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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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Classics professor speaks on ‘Cultivating Rome and its Estate’

February 27, 2013 at 10:42 pm

This Thursday Grant Nelsestuen, an assistant professor of classics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be lecturing about his research on the political philosophy of the late Roman Republic. He will also speak about the kinds of research that classicists typically conduct.

Assistant Professor of Classics Lisl Walsh says she invited Nelsestuen to campus because he has found a profound body of evidence for political philosophy in a text which most experts had assumed was about agriculture, not politics.  

“His scholarship exemplifies the ways in which classicists must often approach questions about the ancient world through many different disciplines and pieces of evidence,” says Walsh. “It provides—for non-classicists as well—a useful model of creative and interdisciplinary problem-solving.”  

The lecture will be especially of interest to students who are curious about political philosophy, ancient Roman society, Roman farming, or the field of classics, but Walsh encourages all students to attend.

“I think that there are striking comparisons to be made between the way Ancient Roman authors wrote about running complex organizations (whether that be a farm or a country) and the way we (modern American capitalists) think about the organization and management of clubs, colleges, governments, and corporations,” says Walsh of the subject’s broader relevance.

Nelsestuen’s forthcoming book is titled Varro the Agronomist: Political Philosophy, Satire, and Agriculture in the Late Roman Republic. His lecture “Cultivating Rome and Its Estate: Farmers and Farms in the Late Roman Republic” will take place Thursday at 4 p.m. in SCI 150.