Category Archives: News

Wheaton welcomes new profs

By Micah McIntyre, News Editor

09.13.19

Wheaton College has hired 24 new faculty members in 15 different departments and schools for the 2019-2020 academic year. “Every faculty member is hired with the joy and expectation that they will spend their professional careers at Wheaton,” Provost Margaret Diddams wrote in an email interview with the Record. “This group of incoming faculty is no exception. Not only do I believe that they will be blessed by their time at Wheaton but they have already blessed us in their short time here.” Four of the incoming faculty agreed to speak to the Record about their vision and roles for the coming year.

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HDI responds to deadly hurricane

By Melissa Schill, News Reporter

09.13.19

Over the past two weeks, Hurricane Dorian traveled up the East Coast, leaving a trail of destruction in the Bahamas and North Carolina. With widespread evacuations and a rising death count, relief organizations around the world including the Wheaton based Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) are mobilizing to meet the needs of the thousands affected by the storm.

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New OMD director expands vision of diversity on campus

David Cho steps into new role as director of the OMD

By Carolina Lumetta, News Reporter

09.06.19

This fall, David Cho succeeds Rodney Sisco as director of the Office of Multicultural Development (OMD). Cho holds several advanced degrees, including an M.A. in biblical studies from Wheaton’s graduate school. He most recently worked as a tenured professor of English and as director of the American Ethnic Studies program at Hope College.

The Record sat down with Cho to discuss the OMD, his role as its director and what to expect from the office in the coming year.

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New look for Lower Beamer offices

By Micah McIntyre, News Editor

09.07.19

As Wheaton undergoes several major structural improvements and additions across campus, smaller changes are also taking place in the northern offices of Lower Beamer.

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Wheaton welcomes most diverse freshman class

Student leaders see demographic shift as opportunity for growth

By Melissa Schill, News Reporter

08.30.19

The Wheaton College class of 2023 is the most ethnically diverse class the school has welcomed since its founding in 1860. Although specific numbers will not be released until Sept. 10, Chief Enrollment Management Officer Silvio Vazquez reported that minority domestic students make up around 30% of this year’s freshman class, including Latinx, black, Asian, native Pacific Islander, American Indian and students of two or more races.

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Wheaton bookstore opens under new management

By Carolina Lumetta, News Reporter

08.30.19

Over the summer, Wheaton College administration outsourced campus bookstore management to the Follett Corporation, a Chicagoland campus bookstore chain founded over 145 years ago. With 155 stores in the region, Follett also operates stores in 30 member institutions in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

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Campus dedicates Armerding addition with beam signing

By Micah McIntyre, News Editor

08.30.19

On Wednesday afternoon, students, faculty and staff gathered together in what will become the lobby of Wheaton’s $64 million addition to Armerding. They’d come to dedicate a support beam for the pedestrian bridge across the concert hall’s lobby, signed by hundreds in the Wheaton community.

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#MyWheaton Days replace connection

By Micah McIntyre

04.25.19

For the second time this semester, prospective Wheaton students from across the country converged on campus on April 14-15 as a part of the new #mywheaton Days program.

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Wheaton faculty aim to fill gap in science education

By Melissa Schill

04.25.19

New textbook connects scientific theories with scriptural knowledge

Five Wheaton professors have co-authored a groundbreaking textbook that integrates a variety of academic disciplines to connect scientific theories of origin with scripture. The book, “Understanding Scientific Theories of Origin: Cosmology, Geology, and Biology in Christian Perspective,” is the first college-level resource to approach the topic in a comprehensive way, including mainstream scientific theories in fields such as astronomy, cosmology, chemistry, geology, biology, physical anthropology and genetics, as well as biblical and theological studies. It has been assigned as reading in several classes on campus this semester.

“The book to me has been a theologically saturated science textbook — something that, in my experience, has escaped my classroom until college,” senior Jacqui Felcan said in an email exchange with the Record. “The book thoroughly and robustly reintegrates theology and scientific inquiry, which a lot of us have learned to separate.” Felcan is reading the textbook for her Physics Senior Seminar.  

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Trump names Wheaton alum for diplomatic post

By Micah McIntyre

04.18.19

Morse H. Tan, who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wheaton, nominated for State Department post.

On April 5, the White House announced that President Trump nominated Wheaton College alumnus Morse H. Tan to be the next ambassador at large for global criminal justice.

The role of the Office of Global Criminal Justice is to advise the Secretary of State “on issues related to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. According to the State Department’s website, the office also crafts policy solutions to mass atrocities around the world.

Before practicing law, Tan received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton in 1997 and his master’s degree the following year. While here at Wheaton, he played tennis and wrote for the Record. Following his graduation, he attended the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and specialized in international law.

In addition to being an expert in international law, Tan is considered an expert on North Korea and consistently gives lectures about the subject. In the past he has advised ambassadors and state department officials and his work has been used by the US Assistant Secretary of State and the United Nations Commission of Inquiry. Tan’s faculty page, on Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Law’s website, says that he is fluent in Korean and Spanish, and speaks some Chinese. Tan is currently a professor of law at NIU.

The Record contacted Tan for a quote. He refrained, saying that until his confirmation hearing, he has been advised by the White House to refrain from talking to the media.