Knox College awards honorary degrees

From: Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)

The chief prosecutor of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks has given the commencement address at Knox College in western Illinois. Brigadier Gen. Mark Martins spoke at Saturday’s commencement in Galesburg. The Register-Mail reports Martins told the more than 300 graduates to understand the importance of contrasting worlds. He says “sharp contrasts are the source of dramatic action.”

Martins also received an honorary degree, along with Lyric Opera of Chicago music director Sir Andrew Davis and Purdue University physical chemistry professor Joseph Francisco… Read more in the Tribune… Also reported by Fox TV News Chicago, Rockford Register-Star, West Point Connection and other media.