Knox College receives $400,000 grant

From the Associated Press (Belleville News Democrat, Belleville; CBS-2, Chicago):

Knox College has received a $400,000 grant that the school says it will use to pay for several different efforts, including faculty research.

The western Illinois college on Tuesday announced the grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The school says it is the fifth grant it has received from the foundation in the last seven years for a total of nearly $1 million.

According to the Galesburg school, the $400,000 also will fund new faculty orientation and mentoring, enhancements to current courses and development of new courses.

Knox College president Roger Taylor says the grant money, “recognizes the quality of Knox’s faculty and academic program.”