Embracing singleness

student run since 1890 By Jacob Hosier February 14, 2020   Wheaton students are bombarded everyday with phrases like “ring by spring,” “date for marriage” and “guard your heart.” What’s peculiar about these messages is that they do not seem to reflect the heartbeat of the student body, who almost unanimously wish for a moreContinue reading “Embracing singleness”

Refuge relaunches under Student Care

By Micah McIntyre 2.14.2020 After being disbanded at the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year, Wheaton’s group for students who identify as LGBTQ was re-approved by the administration in January and moved from the Chaplain’s Office to Student Wellness. The new agreement between Refuge student leaders and the administration allows for Refuge to operate independentlyContinue reading “Refuge relaunches under Student Care”

Elmhurst partnership aims to equip nursing students

By Melissa Schill 2.14.2020 On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Wheaton College and Elmhurst College signed an agreement giving liberal arts nursing majors the opportunity to receive their bachelor’s degree from Wheaton in three years, then go on to get their master’s degree in nursing from Elmhurst in two years. “I am delighted that we are ableContinue reading “Elmhurst partnership aims to equip nursing students”

Former professor accused of sexual misconduct

By Tennyson Bush 2.7.2020 On Tuesday, two Wheaton alumnae accused Gilbert Bilezikian, an emeritus professor of New Testament, of sexual harassment in a blog post by Julie Roys (‘87), a popular Christian writer and podcaster who lives in the Greater Chicago area. The alumnae, Donna Ray and Ellie Cowan, studied with Bilezikian in the mid-1980s.Continue reading “Former professor accused of sexual misconduct”

Cartagena and Watts win diversity awards

By Carolina Lumetta 2.7.2020 On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the first annual Rodney Sisco Symposium for Leadership, Diversity and Equity opened with the presentation of the Student Choice Diversity Award to one faculty and one staff member. Chief Intercultural Engagement Officer Sheila Caldwell described the purpose of the award to “celebrate individuals who champion efforts thatContinue reading “Cartagena and Watts win diversity awards”

King headlines Sisco symposium

By Melissa Schill 1.31.2020 Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Rodney Sisco Symposium on Feb. 5-6 at Wheaton. “Dr. Bernice King’s keynote is going to be important, instructive, encouraging and challenging,” said Vice President of Student Development Paul Chelsen, who serves on Wheaton’sContinue reading “King headlines Sisco symposium”

Richmond band uses call and response to kickstart diversity convo

By Carolina Lumetta 1.31.2020 This semester’s Special Service Chapels, held from Jan. 27-29, featured Arrabon Ministries, a organization based in Richmond, Va. that helps Christian communities with racial reconciliation, and its worship band, Urban Doxology. The band hosted three chapel services, a worship workshop and an evening service at Edman. Founder David Bailey started UrbanContinue reading “Richmond band uses call and response to kickstart diversity convo”