January 01, 2018

Marking the End of an Era

When the Beloit Plan died in 1978, it didn’t go quietly. That summer, when the end came for Beloit’s experimental curriculum with its year-round program, students held a mock funeral on campus.
  • Funeral for the Beloit summer term, Phil Straffin and Judy Schroeder, Max Kunin in the red hair.
    Cam Murray’80

Last summer, Cam Murray’80 shared photos he took of this event, which involved a hearse, a grieving widow, eulogies, a coffin, and a lot of black attire.

Speakers included Alden Solovy’79, and professors Bob Irrmann and Tom McBride. Murray described the event as a little bit of a critique toward the college administration and “just a reason to have a party.” This spring marks 50 years since the first class graduated under the Beloit Plan in 1968. Watch for a story in 2018 to recognize this milestone.


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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.

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  • Students are holding signs that were made with a 3D printer in CELEB’s Maker Lab, which will move to the renovated building’s third floor. Photo by: Howard Korn.

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  • Amanda Browder’98

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  • Photo by: Mary Munro

    Nelson Van Valen, Professor of History

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