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Graduates head into the world of work

Many seniors had jobs lined up even before they walked across the stage at Commencement. Here are just a few:

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Desert research

Known for its extremes, Death Valley is a place where visitors can experience snow-covered mountains and fields of wild flowers in record-setting summer heat, as well as stand at the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere while looking at some of the highest mountains in the 48 contiguous states. [Read more...]

Wheaton selects Dennis Hanno as eighth president

President-elect Dennis Hanno met with members of the Wheaton Student Government Association in March.

President-elect Dennis Hanno met with members of the Wheaton Student Government Association in March.

The Wheaton Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Saturday, February 22, to appoint Dennis Hanno as the college’s new president.

Hanno, currently provost and senior vice president at Babson College, will be the eighth president in Wheaton’s 180-year history. He will take office on July 15, replacing Ronald A. Crutcher, who is stepping down at the end of this academic year after a decade of service.

“There were many impressive and qualified candidates to lead Wheaton College. During our selection process, we listened carefully to the greater Wheaton community and concluded that without a doubt Dennis has what it takes to move this school forward,” said Thomas Hollister, chair of the Wheaton Board of Trustees. “Wheaton has historic commitments to gender equality and diversity, as well as to the power of a rigorous liberal arts education. Dennis is not only equipped to ensure a successful future for Wheaton, he embodies the values on which this school was built.”

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Brad Sago directs new business and management major

Wheaton College Sophomore SymposiumWhen the search committee was looking for the founding faculty member to head Wheaton’s new business and management major, it had a tall order.

“We were searching for someone with extensive expertise in his or her field who had experience with and placed a high value upon the liberal arts,” said Professor of Psychology and Associate Provost Gail Sahar, who, along with Professor of Mathematics Michael Kahn, was co-chair of the search committee.

“We wanted someone who really believed in the mission of the college to provide a transformative education to our students; that is, the person had to be an excellent teacher,” said Sahar. “Our new colleague had to be a scholar doing significant work in his or her area of specialty. We also required experience in starting a new program, including curriculum development, hiring and all of the other tasks involved in launching a major.”

Meet Brad Sago; he fills the bill perfectly.

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