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The Truth of Wheaton’s Investments

Tax records and financial documents show that Wheaton has benefited from, or directly invested in, companies relating to timber, oil, factory farming, the Keystone Pipeline, pharmaceuticals, minerals and many other things. These financial practices, while not unusual for a college, have left Wheaton students wondering if the Trustees, donors and administration are upholding the campus […]

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International Bazaar

The International Bazaar held on March 23, 2018, celebrated the diversity of the Wheaton College student body, faculty and staff. One of the event organizers, Sierra Prasad ’21, described the event as important in exposing students and faculty to a wide array of cultures represented on the Wheaton campus. Prasad stated that the event was […]

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Chapel Basement creates focus on first generation students

Many students have noticed the change of the Chapel Basement’s name from the Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Responsibility to the Center for Social Justice and Community Impact. However, not many students are aware of how this name change designates a change in the structure of the Chapel Basement’s programming. The move has been […]

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Grant for Social Entrepreneurship

The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation provided Wheaton with a $10 million pledge toward the college’s initiatives in social entrepreneurship. One of the outright largest pledges in the college’s history, this gift from the foundation of alumna Diana Davis Spencer ’60 will allow Wheaton to renovate the Old Science Center partially into a center for WiN […]

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Where is the Interest in Interest Houses?

For the past couple of weeks, the theme houses on campus have been heavily advertising their requests for applicants for the upcoming school year due to the lack of applications. What has been causing this disinterest in living in a theme house? When asked what is keeping them from applying to the houses, many students […]

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Students organize to assist in Haitian relief effort

Student groups on campus have begun the process of coming together and collaborating to organize a charity dance on April 27 to benefit Haiti’s ongoing recovery from Hurricane Matthew. The effort is being led by Laurie Morency ’20, whose relatives co-founded the Jean-Joseph Darbouze Foundation. The JJD Foundation is an organization created in the memory […]

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Model United Nations Visits Harvard

Wheaton College’s Model United Nations team attended the Harvard National Model U.N. Conference from Feb. 15-18, joining hundreds of delegates from around the world to collaborate on innovative ideas targeting major global issues affecting people in the modern world. This was a unique opportunity for a small school like Wheaton. The conference raised a total […]

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Highlights of Trump’s 2019 budget cuts to education

On Feb. 12, 2018, President Trump released his proposed budget cuts for next year. While the main focus of his plan is on healthcare, labor and state funding, the proposal on education also strikes interest. The emphasis is on expanding school choice by cutting the grants of public schools to replenish private and religious schools […]

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The link between turf field and Cancer: Wheaton awaits findings from the EPA

The very ground you stand on could be killing you. Or, at least, this is a potential cause for worry for athletes who compete on synthetic turf fields. Over the past few years, there have been mounting concerns that turf fields, on which children, collegiate and professional athletes compete and train, could be cancerous. The […]

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Wheaton college’s expanding curriculum

A handful of new courses are joining the Wheaton curriculum this coming spring, including a course taught by Professor Dorweiler on “Popular Culture and World Politics.” As the name suggests, the class focuses on the interactions between popular culture and politics, especially on the pressures and influences popular culture can exert on political actors. The […]