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Beloit SEAL director Walsh takes job at UW-Madison

Beloit College is set to prepare for another departure from its ranks. Director of Student Engagement and Leadership Jen Walsh will leave the college this month.  This impending loss adds to the expanding list of departures since the end of the spring 2018 semester, which

Beloit College Board of Trustees names new Chair

The convening of the Beloit College Board of Trustees from Thursday, Oct. 11 through Saturday, Oct. 13 resulted in some shuffling among the top of the board. Chair of the Board of Trustees Stopher Bartol’88 announced his resignation from that position, and within the following

Beloit College’s Powerhouse Project receives WAFX prize

Beloit College’s Powerhouse Project has been awarded a WAFX Prize from the World Architectural Festival. Founded in 2017, the WAFX Prize “recognizes future projects that identify key ecological and societal challenges that architects are actively seeking to address over the next ten years,” according to

Minus the Bear bids farewell with final EP Fair Enough

After a successful career spanning nearly two decades, indie-progressive rockers Minus the Bear are calling it quits. In conjunction with a farewell tour that lasts through December, the band released an EP, Fair Enough, to serve as a brief parting gift. This decision likely comes

2018 MLB Recap

Another season of MLB has come to an end, with the Boston Red Sox disposing of the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 in the World Series. The Red Sox capturing their fourth World Series title over the past 15 years, was a fairly expected outcome in

Miller Upton scholar Dani Rodrik delivers forum’s keynote address

During the week of Oct. 22, Beloit College played host to its eleventh annual Miller Upton Forum. Beloit’s 2018 Upton Scholar-in-Residence was Turkish economist Dr. Dani Rodrik, the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Rodrik

Brewers’ stellar 2018 season accentuated by Yelich, bullpen

Although the Brewers’ 2018 season ended in heartbreak– with images of controversial Manny Machado slides and Yasiel Puig dancing around the bases ingrained into fans’ minds– Milwaukee appears set to be a perennial contender. What were expected to be rebuilding years for the club have

Independent pro baseball team Milwaukee Milkmen to debut in 2019

Wisconsin will introduce its first American Association of Independent Professional Baseball team, the “Milwaukee Milkmen,” in 2019. ROC Ventures – a management firm in the sports, entertainment and real estate industries – introduced the team on Monday, Sept. 17. Wisconsin’s first independent team will begin

A’s, Snappers agree to extension through 2020

The Oakland Athletics announced on Friday, Sept. 21 that they would be continuing their Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Class A Beloit Snappers. The two-year agreement guarantees that the Snappers will remain affiliated with the A’s through 2020. “We’re very happy to extend our

Hendricks company adds property in Janesville amidst flurry of headlines

Hendricks Commercial Properties, one of several companies owned by Beloit College trustee and billionaire Diane Hendricks, recently completed a $26.5 million purchase of five Janesville industrial and commercial properties. The acquisition comes amidst a busy couple of weeks for the company, whose projects have made