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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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In the Stacks: Who is the most vile villain of all? Vote!

October 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm

The library’s Greatest Literary Villains Tournament is officially underway! This semester, the staff at the library are hoping you help them choose literature’s most vile character.

Earlier in September, they accepted nominations from the campus community to help decide which villains should be included. Then, they selected 32 villains to compete in this head-to-head, single-elimination tournament.The resulting list is downright dastardly, with such characters as Count Dracula, Cthulhu, Nurse Ratched, Hannibal Lecter, and Voldemort all in the fray.

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Here’s how the tournament works:

  • The initial 32 villains were paired up via random drawing
  • To vote, come to the library and use the ballots by the tournament board to select the villains you want to see advance to the next round
  • Use whatever criteria you want to make your selections, including (but not limited to): most evil; most well-written character; most likely to win a back alley brawl
  • New rounds will begin every Monday (except Oct. 15) with votes accepted for one week (two weeks for the round beginning before fall break)
  • The Greatest Literary Villain as chosen by Beloit College will be announced on Monday, Nov. 5 

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After you’ve cast your ballot, don’t forget to check out the selection of books and movies in which the villains appear located on the ballot box table. For updates on how the tournament is progressing, be sure to like the library on Facebook!

So don’t delay—pick literature’s greatest bad guy/gal/hideous monster by casting a ballot each week. May the worst villain win!