Catharine R. Stimpson, feminist scholar, author, and editor of Skins, speaks at Commencement and is awarded an Honorary Degree.
Theodore R. Sizer, founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Nancy Weber Boggess 1947, senior staff scientist of the National Aeronautics & Space Administration, is awarded an honorary degree.
The third Otis Social Justice Award is given to Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund. Her keynote is entitled “Standing Strong and Together for Children.”
The Honorary Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and Martin D. Ginsburg, author and Professor of Law at Georgetown University, speak at Commencement.
Faculty dressed in academia regalia and playing instruments ranging from bugles to drums, lead the first annual Senior Honors Thesis Parade from the Science Center to the Registrar’s office.
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Dee Dog, a border collie trained by a North Carolina organization called the “Geese Police,” is hired to chase off the many Canadian geese fouling the Chapel Field.
Richard A. Meier, Architect and son of Carolyn Kallenbacker Meier, W1932, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Built in 1997-1998, and named for trustee Harry Keefe, this residence hall houses 50 students in suites. Keefe Hall is perpendicular to Gebbie Hall, and its placement required the relocation of Fillmore Drive. Grounds work began in October of 1997.… Read More »
Governor Bill Richardson, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, is given the fourth Otis Social Justice Award. Preceding his keynote was a panel entitled “Human Rights: What Are They Anyway?” with Professors Paul Helmreich, David Powell, Jeanne Wilson and… Read More »
Robert B. Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy and University Professor at Brandeis University, speaks at Commencement.
Mark Whitaker, journalist and editor of Newsweek, speaks at Commencement.
The women’s indoor track-and-field team captures Wheaton’s first NCAA national championship in May.
Nancy Avery Kernan 1974, career researcher at Sloan Kettering Institute, is awarded an honorary degree.
Joanne D. Underwood, Environmentalist and CEO of INFORM, Inc., is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Nancy Monick Budd 1959, Wheaton volunteer and co-editor of Alive and Well Said: Ideas at Wheaton, is awarded an honorary degree.
William Brewster Budd, Wheaton College trustee from 1970 to 1999 and husband of Nancy M. Budd 1959, is awarded an honorary degree.
Wheaton students demand the College divest from Sudan.