Barbara Walters, TV journalist and interviewer, speaks at Commencement.
Nancy Hemenway Whitten Barton 1941, artist and weaver, is awarded an honorary degree.
Walter A. Haas, Jr., CEO and President of Levi Strauss & Co. and Wheaton Trustee, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Evelyn Murphy, Deputy Governor of Massachusetts, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Wheaton publishes Toward A Balanced Curriculum which combines the theoretical aspects of integrating women’s studies with more practical tools such as bibliographies, course descriptions, and guidelines.
The college begins a year long Sesquicentennial celebration at Commencement.
A postage stamp depicting Mary Lyon is unveiled at Wheaton by U.S. Postmaster General William B. Bloger.
Jehan el-Sadat, widow of Anwar Sadat, speaks at Commencement.
Seji Ozawa, Music Director of the Boston Symphony, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Reverend Doctor Bryant M. Kirkland of New York’s Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church delivers the Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series, “Creative Response to Life in the Nuclear Age.”
Harvey G. Cox, a Baptist minister, and Professor Victor S. Thomas of Harvard deliver the Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series, “Religion and Politics: New Choices Needed.”
Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, speaks at Commencement.
Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
John W. Gardner, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, & Welfare, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Giovinella M. Gonthier, U.N. Ambassador to Seychelles, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Grace Murray Hopper, Mathematician for the U.S. Navy, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Thomas J. Watson, Jr., Past President of IBM and US Ambassador to the U.S.S.R., is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Donna Wood, dancer, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
1985 - 1999Harry V. Keefe
Trustee starting in 1985, Mr. Keefe was a graduate of Amherst College and Boston University Graduate School of Business Administration. Keefe Field and Keefe Hall were named for Harry V. Keefe.
Students protest apartheid and demand divestment of businesses in South Africa in a nationwide college and university campaign.