Wabash continues to actively monitor our campus community’s health and implement appropriate measures to protect it. Our approaches change based on the public health conditions here on campus and in the broader community. Wabash encourages all members of the campus community to be fully vaccinated, including receiving booster shots. Face masks are required in all campus buildings, including classes, labs, and instructor-led activities, for at least the first two weeks of the spring semester. Face coverings are not required when students are in their sleeping or study rooms or when employees are in their personal offices.
Wabash is restricting attendance at athletic events and other campus activities to the campus community – as defined by those persons who are participating in the College’s COVID Pass app and campus mitigation strategies. Face masks are required at all indoor events. All guidelines are subject to change with updates on our COVID-19 Information page.
January 17, 2022
All event times are Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise specified.
Lilly Counselor Visit: Trippet Hall 123 Videoconference Room, 4:00PM - 2:00PM
Lilly Counselor Visit
MLK Day Speaker - Karen Freeman-Wilson (President and CEO, Chicago Urban League): Fine Arts Center Salter Hall, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
MLK Day Speaker - Karen Freeman-Wilson (President and CEO, Chicago Urban League)
The Honorable Karen Freeman-Wilson
Karen Freeman-Wilson began serving as President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League in January 2020. She brings a passion for equity and social justice to the organization, which works to advance economic, educational and social progress for African Americans through direct service and advocacy.
Having served in the public arena most of her professional life, Freeman-Wilson has deep experience in addressing issues that impact urban communities. She was mayor of her hometown of Gary, Indiana, from 2012 through 2019. She was the first female to lead the city of Gary and the first African-American female mayor in Indiana. Her mayoral accomplishments include job creation, completion of a $100 million airport runway relocation, and the development of key areas in the city. She previously served as Indiana Attorney General, Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, and presiding judge of the Gary City Court. She also served as Executive Director of the National Drug Court Institute and CEO of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, where she is currently Board Chair.
Freeman-Wilson is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She is a past President of the National League of Cities, past Advisory Board Member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and sits on the National Police Foundation, the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, and the African American Mayor's Advisory Board of Directors and the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Council and Kauffman Mayors' Advisory Council. She is a member of Israel C.M.E. Church; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; the Links, Inc.; the NAACP; the James Kimbrough Bar and the Indiana Bar.
Freeman-Wilson and her husband Carmen Wilson II have a blended family of four children.