C’est la Vie #1

This semester, I’m studying in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. I arrived on Aug. 29, and so far my host mom has welcomed me with open arms and great food. I decided to study abroad because I have wanted to learn French since I was little, and although I took French in high school and college, I was unable to minor in it or go further in my studies of French since I am a double major in English and communication.

Life is short. Have an affair.

On Tuesday Aug. 18, hackers released over 9.7 gigabytes of information about the Ashley Madison website, including the names of its 37 million users. Ashley Madison, a dating online service based in Canada, was launched in 2001. The network services encourage married women and men and anyone in a committed relationship to find other unfaithful partners online in order to “have an affair.” The name of the cheating site was strategically chosen, taking two of the most popular female names to attract males. The hackers known as Impact Team, had already threatened the dating site.

Obama Welcomes Syrian Refugees

President Barack Obama welcomes at least 10,000 more Syrian refugees starting on Oct. 1, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on September 10, 2015.

Dr. Noah Toly Recognized as Emerging Public Intellectual

The Redeemer Centre for Christian Scholarship has recognized Noah Toly, associate professor of politics & international relations and director of the Center for Urban Engagement, as an emerging public intellectual. The Emerging Public Intellectual Award (EPI) was established by the Centre for Christian Scholarship at Redeemer University College in Toronto. The EPI award specifically looks at academic minds under the age of 40 whose work demonstrates “Christian conviction, scholarly depth and public impact.” Founded to support and encourage the development of first-rate public intellectuals, the $5,000 award is sponsored by the Acton Institute, Cardus, the Center for Public Justice, Stronger Together and Redeemer University College.

Joe Stevenson

If you frequently walk by the street corner in front of the Billy Graham Center, you have likely seen or met a man named Joe Stevenson handing out pamphlets and talking with students. The Wheaton Record recently had the opportunity to interview Stevenson, a Jehovah’s Witness, to learn more about him and his work.

Asbestos: From ‘Magic Mineral’ to Deadly Dust

Asbestos, once known as a ‘magic mineral’ for its fire resistance but now associated with many lung diseases and cancer, remains in college buildings nationwide, including Wheaton’s. It is the high cost of removal that is part of the problem. Wheaton College will need $1 million dollars or more in order to remove the asbestos, the director of risk management, Dan Clark, told The Record.