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Texas and Mississippi End Mask Mandates

The governors of both Texas and Mississippi have announced that their states will dissolve their mask mandates. Both governors cited increased vaccinations and reduced hospitalizations as reasons for the dissolution of the mandate. With the resindication of the mask mandate in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott also stated “all businesses of any type are allowed to […]

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New Policies for In-person and Hybrid Events

These are the following policy updates recently sent out to the Wheaton Community.  In-person and hybrid events will be allowed on-campus at Wheaton as of Feb. 22 with students being able to reserve a room for up to 10 people for 2.5 hours. This is also including an update to outdoor events, which are permitted […]

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Wheaton Students Protest Mandatory Mental Health Training Module, Administration Responds, Making the Training Optional

Following concerns expressed by students, Dean of Students Zachary Irish and Director of Counseling & Health Services Valeria Tobia announced today that they plan to make the EverFi mental health module optional, rather than mandatory as first announced.

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Two Students, One Non-Student Member of the Wheaton Community Test Positive at the Start of the Spring Semester

According to Wheaton College’s on-campus testing results on the college’s website, at the conclusion of the first full day of classes, two students and one non-student member of the community had tested positive for COVID-19. Six of the college’s On-Campus Isolation and Quarantine Housing rooms, located in Everett Hall, are currently in use, with 114 […]

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Wheaton College Reopens for the Spring Semester, Asks that Returning Students Abide by the Following Community Commitment

As members of the Wheaton community, we all share the responsibility of ensuring that “we may have life and have it abundantly.” In the midst of COVID-19, this means actively working to stay safe and healthy. The college will rely on us to work together to self-monitor and comply with all protocols put forth by […]

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Part 2 of Policing Scenarios: An Educational Read on Policing & The Criminal Justice System

Scenario 1: Black man Scenario 2: White man (Read the scenarios again in Part 1!) “Abolish the police,” became a rallying cry around 1988. Prior to this, the creation of the police was to maintain law and order. The word comes from polis. As seen in the article The Invention of the Police, polis means […]

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What you missed in 2020

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the year 2020 more than anything else, there have been many life-changing events that have been overlooked due to the overarching attention the pandemic has stolen from news industries around the world. Natural Disasters The Australian bush burn fires that had been traveling across the many forests and parks […]

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Wheaton Lays off All Public Safety Officers Except Two, Employs Private Security Firm

All but two members of Wheaton College’s on-campus police force, Public Safety, were recently laid off by the administration and replaced with a private security firm. On Jan 11., Public Safety partnered with the Securitas Security Company, described as “a national and global organization with expertise in providing campus security at educational institutions, to manage […]

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Public Safety Report: Summarized

A copy of the 2020 Wheaton College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report was made available on Monday of this past week by Public Safety. The report includes statistics for 2017, 2018, and 2019 calendar years.

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Wheaton College President, Dennis Hanno, stepping down in Late 2021

Wheaton College President Dennis Hanno will step down late in the calendar year of 2021.