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

  • Event—December 18

    He’s a college administrator by day and musician by night. Vice President for Student Affairs Xavier Cole shows his musical chops performing with Mood Swings.
  • News posted—December 16

    Chestertown-based builder Jay Yerkes came to the rescue when a leaky roof on the “Pub House” became a serious hassle for student writers and editors. He also worked with the campus Habitat club to refurbish Santa’s House in Fountain Park.
  • News posted—December 15

    Professor Mindy Reynolds has been recognized by the Society of Toxicology as the 2015 Undergraduate Educator of the Year.
  • News posted—December 12

    Ann Hollingsworth McLain, widow of Washington College’s 22nd president,  died December 3 at age 98. Friends and family recall her days as a gracious hostess and engaged member of the greater Chestertown community. 

  • Event—December 11

    The CEO of Hannon Armstrong treats members of WC’s Brown Advisory Student Investment Fund to a real-world presentation on his company and the broader world of green investing.
  • News posted—December 8

    This latest gift will further endow merit scholarships, internships and a faculty chair in economics, and will launch a new fund to boost undergraduate research.
  • Event—December 3

    The December 10 performance at Emmanuel Church will include works in German and English, from folk songs to Mozart and Handel. The Voice Department Fall Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • Event—December 2

    In the business of selling the wonder and potential of commercial spaceflight, Andrew Antonio ’12 is on the cutting edge of an industry that has him seeing stars.


  • News posted—December 2

    Seniors Rachel Dilliplane, Val Dunn and Tamayo Kamimura share this year’s Mary Martin Prize for their accomplishments in Drama. Established by her grandson, Matt Weir ’90, the Mary Martin Program in the Performing Arts enhances theater education on campus.
  • News posted—December 1

    Writing for the Washington Post, political science professor Melissa Deckman and a  colleague argue Yes. Democrats who made abortion rights and birth control central to their mid-term campaigning missed the mark, their research shows.
  • Event—November 22

    This Saturday at 4 p.m., the final benefit concert by the 100-Voice Choir will further endow the Vincent Hynson ’87 Scholarship, helping talented local scholars thrive in college and life.
  • Event—November 22

    The Bella Voce chorus and the Washington College Strings offer performances led by guest conductor J. Ernest Green and featuring countertenor Chris Dudley.
  • Event—November 22

    On November 22, Kent County’s vaunted 100-Voice Choir will perform its tenth and final concert to benefit the Washington College scholarship created as a legacy to community leader Vincent Hynson ’87.
  • Event—November 20

    Historian Eric Dorn Brose explains how centuries of war left a European continent divided by strong racial identities and susceptible to murderous racial hatred. He delivers the annual Wingate Lecture on November 20.
  • Event—November 19

    Think you know Francis Scott Key? You may be in for a surprise when the author of a new biography of Francis Scott Key speaks Nov. 19 about the complex character who wrote our national anthem and befriended some of the most influential thinkers of his day.
  • Event—November 19

    The duo behind the literary documentary In Bed with Ulysses will screen and discuss their film at Washington College on Wednesday, November 19.
  • Event—November 18

    Merkle, Inc. CEO David Williams has grown his marketing agency exponentially, keeping ahead of industry trends and helping corporate clients fine-tune their customer outreach. He speaks November 18 as part of the George Washington Leadership Series.
  • Event—November 17

    Attorney Diane Dillon will share her experiences working for the EEOC and Governor-elect Larry Hogan’s campaign when she speaks today at 5:30 p.m. in Hynson Lounge.
  • Event—November 15

    This weekend at the Garfield Center, a musical showcase will feature original songs by singer-songwriter Pam Ortiz, with narration by Price and performances by Sombarkin and the Pam Ortiz Band.
  • Event—November 14

    WACapella strikes again with a lively custom arrangement of Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be” that invites prospective students to join the Washington College family.
  • Event—November 13

    Poet and essayist Lia Purpura is known for taking on challenging and complex topics in a lyrical way. She visits the Lit House November 13
  • News posted—November 12

    The Drama and Music departments again team up to collect canned goods for the community food bank at a series of pre-holiday events.
  • Event—November 12

    Author and oceanographer John Englander, author of High Tide on Main Street, will speak Nov. 12 on how coastal communities should brace for the effects of climate change.
  • Event—November 11

    A Veterans Day performance to be staged in Decker Theatre is built around student interviews with area veterans of WWII, conducted for the C.V. Starr Center’s StoryQuest oral histories project, “The Real War.” The November 11 event includes music, projected images and spoken word performances.
  • Event—November 7

    Funded through a grant from the Jesse Ball duPont Fund, a new online monitoring system shows real-time electricity consumption in 16 main campus buildings. A student led campaign encourages everyone to “Drive it Down.”
  • Event—November 7

    Performing November 7 in the 12@Hotchkiss series of free noontime concerts: Composer and steel drummer Jonathan Scales and his Fourchestra trio.
  • Event—November 7

    That’s the question that should provoke a lively discussion when WC’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter hosts Haverford College president Daniel Weiss, co-editor of Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts.
  • Event—November 6

    The College celebrates the winner of the 2014 Washington Book Prize with a day of activities that include a British-themed lunch, a musket salute, high tea, and an on-stage chat about the art of writing great history.
  • Event—November 4

    The shipwright and fisherman who founded the Coastal Heritage Alliance will share his passion for preserving watermen’s traditions and livelihoods when he visits Washington College on Tuesday, November 4.
  • Event—November 4

    Ander Monson, author of fiction and inventive nonfiction, will read from his work at the Rose O’Neill Literary House on November 4.

Prior to 2012

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