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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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‘Adventures in reconstructive archaeology:’ a last look (pics)

May 8, 2014 at 7:58 am

On Monday, students in Matthew Taylor’s classics class Ancient Warfare rounded out their adventures in reconstructive archaeology by practicing the testudo, a maneuver made famous by the legions of ancient Rome. The testudo—Latin for 'tortoise'—was used primarily for defense against missile weapons (here modeled by use of pool noodles, which proved ill-suited to the winds of Wisconsin).

cohort Matt Taylor 

The students were challenged to work out the most efficient way to form the testudo with replicas of the large 'scutum' of the Roman legionary, and compared their experience moving in this formation to our reconstructions of the Greek hoplite phalanx and Macedonian pike phalanx.