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The latest news and event releases from the Office of Media Relations.

  • At a roundtable on college affordability, WC President Sheila Bair joined Maryland Senator Ben Cardin and leaders from the Eastern Shore’s institutions of higher education to examine how to make college accessible and affordable for all Marylanders, and all Americans.

  • If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play steel drums, now’s your chance with Washington College’s community steel drum band.
  • The Senior Capstone Experience projects of seven students majoring in studio art and art history are featured in this exhibit at the Kohl Gallery. The opening reception is April 29.
  • Grammy-nominated Jenny Oaks Baker, known as “America’s Violinist,” will perform on campus on May 3.
  • The 3rd Annual Jason Rubin Film Festival on April 30 features Cabaret (sex), Reefer Madness (drugs), and Jason Rubin himself.
  • Using a provocative combination of literature and imagery, Washington College students and associate professor of English Alisha Knight invite the public to Sumner Hall to consider contemporary stereotypes of black men and how literature and images either undermine or perpetuate those stereotypes.

  • Writer and journalist Noo Saro-Wiwa will discuss her native Nigeria through the lens of her relationship with her activist father, who was executed when she was 19 years old. 

  • Jasper Fforde, whose comedy/fantasy novel The Eyre Affair is a New York Times bestseller, will visit Washington College April 27-May 1.

  • Funded entirely by donations, and unprecedented in higher education, the new program will reduce qualified graduating seniors’ total federal debt load by 10.2 percent.
  • Traveling to Rome to participate in Harvard’s World Model United Nations, Washington College’s Model UN team wins two Best Delegate awards while reveling in the cultural smorgasbord.

  • Traveling on the Cuba Experience class over winter break, Rachel Brown ’16 used a Cater Society grant to develop a unique project with the help of three local Havana women.

  • The Irish trio Open the Door for Three is next up in Washington College’s Premiere Artist Series, performing on April 21 in Decker Theatre.

  • Olusegun Adeaga, a Nigerian hydrographer and geologist, will be on campus April 19 to discuss how GIS is being used to help planners in Lagos, Nigeria, prevent the city’s flood drainage systems from being overwhelmed by a booming population.
  • Earth Day has never been sweeter at Washington College’s Custom House, where the film More Than Honey will be shown under the stars, and Charm City Meadworks will offer samples of their honey-based wares.

  • In Part Two of “Beeing Up Close,” biologist Sam Droege will discuss ways to support a healthy pollinator population during his lecture on April 19.
  • Historian Kathleen DuVal, whose latest book—a finalist for the George Washington Prize—explores the American Revolution through the voices of those on the edges of colonial society, will lead the Goodfellow Lecture on April 14.
  • The Bearded Ladies are back, and this time, they’re going nuclear!
  • Fútbol—soccer, that is, in American vernacular—is only one part of this annual event that gives local families and kids a chance to play, read, talk in English and Spanish, and get to know Washington College students and faculty.
  • The Department of Music’s Showcase on April 8 will feature some of the College’s top soloists, as well as ensemble performances from Cuba to Japan.
  • Students and faculty gathered to celebrate National Poetry Month with a multilingual poetry reading that included poems read in everything from Middle English and Hindi to Russian and Korean.

  • Poet Nicky Beer, who is this year’s Mary Wood Fellow, will give a talk on April 12 about the use of facts and research in the craft of poetry.
  • Gary Schiff, an adjunct professor in history, on April 13 will share his research on the largely unknown story of how Jews in Portugal were forced to practice in secret to avoid the Inquisition.
  • The former FDIC chair, who demonstrated tenacity and foresight during one of the nation’s most challenging economic times, will speak about the financial crisis.
  • The tragic story of Rosemary Kennedy—intellectually challenged and hidden by her famous family—is the subject of Kate Clifford Larson’s book and her talk at Hynson Lounge on April 6.
  • Steel drum artist Kyle Dunleavy joins Washington College’s Steel Revolution for a free 12@Hotchkiss steel pan concert on April 1.
  • The “Queer Voices” Series at the Rose O’Neill Literary House ends in April with acclaimed writer and feminist activist Daisy Hernández.
  • Washington College students interested in the law, banking, business, finance, and political science are encouraged to attend an April 7 panel discussion by three alumni who have made powerful legal careers.
  • Biologist Sam Droege will headline a two-part program in April to take a closer look at Maryland’s diverse population of bees.
  • Longtime innovative LGBT activist Chris Bartlett will discuss how to create a vibrant, multigenerational LGBT community.
  • As an historic peace agreement in Colombia nears completion, Harvey F. Kline, an esteemed expert on the Latin American country’s politics, will speak about the path to this point and the chances for success.

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