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Beloit in 1911 : published by the Beloit Daily News

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

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meet the modern demand for a prac-
tical education along lines prepara
tory  to  professional study.  The
work done at Beloit in Chemistry,
Biology, Geology and Physics en-
ables young men and women to pre-
pare for professional study in Engi-
neering, Medicine, Agriculture, For-
estry and Domestic Science. In His-
tory, Economics and Politics the
new faculty in these departments
now offers courses preparatory to
the study of Law, Commerce, Consu-
lar Service and  allied  professions
and callings.
The growth in numbers has kept
pace with the increase in facilitic
and with the improved curriculum
until the College has enrolled th
year 182 Freshmen with a total of
410 students in attendance in thn
four  college  classes.  While this
shaping its policies  to  meet  the
changing conditions of the times Be-
loit still maintains the ideals of a
college instead of a university. The
old-fashioned  college  training  is
prominent in the college life and the
departments of Liherature, History
and Language have had a growth
corresponding to that of the Physic-
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separated from it by the broad and being  wholly removed  from  the
beautiful waters of Rock river. The world, the college is sequestered and
campus lies on the edge of a bluff As life concentrated.  Founded in
overlooking the valley; the country  1845, it has grown steadily in wealth
al Sciences, Economics and Politics., round is gently rolling and studded  and traditions. No purely collegiate
Personal relations  are  still main- natural advantages, and the college  institution in the west is more aptly
tained between instructors and stu- is separated from it by the broad and  situated for the development of the
dents and the daily chapel service  with groves of prairie oak. Without truly collegiate life."
exercises its influence upon the en-
tire body of students.
The young women who are admit-
ted to the College are limited to the
capacity of the dormitories, which
secures to the Beloit women a fitting
environment for the best kini of
discipline and development. At Ihe
same time the large faculty of men
and the predominance of men among
the students in attendance preserves
the virile character which was mark-
ed in the College during its first
fifty years of growth.-
In order to expand and meet the
growth of modern education Beloit
will need more endowment and a
larger equipment, but its alumni and
friends may well rejoice in the gen-
erous foundation which the presen
will hand down to the future for the
building of a "Greater Beloit."
Says John Corbin, in "What Col-
lege for Our Boy", "Beloit enjoys all
natural advantages and the college is
1-Its large endowment and unusiull
The productive endowment is
$1,174,000 and its yearly income
is $100,000.
The total assets of the College
including buildings and grounds
are $1,784,000.
There  are  seventeen  college
buildings of which six are com-
paratively new, including dormi-
tor'es for men and women, a large
Science Hall, a Gymnasium for
men, a Carnegie Library, and a
beautiful Chapel.
2  The Faculsy and    the student
There are thirty professors all
of whom are men.
The total enrollment in the four
ollege classes is 410, of which
256 are men and 154 are women.
Personal relations are maintain-
ed between instructors and stu-
Oratory, debating and athletics
occupy a prominent place in a
democratic student life.
Beloit is the place for the poor
boy. Over forty per cent of the
men at Beloit support themselves
wholly or in part by outside work.
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