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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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Journalist/biographer on campus Monday for reading

November 22, 2013 at 8:01 am

Journalist and biographer Cathleen Miller will be on campus Monday (Nov. 25) to read from and discuss her latest book, Champion of Choice, a biography of Nafis Sadik, a Pakistani national and one of the highest ranking women in the United Nations. Sadik is recognized as a world leader in women's reproductive health and family planning. Miller’s reading is Monday at 7 p.m. in the WAC South Lounge.

Miller travelled around the globe researching this book, charting the influence of Sadik's initiatives, often finding herself in harm's way to get the story. When Sadik, an obstetrician, took a post at the fledgling United Nations Population Fund the year was 1971 and the average global birth rate equaled six children per mother. By the time of her retirement in 2000, the average birth rate had been cut in half. Her strategy grew out of decades of research and conferring with some of the great minds of our time to form a groundbreaking new approach: provide females with education and the tools to control their own fertility, and the rate of population growth would shrink radically.

Miller is also the author of Desert Flower, the best-selling biography of Waris Dirie, the Somali refugee who underwent genital mutilation as a child and later became a supermodel, actress, and UN human rights activist.