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November 2016

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Colleges Urge President-Elect to Condemn Violence

President David Chard was one of over 100 college presidents to sign a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump, urging him to condemn and work to prevent harassment, hate, and acts of violence.

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"Tooth by Tooth" Recognized for Excellence

Wheelock Assistant Professor of Life Science Sara Levine's latest book was chosen as a finalist for the 2017 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes in Excellence in Science Books in the Children's Picture Book category.

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Wheelock Celebrates Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Wheelock College’s Center of Excellence for Military Children and Families and Human Resource Department held a “Thank a Veteran at Work Breakfast Program.”

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Prof. Dines Addresses National Conference of Pediatricians

In her address, Prof. Gail Dines said sexualized media images and the prevalence of free Internet pornography are having devastating health effects on young girls and boys.

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October 2016

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Aspire Institute Releases College Access Study

Wheelock College’s Aspire Institute released "Bridges & Barriers," a study identifying opportunities to increase collaboration, accountability, and funding in order to improve college access and college outcomes.

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White House Honor for Dr. Chard

The White House announced that President Barack Obama expressed his intent to reappoint Dr. David Chard, President of Wheelock College, to the National Board for Education Sciences.

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Research Paper Explores Wheelock's Inquiry-Based Learning Approach

Wheelock faculty members Sam Cook and Debra Borkovitz recently co-authored a qualitative research paper exploring the impact of inquiry-based mathematics classes in a program that prepares future PreK-Grade 8 teachers.

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Wheelock Ranked Among Safest Colleges

Wheelock College was named one of the safest colleges in Massachusetts by BackgroundChecks.org, a public-safety-focused organization committed to increasing public safety, community involvement, transparent government, and education.

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September 2016

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Wheelock Now Test-Optional

Joining a groundswell among higher education institutions across the United States, Wheelock College will no longer require SAT and ACT scores as part of its undergraduate admissions process, as of September 2016.

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Curiosity Conference

Wheelock College's October 1st conference of hands-on experiences is inspired by the education philosophy of David and Frances Hawkins. Space is limited to 120 people!

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Convocation 2016: Social Justice 2020

Wheelock's 2016 Convocation Ceremony served as the centerpiece of a daylong series of events focused on the social justice issues raised by the College's community read, "The Beautiful Struggle" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Solo Art Exhibit for Prof. Jimenez-Flores

The work of Wheelock ceramics instructor Salvador Jimenez Flores is featured in a new solo exhibit at the Harvard Gallery 224 in Allston.

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August 2016

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International Programs Leadership Change

Wheelock College bids farewell to Dean of International Programs & Partnerships Linda A. Davis, while underscoring its commitment to internationalization.

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July 2016

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Wheelock Wins Partnership of Excellence Award

Wheelock‘s Center of Excellence for Military Children and Families received the 2016 Pete Taylor Higher Education Partnership of Excellence Award in recognition of its community partnership work supporting military families.

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Thought-Provoking Book about Race from Prof. Carlos Hoyt

Dr. Carlos Hoyt, Wheelock Assistant Professor of Social Work, recently published "The Arc of a Bad Idea: Understanding and Transcending Race" (Oxford University Press).

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Wheelock Welcomes President David J. Chard

David J. Chard, Ph.D., began his tenure as the 14th President of Wheelock College on July 1.

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June 2016

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Wheelock Community Read 2016

This summer, the entire Wheelock community will read "The Beautiful Struggle" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Student-Athletes Return to Service at Safe Passage in Guatemala City

Wheelock College student-athletes recently returned from a week of service at Safe Passage (Camino Seguro) in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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2016 Sylvia Earl Innovation Awards Announced

Eleven projects designed to improve life at Wheelock using technology will receive funding this year through Wheelock's Sylvia Earl Innovation Awards program.

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May 2016

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Wheelock 2016 Commencement Ceremonies

The Wheelock Class of 2016 celebrated Commencement today under sunny skies with a morning ceremony for undergraduates and an afternoon ceremony for graduate students.

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Associate Justice Sotomayor Visits Wheelock

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited Wheelock May 7 for two events jointly organized by the College and IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción.

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April 2016

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Wheelock Hosts 400 Middle and High Schoolers at Youth Symposium

Wheelock's 2016 Youth Symposium brought together 400 Boston Public High School students to discuss the politics of race, gender, and equity.

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2016 Summer Courses and PDIs

Registration is now open for Wheelock's Summer 2016 undergraduate and graduate courses and professional development institutes. Get ahead in your studies or career—or just learn something new!

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Wheelock Student and Financial Analyst Launches Tutoring Program

Beth Segers, a student in Wheelock's STEM Education online master's degree program, has launched an afterschool program that offers free math tutoring and a free meal to Boston area students.

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March 2016

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Adrienne Kisner Honored by PEN New England

Wheelock's Spiritual Life Coordinator Adrienne Kisner received the Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award from PEN New England for her young adult book "Dear Rachel Maddow."

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Mary Naumec Wins 2016 Elizabeth Palmer Peabody Award

Mary Naumec '99MS was honored with Wheelock's highest alumni award for her lifetime of work assisting children with medical needs and their families.

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Commencement 2016 Honorees

On May 20, Wheelock will bestow honorary degrees on three Massachusetts leaders who have dedicated their lives to the service of others: Reverend Liz Walker, Dr. Lisa Wong, and Ms. Ellen Parker.

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Wheelock College Names David J. Chard Its 14th President

David J. Chard, Ph.D., Dean of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University, has been selected as the 14th President of Wheelock College.

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U.S. News Lauds Wheelock for Internships

U.S. News & World Report ranked Wheelock College among the nation's top 10 colleges for student participation in internships, noting that 100% of Wheelock students gain field experience before graduating.

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Prof. Levine Publishes Second Children's Book

Dr. Sara Levine, Wheelock assistant professor of life science, has published a charming new science book for children titled "Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks and Chompers."

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Lessons in Mindfulness

Wheelock Social Work Professor Deborah Lisansky Beck explains how social workers benefit from mindfulness practices in a recent article published by The New Social Worker.

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Former Wheelock Official Named Colby-Sawyer College President

Susan D. Stuebner, Ed.D., who was special assistant for retention at Wheelock College from 1999-2000, has been named the ninth­­­­ president of Colby-Sawyer College.

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Grad Student Profiles Inspiring Athlete

Wheelock Graduate Student Julie Markarian has published a moving account of the journey of Vasu Sojitra, a man who lost his leg as a child and became a competitive skier and advocate for adaptive sports.

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Supporting Military Children through School Transitions

The Military Child Education Coalition will offer a free professional development institute April 4-5 focused on the social and emotional implications of transition for military-connected students.

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February 2016

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Scholarship for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Wheelock College has expanded its global outreach and strengthened its partnership with the Peace Corps by launching the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.

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Tribute to Dean Emeritus Dr. Kathleen Kirk Bishop

Wheelock mourns the loss of Kathleen Kirk Bishop, Dean Emeritus and former Professor of Social Work, who passed away Feb. 11 following a long illness.

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Wheelock President Honored for Commitment to Diversity

President Jackie Jenkins-Scott was selected as a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s Giving Back Award for Presidents and Chancellors.

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January 2016

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Wheelock Partners with Parents Helping Parents

Wheelock's collaboration with Parents Helping Parents (PHP) will create new opportunities for Wheelock students and faculty while providing PHP with tools to improve its programs and broaden its connection to the social work community.

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