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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”


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Castro minds – and mines – the Mindset List

August 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm

In the same week that the New York Times was reporting that the White House plans to ease travel restrictions to Cuba, Fidel Castro used a recurring column in the Havana media to highlight a disturbing report that included “facts never seen before in the history of the United States and the world, associated to the knowledge and habits of American university students who will graduate in 2014.” Yes, Castro had discovered the Mindset List.

In an aptly-titled piece (“Reflections of Fidel: Am I Overdoing It?”), the former Cuban president seems to recast the lessons of the Mindset List as evidence of the American government’s manipulation of – or perhaps, disregard for – its young people.

“I was stunned to realize to what extent education could be distorted and prostituted in a country with more than 8,000 nuclear weapons and the most powerful means of war in the whole world,” he wrote in the August 19 editorial.

The editorial, which was first spotted by a friend of the college in Havana, proved a strange finale to a week where the Mindset mavens – Professor Tom McBride and emeritus public affairs director Ron Nief – were popping up everywhere from Good Morning America to the Chronicle of Higher Education, and doing interviews with journalists worldwide (including in Sydney and Johannesburg).