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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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Future of Syria “uncertain and worrisome” says resident expert

October 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Experts predict a violent winter in Syria−perhaps the bloodiest since the revolution began in 2011. Catherine Bronson, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Beloit College, says the outcome of the conflict is grim.

The revolution, she explains, is comprised of diverse groups with disparate interests all vying for attention and power. Thus, even if they succeed in their common goal of toppling the regime and ousting President Bashar al-Assad, many predict that the country will continue to plunge further into sectarian war.

The Syrian conflict began in March 2011 when citizens took to the streets to protest the torture of students who wrote anti-government slogans against al-Assad and his Ba’ath party. The violence escalated, and by summer of 2012 the country had plunged into a massive civil war. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the total number of civilians and non-civilians killed has exceeded 31,000 and includes many women and children.  

Bronson says the “world community” has so far been reluctant to intervene because of the repercussions that could be felt around the globe, but adds that citizens can do something to help.

According to Bronson, who sponsors an orphan, people can make donations to grassroot organizations such as SyrianOrphans.Org or Text 4 Syria, Text 4 Humanity.

“It’s a humanitarian crisis,” says Bronson, who lived in Syria for three years and frequently returns for research. “The burden is on each enlightened citizen to really care beyond their own small, myopic view of the world because when we become small-minded and things like this go on, it’s basically the raping of the human condition.”