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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 practicality of the liberal arts

November 23, 2010 at 10:02 am


Zac Bissonnette's basic advice about picking a major is that there isn't really a wrong one, unless you've devoted yourself to studying a subject in which you have no interest. He's the author of Debt-Free U, and recently wrote about choosing a major in the New York Times' The Choice blog.

"There are at least four great reasons to pick a liberal arts major," Bissonnette writes. According to him, those reasons are as follows: 

-Most people will graduate with higher G.P.A.’s if they study something they are passionate about.

-There is a disconnect between students’ perceptions of what employers want and what employers actually want

-Transferability of skills.

-Most importantly, majoring in something that interests you is just the obvious thing to do.

Agree? Disagree? Air your opinions in the blog's comments section.