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New professor Elizabeth Blair excited for new bonds

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pa., education and learning has always been a part of Visiting Professor of Education Elizabeth Blair’s upbringing. “When I was a kid I used to swim at the same pool that Mr. Rogers would swim laps at. So once I got

First Year on the Street: Sam Funk

The Round Table sat down with freshman Sam Funk from Kenosha, Wis. to discuss the diversity and atmosphere of Beloit College. —Lillie Herbst and Therese Lydon The Round Table: Sam,  is the Wisconsin Minnesota feud a real thing? Do we get along? Sam Funk: The

Madison hosts interfaith climate solidarity rally

This article was originally published on Sept. 28, 2015. On Thursday, Sept. 24, around 50 people gathered at James Madison Park in Madison, Wis., to reflect on climate change as a moral issue in an interfaith call to action. The event, called “Light the Way:

Remember Flint?

It’s been over a year since a research team from Virginia Tech discovered elevated lead levels in the water supply of Flint, Mich. “The Flint Water Crisis” reached the national spotlight but stopped being treated as front-page news before the issue could actually be resolved.

College to monitor, reduce energy

When you hear about sustainable living, you often hear the same things about energy conservation, like turning off the lights when you leave a room, or unplugging devices. But other than checking the energy bill every month, it’s difficult for the average consumer to determine

Senior on the street: Ellie Waddle

The Round Table sat down with Ellie Waddle, an  anthropology major from St. Paul, MN. — Joel Seabury-Kolod The Round Table: Do you waddle to all of your destinations? Ellie Waddle: Oh my god, no. I actually bike most places right now. RT: Are you

Students implement composting system for Beloit Urban Garden

A block north of campus, behind the shed with the graffiti snail at the Beloit Urban Garden (BUG), tiny organisms are busy breaking down organic matter inside wire containers; the campus has started composting again, after years of intermittent attempts. Jennifer Pantelios’18 had been wanting