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Did you feel the love?

February 15, 2012

The Terrarium certainly did. It was a pleasure distributing some 300 flowers across campus to so many lovely Beloiters—so much so that we wish we could do it every day. So thanks for being your charming, Beloit-ish selves this Valentine's Day. And we loved reading your messages—declarations of affection for the liberal arts, individual Beloiters, impromptu hugs, professors, random conversations, red cloaks, and, yes, the squirrels.

Did you miss our interactive feature on the Terrarium? No worries, here are some of the highlights. (Do you have an idea for our next leave-a-message feature or poll? Don’t keep them to yourself! Send them to

P.S. Does anyone know if that guy with the applications floating around found himself a valentine?

What (or who?) do you adore here at Beloit College?

  • “I adore men with big beards and girls in red cloaks. It makes me feel like I'm in a fairy tale!”
  • “Dear Beloit, my heart beats for you with the "THUD THUD THUD" of an elephant sprinting through the African savanna. My love for you is as durable and eternal as a turtle shell. My heart proclaims its love for you the way your students proclaim their love for nerdiness and geekiness. I would gladly join the turtle-riding-buccaneer cavalry to defend you! So please be mine this Valentine's Day. ♥ ♥ ♥ XOXOXOXO”
  • “I love waking up on a snowy Valentine's Day morning and seeing deliciously nerdy "Sherlock" and "Doctor Who" references chalked on the Wall while walking to breakfast <3”
  • “I adore Campbell Plaza, where my husband and I were married; Moore Lounge, where we shared prom and our wedding reception together; Middle College, which will always hold a special place in my heart (it takes my breath away every time I see it); the mounds, which add a majestic quality to campus; and all of my coworkers and the students who make Beloit – Beloit.”
  • “I adore colleges that change lives. I adore colleges that practice the liberal arts. I adore colleges that put their students first in their mission statements. And, I adore colleges where turtles multiply, well, like rabbits.”