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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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All things Iraq focus of Dougherty’s upcoming book

September 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm


Do you know who Iraq’s political figures are? What about how many international airports it has?

Readers can find out everything there is to know about the Middle Eastern country when Beth Dougherty’s second edition to A Historical Dictionary of Iraq hits shelves next year.

The Manger Professor of International Relations spent the last 18 months researching and writing entries for what she describes as a library reference book. Topics include everything from treaties and transportation to the economy and banking. This newest dictionary was co-authored by Edmund Ghareeb, as was the first edition, which was named a Best Reference Source in 2004 by Library Journal. 

Though Dougherty has traveled extensively in the Middle East and Africa, she has not been to Iraq yet because it has been too dangerous to visit, especially to do research. Instead, she conducted all the research for her two books on Iraq online, requiring lots of cross-referencing to ensure accuracy.

Dougherty said knowledge of the country is integral, especially when considering that well over 100,000 troops have been deployed there. Also, Iraq has been central to American foreign policy since the mid-1980s.

“As a good citizen, you should at least be familiar with the basics, be able to follow it in the news, and find it on a map,” Dougherty said. “You can’t adequately support the troops if you don’t know anything about the conflict they were deployed to.”