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

  • Event—May 20

    Nick Bunker’s financially astute countdown to the American Revolution portrays vividly the economic stresses and  political mistakes that brought England to war with her colonies. 

  • Event—May 19

    In recognition of her leadership skills and commitment to mentoring others, Mariel Shilling ’15 has won the Top 100 Women Scholarship sponsored by the Baltimore-based publication The Daily Record. 
  • Event—May 18

    With a significant increase in applications and campus visits over the past year, the Admissions team is now welcoming a geographically diverse and academically strong group to the Goose Nation family.
  • Event—May 17

    Commencement honored social activist David Mixner, Jordanian businessman Raouf Abujaber, and alumnus Charles Downs. The seniors also heard comedy from Class Speaker Rachel Dilliplane and a greeting from President-elect Sheila Bair.
  • Event—May 16

    The political advisor known as a fearless advocate for LGBT equality and other civil rights is also a gifted writer and story teller with plenty of stories to tell. He will receive an honorary degree at the May 16 graduation ceremony.
  • Event—May 15

    The 2015 Sophie Kerr Prize for literary promise, worth $62,900, goes to a Baltimore native who uses his poetry to explore difficult subjects.
  • Event—May 15

    The event that names the winner of the nation’s largest undergraduate writing prize, this year valued at $62,900, returns to Chestertown May 15. Delivering the keynote will be 1982 winner Peter Turchi, an author known for his elegant, complex books and anthologies on the writer’s craft.
  • Event—May 11

    Kudos to Julie Armstrong, Val Dunn, Ariel Jicha, Paige Kube, Sydney Sznajder, and Alex Vidiani. The winner of this year’s prize, worth $62,900, will be announced Friday, May 15, at a special event in Decker Theatre.
  • Event—May 6

    The well known champion of financial reform, twice named the second most powerful woman in the world, will be the College’s first female president. She starts her new job August 1.
  • Event—April 30

    The student winners of the 11th anneal 60 Seconds or Less Film Festival hosted by Washington College go for noir effects and comedy.
  • Event—April 30

    The campus club that works with intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals was named the best collegiate chapter of Best Buddies in the state.

  • News posted—April 28

    The eighth annual Día de Fútbol welcomes Latino children and their families to campus for soccer games and literacy activities.
  • Event—April 28

    A town hall meeting hosted by the College will share local memories of life along the Chester, hear an update from the Mayor, and hear what community members hope for in a revitalized waterfront.
  • Event—April 27

    In a historic comeback fueled by first-year talent, the Shorewomen go from last year’s dismal 1-9 conference record to a 9-1 finish this spring. In second place entering Centennial Conference semi-finals, they host third-place F&M this weekend.
  • News posted—April 24

    Students network with other socially conscious entrepreneurs and share their experiences with ongoing projects: Soap for Hope, Shore Marketing, Sprout to Action and Garden Boxes.
  • News posted—April 24

    The National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry has bestowed its prestigious undergraduate teaching award on Anne Marteel-Parrish, a professor with a passion for scientific inquiry and sustainability.
  • Event—April 24

    The student-run Dance Club showcases a year’s worth of choreography and practice in the annual Spring Concert this Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Decker Theatre.
  • News posted—April 22

    Nine flowering cherry trees were planted on campus to mark Earth Day and provide spring blooms for decades to come.
  • Event—April 22

    The Starr Center presents an Earth Day program of poetry and music from Meredith Davies Hadaway and the ensemble Harp & Soul. The event takes place Wednesday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Hynson Lounge.
  • Event—April 22

    CES hosts a screening of the documentary on Earth Day, April 22, at 7 p.m. in Norman James Theater.
  • Event—April 21

    Two professors team up for a SANDBOX Sandstorm collaboration that is a study in two-dimensional projection of 3-D forms.  It is on display in the Gibson Center’s Underwood Lobby through April 27. 
  • News posted—April 17

    State and local officials joined College leaders at the official groundbreaking for the new  academic building that will rise on Washington Avenue to house anthropology, environmental science and studies, and the Cromwell Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Event—April 17

    A FREE April 17 concert by the Washington Toho Koto Society will celebrate Japan’s close ties to America and those cherry trees blossoming on the National Mall in D.C.
  • Event—April 16

    The Annapolis Chorale and the Chester Chamber Singers join the Washington College Chorus and Orchestra on April 16 at 8:00 p.m. to perform a range of favorites, from 18th century works to Disney and Broadway hits.
  • Event—April 15

    As co-star of “The Great Human Race,” a National Geographic Channel series being filmed around the globe, anthropology professor Bill Schindler will recreate the living conditions of our earliest ancestors.

  • Event—April 15

    The 2015 SANDBOX distinguished artists transform the grand former home of Chestertown Bank for three nights to evoke Chestertown’s ongoing relationship with its natural and built environments.
  • Event—April 15

    An April 15 slide lecture by Gary Schiff, a professor of history and cantor for Chestertown’s Havurah, will chronicle the history of the Dutch Jews from the Golden Age of the 1600s to the horrors of the Holocaust.
  • News posted—April 13

    Although early polls predicted the Shoremen would rank at the bottom of the Centennial Conference for 2015, new coach Matt Reynolds and his talented team have surprised everyone but themselves and risen to the top spot.
  • Event—April 13

    Hosted by the Mainstay, a music venue and cultural center in Rock Hall, with funding from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, an afternoon clinic will be followed by an evening concert by teachers and students.
  • Event—April 13

    On Monday, April 13, historians Martha Hodes and Adam Goodheart discuss how Americans grieved, or celebrated, Lincoln’s assassination and how it shaped national politics.

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