Wheaton's history of political involvement

Despite not hosting a presidential candidate since 1992, Wheaton College has a rich history of hosting, producing and gaining support from prominent political leaders since its foundation by Jonathan Blanchard — who once ran for president himself — in 1860. Of all of Wheaton’s renowned visitors, perhaps the most impressive are the nine presidential candidates […]

Wheaton College Trustees host open forum, report on findings of Task Force

After nine months of investigation and deliberation by a Review Task Force — brought together in February after former associate professor of political science Larycia Hawkins departed the school following an extended public controversy — the Wheaton College Board of Trustees released a public version of the Task Force’s findings Tuesday evening. The written explanation […]

"Locker room talk"

“Locker room talk.” In the recent presidential debate a few nights ago, Republican nominee Donald Trump used this term five times to describe his past vocabulary. And not just any vocabulary, mind you. Vocabulary detailing actions being classified by many, including White House spokesman Josh Earnest, as “sexual assault.” By now, it’s almost assumed that […]

Turning walls into windows

A new addition has made its way onto the walls of lower Beamer, one that has been three years in the making. It’s a display that Ted Cockle, the assistant director of student involvement in the Student Activities Office, said accomplishes Student Government’s threefold mission, “To serve, represent and educate the student body.” Upon first […]

I (almost) voted

It was March 15, 2016, a day long anticipated by many Wheaton students. Even though junior Connor Jenkins was a registered voter in Missouri, he still went to the polls to support his friends who were voting for the first time. But what should have been a productive exercise of their democratic rights soon dissolved […]

In World News: Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, now a tropical depression, is slowly retreating after days of destruction on the east coast. Matthew formed in late September off the coast of Africa, quickly developed into a deadly storm and reached peak intensity on Sept. 30 as a Category 5 storm with winds reaching 160 mph. Just days later, on Oct. […]

New book reopens campus talks on emotional health

Last June, President Ryken’s new book, “When Trouble Comes,” was published, adding to the lengthy list of titles which already fall under his name as author. The most personal of them all, this new addition is one of four books that Ryken has published based on his own past chapel series. It’s been more than […]

Wheaton ranked amongst top 25 schools for Psy.D. program

Wheaton College Graduate School was named one of the top schools for Doctor of Psychology degree programs in a recent ranking by Online Psychology Degrees, a website that publishes monthly articles ranking programs nationwide in order to help prospective students find the best program. Programs were selected based on cost of attendance, number of degree […]

Wheaton alumni recognized with an award and an appointment

Two Wheaton alumni have recently received honorable distinctions. Molly D. Shepard ’68 was awarded the 2017 Woman One award by the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine, and Brent F. Nelsen ‘81, professor of political science at Furman University, was appointed to a second term as a member of […]