Like the beloved turtle, the new Spring 2011 issue of Beloit College Magazine is cropping up all over campus this week.
“This issue tackles a topic that's beckoned for years: why is the turtle so beloved at Beloit?” says Editor Susan Kasten. “In her cover story, Amelia Buzzell'10 does a superb job of unearthing the reasons, while showing us the weird and wonderful ways Beloiters express this affinity.”
After several issues of photographic covers, the magazine is again using artwork on the cover: Origin of Endless Column (2009) (think Scott Bierman’s inauguration speech—“turtles all the way down”) by Seattle-based artist Robert McCauley.
“Serendipity led us to it,” says Kasten of the creative cover.
This issue also sees the debut of a section called “Significant Object,” highlighting items of special significance. Check out page 33 of the print version to see what we’re talking about; this issue’s object is actually a pair—of tiny, three-and-a-half inch lotus shoes from China.
To read more, pick up an issue on racks around campus, or check out the magazine online, where you can leave comments on your favorite articles.