August 14-20

Wrapping up the summer in anticipation of a new academic year

Beloit College students Aaditya Joshi, Laraib Irfan, and Prince Upadhyay working during the summer with Belmark Associates.Beloit College students Aaditya Joshi, Laraib Irfan, and Prince Upadhyay are working this summer with Belmark Associates, the student-managed marketing research organization.

Hello, Beloiters. The Beat is back with a new look to keep you up to date with what is happening on campus.

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It has been a busy summer, so let’s start our year by helping you get caught up with some highlights:

  • New president – It’s official: On July 1, Eric Boynton became Beloit’s 12th president. Please give warm welcomes to him, first lady Julie, and pups Tallulah, Jolene, and Vivi. An inauguration ceremony will take place during the fall semester.
  • Impact Beloit groundbreaking – Library renovations have begun to include space for a new career center and community hub. Library resources are temporarily available in the Powerhouse’s Riverside Lounge.
  • Summer adventures abroad – Students explored Puerto Rico, Italy, Germany, and Puerto Rico through Global Experience Seminars.
  • Working in the city – Beloit College students Aaditya Joshi, Laraib Irfan, and Prince Upadhyay (pictured above) worked with Belmark Associates to gather data at the farmers market.


College gets treasured archives of real-life Indiana Jones

Roy Chapman Andrews

Long believed to be the inspiration for the fictional Indiana Jones, explorer and Beloit College 1906 graduate Roy Chapman Andrews lived beyond what a Hollywood script could capture. Now some of the adventurer’s most treasured artifacts, manuscripts, books, and photos started arriving at Beloit College’s Archives, and at the Beloit Historical Society, donated by Andrews’s granddaughter Sara Andrews Appelbee.

Hard Truths: Examining Puerto Rican history through today’s residents

Image featuring Lolita Lebrón in the Puerto Rican Independence Party headquarters in San Juan.

Diego Boyd Lassalle’25 was one of 12 students who traveled with assistant professor of English Michael Dango and the Global Experience office’s Julianne Angeli to Puerto Rico to learn what it’s like to live in the shadow of the U.S. without being able to participate fully in its governance. He offers these reflections.

Upcoming Events


Beloiter Days and Homecoming

2023 Beloiter Days: Homecoming and Reunion Weekend is set for Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. Certain events require prior registration and/or have a fee. Get the most out of Beloiter Days by registering as an attendee.

Faculty study hall is back

Faculty Study Hall is a time to sit together in the same room with colleagues, drink caffeinated beverages, and “Get. Stuff. Done.” on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2-4 pm in Weeks Faculty Lounge.

Free Art Institute of Chicago tickets

Free electronic tickets are available for Beloit College faculty and staff—first come, first served. Email Christa Story at Students get in free year-round. 

For Beloiters

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