Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough speaks at Commencement.
2002History of Wheaton Published
Professor of History Emeritus and College Historian Paul Helmreich, publishes Wheaton College: 1834-1957: A Massachusetts Family Affair.
Built in 2002, Beard Hall houses 100 students in suites and singles. Sited on the corner of Howard Street at the intersection with Fillmore Drive, the construction of this dormitory required the removal of the Infirmary built in 1954 and… Read More »
2002Howard Gardner, Honorary Degree Recipient
Howard Gardner, theorist of multiple human intelligences and researcher of human cognition, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
2002Trish Karter, Honorary Degree Recipient
Trish Karter, Co-founder of Dancing Deer Baking Company, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
2002Andrew Wyeth, Honorary Degree Recipient
Andrew Wyeth, artist and realist painter, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
2002New Curriculum Approved
A new curriculum is approved with ten goals: Elegance; Collaboration; Rigor; Stronger majors; Exploration; Better distribution; Effective assessment; Infusion bringing together gender, race and religion; Connections creating shared disciplines among classes; Foundations creating core literacies.
2002Barbara Ehrenreich Receives Otis Social Justice Award
Author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich receives the seventh Otis Social Justice Award. The event, including a panel made up of Professors John Bezis-Selfa, Paula Krebs and John Miller and students Aislinn Stetson 2004 and Diana Noriega 2004, is moderated by… Read More »
2003Keith Lockhart Speaks
Keith Lockhart, Conductor of the Boston Pops, lectures about the importance of music in life, as part of the Jane E. Ruby Lecture Series.
2003David Levering Lewis Speaks at Commencement
David Levering Lewis, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author, speaks at Commencement.
2003Esther R. Newberg, Honorary Degree Recipient
Esther R. Newberg, literary agent and aide to Senator Robert Kennedy during his 1968 Presidential campaign, is awarded an honorary degree.
2003Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Honorary Degree Recipient
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros 1969, chairperson and co-founder of Fundación Cisneros, is awarded an honorary degree.
2003Catherine A. Keener, Honorary Degree Recipient
Catherine A. Keener, Academy Award-nominated Actor, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
2003Students Protest Iraq War
In protest of the Iraq War, students living on Howard Street display an upside down flag, causing clashes between Norton townspeople, local veterans, students and faculty.
2003Eighth Otis Social Justice Symposium
The eighth Otis Social Justice Symposium was held on February 10 and 11, 2003 and featured Elaine Brown, former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party, Amber Hollibaugh, founding director of the Lesbian AIDS Project of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis… Read More »
2004Eliza Wheaton’s Diaries Found
Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton’s long lost diaries are found, by College Archivist Zepherine Stickney after 24 years of searching, and returned to the college.
2004Ronald A. Crutcher Appointed President
Ronald A. Crutcher was named the seventh president of Wheaton College on March 23, 2004. He came from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and professor of music. Since… Read More »
2004Mary Robinson Speaks at Commencement
Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, speaks at Commencement and is awarded an Honorary Degree.
2004Molly Ivins Receives Otis Social Justice Award
Molly Ivins, national political correspondent, receives the eighth Otis Social Justice Award. Her keynote is entitled “Human Rights and War.”
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