Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

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Student’s documentary shown at film festival

James Baker ’06Eleanor Levine’s documentary The Hidden Harpist was selected from hundreds of submissions from around the world to be included in the 2016 Newburyport Documentary Film Festival.

The Wheaton junior’s film was one of 25 shown on Sept. 18, 2016, at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, in Newburyport, Mass.

“It was my first film festival experience—I’d never even been to one before this,” said Levine, a film and new media studies major. “It was very strange and new but so amazing, and I got to connect with some filmmakers throughout the weekend, and see some incredibly moving documentaries. I’m so glad I applied.” [Read more...]

Serious play

Members of the Wheaton community came together for a workshop to develop the moments that were presented on stage during Every 28 Hours: Our Response.

Members of the Wheaton community came together for a workshop to develop the moments that were presented on stage during Every 28 Hours: Our Response.

The moments were fleeting, but the impact lingered: 60-second flashes of dysfunctional families struggling with interracial relationships, racially charged misinterpretations leading to shots fired, and talk of building walls against imagined threats.

It all came to life on a minimalistic stage in Weber Theatre one rainy Saturday evening in October as members of the Wheaton community rotated through readings of one-minute plays created as part of Every 28 Hours: Our Response.

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Welcome, new tenure-track faculty

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Lead the way

Class of 2016 Yes!

When President Hanno asked whether they were ready to graduate, the Class of 2016 had the answer: Yes!

In a world filled with inequities and the denial of basic human rights, often supported by widely held beliefs and opinions, keynote speaker Sunila Thomas George ’91 challenged Wheaton’s graduating seniors to courageously speak up for what needs to be changed.

“If you remember one thing from today’s Commencement address, remember this: Never stop questioning conventional wisdom,” she urged on a sunny May morning full of promise.

“No matter where you go from here, you will be faced with differing viewpoints, and Wheaton College—our Wheaton College—has prepared you for the world out there, where you will live alongside people who have backgrounds and beliefs different from your own, and where you will be confronted with opinions with which you disagree,” said George, a four-term commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

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