Marilee Melvin sits in her office on the second floor of Blanchard as the trees outside begin to bloom and the sun shines in through the window. From the painting of Mary Blanchard that she retrieved from Wheaton’s archives, to the walls of pictures and awards that she has collected over the years, Melvin, Wheaton’s executive assistant to the president, has a passion for Wheaton that is evident as she speaks about her years of service and experience with sincere humility.
As of this Sunday, females are now allowed to attend the U.S. Army Ranger School on a trial basis. The integration faces challenges as some praise the new opportunity while others are worried about the Army lowering standards or are concerned about male and female dynamics in such a rough environment. “I don’t care ifContinue reading “Females allowed into US Army Ranger School for the first time”
After a year of difficult conversations regarding racial, ethnic and cultural identity at Wheaton College, the MADE events this week have brought back a vital element to the discussion: celebration. Each event, from the Arena Theater workshop on Monday to the multicultural food tasting and communal art in lower Beamer Center leading up to theContinue reading “MADE by more than just culture”
Heads bowed in the Meyer Science Center lecture hall in a moment of silence Tuesday night, silently lifting up prayers and remembering those slaughtered in the Rwandan Genocide 21 years ago, where the Hutu tribe killed 800,000 to 1,000,000 Tutsis within 100 days. Sophomore Richard Ndekezi, a native Rwandan, initiated the night and the moment of silence. Globus hosted the event, titled “Redeeming Rwanda.”
The second to last Living Room series event was hosted last Friday and focused on the topic of sexual desire and stewardship. The Living Room Series came to being as a need was seen on Wheaton’s campus to open up discussions on sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity where the Wheaton community could come to learn, and talk about various experiences regarding these topics.
On March 20, the Wheaton College community received an email from the President’s Office saying that yet another transition will be occurring in the Chaplain’s Office. Clayton Keenon, who has served as ministry associate for discipleship and graduate chapel for five years, will be leaving Wheaton at the end of the semester to begin his work as teaching pastor at Christ Community Church in St. Charles, Ill.
The Wheaton College Graduate program in Biblical and Theological Studies hosted its annual theology conference from April 12-13, entitled, “The image of God in an image-driven culture.”
Last Monday, Student Government launched the start of their new campaign “Just Say Basket” in a partnership with Bon Appetit.
Thomas Oord, a tenured theology professor at Northwest Nazarene University, learned on March 31 that he was being laid off, as a response to dropping student enrollment numbers. Now, supporters of Oord claim that the professor was discharged because of his belief in evolution and open theology, and that the school cited plummeting enrollment as justification to get rid of the professor who had long been a thorn in the side of the Nazarene church. The incident may have implications for theology professors at other Christian colleges.
Wheaton dating. Those two words can cause trepidation, mockery or a defeated sigh. Features asked a variety of students and faculty what the dating scene at Wheaton is like, why it’s that way and what they’d like to see change.