Roger Wilkins, journalist, author, anti-apartheid leader and partner of Patricia A. King 1963, delivers the Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series, “The Gift of Rage and the Temptation of America.”
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.
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.
Students construct Apartheid Shanty in protest of continued investment in South African companies.
In January, President Emerson announces the Trustees’ recommendation, in principle, to admit male students.
The Academic Computing Center, which had its origins in a small classroom in Knapton Hall, was moved to the Charles Anderson Dana wing of the Science Center in 1987. In 1997 it was named the Kollett Academic Computing Center. In… Read More »
Ii Sook Chung, president of Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea, is awarded an honorary degree.
Elizabeth H. Dole, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Jean Guttery Fritz, author, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Graham Gund, Architect, Developer, and Art Collector, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
1987 - 1993Wheaton Divests From Apartheid
The board of trustees prohibits investment in South Africa after a faculty resolution in support of divestment. The prohibition is lifted in 1993 as negotiations to end apartheid in South Africa resume.
Professor Steven Katz of Cornell delivers the Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series, “The Holocaust in Historical Context.”
Wheaton’s first coeducation class, consisting of 412 women and men, arrive on campus in September.
Purchased by the College at the same time as the Polo Diner, this house was converted to a faculty and, later, a student residence.
Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund, speaks at Commencement.
Leon A. Gorman, President of L.L. Bean, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.