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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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Postcards: On the London Underground with Kidiocus Carroll’14

November 6, 2013 at 11:22 pm

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Name: Kidiocus Carroll

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.

Study abroad semester and location: Fall 2012, London, U.K.

What was your favorite place in your host city/country?
My favorite place in the city of London was the London Underground.  My favorite part of going to different destinations within the city was that I was able to travel on the underground.  The London Underground is the lifeblood of the entire city, and it is a representation of the rich history of the city.  I would sometimes get on the London Underground even when I had no place to go.

What was the best meal you had abroad?
The city of London has a huge number of kebab/chicken places. My favorite meal to get from the kebab shops was chicken and chips. The chicken and chips came in a little box and you could have all of the contents of the box (the chicken and chips) smothered with chili sauce and mayonnaise. I ate this meal every other day!

How did your identity as a minority influence your experiences abroad?
My identity as a minority in the city of London had a deep impact on my study abroad experiences. London is a very racially diverse city, and it was really interesting to compare the racial inequalities and the social stratification within the city to what I’ve observed and experienced within the United States. It was very interesting to see how the people within the city grappled with and handled the various issues surrounding race.

How will your study abroad experience be beneficial to you in the future?
I am a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and am currently in the process of applying to and attending graduate school in order to pursue academic research. My study abroad experience has been beneficial in that I now want to conduct research in the United Kingdom during my graduate school experience. I could really see myself returning to the United Kingdom to conduct a comparative study of black masculinity in the United States and the United Kingdom.

What was the biggest challenge you faced with the study abroad experience and how were you able to overcome it?
My biggest challenge was learning how to acclimate to the city of London in various ways.  There are 7 million more people in the city of London than in Milwaukee, which is a city of 1.5 million people (including the metropolitan area).  It could be intimidating being in a city of that size, but I feel that once I learned how to navigate the city using public transportation I was able to overcome.