after hearing President-elect Barack Obamaâ€™s acceptance speech Tuesday night. Starting as a chanting mob near Four Name and Conger-Neil dorms, the group moved to the southern area of the Quads as fire alarms were pulled simultaneously in Sellew-Raub, Elder-Campbell and Sherwin-Neifert halls.
â€œAll in all, the event was respectful, enjoyable and pleasant for the most part,â€ said John Schlaf, director of campus safety and former Galesburg police chief. â€œEverybody seemed to be in a good mood, and wanted to just celebrate a real unique event in American history, and wanted to be a part of it and enjoy it, and I think everybody did.â€