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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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FRIDAYS WITH FRED: On "gentlemen callers"

September 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

09_03_FwFThis early 1960’s scene of couples bidding each other goodnight in front of Emerson Hall is a parody with the ring of truth. At the time, first year women lived in Emerson, dedicated in 1898 as the first women’s dormitory: a gift of D.K. Pearsons, named in honor of Joseph Emerson, one of the college’s first professors. 

In the early 1960’s women faced stringent residence hall regulations. According to This is Beloit, a handbook from 1962, all women had to register absence from the residence hall after 7:30 p.m. “by signing out on a Daily Sign Out Sheet her destination, time of departure, anticipated time of return, and by signing in on her return.”  First year women had to be inside Emerson by 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, by midnight on Friday, 1:30 a.m. on Saturday and 11 p.m. on Sunday, and students were “not permitted to leave or enter after closing hours and before 6 a.m. without permission from the Head Resident.”  Regulations allowed first year women only two off-campus permissions per month and they needed written consent from their parents. The college did not allow “men callers” to visit women in their rooms.  “[They] may be received in Women’s Residence Halls only in the main lounges.”

The handbook explains that “fortunately, men have no ‘hours’ or ‘lights-out,’ but certain rules must be followed in order to insure safe, peaceful, and pleasant living.”  Despite its assertion that “GENTLEMEN NEED NO RULES AND REGULATIONS,” the handbook did provide a helpful list of rules, including a series of required “Quiet Hours” and strict prohibitions on firearms, gambling, alcoholic beverages and cooking. Aside from these last mentioned, the college began to relax many of their residence hall rules and regulations by 1966.