The College purchased this property on Taunton Avenue, including the laundromat next door and the small house on the corner of Howard Street, in 1988. It remained empty for several years, then reopened briefly as the “Crown Victoria.” During spring… Read More »
1950The Lyons’ Den
Perdita Constance Huston, Peace Corps Regional Director, speaks at Commencement.
Paul Edward Gray, President of MIT and Chairman of the Wheaton Board of Trustees, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Jessamyn West, author, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Professor Elena Malits of St. Mary’s College delivers “Autobiography and the Religious Quest,” the 22nd Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture.
The Lacrosse team qualifies for a national competition.
Busloads of Wheaton students join 7,000 others in Washington, D.C., to lobby against nuclear proliferation and federal cuts to student financial aid
Maya Angelou, author, poet, and actress, speaks at Commencement.
Molly Luce Burroughs, painter, is awarded an honorary degree.
Richard Lewis Thornburgh, Governor of Pennsylvania, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Virginia Judson Thornburgh 1961, activist for the disabled and first lady of Pennsylvania, is awarded an honorary degree.
Professor Van A. Harvey of Stanford University delivers the 23rd Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series, consisting of three lectures, “Religion as Projection: Beams and Grids,” “The Gods as Personifications” and “Religion as Symbolic Grids.”
Professor Walter J. Burghardt of Georgetown University delivers the 24th Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series, “Free Like God: Three Ways of Understanding Who We Are.”
Gary Trudeau, political satirist and Doonesbury cartoonist, speaks at Commencement.
Maurice L. Clemence, director and CFO of the Kendall Company and Wheaton trustee emeritus, is awarded an honorary degree.
Alice Huang, Director of Laboratories of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital in Boston, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Louise Nevelson, sculptor, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Professor Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty of the University of Chicago delivers the 25th Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series, “The Testing of Reality in Indian Mythology.”
Three hundred educators from across the country gather at Wheaton to learn more about “gender-balancing” the college curriculum.
The first Black Alumnae Weekend is held.