Students, faculty, and staff contribute to a Millennial Time Capsule, to be opened in 2100.
2000Janet Reno Speaks
US Attorney General, Janet Reno, delivers the thirtieth annual Miriam Lee Tropp Lecture. Nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed in 1993, Janet Reno was the first woman to hold the post.
2000President Marshall’s Plan
President Marshall announces major financial plan.
2000AIDS Memorial Quilt Travels to Wheaton
The AIDS Memorial Quilt travels to Wheaton College.
2000John Walsh Speaks at Commencement
John Walsh, Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, speaks at Commencement.
2000Denise Jefferson, Honorary Degree Recipient
Denise Jefferson, Ballerina and Director of the Alvin Ailey School, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
2000Emily Mason, Honorary Degree Recipient
Emily Mason, painter, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
2000Wolf Kahn, Honorary Degree Recipient
Wolf Kahn, Landscape Painter and Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
2000Anson McCook Beard, Jr., Honorary Degree Recipient
Anson McCook Beard, Jr., Wheaton trustee, is awarded an honorary degree. Mr. Beard served as a member of the board of trustees from 1971 until his retirement in 2008. He served on the executive and resources committees, co-chaired the Campaign… Read More »
2000Beard & Weil Galleries
A gift from Jean Jones Beard 1965 and her children, named for trustee, Anson Beard, and Virginia Loeb Weil 1942, the Beard & Weil Galleries open after renovations to Watson Fine Arts Center.
2000Mars Arts & Humanities Center
The Mars Arts & Humanities Center is completed, incorporating Meneely Hall and the new Mars Studio addition.
2000Gloria Steinem Receives Otis Social Justice Award
Gloria Steinem is the fifth recipient of the Otis Social Justice Award. Her keynote, “Putting Women into History and Vice Versa,” is accompanied by a panel presentation, “Major Issues in the Three Waves of Feminism,” including Kathryn Baxter 2000, Coordinator… Read More »
2001Howard Zinn Receives Otis Social Justice Award
Historian and writer Howard Zinn receives the Otis Social Justice Award.
2001Wheaton Responds to the Events of September 11, 2001
President Marshall and two colleagues were in Manhattan when the Twin Towers are attacked.
2001Campus Master Plan Developed
Martin Sokoloff develops a master plan for the future development of the college.
2001Thomas L. Friedman Speaks at Commencement
Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times columnist and author, speaks at Commencement and is awarded an Honorary Degree.
2001Margaret J. Tibbetts, Honorary Degree Recipient
Margaret J. Tibbetts, former US Ambassador to Norway, is awarded an honorary degree.
2001Frederick Barton, Honorary Degree Recipient
Frederick Barton, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
2001Winston R. Hindle, Jr., Honorary Degree Recipient
Winston R. Hindle, Jr., former vice-president of Digital Equipment Corporation and Wheaton trustee, is awarded an honorary degree.
2001John F. Mars, Honorary Degree Recipient
John F. Mars, President and CEO of Mars, Inc., is an Honorary Degree Recipient.