Wheaton College v. Burwell, Wheaton’s lawsuit against the federal government claiming that the government is forcing them to use their health insurance plans in a way that violates their consciences and religious freedom, remains on hold following an unusual Supreme Court decision in a similar case.
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.
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”
Scores of students gathered in Meyer Science Center Monday night to view a showing of the documentary-film “Dirty Wars.” The event was hosted by the Middle East Understanding Club, a group on campus dedicated to “challenging assumptions and stereotypes associated with the Middle East,” and included a response by assistant professor of politics and internationalContinue reading ““Dirty Wars” documentary prompts debate”
On March 5, assistant professor of violin Lee Joiner took a nature walk at Wicklow Gap in southern Dublin, leaving his expensive Kuttner violin in the car. When he returned to his car at 2:45 p.m., Joiner saw that someone had broken into his rental car’s passenger window and stolen his violin. His violin was the only Kuttner made in Ireland.
Wheaton College students can now apply for grants of up to $1,000 to cover travel and living expenses for a summer 2015 internship in an international or cross cultural setting.
Art history professor Matthew Milliner, who participated in the ’95 revival while he was a student, shares reflections on the current revival events at Wheaton and what campus can learn from the revival 20 years ago.
“The Provost has asked me if we could rethink our 8 o’clock class policy seeing the excellent turnout this morning,” President Philip Ryken said on Monday, before praying over the ensuing J. Dennis Hastert Center-hosted breakfast with Congressman Paul Ryan.
Last fall, Wheaton College kicked off its second annual Shark Tank competition where 13 teams faced off against each other in order to advance to the final round. On Tuesday, the emerging five finalists fought to be the lone “shark” left in Wheaton’s tank and proceed onto another regional round of competition.
Although the graduate school was founded in 1937, no overarching statement for the graduate program had ever existed until now. With a new mission and vision statement, students can have a clarified sense of what the school stands for.