Meghan and Jacob Ayers named new swim coaches

The Wheaton athletic department announced on March 3 that Jacob and Meghan Ayers will take over as head coaches of the men’s and women’s swim teams, respectively, when current head coach Jon Lederhouse retires at the end of the year. The announcement preceded NCAA Division III Nationals in Shenandoah, Texas, on March 18; the meet’s […]

In World News: Trump's budget cuts

“To keep Americans safe, we have made tough choices that have been put off for far too long. But we have also made necessary investments that are long overdue,” reads the introductory letter of President Trump’s “Budget Blueprint,” which went public on March 16. The document proposes a significant increase in defense spending as well […]

“A Child Shall Lead Them”: HNGR symposium addresses youth mobilization

Last week, Wheaton welcomed guest speakers and performers for the 12th annual Symposium in Human Needs and Global Resources (HNGR). Wheaton started the symposium after receiving a grant in 2005 and has since welcomed activists and church leaders from around the world to engage faculty and students in thinking critically about how to address barriers […]

Wallace S. Broecker speaks at annual science symposium

The Wheaton College Annual Science Symposium featured speaker Dr. Wallace S. Broecker on Mon. March 20. Broecker is the Newberry professor of geology at Columbia University, a scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and a committee member of the Earth Institute. The 84-year-old has been regarded as “The Grandfather of Climate Science” and is well-known […]

The Chronicles of Dr. Clark

On a bright June morning, a 28-year-old Dr. James Clark climbed out of his tent onto the Arctic shore, surrounded by sapphire waters and steep mountains. At least according to his watch, it was morning. At Spitsbergen island, located only 600 miles away from the North Pole, the sun never sets, making it difficult to […]