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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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Professor looks at gender equity in the field of classics

January 22, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Gender equity in the field of classics and the myth of Seneca’s Medea are two research topics about which Assistant Professor of Classics Lisl Walsh has recently published.

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Walsh undertook the gender equity issue as a research project while a graduate student at the University of Southern California. Since no one had ever conducted a study of the Women’s Classical Caucus newsletters, Walsh−given access to newsletters from the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s from her mentor−decided to examine the history and present state of gender equity with the field.

Several years later, Walsh expanded that project for a feature article in the 40th anniversary edition of the newsletter (now a journal called Cloelia). Among the information she learned, she discovered an immense inequity in the field in the ‘70s and ‘80s when it came to hiring women in tenure track positions−something that has improved greatly over the last 40 years. However, she asserts now 30 percent of women hold tenured positions compared to 70 percent of men.

This project examining women in more modern times was a different experience for Walsh who is accustomed to studying women from 2,000-2,500 years ago, such as the Greek mythological character of Medea, written about in Seneca’s play.

Last fall, she published a condensed version of her dissertation in the journal Ramus that analyzed Medea’s gender, ethnicity, relationship to divinity, and sense of self. She plans to expand the dissertation into a book one day incorporating modern context into the ancient myth.

As for other future projects, Walsh is working on a pedagogical article on Latin instruction. It will explain a new concept for teaching, which she describes as like the Super Mario Brothers video game.

“Students have to get 90 percent on a level exam before I let them move on to the next material,” Walsh said. “The plus side is they get to set their own schedule so it taps into Beloit’s (mission of students) taking ownership of their education. They are responsible for deciding what they’re doing for homework, when they study, how much they study, and when they take exams.”

Click here to read Walsh’s Cloelia article, and click here to learn how to purchase the volume of Ramus with Walsh’s Medea article.