New York Post Notes Knox’s Increasing Applications

The New York Post notes Knox College’s increasing applications for admission in the wake of Stephen Colbert’s “feud” with the college.


Officials at little Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., are laughing all the way to the bank after last year’s graduation speaker, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, helped spike admissions to the school.

Knox received a record number of applicants in the wake of Colbert’s commencement address last June, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The school received 2,500 applications for 340 possible spots, a 20 percent increase from the year before…. But Colbert is not happy with the college’s decision this year to follow him with Bill Clinton.

On his Comedy Central show, “The Colbert Report,” the comedian is threatening to burn his honorary Knox degree on the air if Clinton receives a similar degree.

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