March 31 Community Update from President Hanno

Dear Wheaton Community,

I hope this past weekend provided you the opportunity to spend some time with those close to you. As we continue our second week of remote classes and operations, I wanted to express my gratitude to each of you as we try to ease our way into this new normal.

Even as we are told to distance ourselves from each other, it is more important than ever to stay connected virtually, especially our strong Wheaton community. This week, a great opportunity to come together is for the Community Conversation on Understanding and Preventing Hate Speech and Crime. I hope you can make the virtual session tonight (Tuesday) from 5-7 p.m. eastern time, or another of the virtual opportunities we will have to come together as a community in the coming weeks.

I truly appreciate the creativity and innovation as student clubs, organizations and campus departments build online programming on a daily basis. Continue to visit the college’s events calendar and Engage@Wheaton to stay aware of online programming. I encourage you to use every opportunity to attend events and participate in some of the many community activities planned over the coming weeks. There is much being offered and we want to see you!

Moving forward during a global health crisis can be challenging, but with continued commitment and resilience I am confident that the Wheaton community will emerge from this stronger than ever. Thank you for your dedication to our community.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Dennis Hanno
Wheaton College