| Friday, April 6, 2018 |
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Beloit Blocks Registration Deadline: April 27

12:00 AM

Final deadline (April 13th) approaching to register for Beloit Blocks:

Students can register online through Portal. The courses can be found under the "Summer Term 2018" tab on the Course Search page. Each student must submit a $200 non-refundable deposit to ensure their spot in the course is reserved.
Payments may be submitted electronically
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Last Day to Drop Second-Module Course

12:00 AM
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Town Hall Meeting

12:30 PM
To the Beloit Community -
We need to come together. We need to talk, together, about the hate act that occurred earlier this week and acknowledge that these keep happening in our community. As a community, we must take serious steps toward developing more effective practices that support and hear the members of our community who have been targeted. How do we best resist the violence of white supremacy and more aggressively pursue our aspiration to be an anti-racist community? We have work to do.
Tomorrow, Friday, April 6, we will hold a Town Hall meeting in Flood Arena during common hour, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. I hope as many of you who are able to attend will come hear from a few community members and use this opportunity to voice your thoughts and ideas.
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Lecture by Harvey C. Mansfield

4:00 PM
Harvey C. Mansfield is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government at Harvard University. Professor Mansfield has written on Edmund Burke and the nature of political parties, on Machiavelli and the invention of indirect government, in defense of a defensible liberalism and in favor of a Constitutional American political science. He has also written on the discovery and development of the theory of executive power, and has translated three books of Machiavelli’s and (with the aid of his wife) Tocqueville's Democracy in America. He will be coming to Beloit College on the invitation of Young Americans for Freedom at Beloit, a students organization dedicated to advancing conservatism on campuses across the nation since 1960.
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Critical Identity Studies Brown Bag: Who is Free Speech For?

4:00 PM
Critical Identity Studies Brown Bag: Free Speech for Whom?

This semester, Critical Identity Studies and the Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusiveness have launched a long-term collaborative project that seeks to engage members of our Beloit community in a space where an identity-based academic discipline (CRIS) and equity-centered programming (OADI) intersect to create space for difficult dialogues on contemporary issues in higher education.

Our first event is a brown bag discussion titled, "Free Speech for Whom?: Violence and Accountability on Campuses" held Friday, April 6th at 4:00 in Weeks Lounge. We provide coffee, soda, fruit, cheese, wine and dessert; you provide your thorniest provocations about what "free speech" on campus means in this cultural moment. See below for some short think pieces and generative questions to get us going.

Our guest for this discussion will be #GetWoke panelist, Dr. Steven Salaita, scholar, essayist, and veteran of a famously rescinded 2014 job offer from University of Illinois (read about it here and here). His scholarship bridges Native American Studies and U.S. involvement in the Middle East.
We will begin the conversation with Salaita's "What Just Happened to Jemele Hill Happened to Me - Over Israel," as well as Dr. Brittney Cooper’s "How Free Speech Works for White Academics."

We look forward to the dialogue!
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Girls and Women in Science 2018 Conference

4:00 PM
What is Girls and Women in Science? Girls and Women in Science is a minds-on, hands-on science workshop weekend for sixth grade girls, along with their teachers and parents. This award winning conference encourages the exploration of science and mathematics by middle school girls through two days of experiments, activities, and interaction with science professionals. The girls, teachers, and parents will work with Beloit College faculty, students, and alumnae. The entire weekend is designed to build confidence in the girls who attend by providing them with academic opportunities and encouragement from undergraduate female scientists.
Who can participate? Girls and Women in Science is open to teams consisting of a 6th grade science teacher with one female student and her parent. Teachers who wish to bring additional students should contact Girls and Women in Science.
How much does it cost? There is no participation fee. The weekend is supported by Beloit College. Girls will be hosted overnight at the college on Friday; parents and teachers will need to arrange their own accommodations for that night.
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Apartment lists due to Res Life Office in Whitney

4:30 PM
Apartment list of four juniors or seniors must be turned in to Res Life by 4:30 pm, 4/6/18.
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#GetWoke: Re-imagining New Futures

7:00 PM
The point of organizing and activism is to create a better world. Yet, the question is, a better world for whom and through what lens is that world created? This panel brings together various scholars and activists who sit at the margins to discuss what new futures can and should look like outside of the white, heteropatriarchal, Western European gaze. It is here we hope to be able to re-imagine humanity, or actually being able to realize what humanity is and should be. For what is the point of organizing and activism in the present moment if we only reproduce what has not worked for those most marginalized within society.
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First Friday Flick: Jumanji

9:00 PM
Come to Wilson Theatre on April 6th at 9pm for First Friday Flick. SEAL will be showing Jumanji. Snacks will be provided. Bring your friends!
"Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever."