Christine Todd Whitman, Governor of New Jersey, speaks at Commencement.
Dudley R. Herschbach, Nobel Prize Laureate and Harvard Professor of Chemistry, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Sarah Lawrence Lightfoot, author and Harvard Professor of Education, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Trustee Jack Sidell donated a 500 seat stadium to be situated on Clark Field; ground was broken in February of 1996. President and chief executive officer of the Boston-based UST Corp., Mr. Sidell was elected to the Board of Trustees… Read More »
Catharine R. Stimpson, feminist scholar, author, and editor of Skins, speaks at Commencement and is awarded an Honorary Degree.
Ambassador Colette Avital, Israel’s Consul General in New York City, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Honorary Nancy Ann Holman, Washington State Superior Court Justice, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
David A. Macaulay, author and illustrator, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
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.
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.”
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.
1998 - 2011Dee the Dogg
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.
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 »
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.
Richard A. Meier, Architect and son of Carolyn Kallenbacker Meier, W1932, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
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 »
The women’s indoor track-and-field team captures Wheaton’s first NCAA national championship in May.
Mark Whitaker, journalist and editor of Newsweek, speaks at Commencement.