John Walsh, Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, speaks at Commencement.
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.
Students, faculty, and staff contribute to a Millennial Time Capsule, to be opened in 2100.
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.
President Marshall announces major financial plan.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt travels to Wheaton College.
The Mars Arts & Humanities Center is completed, incorporating Meneely Hall and the new Mars Studio addition.
Denise Jefferson, Ballerina and Director of the Alvin Ailey School, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Emily Mason, painter, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Wolf Kahn, Landscape Painter and Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, is an 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 »
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 »
Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times columnist and author, speaks at Commencement and is awarded an Honorary Degree.
Historian and writer Howard Zinn receives the Otis Social Justice Award.
President Marshall and two colleagues were in Manhattan when the Twin Towers are attacked.
Martin Sokoloff develops a master plan for the future development of the college.
Margaret J. Tibbetts, former US Ambassador to Norway, is awarded an honorary degree.
Frederick Barton, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Winston R. Hindle, Jr., former vice-president of Digital Equipment Corporation and Wheaton trustee, is awarded an honorary degree.
John F. Mars, President and CEO of Mars, Inc., is an Honorary Degree Recipient.