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  • Funded entirely by donations, and unprecedented in higher education, the new program will reduce qualified graduating seniors’ total federal debt load by 10.2 percent.
  • Traveling to Rome to participate in Harvard’s World Model United Nations, Washington College’s Model UN team wins two Best Delegate awards while reveling in the cultural smorgasbord.

  • Central Services Student Assistant Taylor Moore ’16 named 2016 Student Employee of the Year.
  • Traveling on the Cuba Experience class over winter break, Rachel Brown ’16 used a Cater Society grant to develop a unique project with the help of three local Havana women.

  • Fútbol—soccer, that is, in American vernacular—is only one part of this annual event that gives local families and kids a chance to play, read, talk in English and Spanish, and get to know Washington College students and faculty.
  • The Department of Music’s Showcase on April 8 will feature some of the College’s top soloists, as well as ensemble performances from Cuba to Japan.
  • Students and faculty gathered to celebrate National Poetry Month with a multilingual poetry reading that included poems read in everything from Middle English and Hindi to Russian and Korean.

  • When Emily Harris ’15 participated in the Chesapeake Semester Program during her sophomore year at WC, the experience ignited her passion for environmental learning.
  • Poet Nicky Beer, who is this year’s Mary Wood Fellow, will give a talk on April 12 about the use of facts and research in the craft of poetry.
  • The “Queer Voices” Series at the Rose O’Neill Literary House ends in April with acclaimed writer and feminist activist Daisy Hernández.
  • The tragic story of Rosemary Kennedy—intellectually challenged and hidden by her famous family—is the subject of Kate Clifford Larson’s book and her talk at Hynson Lounge on April 6.
  • Biologist Sam Droege will headline a two-part program in April to take a closer look at Maryland’s diverse population of bees.
  • Longtime innovative LGBT activist Chris Bartlett will discuss how to create a vibrant, multigenerational LGBT community.
  • As part of the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series, writer Laurie Cannady will discuss her memoir Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul on March 24.
  • The writer, who on March 22 continues this spring’s “Queer Voices” series, will read from his debut short story collection Quarantine.
  • On its 10th anniversary, Washington College’s Theta of Maryland Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa inducts 29 seniors.
  • Eleven students and two professors recently traveled to Nicaragua for a 15-day tropical ecology course offering one-of-a-kind, hands-on learning experiences not soon to be forgotten.
  • This spring’s Senior Capstone Experience directing theses kick off on March 4-5 with “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.” Plan on attending on all five for a wide range of theatrical expression.
  • Global law firm DLA Piper commits $50,000 to the initiative to help high-ability, high-need students attend Washington College.

  • The Washington College Men’s Swim team is certainly making waves this season – inside the pool and out.
  • David M. Rubenstein, known for his business success and patriotic philanthropy, will give the keynote address at the College’s 233rd Commencement on May 21.

  • Wesleyan President Michael Roth, whose advocacy of the liberal arts continues to inform the national conversation on the topic, will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa address at Washington College.
  • With its $200,000 commitment to Dam the Debt, blooom—named in 2015 as one of the most innovative companies in personal finance—is helping Washington College students graduate on more solid financial ground.

  • With its 2015 gift to Washington College, The Hodson Trust is hitting all the high notes: scholarships, student/faculty research, internships, and an endowed faculty chair.  

  • Washington College was one of two small liberal arts colleges to receive the Outstanding Chapter Award at the Triennial Council of Phi Beta Kappa.