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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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'The liberal arts are not dying,' according to editorial

October 1, 2010 at 8:03 am


This morning's Inside Higher Education features two editorials detailing the relevance - and durability - of a liberal arts education. In "Liberal Arts I: They Keep Chugging Along," W. Robert Connor, the former president of the Teagle Foundation, and Cheryl Ching, a Teagle program officer, write that the reports of the death of the liberal arts has been greatly exaggerated.  

"The on-the-ground stories back up the statistics and reinforce the idea that the liberal arts are not dying, despite the soft job market and the recent recession," they write. A liberal arts education "is, as many have argued before, a powerful form of education, a point that students, the statistics and anecdotes show, agree with."

A second editorial, penned by Richard A. Greenwald of Drew University, assumes that the liberal arts are alive and well. And in the same edition of IHE, he says why. In "Liberal Arts II: The Economy Requires Them," Greenwald says that "Many of the skills needed to survive and thrive in the new economy are exactly those a well-rounded liberal arts education has always provided: depth, breadth, knowledge in context and motion, and the search for deeper understanding. It will not be easy to explain to future students and their parents that a liberal arts degree may not lead to a particular “job” per se, because jobs in the traditional sense are disappearing. But, we can make a better case about how a liberal arts education leads to both a meaningful life and a successful career."

With liberal arts lifers, and "in practice" evangelists, all over campus, Beloiters could certainly add a few lines (if not chapters) to these two pieces. Got something to say? Throw in your thoughts in the "Comments" section of either piece.