March 18 - 24

Misinformation, Meme Wars, and Media Manipulation

President Eric Boynton and his wife, Julie, posed in a group photo with the Buccaneer Softball team.Buccaneer Baseball and Softball teams spent their spring break competing in Florida. President Eric Boynton and his wife, Julie, saw both teams compete during a swing through the state to meet with alumni and friends of the college.

Hello Beloiters! We hope you enjoyed your midterm break and are happy to be back on campus. It is time again for interesting classes, fun activities, and plenty of time with friends.

Weissberg Chair Joan Donovan on campus this week

Each year, the Weissberg Program in Human Rights and Social Justice brings a distinguished individual to campus who has made important contributions to understanding and defending human rights on the international stage.

This year’s Chair is Joan Donovan, assistant professor of journalism and emerging media studies at Boston University. Dr. Donovan’s research explores how media manipulation is a means to control public conversation, derail democracy, and disrupt society. 

Interact with Dr. Donovan at an event this week:

Office hours with the Schools

In the next few weeks, representatives of each of the schools will hold office hours on a specific day between 11 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Powerhouse, beginning Monday, March 25. The four schools are Business, Health Sciences, Media and the Arts, and Environment and Sustainability. Look for more information on specific days for each school coming soon on the campus calendar and in next week’s Beat.

All students, regardless of major, may engage with schools in a variety of ways.

The college is creating the schools to help students build on the liberal arts curriculum by bringing career pathways to the center of students’ college experience, linking classes with career-focused advising and programming, pre-professional experiential learning opportunities, and specialized credentials. 

Unity Day is April 6

Would you like to build a stronger connection with your fellow Beloiters? The Office of Student Success, Equity, & Community is inviting the community to engage with that question.

Register for the Unity Day Summit on April 6, then grab your passport and attend various events on campus leading up to the summit.

Those who attend 50 percent of the events leading up to the day will receive a limited-edition Unity Day T-shirt. Passports can be picked up from the following offices: SSEC in Pearsons, GEO in Pearsons, and SEAL in the Powerhouse.

A successful Giving Day

Together, Beloiters raised $689,262 on Giving Day this year. The outstanding generosity of Beloiters on Giving Day will help us transform Whitney Hall and enhance the Beloit experience for all.

Sports recap

Beloit baseball attended the RussMatt Invitational in Florida over Winter Break. In their nine games, the Bucs went 6-3, including a five-game winning streak. They will kick off their conference schedule this weekend against Cornell College.

Beloit College softball also traveled to Florida over the break and attended The Spring Games. Over the tournament, the team went 1-9. The Bucs face off against Rockford University on the road on Wednesday.

Men’s lacrosse picked up their first win of the year against Earlham College, 9-5. Women’s lacrosse went 1-1 over the last two weeks, including a big home win against Augustana College, 17-10.


The confluence of environment and law

Camille Ledoux

Camille Ledoux’25 is sharpening her knowledge of conservation, law, and justice as the spring 2024 intern at Nature at the Confluence. Using her experiences at the Confluence and Beloit, she intends to attend law school in preparation for a career in environmental law.

“The world is never that far away”

Farah Tolu-Honary's view of a beautiful blue street in Tunesia.

Meet twins Farah and Ariana Tolu-Honary’24 and their younger sister, Mina’26. Though they run in different circles on campus and studied abroad in three different places to improve their language skills in three different languages, the sisters all share the goal of becoming teachers or professors. 

Upcoming Events


Sign up for a Spring II Intramural League

Leagues include Ultimate Frisbee, Innertube Water Polo, Friday Night FIFA, and Volleyball. Other opportunities to drop-in and play in various activities are also planed through the remainder of the semester. Learn more and sign up for a league by March 20.

Apply to be a Community Fellow or Concierge Intern

Opportunities are available for high-achieving, reliable upcoming juniors and seniors to work with Beloit area organizations. You will gain invaluable experience and college credit working as a Community Fellow or Concierge Intern for the full 2024-25 academic year. Applications for both programs are due March 21.

Beloit’s Got Talent

The Senior Class Officers invite members of the Senior class to participate in the Beloit’s Got Talent event shortly before Commencement. Whether you are a singer, dancer, musician, magician, comedian, or more, it’s our last chance to share the stage before we go our separate ways. If you’re interested, please sign up by April 1, and let’s make it a night to remember! Contact Lorriane Pedroza ( or Tiffany Warren (

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