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  • Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson joined President Bair on the eve of her inauguration weekend to talk with journalist John Harwood about climate catastrophe, student debt, income inequality and more.
  • Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 26, on the campus lawn with special guests that include Senator Barbara Mikulski and historian Joseph Ellis.
  • Up five positions from last year, Washington College is ranked #100 among the nation’s top-tier liberal arts colleges in the 2016 list released today.
  • A committed global traveler, Marcela Morales ’16 stayed stateside this summer to work for an organization that helps refugees find their footing in the United States. 

  • For the 2015 event, to be held September 26 during Fall Family Weekend, the Center is partnering with local nonprofit RiverArts and the College’s SANDBOX Initiative to add more events, including new paddle races and a floating illuminated sculpture on the Chester River.
  • College officials praised the quick response of students, Public Safety officers and local firefighters when an electrical fire broke out in a dorm room.
  • The College’s new president introduces herself more fully to the campus community through an interview with the campus newspaper, The Elm. News editors Catalina Righter ’17 and Molly Igoe ’18 asked Sheila Bair about her own college days, her decision to move to Chestertown to lead Washington College, and her priorities for her first year.
  • President Sheila Bair welcomed first-year students and their families at a President’s Reception, and peer mentors, athletes and other upperclassmen helped the freshmen move in.
  • Princeton Review’s latest Best Colleges survey ranks Washington College students among the nation’s happiest.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • WAC Best Buddies was Named Maryland College Chapter of the Year on April 11.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • One person’s trash is another’s treasure in Meghan Dulin’s Earth Day sculpture contest winner, “Another Wasted Garden.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • During her internship at the Washington Center, Tracy Kamen ’17 is living, working, and learning in the heart of Washington D.C. For a political science major, what’s not to like?
  • 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.
  • Following a successful weekend of the musical family drama Next to Normal, the senior drama majors direct three more weekends of theater, offering a two-man play about art, some updated Shakespeare, and a sexy power struggle between an actress and a director.
  • Co-author on a new paper about Lyme disease, Allison Kirkpatrick ’14 is seeing some of the fruits of her internship, while an undergrad at Washington College, with an international leader on the illness.

  • Washington College junior Ian Flinn has been practicing magic since the age of 7. His March 24 presentation in Decker will combine historical and scientific research with the dazzling tricks of his trade.
  • Making the most of her Cater Society opportunities, Rachel Dilliplane ’15 has studied theater from Montreal to South Africa to Italy to Scotland, along the way refining her focus for her future in drama.

  • Fascinated by the science behind grape growing and winemaking, Zachary Stocksdale ’15 is taking his biology studies in a whole new direction.
  • Comedy Central marketing executive Don Steele, a 1991 graduate of Washington College, returns to campus February 26 to talk about how he engages the channel’s fans on social media. His talk begins at 4 p.m. in Hynson Lounge.