Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Tutu receives Otis award

Wheaton Otis Social Justice AwardWheaton Otis Social Justice AwardWheaton presented Nontombi Naomi Tutu, an advocate for tolerance, equality and human rights, with the Otis Social Justice Award on Sept. 16, 2013. Tutu delivered a lecture in Hindle Auditorium titled “Striving for Justice: Searching for Common Ground,” and met and dined with students. Her father, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the apartheid regime in South Africa.

Keith Nordstrom photos

Bonding over bookbinding

snapshots fiberspace 1FiberSpace has hosted many workshops this academic year, including one on bookbinding. Located in the Science Center, FiberSpace brings together students, faculty and staff members for workshops focused on connecting traditional fiber arts and technoloy. Lauren Slingluff, social sciences liaison for Library and Information Services, and Megan Wheaton-Book, assistant college archivist, are the coordinators for the space.

Symposium highlights student research

Quinn HarrisWheaton’s 32nd Annual Sociology and Anthropology Senior Symposium was held in January. Twenty-five seniors presented their theses on a range of topics. The event also featured a keynote address by Orly Clerge ’05, who is a postdoctoral associate for the Urban Ethnography Workshop at Yale University.

Photo by Charles Wang ’15

Table for one, please

Snapshots Lyons Den_DSC3020The student-run Lyons Den is the place to be for coffee and company. And why, yes, you may dance and sing on the table, too.

Photo by Charles Wang ’15