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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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Movin’ on Up: Beloit College Ranks No. 125 on Forbes List

August 23, 2010 at 8:11 pm

 ’Tis the season for college rankings, and Beloit has come in at 125 out of 600 American colleges and universities on Forbes’ annual list (ahead of the likes of the University of Texas-Austin). Last year’s Forbes hierarchy had the college at 161. 

Beloit’s jump this year is great news, but don’t shout “Buc Yeah!” just yet—lists like these are not the end-all be-all of authorities on colleges. Nancy Benedict, the college’s vice president for enrollment, points out that the criteria used in lists like these can’t please everybody.

“I think the public likes lists because they—the public—are inundated with information and are hungry for ways to make sense of things and sort it all out,” she says. But Benedict adds that these lists can lead prospective students to make uninformed decisions. “America’s Best Colleges? Best for whom?” she asks. Benedict cautions that when a school is listed as no. 1, for instance, it doesn’t automatically mean that it will be best for a student from Minnesota who doesn’t want to be more than 100 miles from home and wants to major in international relations, at a place where such a department may not even exist.

Benedict isn’t the only person to point out potential flaws in these lists’ methodologies: The Internet is rife with controversy over these rankings, from complaints by The American Bar Association to The New York Times’ Economix blog, to a whole new ranking system from The Washington Monthly. (See the links below for a window on the debate.)

            Love lists or leave’em, however, according to Forbes, Beloit’s reputation is moving on up. Besides, it may be no. 125 on the list, but it can always be no. 1 in your heart.

Read more:

Forbes (“America’s Best Colleges”): http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/11/best-colleges-universities-rating-ranking-opinions-best-colleges-10_land.html

USNews & World Report (“Best Colleges 2011”): http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges

The Consumerist (“5 Reasons Why Every Single College Ranking is a Pile of Crap”): http://consumerist.com/2010/08/5-reasons-why-every-single-college-ranking-ever-published-is-a-pile-of-crap.html

The New York Times’ Economix Blog (“A Different Way of Ranking Colleges”): http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/23/a-different-way-of-ranking-colleges/?src=busln

The Washington Monthly’s College Guide: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/toc_2010.php

Inside Higher Ed (“ABA Committee Blasts ‘U.S. News’ for Rankings”): http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/08/04/qt/aba_committee_blasts_u_s_news_for_rankings