This week in news (4/24)

4.24.20 Student Government (SG) passes proposal to request the option to apply a Pass/No Credit designation to coursework completed during the Spring 2020 semester. Faculty vote to approve SG proposal and Provost Margaret Diddams releases official announcement via email. The decision allows students to opt for classes to count toward graduation requirements without receiving aContinue reading “This week in news (4/24)”

Wheaton elects new Student Government leaders online

By Carolina Lumetta 4.10.20 Due to Wheaton’s campus closure, the current Student Government (SG) cabinet passed proposals to amend the constitution and allow for virtual campaigning and elections, and on April 9 the polls closed on this first all-online student election season. Candidates shared their campaign platforms on social media, and they recorded speeches whichContinue reading “Wheaton elects new Student Government leaders online”

Chicago Evangelism Team returns to Millennium Park

By Tennyson Bush After a temporary judicial ruling preventing the city of Chicago from limiting free speech in Millennium Park, Wheaton’s Chicago Evangelism Team (CET) returned to the park on Friday, Feb. 21. Judge John Robert Blakey ruled in a 32-page opinion memorandum that “the City’s restrictions prohibit reasonable forms of expression in large areasContinue reading “Chicago Evangelism Team returns to Millennium Park”

Forum wall prompts petition

Senior accuses SG of censorship By Tennyson Bush and Carolina Lumetta 2.28.2020 On Feb. 19, Senior Class Co-President Joshua Franker posted a laminated notice on the forum wall in Lower Beamer stating that all anonymous posts would be taken down at the end of the day. In response, senior Leo O’Malley began collecting signatures toContinue reading “Forum wall prompts petition”

New Academic Advising Office to open in B quad

By Melissa Schill 2.28.2020 After being hired in January, three academic advisers are preparing to begin their work with students as part of Wheaton’s new Academic Advising Office (AAO) during the second half of the spring semester. Mandie Porick, Candyce Cabral and James Kim will be providing advising support specifically designed for first-year and transferContinue reading “New Academic Advising Office to open in B quad”