Briefs by Ben Volume 1

  • After students and community members gave their feedback to restore cuts made to Chase Dining Hall hours, Dean Parker announced in an email Friday, Oct. 1 that Chase Dining Hall would remain open until 9 P.M. Monday – Friday. Previously this semester, Chase had been closing at 8:30 P.M. on Monday – Friday. The future of late night dining at Chase remains uncertain.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 30, Campus Safety released their annual Security and Fire Safety Report in an email released to the Wheaton community. The report concluded that reported sex offenses, arson incidents, hate crimes, dating violence, stalking, weapons possession charges and burglaries had dropped on campus in 2020 compared to in 2019. The report concluded that only incidents of aggravated assault on campus had increased in the same time period, with 1 case happening in 2020. Reports of liquor law violations dropped a massive 47%, with 78 cases in 2019 and 41 cases in 2020, though these violations continue to make up a majority of reported cases, totaling much more than all other kinds of incidents combined.
  • Wheaton’s 5th annual Fresh Check Day, a program promoting positive mental health, was held on the Dimple on Friday, Oct. 1, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. The event included “interactive booths, free food, and awesome prizes!” according to their website.