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Hodson Hall

Get nourished. And have fun. 

This is your student center. 

Home to your dining hall, your Goose Nest, your SGA, your SEB, and your favorite additional on-campus dining options, this is YOUR student center. With prime event locations and its comfortable atmosphere, Hodson Hall is a central part of your social experience at Washington College. 

Past Events

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    On November 6, many students had the chance to vote in their first Presidential Election and watch as the results came in.
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    The Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Academic Skills, and Counseling Services sponsored “In Their Words,” a unique play about the experiences of individuals with disabilities.  The play was written by Dawn Volkart, Student Development









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    Local rock/reggae group Dale and the ZDubs rocked out at the Goose Nest last Saturday, playing a few covers and many original songs from their debut album, “Leave the Drama.”

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    The Portuguese Club hosted a dance party in the Goose Nest in honor of Carnival, the pre-Lenten Brazilian festival that often features masquerade and wild costumes.
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    In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our college commissioned a portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. to be hung in the Dining Hall.
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    Ken Schweitzer gives a performance and lecture on afro-cuban bata drumming. Learn more about the performance and Dr. Schweitzer’s book on the subject here .
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    To kick off their goal of reaching 100% participation for The Washington Fund, the class of 2013 hosted a TOAST in the Goose Nest on Friday, April 12. Board member Jay Young ’81 was so...
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    Introducing the C.V Starr Center’s new deputy director: Ted Maris-Wolf! Maris-Wolf’s talk about nearly three thousand enslaved Africans who were seized from slave ships by the U.S. Navy illuminates a crucial moment in history, when an

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    Obella Obbo ’14 DJ’d the night away on Satruday. The Goose Nest was open for business serving beer, wine and complimentary soft drinks.
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    The Goose Nest offers weekend entertainment in a club atmosphere, with food, beverages, games, and live music. 

    Throughout the opening weekend, the Nest hosted the music of alumnus Kentavius Jones, a night of karaoke,

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    Neal Gabler is the 2013 Patrick Henry Writing Fellow at the Starr Center. Gabler is an author, cultural historian, screenwriter, producer, critic, and commentator who has been called “one of America’s most important public intellectuals.” ...
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    The Goose Nest in Hodson Hall Commons underwent a transformation over winter break to include redesigned spaces for meeting, relaxing, and playing games.
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    The WAC Historical Society, Phi Alpha Theta, Art History Club, and International Relations Club hosted a 1940’s Blitz Ball! Students, faculty, and staff danced the fox trot, lindy hop, charleston, and some danced their own...
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    Students in need of a break got a special treat thanks to the Student Events Board and the Kent County Humane Society. On November 15, several puppies invaded the Hodson Green for some late semester...
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    Participants in the Comegys Bight Fellowship Program who received stipends to support summer internships in high-level historical research gave presentations about their experiences.
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    A review in  The New Republic  called it “a timely, rare, and valuable attempt to unveil the innovations revolutionizing campaign politics.” Journalist Sasha Issenberg spoke about his recently published book The Victory Lab: The Secret ...
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    Marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862, acclaimed historian Louis Masur spoke about his book  Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union ...
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    The  Office of Student Activities  hosted a toga party to celebrate the first week of classes in the Fall semester.

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    The Political Science department hosted a dinner for current members and new inductees into the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society.
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    As part of Alumni Weekend,    President Mitchell Reiss hosted a continental breakfast in Hynson Lounge during which class representatives presented gifts to the College.
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    Acclaimed poet and biographer Daniel Mark Epstein offered an intimate and nuanced look at Bob Dylan, the legendary singer-songwriter and the most important lyricist America has ever produced. In his talk, Epstein framed Dylan against...
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    The  SGA Academic Committee  hosted President’s Day Trivia in Hodson Student Lounge with pizza, drinks, and prizes.







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    One of the most persistent of the myths that Americans tell themselves about race is that the line between black and white is a matter of genetics rather than choice. Law professor and historian Daniel ...