Swim coach Jon Lederhouse approaches the end of final season

After 41 seasons as head coach of the Thunder men’s and women’s swim teams, Jon Lederhouse, a 1974 Wheaton alumnus and four-time All-American, will coach his final conference championship meet this weekend. “It’s the right time for me to retire and let someone else do a great job — do a better job,” Lederhouse said. […]

North Korea: The history behind the hostility

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, the History Department and the Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics sponsored the lecture “North Korea and the World: Retrospect and Prospect” in which Dr. Donald N. Clark discussed the country that many U.S. citizens, he claimed, tend to “think ill of, and don’t know why.” Blanchard 339 was packed […]

Town hall chapel recap

On Monday, students gathered excitedly for what is perhaps the most anticipated chapel of the year, Town Hall Chapel. This 40-minute chapel service is an open-mic forum for students to ask President Philip Ryken any question — personal, institutional or otherwise. Students chatted with their friends about 2015’s infamous chapel apple incident while walking up […]

IWN: Scientists create embryo combining human and pig tissue

Genetics researchers at Salk University in California made strides in organ transplant research by growing an embryo that is part-pig and part-human, as described in Cell, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, on Jan. 26. According to The Washington Post, the researchers created the embryo by injecting human stem cells into a pig embryo and placing it […]

Students call representatives to oppose Trump's refugee ban

On Feb. 2, students, faculty and staff gathered in the Office of Multicultural Development to voice their dissent regarding President Trump’s executive order which suspended the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). Michael McKoy, assistant professor of politics and international relations, organized the event along with the help of Daniel Watts, B.R.I.D.G.E. coordinator, and Matt Vega, […]

Dr. Burge to leave Wheaton for Calvin Seminary

After 25 years of teaching, Dr. Gary Burge, professor of New Testament, is leaving Wheaton College and moving to Calvin Seminary. Burge is a beloved professor in the Bible and Theology Department and known for his passion for the Middle East. Dr. Vlachos, adjunct assistant professor of New Testament, said of Burge, “From the time […]