Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Fall 2012

Rewarding research

Can positive reinforcement lead to better results in animal behavior modification? Faculty and students are studying miniature horses to find out.

Trustee Diane C. Nordin ’80Getting the ball rolling on new turf field

Nordin was reminded of her field hockey days in the summer of 2010, when she invited local Wheaton families to dinner at her home in Concord, Mass. There she reconnected with a former teammate, Elizabeth Atwood ’80, and met Atwood’s daughter Julia, then a forward on the Wheaton field hockey team.

Open mind, open heart

Roxanna “Roxy” Azari ’10, a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, spent a year traveling to study the meanings ascribed to the veils worn by women in many Islamic countries.