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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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Prof. Bob Elder tackles March Madness in Tuesday’s live Lunchbox Lecture

March 18, 2014 at 7:05 am

The most important metric used by the Selection Committee that determines invitations to the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament, also known as “March Madness,” is the Ratings Percentage Index, or RPI.

In a 2012 Journal of Sports Economics paper, Beloit College Economics Professor Bob Elder teamed with Troy University Economics Professor Scott Beaulier to critique the RPI and to suggest an alternative metric.

Elder and Beaulier derived their alternative metric, the Dominetric, from an earlier study in which two European economists, Laurens Cherchye of Leuven University in Belgium and Frederic Vermeulen of Tilburg University in the Netherlands, ranked cyclists in the Tour de France.

For his Lunchbox Series talk today (Tuesday, March 18) Bob Elder will provide a brief overview of how Dominetrics works, arguing why it is more objective than the RPI.

He then will discuss the latest Dominetrics rankings, comparing the selections to the NCAA tournament field that Dominetrics would recommend to the actual RPI-influenced field announced by the NCAA Selection Committee on March 16.

Date: Tuesday (March 18)
12:30 p.m.
Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall

Watch the lecture live at Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall. Can't make it to campus? Watch the lecture live online. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch!