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Palmer College Dedicates New Learning Commons

Palmer College of Chiropractic leaders cut the ribbon on the David D. Palmer Learning Commons in Davenport.

On Thursday, the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport dedicated the brand-new David Palmer Learning Commons.

The college spent $10 million dollars on the 22,000 square foot building that sits at the top of Brady Street hill.

Dr. Dennis Marchiori is the chancellor and CEO of Palmer. He says students can access the school's full range of software and resources in the commons.

"And having a space like this that functionally supports that need for students to work together to learn chiropractic is something that this space really supports and we're thrilled to have it."

The building was originally constructed in the 1920s and served as an outpatient clinic for chiropractic students to practice adjustments. Now it contains 75 spaces for individual and group study, as well as a chiropractic library and a lab for students to practice hands-on techniques.

"It's in the bricks, it's in the mortar, it's in the air of this place that clinical care is important. So students that are now studying the philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic are greatly supported by knowing that tradition of this building."

Palmer College is the world's first chiropractic college, founded in Davenport in 1897. The David Palmer Learning Commons opened in March.