Running away

by Elisabeth Stringer When I left for Spring Break Friday evening, I made room among the snacks and coats piled in the back of a Nissan Versa, greeted my friends junior Christina Gaebel and sophomore Hailey Kramer, and we drove away. We would spend most of the next nine days in the rented car — […]

Gene Green named Academic Dean for NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community

Professor of New Testament Gene Green will be leaving his position at Wheaton this July to become the Academic Dean of NAIITS, an indigenous learning community. NAIITS — formerly known as the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies — is a degree-granting organization which partners with a handful of universities around the world to […]

"Outrageous" charges call for lifetime sentence for Pastor Brunson

Turkish prosecutors issued official charges seeking a life sentence against Pastor Andrew Brunson on Tuesday, March 13 for the first time since his imprisonment in Oct. 2016. The indictment presented to Izmir’s Second Criminal Court accused Brunson of being a “member and executive” of a terrorist organization and participating in the July 2016 attempted coup […]

Wheaton names first Chief Intercultural Engagement Officer

On March 2, President Ryken announced the appointment of Dr. Sheila Caldwell as Wheaton’s first Chief Intercultural Engagement Officer (CIEO). Caldwell will start her new position on June 11. She comes to Wheaton from the University of North Georgia, where she currently serves as Advisor to the President on Diversity. “Dr. Sheila Caldwell has a […]

Changed educational benefit causes stir, saves money

At a town hall forum for faculty and staff on Feb. 28, President Ryken announced that Wheaton will change its Educational Benefit policy for eligible full-time employees. Starting in 2020, eligible full-time employees can have up to 100 percent of their children’s tuition covered if they are accepted and enrolled at Wheaton. If their children […]