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Porter Cleveland Fellows announced for this summer

’Tis the season for students finding out whether or not they have been selected to receive some highly coveted funding for their summer endeavors. The latest slew of winners has been announced for the Porter Cleveland Fellows Program. This year’s fellows include Danielle Dickinson ’17, Gabrielle Maginn ’17, Olivia Milne ’18 and Julia Daniels ’17. […]

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VanPatten on Problems of Second Language Acquisition

Have you ever struggled with learning a second language from a textbook? Bill VanPatten, director of language instruction in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University, discussed these issues during a talk titled ‘Against Rules: Second Language Acquisition’ in Holley Room, Mary Lyon. The lecture on April 18 discussed problems with […]

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Plans for International Court of Justice promote diplomacy

Students are coming together to plan an International Court of Justice (ICJ) conference for the Wheaton community to be occurring next fall semester. As a branch-off of Wheaton’s existing Model United Nations club, the real ICJ is the primary judicial branch of the United Nations. The ICJ debates and decides cases of international law as […]

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Professor Gingo Studies the Psychology of Lying

If you happen to take a course with Professor Matthew Gingo, you might want to avoid fabricating excuses for late assignments; Gingo knows all about lying. This is because he studies deception through the lens of social and moral development – in other words, when children choose to lie and how they justify their lies. […]

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Wheaton professor writes book on multicultural psychology

The works of Wheaton faculty never fail to impress. Our latest example comes from Professor Peony Fhagen of the psychology research. With the help of a few Wheaton seniors, she is currently writing a book about multicultural psychology. Professor Fhagen has been teaching multicultural psychology at Wheaton for 11 years. The field is relatively new, […]

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Cowduck Returns to Peacock Pond

Not a day has gone by since Cowduck’s passing in July in which her presence has not been missed on campus. As the school’s unofficial mascot, she brought joy to the campus community on a daily basis and her company has been missed in these last several months. Now, thanks to Charlotte Middleton ’18, Cowduck […]

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Dimple Divers are victorious at College Comedy Festival

The Dimple Divers have long been taking Wheaton College by storm as the best (and only) improv comedy group on campus. Recently, their hilarity went to take the world by storm, or, at least the improv world by storm, by emerging victorious from the improvisational quagmire that is the College Comedy Fest and Beanpot Tournament […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio finally lands Oscar win during 88th ceremony

The Oscars is easily the most glamorous night in Hollywood. The most successful people of the year in the film industry come together under the Dolby Theatre roof to celebrate the achievements of both familiar and foreign names. This year, controversy surrounded the 88th ceremony. When Oscar nominations were announced in January, the Hollywood community […]

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Winternships give students a taste of potential careers

Most students view the time between fall and spring semesters as a period to catch up on sleep, see old friends and unwind for a whole month while their studies are temporarily put on hold. However, some Wheaton students choose to take on the task of completing winter internships while they are away from school. […]

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Prospective students get a taste of Wheaton culture

If you noticed a recent influx of confused, wide-eyed youths around campus, worry not; this is no munchkin invasion, nor have new freshmen just spawned out of nowhere. What you have most likely observed are prospective students, a species not uncommon around this time of year, as college applications are in and the first round […]