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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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NY Times article argues for packing your brain carefully, testing

September 14, 2010 at 7:34 am

A New York Times article titled "Forget what you know about good study habits" has been catching attention in recent days for its digestible roundup of recent learning research, its championing of the value of testing, and its dismantling of the "schoolyard folk wisdom" that guides and directs how many students, young and old, attempt to learn and retain material. The Sept. 6 article, which is among the "most e-mailed" on the Gray Lady's site today, states that the best strategies for studying and retaining new material - "alternating study environments, mixing content, spacing study sessions, self-testing or all the above" - are hardly new but little known.  
 
A Times story that fronted the "Week in Review" section yesterday hits on a topic also raised in this popular piece: the value of testing. "Testing, the Chinese Way" speaks to the vaule of tests - at least at the elementary and secondary school level - at a time when the White House continues to push for some of the test-heavy reforms first championed by previous administrations.