Pedro Noguera, an urban sociologist who studies the root causes of the racial and economic achievement gap in our public schools, visited the campus in September to receive the 2010 Otis Social Justice Award and deliver a lecture titled “Creating the Schools We Need: What It Really Takes to Leave No Child Behind.”
Herding cats has never been as helpful as it was on the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. The campus community participated in the September 11 service day by helping the Nine Lives cat shelter move to their new location. The task was one of many service projects that included clearing property; cleaning up a trail; and conducting a personal necessities drive on campus to benefit local organizations. The Office of Service, Spirituality and Social Responsibility partnered with the Wheaton Staff Council, student clubs, and the Student Government Association’s new Service, Engagement and Activism Board to create several family-friendly service opportunities.
On September 1, 2010, the final structural steel beam of the Mars Center for Science and Technology was bolted into place. Students, faculty, staff members, alumnae/i and friends signed their names to the beam before it was hoisted up into the building’s superstructure. Learn more about the new science center at wheatoncollege.edu/giving/science-center/.
Acquisitions funded by the Wheaton College Friends of Art were on display from September through November in the Beard and Weil Galleries. A decade ago the Friends of Art allocated funds to acquire selected works of art from the annual senior studio majors’ exhibition. As a result, the permanent art collection has been enriched by examples of painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography and film created by some of the college’s most outstanding graduating majors.