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  • Professor Michael Harvey talks about his favorite course, BUS 302 Organizational Behavior.
  • These obituaries are excerpted from published newspaper accounts.
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    A longtime member of the Washington College faculty and a member of the College’s Board of Visitors and Governors received the 2013 Alumni Citations for Excellence. H. Louise Amick ’69, associate professor of mathematics, and Thomas C. Crouse, Jr. ’59, a global business executive, were recognized during Commencement ceremonies on May 19.
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    With the support of several alumni hosts, 21 students shadowed professionals in government, business and nonprofit host organizations over spring break, exploring an array of career fields including the arts, business, international studies, health, law, science and technology.
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    This summer, 16 Washington College students will be hitting the road. Their destination: your favorite coffee shop or park, where they’ll conduct informal interviews with as many as 200 alumni.
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    As president and CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Larry Culp ’85 talks about what drives success—in the global marketplace and on the small college campus where he studied economics and philosophy.
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    In an annual rite of spring, Professor Shawn Stein invites the local Latino immigrant population to campus for a day of cultural exchange and conversation centered around the universal language of soccer. The Día de Fútbol is about so much more than the game.
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    Five new graduates reflect on how the Washington College version of liberal arts has launched them into their futures.
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    Six years ago, when I was considering which college to attend, I happened upon Washington College. I will admit I wasn’t particularly sold on it. (Until….)
  • Louise Amick had a profound impact on me, as I know she has had on so many Washington College students.
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    “When I was five, I sat on a mailbox and watched as John F. Kennedy came to Stuyvesant, the Town where I grew up, ten days before the 1960 election. I got the bug, and I have been passionately interested in politics ever since.” 
    —David Axelrod, NBC’s political analyst who served as chief political strategist for both of President Obama’s campaigns, talking with his colleague, John Harwood, during the Harwood Colloquy on National Affairs, May 1, 2013. 
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    Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society and the Maryland Biodiversity Project this spring co-sponsored the first BioBlitz held at the College’s Chester River Field Research Station at Chino Farms.
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    Meredith Davies Hadaway M’96 becomes the Rose O’Neill Writer-in-Residence.
  • Washington College is well represented in a highly praised new compilation on the Civil War.
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    Washington College Psychology undergraduates head to New York to present their research at the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) conference.
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    Murray Drabkin, a friend of the College’s C.V. Starr Center who had served on the Board of Visitors and Governors since February 2009, passed away on February 3, 2013. He was 84.
  • Students with a passion for diplomacy are organizing the College’s first Model UN conference for high school students.
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    Recognizing their scholarship and inspired teaching that gets to the core of the liberal arts experience, six faculty members were extended tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor in February.
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    When Sue DePasquale ’87 was an undergraduate, Douglass Cater—who was president at the time—once grumbled to his staff: “I go to Convocation and there’s Sue DePasquale, playing the flute. I’m reading The Elm and the byline is Sue DePasquale. I pick up The Collegian and the editor is Sue DePasquale. Wherever I turn, it’s Sue DePasquale. Don’t we have any other students at Washington College?”
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    William B. Johnson ’40 H’75, a College benefactor whose service on the Board of Visitors and Governors spanned more than 40 years, suffered a massive stroke and died April 24, 2013.
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    Satyajit Dattagupta, an admissions executive at the University of Rochester with a background in computer science and data analysis, has been named vice president for enrollment management at Washington College.
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    British historian and writer Stephen Brumwell has won this year’s George Washington Book Prize for George Washington: Gentleman Warrior (Quercus, 2012).
  • The newest addition to Washington College’s fleet is called Lookdown, an eponymous name if ever there was one, since this boat’s primary function is to enable College students, faculty and researchers to do exactly that.
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    Despite gray skies and cool temperatures, Washington College’s outdoor Commencement ceremony went off without a hitch as 320 graduates celebrated their achievements, alumni and professors were recognized, and the former Pennsylvania governor, President Mitchell Reiss and General Washington himself proffered plenty of advice.