Fridays with Fred


Glimpses into Beloit’s history.

Cover of the 60th Anniversary issue of The Round Table from 1907.

Fridays With Fred: The Round Table

Old editions of the Round Table, Beloit College’s newspaper, offer an interesting look into past Beloit culture.

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A commencement ceremony in the Marvin Field House, circa 1950.

Fridays With Fred: Commencement Throughout The Years

Take a look back at Commencement over the years, with excerpts from past speeches.

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A close up on Edward Strong Merrill as he wins his race at the I.C.A.A. Track Meet in Chicago circa 1901.

Fridays with Fred: Best All-Around Athlete in the West

Athletics, 1900’s style.

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Beloit College Veteran housing for family.

Fridays with Fred: Postwar Campus Housing Riddle

Fred Burwell ’86 answers the riddle of how the campus accommodated an influx of students post- WWII.

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Bernie Sanders circa 1991.

Fridays with Fred: A Very Successful Socialist

A tale of politics throughout the past century, focusing on one unique socialist.

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Students outside of Smith circa 1970s.

Fridays with Fred: Hanging out at the Smith Union

A look at the Smith Student Union.

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Constructed water slide by the campus path.

Fridays with Fred: Exploring a Campus Path

Reflections on the origins of the walking paths of the Beloit College campus.

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View of the Field House and popularity circa 1950s.

Fridays with Fred: The Field House

A look at the opening nights of the Field House and a series of past concerts.

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Student in “The Thinker” pose outside of Eaton Chapel circa 1890s.

Fridays with Fred: The Class of 1888 Rock and Beloit’s “Thinker”

Fred Burwell’86 gives an account of what a past student may have been contemplating when this photo was taken.

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Advertising envelope for Beloit circa 1887.

The return of Fridays with Fred: “Visit Beloit and ‘The Yale of the West’”

Early advertising for Beloit College as the “Yale of the West.”

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