COMMENTARY: A missed opportunity

c. 2008 Religion News Service

CHICAGO _ It would be so refreshing to pick up the newspaper and see a story about my alma mater on the front page that didn’t make me cringe. There’s plenty of good news _ like the story of senior and defensive end on the Thunder football team Andy Studebaker, who recently became the first Wheaton (Ill.) College player ever taken in the NFL draft. He’s heading to the Philadelphia Eagles. Then there’s the front-page story in Monday’s (April 28) Chicago Sun-Times about Kent Gramm, a professor for 20 years in Wheaton’s English department, who has lost his job because his 30-year marriage is ending in divorce.