January 16, 2019

Remembering George H.W. Bush

  • George H.W. Bush visits Beloit College in February 1978.
    Beloit College Archives

With the recent death of George H.W. Bush, we turned to College Archivist Fred Burwell’86, who has written about the 41st President’s visit to Beloit in the 1970s. Bush—at that time a former CIA director and former U.S. envoy to China—was a personal friend of seventh College President Martha Peterson. Burwell writes that, “Long before he became President, Bush visited Beloit in February 1978, when he talked with students and faculty, gave a public lecture titled ‘Perspectives on China,’ and stayed overnight at the President’s House.” Bush also wrote one of his legendary thank you notes to Martha Peterson, which is in College Archives.

Also In This Issue

Saad Ahsan’21, Garrett Moore’20, and Beth Burnson’88 chat during Beloit’s 2019 Econ Day in Chicago.

Networking at Econ Day

Jennifer Esperanza has mentored many Beloit students, including Dan Weyl’10, who took an unconventional path in his study of anthropology.

A Two-Way Street

Beloit’s Buccaneer Boat Club is renewing enthusiasm for recreating on the water.

Going with the Flow

Writer and food blogger Tenaya Darlington’94 teaches writing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. One of her recent books is about the iconic Philly cheese shop Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese.

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