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|Mayoral Candidates Talk Knox College at Knox College Debate
|A Knox College graduate and candidate for Galesburg mayor says there's apparently a disconnect between Knox and the rest of Galesburg, and he wants to change that.
Former Mayor Bob Sheehan was responding to a question at Wednesday night's mayoral debate on the Knox campus about how students can be enticed into staying following graduation, and says that talking to them would help. "Get Knox students to know what the community is about," Sheehan said. "We also need to make sure we have good activities, make sure we publicize our activities. There's something for young people to do, to get away from the library, from The Gizmo."
Resident Fred Peterson owns apartments many Knox students rent, and says he thinks giving the students the one thing they use the most of is a start. "Have the city look at technology that we need to bring to the table," Peterson said. "When they go back home for break or whatever, they can do just about anything they want to do."
State employee Sal Garza says the city could expand on what's already good about the Knox campus. "Replicate what Knox College is very good at," Garza said. "They provide an environment that fosters a great learning, a great experience, when the students are here."
At least one of the mayoral candidates suggested that Knox students are critical to the city and its future, while another suggested having jobs available for them that they can do...things like in science and technology.
Candidate David Roknich was the only one of the nine mayoral candidates not to attend.
To download what the remaining eight candidates had to say Wednesday night at Knox College, CLICK HERE.
|04 01 09 by Newsroom
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