Veggies in Beloit’s Urban Garden grow just two blocks from where they end up on Commons dinner plates. The student-run garden is teaching problem-solving skills and generating a bumper crop of love and appreciation … for compost.
The North Carolina coastal system is always evolving, but a malleable coastline shaped by powerful storms and rising seas clashes with summer tourism, the area’s most important economic driver. At the crossroads of this conflict stands Stan Riggs’60, a coastal geologist and evangelist for science education as the way forward.
On a bright Saturday morning in June, alumni gathered with their classes to march into Eaton Chapel for the Alumni Assembly during Reunion festivities. One group carried an inflatable penguin. Another sported Groucho glasses.
Reunion Weekend in June marked the official kick off of the Powerhouse project, as alumni, faculty and staff, city and state officials, and partners gathered on Aldrich Field to recognize the partnerships making possible the power plant’s transformation into a student union and recreation center.
During the May meeting of the board of trustees, friends and colleagues came together to dedicate a renewed façade and expanded entry into Campbell Hall (formerly North College) to the late Les McAllister, an influential professor emeritus of economics.
Jennifer Pantelios’19 belongs to a revolving collective of students who tend Beloit’s Urban Garden, casually known as the “BUG.” Last year, she started a garden composting system that involves volunteers, a wagon, and kitchen scraps, as well as some muscle.
Photo by Howard Korn’87.
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