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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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Bahraini alumna ends strike, hears from detained family members

April 21, 2011 at 7:04 am

 

After 10 days without eating, Zainab al-Khawaja’07 has ended her hunger strike, which she began after her father, husband, and brother-in-law were arrested by Bahraini forces at the family’s home. Her father is a noted human-rights activist in Bahrain.

(Read more about al-Khawaja’s protest)

The family was finally told of their loved ones’ whereabouts Wednesday morning, and al-Khawaja—who has a young child—ended her hunger strike shortly thereafter.

Supporters of al-Khawaja on campus are planning to fast tomorrow (Friday, April 22) in a show of support; the fast will end with a vigil at 5:30 p.m. on Chapin Quad.

For more information on how to support al-Khwaja’s cause, visit “Beloit College Stands with Zainab al-Khawaja” on Facebook, set up to help galvanize support and persuade elected officials to take note of the unrest and alleged human rights violations being committed in Bahrain.