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Valuing education

Sarah E. Weeks ’05

Sarah E. Weeks ’05

When I was a sophomore at Wheaton, I took a class on literary and critical theory, aptly named “Approaches to Literature,” with Paula Krebs. Toward the end of the course, after having attempted to master reader response, deconstruction and postcolonial criticism as lenses though which to read a book, Professor Krebs made the comment that learning how to apply these theories was “an arduous pleasure.” This notion—one that has always resonated with me—has now woven itself inextricably into my educational creed.

Since graduating with the Class of 2005 as an English literature major, I have gone on to teach seventh-grade English in an inner-city school; teach at the high school level in independent boarding schools; and lead outdoor education trips for disadvantaged youths. I have learned myriad lessons and gained insights from all of my experiences, and have appreciated all of them for what they were—opportunities for intellectual and personal growth, not as a means to an end.   [Read more...]

Around the world and back to Wheaton

Stephen Desroches ’96, Tamara Smith Tureli ’96, Kristina “Tina” Chapman Blin ’95 and Marcella Michaud Franck ’96 in Istanbul.

Stephen Desroches ’96, Tamara Smith Tureli ’96, Kristina “Tina” Chapman Blin ’95 and Marcella Michaud Franck ’96 in Istanbul.

Globalization is fast becoming the norm for life in the 21st century. Never was that more clear to me than when I was more than 4,000 miles from home in Istanbul, Turkey, where many years ago as a Wheaton student I made international and personal connections that I still hold dear to this day.

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Wheaton cover to cover

As Wheaton celebrates 100 years as a four-year college, we are looking back at decades of the Quarterly. My, how time flies! Here are just a few of the covers that chronicle the story of Wheaton, issue by issue. Go online to wheatoncollege.edu/quarterly to see the rest. Email us at quarterly@wheatoncollege.edu and tell us which ones are your favorites and why, and share the memories that surface as you look.
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2010s

Wheaton Quarterly covers from the 2010s

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