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Scott Pruitt confirmed to head EPA

Scott Pruitt was confirmed as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, Feb. 17 in a Senate vote of 52-46. The decision to appoint the former Attorney General of Oklahoma has sparked controversy among government officials and environmental groups who note his history of

Students create social movements working group

It’s a Tuesday night a few minutes before 9:30 p.m. and Bradley Rydholm’17 and Sarah Tweedale are waiting outside the door of a house a block off campus on Chapin Street, books tucked under their arms. After a knock, Kendra Schiffman opens the door, and

Students form political phone-banking group

After Donald Trump was elected president, a variety of student groups stepped up to respond with increased vigilant citizenry. Hoping to leverage social media networks, Sam Kindler’17 formed the Facebook group Beloit Political Phone Banking to provide a platform to organize collective action last semester.

MLK convocation features messages of equality, activism

Braving sidewalks iced over with sleet, members of the Beloit campus and community found warmth and fiery words in Eaton Chapel at the 13th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Convocation, titled “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Embodying the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther

Green Space: Environmental news roundup

Editor’s Note: Also written by Blair Henderson and Amelia Diehl. Global: According to U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, global temperatures were at a record high for the third straight year in 2016. Researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the University

The Women’s March and climate change

The Women’s March this past weekend brought together a wide array of concerned citizens, united in centering the experiences and voices of women in this nation’s urgent fight to reclaim democracy. While we march for the basic rights we deserve in this country, we also