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.
Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, speaks at Commencement.
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.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd G. and Mildred Balfour were the founders of the Balfour Co., maker of class rings and long-time friends of the College.
Constructed with funds raised by alumnae and students beginning in 1928, the Student Alumnae Building (SAB) constructed in 1940, was the first building in the Modern, or International, style at Wheaton. The architects were Caleb Hornbostel and Richard M. Bennett,… Read More »
Gloria Steinem, author of The Second Sex, speaks at Commencement.
Arthur A. Hartman, U.S. Ambassador to the USSR, France, Belgium, Viet Nam, Great Britain, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Donna Ford Hartman 1949, philanthropist, is awarded an honorary degree.
Bruce Marks, Artistic Director of the Boston Ballet, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
In January, President Emerson announces the Trustees’ recommendation, in principle, to admit male students.