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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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Culture, entrepreneurship to be explored in new economics course

April 7, 2014 at 5:26 am

Sources Arielle John

In a new course called The Economics of Culture and Identity, students will be conducting ethnography in order to discover their classmates’ perspectives on the world. The course will be taught in the fall by Miller Upton Teaching Fellow Arielle John, who will at that time be joining the faculty as an assistant professor of economics.

“In this course we’re going to cover what your religion, nationality, age, gender, or ethnicity might have to do with your choices regarding work, school, health, reproductive choices, what you name your kids, what you wear and how it matters for the economy,” John said.

Students in the course, which is open to anyone who has completed Principles of Economics, will interview other students who represent different identities or groupings in an attempt to discover their perspectives on everything from jobs, politics, the college and its mission, studying, and drinking. The goal is to find out if certain patterns emerge among the groups.

John herself did similar research for her dissertation, where she conducted interviews in her native Trinidad to explore the relationship between ethnic culture and entrepreneurship. John’s other inspiration for the course came from Beloit’s new initiative to help students understand the role of identity. (Beloit implemented a new critical identity studies department in the fall of 2013.)

“Your interactions with people who aren’t necessarily like you can be enriching in all ways emotionally and intellectually,” John said. “It’s interesting to see how different groups interact in different societies and economies. I want (students) to be exposed to people of different ethnic groups, religions, and nationalities so that their interactions are more on the positive side and not the disruptive side. I definitely want them to understand that the economic system in which they live can promote those interactions or turn them against one another.”