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    The summer archaeology field school brought students to Andelot Farm for an excavation with Field School Director Dr. Julie Markin (Assistant Professor of Anthropology) and Archaeology Lab Director Elizabeth Seidel.
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    This second salon of summer 2015 featured readings by poets Kamilah Aisha Moon and Vandana Khanna, as well as music from The Chestertown Ukulele Club. Made possible with support from the Douglass Wallop Fund.
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    In a Chestertown street performance, Michele Volansky, chair of the Department of Theater and Dance, performed Molly Bloom’s famous “Penelope” soliloquy as part of Bloomsday festivities that mimic the fictional events that take place June ...
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    Saturday, May, 16, 2015
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    Six Washington College students are spending five weeks working on theStarr Center’s Dr. Davy H. McCall World War II History Project, learning the process of recording oral histories and collecting interviews

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    This first salon of summer 2015 featured readings by poets Hugh Martin and TJ Jarrett, as well as music from James Dukenfield. Made possible with support from the Douglass Wallop Fund.
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    As Saturday of Alumni Weekend progressed, the fun and merriment continued. Martha Washington Square was all abuzz with the sounds of alumni reconnecting and DawGone playing some seriously rockin’ tunes.
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    Saturday of Alumni Weekend 2015 was epic, and it began with tons of fun activities, like a Chester River Cruise on the Callinectes and of course, the All-Campus Picnic!

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    Reuniting classmates gathered on the steps of Bunting Hall for class photos during the picnic.

    Photography provided by Lois Kitz and  Geoff DeMeritt ’02
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    Photography provided by Lois Kitz and Geoff DeMeritt ’02
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    Alumni Weekend 2015 started off strong, with alumni coming back to campus from near and far to enjoy an evening filled with great WC friends.

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    The Senior Awards Luncheon launches Commencement weekend festivities.
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    2015 George Washington Book Prize winner Nick Bunker along with finalists Richard Dunn, Francois Furstenberg and Eric Nelson were honored at a black tie gala at Mount Vernon on May 20.  The winner of one...
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    Author Peter Turchi ’82 spoke and six finalists read from their work at a May 15 event in Decker Theatre where poet Alex Vidiani was named the winner of this year’s $62,900 Sophie Kerr Prize.
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    Senior class speaker Rachel Dilliplane, Alumni Citation recipient Charles Downs ’59, and honorary degree recipients David Mixner and Raouf Abujaber brought similar messages to the graduating Class of 2015. It’s now their turn to “do...
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    Six finalists joined faculty, family and friends for a reception in the Faculty Lounge, Hodson Hall, before the Sophie Kerr Prize event May 15, 2015. Photos by Matthew Spangler.
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    The RAs of Zone 3 collaborated with the Career Center to test students’ knowledge of professionalism. Chick fil A catered the event, much to the delight of student participants.
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    The 2015 Senior Readers and the winners of the Literary House Genre Fiction Prize, the William W. Warner Prize for Creative Writing on Nature and the Environment, and the Jude & Miriam Pfister Poetry Prize.
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    The Hillel House and the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture hosted Rabbi Peter Hyman to lead a discussion around the need for Interfaith Solidarity.
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    Hosted at the home of the Myrt and Mary B. Gaines, the Men’s Lacrosse Fish Fry was once again a fantastic event. Great food, great company, and a great cameo from Gus the Goose! After...
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    Hosts Arian Ravanbakhsh ’89 and Jade Walter ’15 the co-chairs of the Community of Students and Alumni (CSA) program along with Pi Lambda Theta held an Education Panel April 22nd for the Path














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    On Saturday, April 18th, CES led two kayak trips around the Chester River side of Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. We couldn’t ask for better weather.
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    On Sunday, April 19, Washington College invited the area’s Latino children to campus for the eighth annual  Día de Fútbol,  an event that included reading books, chatting in English and Spanish, and, of course, plenty

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    On April 14th, 2015, Washington College’s own Adam Goodheart sat down with novelist Martha Hodes to discuss her novel Mourning Lincoln , a day before the anniversary of his assassination.
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    Venus in Fur  by David Ives

    April 17-18 at 7:30 and 10:30PM in Gibson Center for the Arts – Rehearsal Room

    A Senior Directing Thesis by...

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    Students celebrated spring’s arrival with bounce houses, Kiss the Pig, free Rita’s, and many more club- and Greek-sponsored activities.
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    Students gathered at the bonfire pit for poppin’ tunes, smokin’ s’mores, and general, pre-finals exuberance. 
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    Henry V  by William Shakespeare

    April 10 4:30PM
    April 11 11:30AM, 4:30PM
    Outdoors — Campus Green

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Nicholas...

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    International Studies majors presented their senior capstone experiences through poster presentations in Toll Atrium.
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    The swim team with Coach Kim Lessard celebrated the opening of the Eugene B. Casey Swim Center Addition at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on April 12. Made possible by a $1 million gift from the Eugene...
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    Prof. Philip Walsh discussed various translations of Sappho and the challenges of translating ancient Greek poetry, as a complement to the previous “What’s Found in Translation” readings at the Literary House by Dick Davis and...
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    “Seven Sapphos”: A Faculty Tea & Talk with Prof. Philip Walsh
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    On Tuesday April 7, 2015 Hillel House hosted its very first ever Feminist Passover Seder. 
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    During Spring Fling 2015, Nick Coviello ’16 and Jimmy Martz ’16 met on the mat to represent MMA Club.
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    On March 31, the Global Education Office hosted an Easter Egg Hunt. Beginning with egg dyeing and decorating in Hodson, students then moved out onto Hodson Green to hunt for some candy.
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    On April 11, we welcomed over 300 families to campus for Admitted Students Day. The gorgeous spring day included tours of campus and Chestertown as well as an opening session with a performance by WACappella.
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    Speaker Michael Kimmel presented the talk “Mars, Venus or Planet Earth? Women & Men on Campus in a New Millennium” in an event hosted by Kappa Alpha.
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    Students shared their song skills with an Open Mic Night
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    On Friday April 10, 2014, the Department of Music presented Kevin Michaels on guitar.
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    Six students were nominated for Student Employee of the Year.
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    On April 8, Junior Psychology students presented their research on diverse subjects in psychology in the Toll Atrium.
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    The 2015 WAC Idol was crowned on April 1 in Hotchkiss Recital Hall.
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    Residents Life hosted the annual Spring Fling on advising day April 1. Students enjoyed a fun day off classes with food, music, and activities.
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    Red
    Red by John Logan

    April 3-4 at 7:30pm in Decker Theatre
    **Open Dress Rehearsal April 2 at 7:30 in Decker Theatre

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Austin Lewis

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    The last open mic night saw students reading stories, sharing songs, and even welcoming some unexpected guests.  
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    The 2015 Douglass Wallop Fellow, playwright Sheri Wilner spoke about how real-world news can inspire compelling theatre.
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    Keeping the tradition of avid foxhunter and Washington College founding patron George Washington alive, Green Spring Valley Hunt and Wicomico Hunt traveled to Chino Farm near Chestertown on March 22 for a joint meet benefiting

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    Inspired by the traditions of India, the Global Education Office sponsored a Holi Festival on March 20 to welcome the arrival of spring. Students of all backgrounds and beliefs joined their classmates from Southeast Asia...
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    On Saturday March 28, Washington College held its annual Relay for Life. Started on campus in 2011, the event honors cancer survivors, remembers lost loved ones, and fights back against the disease by funding research....
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    The Student Environmental Alliance teamed up with the Center for Environment & Society to coordinate Chestertown Earth Hour, an electricity-free celebration of music, food, games, and a performance by WACappella.
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    Ian Flinn ’16 demonstrates magic and discusses its history in a talk sponsored by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the Gibson-Wagner Psychology Department Fund.
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    Students flocked to the Goose Nest Thursday night to enjoy some snacks and karaoke courtesy of the Student Events Board.
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    The Student Environmental Alliance and Anthropology Club celebrated the completion of the earth oven at the  Campus Garden by roasting marshmallows for s’mores.
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    On Monday, March 23, Sotereas “Teris” Pantazes `02 came to campus to talk about his experiences in the fields of real estate and renewable energy systems.

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    The SEB hosted a game night featuring Guess Who in which audience members participated.
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    Students had a chance to sample Indian snacks and teas before American University’s Bhangra team gave a workshop on Bhangra dancing in the Egg.
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    Next to Normal, written by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, was performed in Tawes Theatre on Friday March 20, and Saturday March 21 as a senior directing thesis by Amanda Varvar. Debuted in 2008, the...
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    On Monday, March 16th, the Community of Students and Alumni (CSA)  hosted Bevin ’88 P’12 and Chris ’85 P’12 Buchheister back to campus. Chris, a history major, and his wife Bevin, an International ...

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    Students enjoyed an evening playing Jenga and listening to music in The Egg.
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    SEB hosted a trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
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    Senior Vice President for Fan Engagement and Multi-Platform Marketing for Comedy Central Don Steele ’91 returned to campus to discuss what it’s like setting the strategy and implementing digital and social marketing initiatives for the #1 brand in comedy.
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    30 Neo-Futurist Plays from
    “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind”
    Created by Greg Allen
    Written by The Neo-Futurists

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    February brought more snow to campus, making for some picturesque views.
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    Jonathan Hsy is an Associate Professor of English at George Washington University. He specializes in late medieval literature

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    The African American Read-In is a national event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. During the month of February, students and teachers of all levels are encourage to read, share and celebrate...
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    With the landmark Chesapeake Semester, the Center for Environment & Society invites students to undertake unique interdisciplinary studies with the Chesapeake Bay at their core.

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    Verse translator and classicist Diane Arnson Svarlien gave a reading Tuesday, February 24th at the Rose O’Neill Literary House. The event was part of the series “What’s Found in Translation” and was free ...
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    Danielle Corsetto is the creator of the webcomic Girls With Slingshots , a story about twenty-something BFFs Jamie and Hazel, and an expansive cast of their friends, including a talking cactus and...

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    Students braved wintry weather to enjoy a Mardi Gras themed Birthday Ball in the Johnson Fitness Center.
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    On the Friday before Birthday Ball, February 20th, 2015, the ladies of No Limits took the stage in the Egg to perform some of their favorite numbers. The all-girl group sang a series of love...
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    Meet the finalists for the 2015 George Washington Book Prize.
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    Psychologist Laura Sproch, an outpatient therapist and researcher at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Towson, spoke about how to recognize eating disorders and how to promote healthy attitudes about body image.
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    Pictures of snowmen.
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    The Writers’ Union hosted their annual anti-Valentine’s Day celebration at the Literary House where guests enjoyed music, dancing, and sugary treats. 
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    On Valentine’s Day WC Relay for life held a fundraiser during the basketball double header. The fundraiser included a bake sale and 50/50 raffle in which all proceeds went to the Relay for Life organization.
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    The Art and Art History Club raised money by donation for a local school art program at the free event where students got creative with free art supplies and a cash bar.
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    The Cherry Tree staff enjoyed pizza and chocolate-cherry cake to celebrate the launch of the new literary journal. 
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    The inaugural induction of students into  Kappa Alpha Omicron honored the achievements of individuals majoring in the Department of Environmental Studies and Science.
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    In honor of Valentines Day, the SEB held a dating game show hosted by comedian and game show host Adam Ace.
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    In his talk, Tallamy discussed why specialized food relationships determine the stability and complexity of the local food webs that support animal diversity, why it is important to restore life to our residential properties, and...
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    The newly moved Office of Multicultural Affairs, now located in Caroline House, held an open house to show off the new space.
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    On Thursday the SEB hosted “Name That Tune” in which students competed for prizes.
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    Director Jason Osder join students, faculty, and members of the community for a viewing of his documentary Let the Fire Burn .
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    The SANDBOX studio opening reception for the “WaterLines” exhibition brought together the composer  Aleksandra Vrebalov ’s arrangement, “Waterlines I,” and visual artist  Jeni Wightman ’s living mud paintings to explore the role that ephemeral art, design, and ...

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    Seventeen Washington College students and two professors traveled to Havana, Cuba, over winter break to study Cuban music, dance, and culture as part of a new enthnomusicology class.