Obama Administration Proposes New Rules on Contraception
The Department of Health and Human Services looks to change how nonprofit religious institutions insure contraceptives.
The Obama administration has presented a new attempt to deal with religious objections to insurance coverage for contraception, but its effect on Wheaton College’s federal lawsuit remains unclear. The federal Department of Health and Human Services announced plans on Feb. 1 to change the way that nonprofit religious institutions, including hospitals and universities, will be required to insure contraceptives that employers oppose for religious reasons. More >
New Housing Community Focuses on Racial Reconciliation
Wheaton begins living-learning housing option called the Shalom Community.
The Residential Life Office and the Office of Multicultural Development have collaborated to create the Shalom Community, a new housing option for Wheaton College students. During the 2013-2014 academic year, this alternative housing option will serve as an intentional living and learning community focused on racial reconciliation. More >
Senior Class Gift Goes to B.R.I.D.G.E.
The class of 2013 to give funds to educational summer program.
The Class of 2013 is giving back to Wheaton through a gift of funds to Building Roads to Intellectual Diversity and Great Education (B.R.I.D.G.E.), an intensive four-week residential academic enrichment and leadership program. Bringing together first-generation, low-income African American or Latino students from Chicago, this free two-year summer program prepares Christian high school students for college through a curriculum that caters to their intellectual, leadership and spiritual growth. More >
Middle Eastern Youth to Visit Wheaton
Three Israeli and Palestinian youth will share stories of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a vision of reconciliation
“I should really try to see God in the other person,” said Ronit Avni, a Messianic Jew living in Israel, in an untitled documentary produced by the independent film company Within Broken Borders. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, Wheaton is hosting an event that will be a once-in-a-lifetime evening for many attendees: Three guests from the Middle East are coming to share stories of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and their vision of reconciliation for their peoples. More >
Wheaton Hosts Annual Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational
Twenty-nine teams compete in the nation’s largest tournament.
Last weekend 29 teams and over 250 wrestlers converged on Wheaton’s campus for the nation’s oldest and largest small school wrestling tournament, the Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational. Pete Willson served as a coach for the Wheaton wrestling program from 1964 to 1990 after graduating from Wheaton in 1950. More >