Wheaton considering sale of WETN radio & TV station

WETN, Wheaton College’s television and radio station, is considering the possibility of selling its broadcasting license due to under-utilization. “At present, we are focusing exclusively on the possibility of a sale,” said Dale Kemp, vice president for finance and treasurer at the college. The station has found that as digital technology continues to advance, theContinue reading “Wheaton considering sale of WETN radio & TV station”

New student group begins semester with 9/11 flag display

Last weekend, people across the nation joined together to commemorate the lives lost on Sept. 11. In New York City, thousands gathered for a recitation of the names of those who were killed; in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama gave a speech at the Pentagon; in Chicago, a moment of silence was observed and peopleContinue reading “New student group begins semester with 9/11 flag display”

Stepping into Silence

It is hard to miss the banners, posters and various cards placed around campus with blood-red Japanese characters thrown against a banner of black, promoting Shusaku Endo’s modern classic “Silence” as Wheaton’s “Core Book.” Wheaton’s plans for discussing this novel go beyond encouraging the whole campus to read through the book together. Faculty members inviteContinue reading “Stepping into Silence”

CVC planning to expand, innovate

The Wheaton College Center for Vocation and Career, led by newly appointed director Dee Pierce, plans to add three new staff members and expand the programs and internship resources it offers to students as the 2016-2017 academic year progresses. The CVC’s current staff consists of eight individuals, three of whom are part time. Pierce hopesContinue reading “CVC planning to expand, innovate”

Asbestos found in College Ave apartments

Three two-person apartments in the College Avenue complex have been occupied by contractors instead of students since the beginning of this school year, when asbestos fibers were discovered inside the units. As one of four campus-owned apartment complexes, the units house 165 Wheaton upperclassmen each academic year. The asbestos fibers were discovered during remodeling workContinue reading “Asbestos found in College Ave apartments”

Wheaton considers arming Public Safety officers, proposal in early stages

Wheaton College’s Public Safety Department is preparing a proposal to the college that will contain different options to allow Public Safety to become an armed security department. Chief of Public Safety Bob Norris stated that over the past year a committee — including faculty, staff and one student — has been contemplating the pros andContinue reading “Wheaton considers arming Public Safety officers, proposal in early stages”

Wheaton employee arrested for possession of child pornography

Benjamin Felker, office coordinator and lab associate for the Wheaton College geology department, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 20, after police searched his Wheaton home and uncovered “at least four videos and multiple images depicting child pornography” according to the DuPage County State Attorney’s Office. He has been charged with four counts of possession of childContinue reading “Wheaton employee arrested for possession of child pornography”

Wands and words

Wheaton’s debate team has accomplished a lot — last year the team finished in the top 16 out of 163 teams and some members even traveled to Jamaica for a national tournament. This Saturday, we have a chance to see them in a different — even magical — light. They’re trading in their suits and pencil skirts for Hogwarts’ robes and wands to address controversies like “Should the international confederation of wizards repeal the statute of secrecy?”