Going up against six other teams in head-to-head racing, Washington dominated during three full round robins for a total of 63 races. The performance qualified Washington, along with second-place Cornell, for one of the final two spots at the Prosser Trophy, the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s Team Race Championships, to be hosted April 6-7 by Hobart and William Smith.
Twenty-eight members of the Washington College community spent their spring break week building a house in Columbus, GA, as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge Program. This was the College program’s 12th alternative Spring Break trip, and 25 students (roughly 2% of the student body), one staff member, one faculty member, and one alumnus made the journey, as the largest Collegiate Challenge team fielded by Washington College yet.During the Week of March 14-18, the volunteers partnered with NeighborWorks of Columbus and Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity to erect a home at 2055 Cusseta Drive for future owners, David and Tomeka Grayer. They worked through the sun and rain, and slept on the gym floor of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, which has hosted Washington College for four years running. In their off hours, the merchants of Columbus provided free movie passes, free ice cream, and free hockey tickets to all Collegiate Challenge participants. The group completed their work of “drying-in” the Grayers’ home with a deep dedication to community service and a sense of commitment to the group, the Grayer family, and the surrounding neighborhood.
Renowned scholar and author Dr. Louise Shelley of George Mason University joined Washington College’s very own experts Dr. Andrea Lange, Dr. Christine Wade and senior Elizabeth Hilton ’14 in a public conversation on the growing problem of human trafficking locally and globally. Each participant made a brief presentation of her research and experiences in anti-trafficking efforts, followed by a moderated conversation with the audience.
This event was sponsored by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College and is the third event in a series highlighting issues of past and present-day human trafficking.