On Wheaton College statements on Charlottesville, Fred Clark’s “Faculty Lounge,” and reluctance to weigh in on other institutions’ situations

This past several months have brought public scrutiny to many campus controversies. From questions about diversity, inclusion, and collegiality at Duke Divinity School to questions of academic freedom at Trinity College (CT) and a campus shutdown at Evergreen State University, colleges and universities have made major headlines this year. (And that’s not including debates about …

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Statement by Wheaton College Faculty Regarding the August 2017 “Unite the Right” Marches in Charlottesville, Virginia

Below please find a statement by more than 150 Wheaton College faculty. A PDF of this document is available here.Signatures were solicited at a recent meeting of the faculty and online. It is possible that some faculty were not aware of the opportunity to sign the statement. Others may have agreed and wanted to sign, …

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On Charlottesville

It’s mid-August, and like schools across the country Wheaton College will soon kick off its fall semester. Also like schools across the country, we have our share of annual pre-semester rituals and events. Orientation sessions and on-campus job fairs and banquets and… professional development workshops for faculty.Today’s faculty development workshop was focused on diversity and …

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