Marilee Melvin sits in her office on the second floor of Blanchard as the trees outside begin to bloom and the sun shines in through the window. From the painting of Mary Blanchard that she retrieved from Wheaton’s archives, to the walls of pictures and awards that she has collected over the years, Melvin, Wheaton’s executive assistant to the president, has a passion for Wheaton that is evident as she speaks about her years of service and experience with sincere humility.
As of this Sunday, females are now allowed to attend the U.S. Army Ranger School on a trial basis. The integration faces challenges as some praise the new opportunity while others are worried about the Army lowering standards or are concerned about male and female dynamics in such a rough environment. “I don’t care ifContinue reading “Females allowed into US Army Ranger School for the first time”
After a year of difficult conversations regarding racial, ethnic and cultural identity at Wheaton College, the MADE events this week have brought back a vital element to the discussion: celebration. Each event, from the Arena Theater workshop on Monday to the multicultural food tasting and communal art in lower Beamer Center leading up to theContinue reading “MADE by more than just culture”
The Wheaton College Graduate program in Biblical and Theological Studies hosted its annual theology conference from April 12-13, entitled, “The image of God in an image-driven culture.”
Last Monday, Student Government launched the start of their new campaign “Just Say Basket” in a partnership with Bon Appetit.
The first ever Café on the Park will be coming to the Wheaton Public library this summer through the joint venture of I Have a Bean Coffee and Jo & Doh Donuts. After eight years of having a vacant cafe space in the Wheaton Public Library, the library’s board of trustees decided last fall it was time for a change.
Wheaton students are lucky to have the culturally-rich city of Chicago at just a train ride away. However, students will now have to add several dollars to their usual Metra fare. A one-way ticket to Ogilvie Station is now $6 on weekdays, with a surcharge of up to $5 on the train if a ticket agent is available at the boarding station.
Yesterday, the student body elected eight student leaders who each campaigned over the past few weeks to cast their vision for Wheaton College in the coming year. Junior Joshua Fort and sophomore Morgan Jacob will be leading the student government board as president and vice president, winning the popular vote over Emily Willson and Moriah Nacionales-Tafoya.
He’s kind of a legend: Four of Wheaton College’s presidents knew who he was before they actually met him. If you’ve never met Clarence Edwards — more commonly known as C-Train — chances are you’ve at least admired his swagger as, with a Wheaton Thunder hat resting jauntily on his head, he makes his rounds on campus.
Gender equality is a hot topic at every college. But the new Gender Task Force at Wheaton College is aware that it is operating under a spiritual lens because of the school’s Christian principles. With only two meetings under their belt, the task force is still in the process of selecting representatives and data collection.