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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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Beloiter’s petition gets White House to give up its beer recipe

September 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Some Beloiters like their beer—whether a PBR or microbrew. Some, in DIY fashion, even like to make their own*.

No matter your taste in suds, you may appreciate the story of a Beloiter who started a petition to get the kitchen staff in the Obama White House to release their home-brew recipes.

John Lutz’11, an anthropology major originally from Minneapolis, posted a petition on the White House’s website on Aug. 18.  

“In keeping with the brewing traditions of the founding fathers, homebrewers across America call on the Obama Administration to release the recipe for the White House home brew so that it may be enjoyed by all,” part of the petition states.

Before the petition had a chance to pick up the 25,000 signatures required to warrant an official response, several media outlets such as CNN, NPR, and Politico had picked up the story.

In less than two weeks, White House staff acquiesced, and posted the recipes for the White House’s honey ale and honey porter, along with a response.

“With public excitement about White House beer fermenting such a buzz, we decided we better hop right to it,” wrote Sam Kass, an assistant chef in the White House.

You can read the White House official response and recipes here.

Since the recipes’ release, Lutz has been interviewed by the likes of The Washington Post and the Obama Foodorama blog.

In speaking with Greg Kitsock of the Post, Lutz said, “It is amazing. I am really excited to start brewing the beer. Going to need to have it on hand for the presidential debates.”

Lutz relocated to the Washington, D.C. area this summer to work at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

*Note: Homebrewing in res hall closets--presidential brew or not--is still not allowed. Sorry.