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

  • History major Faith Stahl ’19 took first place in stiff competition for a $25,000 scholarship from the Saint Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia to study in Scotland.

  • The program, now in its second full year, will give 122 graduating seniors one less federal loan to worry about, and lower their average federal loan debt by nearly 10.3 percent.
  • College students Jordana Qi ’18 and Michael DeMaio ’18 will join world renowned Cuban musician Ernesto “Gato” Gatell and his 10-piece band for a concert on April 21. 
  • Washington College’s Holstein Program in Ethics on April 19 presents a talk by writer and scholar Jonathan Rauch.

  • Best-selling author Barbara Ehrenreich on April 14 will share the insights she’s gleaned from four decades of singular and insightful reporting on the reality of work in America.
  • Paul Reed Smith, guitar master and business innovator, will visit campus on April 13 to receive an honorary degree and keynote the J.C. Jones Seminar in American Business.
  • Eminent Harvard Art Historian Joseph Koerner will deliver the Janson-La Palme Distinguished Lecture in European Art History on April 17.

  • Already accepted to medical school, Jason Mercando ’17 will spend the first half of summer participating in a new internship at the University of California, San Francisco, biochemistry lab of alumna Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu ’71.

  • A $1 million gift from trustee and investor-relations expert Rebecca Corbin Loree ’00 will give students new opportunities for launching career plans.

  • Phyllis Rackin, Shakespeare scholar and UPenn English professor emeritus, will close out this academic year’s Sophie Kerr Lecture Series with a talk on April 4 at the Rose O’ Neill Literary House.
  • Mary John Miller, the former Under Secretary for Domestic Finance for the U.S. Treasury, on April 5 will be the featured speaker for the George Washington Leadership Series and the Holstein Program in Ethics. 
  • Patrick Ginther ’17 finds questions, answers, and connections in the enormous and ever-changing puzzle that is the field of biochemistry. 

  • Combining her love of history and music, Heidi Butler ’18 will spend part of the summer studying how American hymns reflected the tumultuous times in America in and around the Civil War.

  • Featuring global and local artists and music, Washington College’s Spring Concert Series kicks off on March 24.

  • In a March 21 talk, Richard De Prospo re-examines how we interpret the most famous 17th-century account of a European colonist in Indian captivity.

  • The March 29 Goodfellow Lecture will examine colonial America through the unique perspective of German soldiers who fought for the British.
  • For her Senior Capstone Experience, Katie Gordon ’17 is using the physics of sound to analyze improvements to the acoustics of Decker Theatre.

  • Calling for civic engagement, public service, and finding common cause, Sen. Barbara Mikulski and news analyst Cokie Roberts pack the house for the inaugural event of Washington College’s Women’s Centennial Series.

  • In a gathering with community and College organizers of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street that is coming to Chestertown this spring, Lonnie Bunch praised participants for recognizing the power of work to bring people together and define our common past and present.

     

  • Japan’s leadership wants the country’s military to take a greater role in its global security, a goal in alignment with the new U.S. administration’s push for its allies to do more. Andrew Oros’ new book, Japan’s Security Renaissance, is perfectly timed to examine how this change is happening.
  • Kate Towson ’09 returns to campus to talk about her work in helping homeless women gain skills to transition back into the workforce.
  • Studying meteors on a chemical and isotope level is helping us learn more about the creation of the solar system. Myriam Telus explains how in a March 1 talk at Toll Science Center.
  • Seven books, and nine authors, are finalists for the annual $50,000 prize that recognizes the past year’s best-written works on the nation’s founding era.
  • A state program that targets higher education innovators in science and technical fields has, for the second time in as many years, granted Washington College nearly $1 million for a new endowed chair, this time for the Eastern Shore Food Lab.

  • Two renowned women of Washington, D.C., recently retired Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., and news analyst and author Cokie Roberts, will visit Washington College on March 3 to kick off The Women’s Centennial, a new program that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
  • With his newly published translation of Argentinian author Pola Oloixarac’s first novel Savage Theories, Roy Kesey ’91 approaches the intricacies and challenges of the written word on a whole different level.

  • A new reading series at the Rose O’Neill Literary House kicks off this spring with four strong writers addressing topics from U.S.-Latin American relations to human rights.
  • Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory gets a $2,000 gift that harkens to the beginnings of bird banding in the region and Washington College’s past.

  • On Feb. 15-17, Washington College presents “The New Face of Farm to Table: Insects on the Menu” with documentary film screenings, cooking contests, and lectures from leaders in the field.
  • Martha Saxton, the Starr Center’s new Patrick Henry Fellow, explores Mary Ball Washington’s place in history at an event on February 9.

Prior to 2012

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