Dear Knox Students and Prospective Leaders:
I hope you are all keeping well and that your unexpected displacement from campus is not too upsetting.
Early in my Knox career, Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks were embedded in the college’s first trimester. The studying, class attendance and campus life were interrupted mid-term. Your interruptions have a much less pleasant essence and origin. I don’t envy your challenges and the uncertainties they will inevitably cause.
Not through choice but by necessity, you are now alumni of our beloved Knox College. You can honor those qualities by doing what Knox alumni do best. Obama said “Keep Hope Alive,” and so can you. You can keep hope alive by volunteering locally, by staying informed, by helping to keep you and your loved ones healthy.
The wisdom you have achieved can inform you NOW; relish the effects of your Knox learning.
Read, write, and reason your way to understanding and action during these unprecedented times.
Be the leaders now that you are destined to be.
Warmly, Doug Cole
G. Douglas Cole, Ph.D, Class of 1974