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

  • As the keynote speaker at the Annual Report Launch of the CDP, the leading global environmental disclosure NGO formerly known as Carbon Disclosure Project, President Sheila Bair places Washington College front and center in the global discussion around business risk and sustainability in a carbon-neutral world.
  • Vocalist and jazz pianist Dena Underwood will join writer Ashley Coleman to present “Black Americans and the Great American Songbook” in concert on Dec. 6

  • MedStar’s Rolando Irizarry brings his marketing savvy to Washington College.

  • Hank Shaw returns to Washington College on December 3 to talk about preparing and cooking antlered game. 

  • 11/12/16: Annapolis Capital and Gazette

    Melissa Deckman, chair of the political science department, is quoted in this story in the Annapolis Capital and Gazette about Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to write in his father for president rather than vote for the Republican nominee and eventual victor, Donald Trump.

  • The Starr Center and Lit House celebrate Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg at two events Nov. 21-22. 
  • What’s the environmental history of hip-hop? Come listen to the new deputy director of the C.V. Starr Center on Nov. 10 to find out!

  • Yale translator and author Alice Kaplan will help us get familiar with the story behind Albert Camus and The Stranger
  • At a ceremony in honor of Jacob Marberger ’18, the College announces a new fellowship in his name and its first recipient.

  • Seminal artist and creative visionary Mary Caroline (M.C.) Richards, her pottery, writing, and painting, will be featured in the new Kohl Gallery exhibit opening Nov. 11. 

  • As part of the George Washington Leadership Series, on Nov. 14, CNBC’s Rick Santelli will moderate a discussion with Jeffrey M. Lacker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and Brian Rogers, chairman and CIO of T. Rowe Price.

  • Washington College’s dean and provost will leave in November to become the new president and CEO of the Institute for Humane Studies.

  • The FDIC names an auditorium after Sheila Bair, former FDIC chair, in honor of her service to the agency.
  • English Professor Richard De Prospo will speak on Edgar Allan Poe on Nov. 3 as the next up in the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series at the Lit House. 
  • The multimedia artist, writer, and composer comes to Washington College as the Frederick Douglass Fellow for a series of performances, film showings, and visionary examinations of our world.
  • Embarking on an offshore voyage on a 27-foot sailboat they bought and prepped themselves, Theo Aris ’17 and Zee Ali ’17 take experiential learning to a whole new level.

  • WC alum Laura Oliver ’75 returns to the Rose O’Neill Literary House on Oct. 21 for a free writer’s workshop.

  • Washington College’s fall concert series spans the range from classical guitar to experimental hip hop.

  • On Oct. 24, National Food Day, the Center for Environment & Society invites local food activist Neoma Rohman to talk about the food systems on Maryland’s mid-shore.
  • The Rose O’Neill Literary House Press celebrates the launch of its new anthology, Still Life with Poem, on Oct. 18.

  • The Living Writers Series at the Rose O’Neill Literary House continues on Oct. 27 with Cathy Linh Che. 
  • In this four-part series sponsored by the Starr Center and the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, political experts and thinkers will address racial, generation, and religious changes in the electorate, the role of women voters, the role of the media, and the use and effects of political theater.

  • LGBT activist Frank Kameny is the subject of a Sept. 20 talk by Washington College visiting Patrick Henry Fellow David Carter, who is writing a biography on Kameny and his influence on the LGBT civil rights movement.

  • Cardboard boat racing, face painting, boatbuilding, a kayak poker run, paddling history tours, waterfront illuminations, and more are on tap at RiverFest 2016 on Sept. 24

  • The dedication for Washington College’s new academic building, Cromwell Hall, is set for September 24.

  • Most recently from Simmons College in Boston, Daniel Forster has extensive background in both financial aid and enrollment challenges for liberal arts colleges.
  • Valerie RiChard takes the reins as director of the physical plant, while longtime director Reid Raudenbush focuses on capital projects.
  • A Sept. 15 celebration honoring Flora Fraser, whose book about the relationship between George and Martha Washington won the 2016 George Washington Prize, will include colonial dancers, a book signing, and a talk about writing history.
  • The new program will match the amount that families and students contribute from a 529 or ESA, up to $2,500 per year.

  • The American Shakespeare Center On Tour will give a free performance of The Two Gentlemen of Verona on Sept. 18.

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