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Beloit in 1911 : published by the Beloit Daily News
(c1911)

Beloit College,   pp. 15-19 PDF (3.2 MB)


Page 15

DAILY NEWS
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THE PIONEER PERIOD.
The early development of Beloit
College reflected the ideals of its
founders and of the pioneer com-
munity in the midst of which its
life unfolded.
Its first faculsy were men of un-
usual worth and promInence who im-
tressed upon the institution their
own character and ideals.  Dr. Cha-
pin, its first president, served the
College faithfully and ably for near-
ly forty years from 1849 to 1886
when he resigned his place to a son
of Beloit, Dr. Edward Dwight Eaton.
During this pioneer  period  the
College gained a lasting reputation
for high standards and for Christian
character in its educational wora.
The advances made in material
equipment and in attendance   were
small, however, as compared with
the progress of the pass twenty-five
years.  The material assets in 1886
comprised the present main campus
with five college buildings and an en-
dowment of less tman      $175,000.
The students in attendance at the
close of the pioneer period numbsr-
ed about 65 in the four college
classes while she faculty included
less than a dozen professors and in-
-truetors.
'IIESIENT EATON AND HIS
POLICIES.
When   President Eaton  assumed
the direct'on of the College he loy-
ally fostered the ideals of the found-
ers, but nevertheless  inaugurated
changes which placed the College
squarely in step with the educa ional
needs of the times, believing that
the College could thus most truly
perform its function to the comma-
nities which it had been founded to
serve.
The firsc change of importance
was the reorganization of the board
of trustees to include business men
of broad experience in business af-
fairs. Under this board of business
men Beloit has secured an endow-      Steps were also t
ment and equipment not equalled by the College with the
any other college.                  its region and Belo
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CHAPEI-BELOIT COLLEGE.
aken to affiliate college in Wisconsin to visit and af-
high schools of iliate high schools, thus bridging
oit was the first the gap 'which had previously exist-
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ed between the secondary schools
and the college.
Women were also admitted on an
equality with men In 1895 which
marked the beginning of the increas-
ed attendance. An aggressive cam-
paign for funds was meanwhile In-
augurated which has resulted in the
greatly  increased endowment, the
new buildings and the improved fa-
cilities  which  have  marked  the
growth of the past twenty-five years.
THE NEW BELOIT.
The first addition to the endow-
ment was secured in 1889 when Dr
D. K. Pearsons gave his first gift of
$100,000 to Beloit. Since that data
the college endowment has increased
to $1,174,000 with an annual in-
come of $100,000.   The seventeen
college buildings and the grounds on
which they are located are estimated
at $610,000. bringing the total as-
sets up to $1,784,000.
The small faculty of 1886 has In-
creased to a faculty of thirty men.
The curriculum has meanwhile ex-
panded and the work of depart-
ments has been differentiated to
Beloit College
CARNEGIE LIBRARY - BELOIT COLLEGE.
PUBLISHED
BY BELOIT
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