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December 22, 2021

Obituary: Dr. Jorge J.E. Gracia ’65

Cuban philosopher Dr. Jorge J.E. Gracia '65— SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Samuel P. Capen Chair in Philosophy and Comparative Literature—died in July 2021 at the age of 78.

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December 22, 2021

Obituary: C. René Padilla '57

Wheaton alumnus C. René Padilla '57—theologian and missiologist best known for championing the “integral mission”—died in Buenos Aires at the age of 88 in April 2021.

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December 22, 2021

Obituary: Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr. '58

Banks was a consequential figure in Christian media and the founder of the largest black faith-based publishing company in the country.

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December 22, 2021

Thirty Years Later and They're Still Here?

Author: Melissa Schill

Members of the class of 1991 traveled to Wheaton for their 30th homecoming this October, but for some, the commute wasn’t far at all. Six 1991 graduates had already returned to their alma mater, this time as faculty and staff members.

Books in Library Racks

December 10, 2021

‘Biblically Rooted, Theologically Formed’

Author: Melissa Schill

For the past twenty years, professors and students alike have been advancing an integrative approach to scholarship, combining biblical studies with theological studies in the Biblical and Theological Studies PhD program.

HDI Team Around Wheaton Firepit

December 9, 2021

Becoming Better Global Neighbors

Author: Melissa Schill

It’s hard not to be amazed by the massive reach HDI has achieved and maintained over just ten years. Aten credits it all to the diligence and passion of the HDI and HDL team. Yet even despite all that has been accomplished in the past decade, the work is only beginning. “The need continues to drastically outweigh the capacity we currently have,” Aten said.

CFI iLAB Lecture

December 8, 2021

Innovation to Bless

Author: Jenna Watson ’21

While interdisciplinary learning is central to every Wheaton education, the iLab at CFI allows students to take it a step further and apply their learning to real-world business problems. Consulting teams of students across disciplines, CFI faculty, and marketplace experts collaborate to solve complex business problems that CFI partner organizations face.

Civil Rights Activist, Author, and Pastor Rev. C. Herbert Oliver ’47

December 7, 2021

Obituary: Civil Rights Activist, Author, and Pastor Rev. C. Herbert Oliver ’47

Author: Ciera Horton McElroy ’17

Wheaton College graduate Reverend C. Herbert Oliver ’47, esteemed civil rights activist, pastor, and author, passed away on November 30, 2021.

Wheaton College Class of 1971 Students on Blanchard Lawn

December 6, 2021

A Reunion Gift that Keeps on Giving

Author: Melissa Schill

Despite the disappointment of a distanced reunion due to COVID-19 restrictions, the class of 1971 rallied together under the initiative of Dr. David Gieser ’71 and chose to support the College in a big way. The class founded an endowed scholarship and surpassed their $100k goal in just over one month.