Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Flurry of Fulbrights

It was another busy spring for Wheaton students and graduates winning Fulbrights, with eight seniors and three recent graduates receiving awards to teach or conduct research abroad. In addition, Wheaton students won a Projects for Peace grant, a Beinecke Scholarship and two Watson Fellowships. Here’s a look at the Fulbright winners:

Clancy Connolly ’15

Wheaton Fulbright ScholarHometown: Scarborough, Maine

Major: Anthropology

Award: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

For Clancy Connolly, learning a language is about more than picking up words and inflections—it’s about cultural immersion and exchange. She will experience all of that while teaching English in Macau. [Read more...]

Graduates head into the world of work

Many of the members of the Class of 2015, leveraging their Wheaton education and experiences, had already secured jobs before graduating in May. Here are just a few: [Read more...]

Political science professor reflects on patriotism

Wheaton College Professor Gerard HuiskampGerard Huiskamp, professor of political science, teaches courses in comparative politics, political theory and political development that are infused with the sensibilities of political philosophy, especially concerning issues of democracy, inclusion and social justice. Recently, the professor, who has published articles on the micro-politics of patriotism and protest, was interviewed about patriotism for the personal finance website wallethub.com by writer Richie Bernardo as part of a 2015 study about the most and least patriotic states. Huiskamp made some interesting observations about what it means to be a patriot. We have reprinted the interview here. [Read more...]

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Vicki Bartolini, professor of education, presented the keynote address at the fifth annual Southeast Education Professionals Partnership Enrichment Conference held at Bridgewater State University in April. Using her students’ video documentation, posted to VoiceThread.com, Bartolini made connections between STEM, inquiry and guided play for young children. [Read more...]