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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

Dylann Roof sentenced to die

On Tue, Jan. 10, a jury sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the white supremacy-motivated murder of nine people in Charleston, S.C., in June 2015. The same jury had found Roof, 22, guilty of 33 hate crimes charges a month earlier. The sentencing portion of

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

Diane Hendricks deepens ties to Trump, GOP elites

Diane Hendricks, the billionaire chairperson of ABC Supply and a member of the board of trustees at Beloit College, was recently named to Donald Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee after donating nearly $2 million to support Trump and serving as a member of Trump’s economic advisory

String of thefts leave Beloit students uneasy

A plague of robberies has descended upon Beloit College recently, and several students have suffered as a result. Many types of items seem to have been targeted, although a singular person or group has yet to be identified as the culprit. While multiple dorms have

Donald Trump elected 45th President of the United States

Donald J. Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States in a stunning upset fueled by disaffection and dissatisfaction among white working class voters. Running a campaign that was motivated by anger at the political, social and media establishment, Trump was able