The first of four annual Wheaton Forums on Women is held during the Spring semester.
1974 - 1977Wheaton Forums on Women Held
Carolyn Rice Brown 1950, choreographer and principal dancer in the Merce Cunningham Dance Co., is an honorary degree recipient.
James Sachs Plaut, Director of Institute of Contemporary Art, Secretary General of the World’s Craft Council, and chair of Wheaton’s Visiting Committee in Art, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Dr. Mary Ellen Avery, Chief of Pediatrics at Harvard, Physician-in-Chief at Boston Children’s Hospital and later Wheaton Trustee is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
1975 - 1991Alice Frey Emerson
In 1975, Wheaton named its first woman president, Alice Frey Emerson, former Dean of Students at the University of Pennsylvania, who served until 1991, completing the Sesquicentennial Campaign (1983-1986), major building renovations and the construction of the new athletic center.… Read More »
Wilma Scott Heide, Wellesley College Scholar and Guest in Residence, speaks at Commencement.
Elsie Benton Doty Prentice, wife of William C.H. Prentice, is awarded an honorary degree.
The Fine Arts Library in Watson is flooded when a pipe freezes, bursts, and sets off the sprinkler system.
Sharon Leigh King, moderator of Woman ’76 on WBZ-TV, speaks at commencement.
Hanna Holborn Gray, Provost at Yale University, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Juanita Morris Kreps, Vice President & James B. Duke Prof. of Economics at Duke University, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Archibald Cox, Loeb Professor at Harvard University, speaks at Commencement. He was also awarded an Honorary Degree.
1977 - 1989Evelyn Danzig Haas
Evelyn Danzig Haas 1939, trustee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, was a Wheaton trustee from 1977 to 1989. She also co-authored Wade a Little Deeper, Dear, a fly-fishing guide for women. Despite her broad range of activities… Read More »
The Blizzard of 1978 cancels classes for two days (except for faculty members within walking distance) and delays registration for spring semester.
A student run radio station, WCCS, goes on the air for the first time.
Margaret Mead, Curator Emerita of Ethnology at The American Museum of Natural History and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, speaks at Commencement.
Katherine Alice Burton, Wheaton professor of English, is awarded an honorary degree.
Magdalena Vanderlyn Quinby 1931, Wheaton trustee, is awarded an honorary degree.
Approximately 430 moms attend the first campus-wide Mothers’ Weekend.
Lesley Stahl, class of 1963 and CBS Washington correspondent, speaks at the 1979 and 1989 Commencement.