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

  • Event—July 24

    A new book by Professor Ken Miller explores how life next to thousands of British and Hessian prisoners of war helped transform a Revolutionary community’s sense of self and country.

  • Event—July 22

    Jehanne Dubrow, Julie Enszer, Benjamin Lowekron, Erika Meitner, Mira Rosenthal, Jason Schneiderman, and Yerra Sugarman will read Tuesday, July 22, for the final Summer Poetry Salon of the season.
  • Event—July 21

    DuPont executive William Harvey and attorneys Bert Rein and Jayne Conroy are the newest members of a Board of Visitors & Governors that once included General Washington, himself.
  • Event—July 17

    In the Atlantic and the Pacific, Washington College students are spending their summer studying sea turtles and having some serious fun doing it.
  • Event—July 17

    Working for UNESCO in Paris this summer on a Starr Center fellowship, Alex Foxwell ’16 discovered the terrible answer to a Second World War family mystery
  • Event—July 17

    Ukulele artist Victoria Vox and cellist Katie Chambers perform July 17 on the Custom House lawn in the third and final free concert of the Starr Center’s summer series.
  • Event—July 14

    The investment executive, who first forged close ties to the College as a parent, will serve until a new president is installed.
  • Event—July 3

    These musical ambassadors of the Chesapeake play a varied mix of music, from sea chanteys to rock and roll. 
  • Event—July 2

    Analysis by Washington College’s Geographic Information Systems program is helping a Maryland county reduce its traffic fatalities through a better understanding of where and why accidents occur.
  • Event—June 26

    Washington College junior Koppany Jordan earned a prestigious scholarship to fund a year of study at Al Akhawayn University.
  • Event—June 19

    The 2014 season of the Chestertown Riverfront Concert Series opens Thursday, June 19 with the rollicking Baltimore-based band The Bumper Jacksons.
  • Event—June 17

    Visiting poets Jamaal May and Tarfia Faizullah will read from their work, and Harp & Soul will provide the music for the second Summer Poetry Salon of the season.
  • Event—June 17

    After leading “one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the country” for four years, Mitchell B. Reiss will officially take the reins at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation on October 5, 2014.
  • Event—June 10

    British historian and novelist Richard Francis settles into his Colonial Chestertown settings as he begins his writing fellowship at the College’s Starr Center.
  • Event—June 2

    With praise and support from environmental leaders, Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society on May 30 officially launched a bold collaboration called the Chester River Watershed Observatory.

  • Event—May 29

    The National Music Festival at Washington College returns June 1 through 14, filling a variety of venues with top-notch classical performances.
  • Event—May 27

    Poets Carrie Jerrell and Will Schutt will visit the Lit House with The Pam Ortiz Band on May 27 for the first of three events in the 2014 Summer Poetry Salon series.

  • News posted—May 23

    By joining the Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, Washington College strengthens its role in providing educational opportunities for veterans and their families.
  • Event—May 22

    The Chester River Watershed Observatory will make the Chester the most studied, best understood waterway on the continent. Governor O’Malley comes to town May 30 for the dedication.
  • Event—May 20

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy is named winner of the $50,000 George Washington Book Prize for The Men Who Lost America. 
  • Event—May 17

    Jeffery Sullivan goes out on top with First Honors and George Washington Medal; others recognized for accomplishments and service.
  • Event—May 17

    The 1969 graduate of Washington College went on to help educational, scientific and public policy organizations raise funds and has been an active supporter of her alma mater.
  • Event—May 17

    On a gorgeous Saturday morning in May, the graduating seniors heard poignant reflections on their years together and sage advice for building lives of service and purpose.
  • Event—May 13

    A student-poet who grew up on Maryland’s Eastern Shore will receive $61,382 as winner of the nation’s largest undergraduate literary award, the Sophie Kerr Prize, at Washington College.
  • Event—May 13

    Poet Mary Jo Salter will offer keynote remarks, five finalists will read from their work, and one will be named winner of the largest undergraduate literary prize in the world.
  • Event—May 7

    Experiential learning takes many forms at Washington College, but this form—in the shape of a 113-year-old Chesapeake Bay skipjack—has to be one of the more unique among them.
  • News posted—May 2

    Congratulations to seniors Kay Wicker, Kimberly Uslin, Alex Stinton, Peter Fortenbaugh, and Grace Arenas, finalists for the largest student literary prize in the nation. This year’s winner of the Sophie Kerr Prize, valued at $61,382, will be announced May 13 in Baltimore.
  • News posted—May 2

    New books published this spring by history professor Rick Striner probe the wartime failures of Woodrow Wilson and celebrate Art Deco architecture in Baltimore and Washington.
  • News posted—May 1

    In a book review for the New York Times, Adam Goodheart, director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College, argues that Forcing the Spring, the controversial new book about the legal battle for same-sex marriage, overstates its case and raises the question, Who makes history?

    Click here to read the review.

  • Event—May 1

    This event has been postponed indefinitely by a scheduling conflict. We hope to offer Col. Lee’s talk in the fall semester.

    As the top chaplain of the Maryland National Guard, Col. William Lee brings his scholarship and experience to bear on issues of religious liberty in the U.S. Military.

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