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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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There’s a method to March Madness rankings, profs say

March 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm


For basketball fans who like to speculate about invitations to the field of 68 before Selection Sunday (and for those who would like some guidance in filling out their brackets Monday) Professor Bob Elder has a few suggestions. Namely, the dominetrics methodology.

Elder and his colleague Scott Beaulier (who taught at Beloit during the 2007-08 academic year) wrote about the method in their February 2011 Journal of Sports Economics paper, “Employing ‘Dominetrics’ to Impose Greater Discipline on Performance Rankings.” 

“We found that we were both sports fans, and we decided that this would be a fun project to do,” Elder said. “At the moment, this is the only intersection between my research and my everyday interests, but this project has been a lot of fun, and I'd be happy to do more work that combines sports and economics.”

From this first page of the dominetrics page (housed under the economics department website), click on “basketball rankings” to see the rankings themselves.

Keep up to date with March Madness by visiting the site to see dominetrics rankings updates, to be posted during the week leading up to Selection Sunday as well as on the subsequent Monday. In future seasons, Elder hopes to post weekly dominetrics rankings updates.