Beloit College

6:57 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Beloit College Sets Up Luke Somers Memorial Fund

Beloit College created a memorial fund for Luke Somers, a hostage killed in Yemen during a U.S. rescue attempt. Somers is a graduate of the college.

The fund will honor Somers and his photojournalism, and provide students study abroad opportunities. It would especially benefit students who want to study the people and cultures of the Middle East.

Luke Somers
10:19 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Slain American Hostage Was Beloit College Grad

American photojournalist Luke Somers was born in London 33 years ago, but chose Beloit College in Wisconsin for his liberal arts education. Somers was killed during a failed rescue attempt in Yemen.

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Higher Education
6:21 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Sweating A College Admissions Test? Some Schools Don't Require It


Many U.S. colleges and universities are adopting "test-optional" policies when it comes to admitting students. That means SAT and ACT scores are becoming less of a factor in the process. At least one area school is joining the movement.

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7:41 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Beloit College professor dies in Chile

Dan Shea, Ph.D.
Beloit College

Dan Shea, an anthropology professor at Beloit College since 1968, died after a fall Tuesday night while on a research trip with students in Chile.

 Shea and five Beloit students arrived June 8 and were scheduled to remain in Chile until June 27. A Beloit College alumnus and an adjunct professor also were on the trip; they remain with the students at this time. Plans are being made for their return as soon as possible.

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