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Beloit College hosts “Responses to Hate” panel

One of the ways in which Beloit College faculty responded to the anti-Semitic and Islamophobic hate crimes committed on campus last weekend was through a “Responses to Hate” panel held on Wed, Feb. 1. The panel was organized by Ann Davies, Provost and Dean of

Faculty panel addresses immigration and refugee crisis, policies

After president Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries on Jan. 27, many in the Beloit College community and beyond responded with concern. Six faculty and staff members provided context for this action in a panel and Q

Arrest made in Islamophobic Beloit College hate crime

The City of Beloit Police Department announced today that Michael Kee’19, age 20, had been arrested in connection with a recent Islamophobic hate crime on the Beloit College campus. Kee is accused of obstruction, disorderly conduct and criminal damage. According to the report, Kee spray

Steve Bannon asserts his dominance within the White House

Steve Bannon, the Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to President Donald Trump, has wasted no time in taking charge within the new presidential administration. Bannon, the former CEO of Breitbart News, a far-right media outlet that has frequently been accused of promoting white nationalist ideals,

Beloit PD, #BlackLivesMatter collaborate for Q&A

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the City of Beloit Police Department and #BlackLivesMatterBeloit collaborated to give the presentation “Conversations with the Beloit Community — Beloit College: Traffic Stops.” It was the first of three conversations to take place this semester, all sponsored by #BlackLivesMatterBeloit, in hopes

Trump pulls U.S. from TPP trade deal

During his first week as President of the United States, Donald Trump began fulfilling his campaign pledge to undo America’s trade ties. He started with an executive order on Mon, Jan. 23 that formally withdrew the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Upon signing the order

Hate crimes hit Beloit College

Update: An arrest has been made in association with the Islamophobic hate crime. A series of hate crimes hit Beloit College within the past week, with students of minority faiths and ethnicities being targeted by vicious slurs and swastikas. The latest of these took place early this

Beloit community rallies in response to hate crimes

In the wake of a series of hate crimes directly targeted against Jewish and Muslim students on the Beloit College campus, hundreds of students, faculty, administrators and community members gathered on Monday, Jan. 30 in the Flood Arena on the Beloit campus to stand in

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s sentence before leaving office

Before leaving office, then-President Barack Obama commuted the majority of the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who was convicted of a 2010 leak that exposed sensitive American military and diplomatic information, while propelling WikiLeaks to international prominence. Manning, a transgender woman