Eleanor Roosevelt delivers the fourth Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture series on the theme of “World Leadership.”
1962 - 1975William C. H. Prentice
William C.H. Prentice (1915- ), a psychology professor and administrator from Swarthmore College, held the Wheaton presidency from 1962 until 1975, completing the building program necessary to accommodate an enrollment that grew to 1200, and completing Wheaton’s first successful capital… Read More »
Watson Fine Arts Center, built in 1962, did not follow the Hornbostel & Bennett plan which won the 1938 Fine Arts Center Competition, but was designed by Howard L. Rich, Rich & Tucker Association. Wheaton’s first Fine Arts Center was… Read More »
Gwendolyn Margaret Carter, Sophia Smith professor of government at Smith College, speaks at commencement and is awarded an honorary degree.
Martha Graham, choreographer, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Agnes Rindge Claflin, Professor of Art at Vassar, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Susanne Knauth Langer, logician and musician, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Dedicated in 1963, Hood Court is between Meneely and Watson Fine Arts Center. Hood Court was named in honor of Gilbert Hood, Trustee from 1957 to 1982 (Emeritus) and his daughter Emily Hood, class of 1953.
Peter Anthony Bertocci, Borden Parker Bowne professor of philosophy at Boston University, speaks at Wheaton’s 128th commencement. In addition to his professorship at Brown, Bertocci was also the President of the Metaphysical Society of America. In 1956, Bertocci sent a… Read More »
Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, Director of Washington Gallery of Modern Art, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Madeleine Doran, Shakespeare scholar, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Cora DuBois, Professor of Anthropology at Radcliffe, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Elizabeth Armstrong Wood, physicist, is awarded an honorary degree.
Barbara Coleman Donnelley was a member of the class of 1963. She donated a room in Mary Lyon Hall with Thomas E. Donnelley II.
Professor O. Sreenivasachar, head of the department of History at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, delivers the fifth Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture, “The Message of the Hindu to the Modern World.”
This residence hall is divided into three parts: Meadows North, Meadows West and Meadows East. Ground was broken for the dormitory in 1963, and it was completed in 1964. It was named for Sylvia Meadows, class of 1918, member of… Read More »
Nathan Marsh Pusey, President of Harvard University, speaks at Commencement.
Dr. Mina Rees, Mathematician and Dean of the College, Hunter College, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
The sixth Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture series features Dean Richard M. Millard of Boston University, Alexander Cvijanovic of the Architects Collaborative of Cambridge and Professor Robert E. Seaver of Union Theological Seminary.
Clark Recreation Center was built in 1965 to replace the 1903 Gymnasium. The Haas Athletic Center replaced it in 1991. Clark Recreation Center included offices, dressing rooms, storage space and a gymnasium. The teakwood-vaulted ceiling enclosed two basketball, six badminton,… Read More »