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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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Stone lecture on food systems sets up spring Weissberg residency

November 19, 2013 at 7:18 am

Stone Elizabeth Ransom 

Among the highlights of International Education Week (currently underway) is the Ivan M. and Janice S. Stone Memorial lecture, taking place tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium of Morse-Ingersoll Hall.

Elizabeth Ransom, associate professor of sociology at the University of Richmond, will give the lecture on “Feast and Famine: Inequalities in the Global Food System,” focusing on the dramatic changes that have occurred in the agriculture and food system in recent decades with particular emphasis on changes within the global beef trade and its impacts on the people and environments of Southern Africa.

According to Director of International Education Betsy Brewer, there are many continuing Beloit ties to that region: a number of students have studied in Botswana, Sonja Darlington directed the ACM program there last spring, and Georgia Duerst-Lahti will direct the ACM program there in spring 2014.  Additionally, a past Weissberg Chair, Sheila Tlou, is from Botswana, and political science professor Rachel Ellett has done some research in Botswana.

“Also, Elizabeth Ransom's lecture is going to help the campus prepare for April's Weissberg Residency of Vandana Shiva, for which the general theme is the right to food,” Brewer says.