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Beloit College's Bird Collection

The image above is drawer L1 in the collection which contains buntings, creepers. crows and cuckoos.

For centuries, we have been collecting. Whether its collecting shells on a beach or a series of odd objects, it is rewarding to have a tangible collection and watch it expand as the years pass on. 236 more words

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What's Shaping the Minds of This Year's Freshman Class, the Class of 2021

Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. 314 more words

Leadership

The voice of authority

In the battle against fake news, Andreas Vlachos – a computer scientist living in England – is on the front lines. “I’m trying to channel my research,” he said, “into something that is useful for everyone who’s reading the news.”1 Combating fake news, finding a voice of authority we can depend on, is also useful for anyone trying to stay grounded amidst change that is unprecedented in speed and scope. 1,131 more words

Ruminations