Princeton Review lists Wheaton College town as #8.
Norton is one of the worst college towns in America, according to The Princeton Review. The college preparation site compiled thousands of student opinions to create a list of the worst college towns. Norton, home to Wheaton College, was #8 on the list. Several liberal arts schools in out-of-the-way towns were included, along with the occasional city. Wheaton College, though historic, is one of those liberal arts colleges. The vast majority of students live on campus and stick around for Friday and Saturday, but the school’s restrictive drug and alcohol policies drive of-age students to party off campus. One popular hangout is Sportsway Cafe, which has recently been the subject of accusations from Wheaton students. The small town location …
Wheaton Wire article by student Monica Vendituoli.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
By Monica Vendituoli From the perspective of Wheaton College, Norton is a nice town. “My interactions with the town are pretty limited - mostly Norton Fire and Rescue and the Norton Police Department,” said Dean of Students Lee Williams. “Those interactions are positive, as I believe they care deeply about the safety of students, so we have that in common.” However, after speaking with Town Manager Michael Yunits, Selectman Bob Kimball and Selectman Brad Bramwell, it can be concluded that Norton government officials have a more complex perspective of Wheaton College. Yunits has been the Town Manager of Norton since March 2011. Kimball has been a selectman for 18 years. He has lived in Norton since 1979, but first got involved with Norton’s…