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Beaumont gives Beloit College historical ties to MLB

Although baseball has been arguably its strongest athletic program in recent years, Beloit College is not necessarily known for its association with America’s pastime. However, the small liberal arts school actually possesses a decorated baseball history that dates back over a century, highlighted by a

Missing Wisconsin teen Closs found alive

This article was originally published in the Feb. 4, 2019 issue of the Round Table.  Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who was missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed, was found alive on Thursday, Jan. 10. A woman walking her dog

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