Many college students dream of becoming writers. A Knox college student reached that goal before the end of her second year.
The state will help improve the campuses of some private colleges in western Illinois.
During his speech at Knox College, President Obama said he will present a plan in the coming months for dealing with the rising costs of higher education.
Knox College’s 2013 graduates spent their final moments on campus with laughs and encouragement from a popular actor and comedian.
The University of Iowa Press chooses two winners each year for the Iowa Short Fiction Awards. One of the winners this year is Chad Simpson of Knox College.
Simpson received the 2012 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. As part of the honor, the University of Iowa Press just published Simpson’s collection of short stories Tell Everyone I Said Hi.
Simpson said his stories often take a somber tone.
“What gets me started writing a story usually is an image that I want to get to, and in order to get to that image I have to find a kind of tone,” Simpson said.