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Archive for October, 2008

  • Reading faces

    Unlocking facial expressions for people with Asperger's Syndrome. More »
  • Pakistan unhinged

    Reflecting on Pakistan and its troubled relations with Washington, D.C. More »
  • An illustration of the liberal arts

    Author and illustrator Nicole Tadgell's new book draws attention. More »
  • Confidence trick

    Professor of Economics John Miller says that the federal government's $700 billion financial recovery plan will not address the U.S. housing crisis, according to an article published by Dollars and Sense, which describes itself as the magazine of economic justice. The bailout will do little to make bad mortgage debt more viable or to provide […] More »
  • Set in stone: the legacy of Lincoln

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  • Catching up with the Youth Vote

    College students around the country are tuned into this year's presidential election, and Wheaton students are no exception, as Attleboro's Sun Chronicle reports. College Democrats and Campus Conservatives are busy rallying support for their candidate, and they are working together to sponor political discussions at which eveyr viewpoint is welcome. While college campuses traditionally are […] More »
  • Money, money, money

    Assistant Professor of English James Mulholland will be writing a series of columns this year for The Chronicle of Higher Education about the challenges of balancing research and teaching at a liberal-arts college. His first essay recounts some of his planning for a research sabbatical that will come up during the 2009-2010 school year. Now […] More »
  • Twisting nature into art

    Visiting artist Patrick Dougherty's work with Wheaton students won attention from The Boston Globe, which visited campus just as the sculpture, Twisted Sisters, was completed. The Globe's writer was intrigued by the work itself, and talked with students who shared his wonder. Art Mason, a sophomore from Boston, called working with Dougherty "a pleasure," and […] More »
  • A Universe of Books: Borges 'Library of Babel'

    Professor of Mathematics Bill Goldbloom Bloch's new book, "The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel" (Oxford University Press, 192 pages, $19.95), earned a glowing review from Alberto Manguel, writing in The New York Sun. Mr. Bloch, professor of mathematics at Wheaton College, has woven an elegant, ingenious, scholarly interpretation of Borges's text that contradicts […] More »