Emily Townsend Vermeule, an archaeologist, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Margaret M. Heckler, Massachusetts Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Dr. Edmund Wyatt Gordon of Columbia University delivers the 15th Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series, comprised of three lectures, “Humanistic Traditions in Education,” “The Ecology of Human Development and Education” and “The Goals of Education in a Humanistic Society.”
John Varick Tunney, United States Senator to the State of California, speaks at Commencement.
1974 - 1977Wheaton Forums on Women Held
The first of four annual Wheaton Forums on Women is held during the Spring semester.
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.
Professor Rosemary Radford Reuther of Howard University delivers the 16th Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series, “Women and Contemporary Ideology.”
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 cost of attending Wheaton is raised to $4,500 for the 1975-1976 academic year.
Professor Sydney E. Ahlstrom delivers “Theology in America: The Major Tradition,” the 17th Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series.
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.
Professor Timothy H. Breen of Northwestern University delivers the 18th Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series, “The Individual and Society in Early America.”
George Charles Roche III, president of Hillsdale College, delivers the 19th Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series, “Myth and Self-Image.”