Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

On the menu

Renovations to Chase Dining Hall continued this spring, providing the Wheaton community with the opportunity to temporarily try something new from the fast-food truck parked each day on campus. Students also got a chance to sign ceiling beams that will go up in the renovated space.

Responding to Ferguson

Students staged a December “die-in” to decry racism, as a response to incidents in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere. The event was organized by the Roosevelt Institute and the theme house Together We All Prosper (TWAP). The college also hosted a panel discussion on racism, with Dolita Cathcart, history professor, and Michael Sawyer, visiting political science instructor.

Drone camp fun 

Wheaton hosted its first Drone Camp in November to address issues surrounding drones. The event featured flying lessons and a panel discussion with Associate Professor of Film Studies Josh Stenger, drone expert Zevi Rubin ’16, Assistant Professor of Psychology Matthew Gingo and Visiting Political Science Instructor Michael Sawyer. Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Patrick Johnson served as moderator.

Merry making

During the Faculty-Staff Holiday Craft Fair in December, more than 50 students, faculty, staff and visitors collaborated on the building of a temporary floor-to-ceiling sculpture made of bamboo and heavy-duty zip ties. The project was sponsored by the group #Wheatonmakes, as part of the college’s InterMedia Arts Group Innovation Network (IMAGINE).