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.
    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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  • Eudora Shepherd

    Remembering Eudora Shepherd

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  • Makers [of Slime] at the World Maker Faire

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  • Raina Croff’s work as an assistant professor of neurology at the Oregon Health & Science University brings her interests in African-American history together with medical anthropology. She’s standing in front of a mural featuring a portrait of Coretta Scott King and other black women leaders at the Black United Fund of Oregon, located in one of the neighborhoods where the SHARP study takes place.

    Walking to Remember

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