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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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Former college president pens science-education editorial

March 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm

When he left his eight-year stint as president of Beloit College, John Burris (the college’s 10th president) went on to become the president of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The private foundation awards grants for research, primarily to degree-awarding institutions.

Throughout his career, Burris has maintained this involvement in the sciences, and demonstrated this with a recent editorial in Science magazine, underscoring the importance of well-prepared teachers as the linchpin in providing strong science and math curriculums in American education.

“The United States must commit to the laborious task of improving the teachers we train and the environment in which they teach, while providing teachers with a respect and trust commensurate with their critical societal roles,” Burris wrote in the January 13, 2012 piece, “It’s the Teachers.” In the editorial, he contrasts Finland’s methods of teacher training with those of the Unites States.

Read the full editorial here.