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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 Guardian covers alumna’s hunger strike in Bahrain

April 15, 2011 at 6:49 am


As a literary studies major at Beloit she won the Kobylka Prize in Journalism and gave a Symposium presentation on “Lost Identity in Arabic Literature.” Today, Zainab al-Khawaja’07 is desperately struggling to save her family. The Guardian is covering her hunger strike, which she took on to protest the arrest of her father, husband, and brother-in-law in Bahrain, where she and her family live. The three men (her father is a human rights activist) were reportedly arrested this weekend, and their family members have been unable to get information about their well-being or whereabouts.

The full article is available at the U.K. paper’s website.

An acquaintance who knew al-Khawaja at Beloit described in an email her as “a firm champion of standing up for what you believe in, no matter the cost.”