January 01, 2018

Many Hands, 
Quick Work

Twenty-six students, aided by several members of Beloit’s grounds crew, planted more than 600 plants in a plot next to Pearsons Hall in September.
  • Students work to plant new plants at the site of a 250-year-old tree that fell during a spring storm.
    Photo by: Todd Anderbyrne
    Todd Anderbyrne

The location is where a 250-year-old bur oak tree came down earlier in the year during a spring storm. The students, enrolled in Biology 121 (Botany), should expect to see the fruits of their labor come spring, when a succession of flowers will bloom, drawing bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Botanist and Professor of Biology Yaffa Grossman teaches the class and planned the project. The garden shares space with three witch hazel bushes and a newly planted bur oak tree, which was dedicated last fall in honor of Dick Newsome, professor emeritus of biology.


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General-Interest Books by Alumni and Faculty Authors

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As this issue was about to go to press, we learned of the December death of beloved professor emerita Eudora Shepherd, who taught vocal music at the college for more than 50 years. Shepherd touched the lives of so many Beloit students during her tenure. Look for our tribute to her in Beloit College Magazine’s spring edition. If you have memories to share about Eudora Shepherd, send them to us at belmag@beloit.edu.

Remembering Eudora Shepherd

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How Much for That Tree?

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