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  • Don’t Worry. We’re Happy!

    The Princeton Review ranks WC among the top twenty schools in the nation with the happiest undergraduates in its 2018 college guide released Aug. 1.


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  • Fermenting and Foraging

    Students foraged for meals and fermented foods as part of the permaculture pre-orientation trip, which focused on how to build ecological resilience within the modern human landscape.


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  • Surprising Findings in Concussion Studies
    In the Department of Psychology, Anna Gjertsen ’18 and professor Lauren Littlefield spent the summer studying the effects of mild traumatic brain injuries. Among them: difficulty discerning emotions in facial expressions.
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  • What’s Your Story? Share It Now
    Your stories are our story, and you tell it best. Forge your legacy by sharing your WC experiences and photos in our new Story Hub.
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  • Risky Business

    Three WC students spent the summer asking residents on some of the most vulnerable lands of Maryland’s Eastern Shore whether they were concerned about rising waters in their communities. They learned that words matter, and for many, risk is in the eye of the beholder.


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  • Faculty Focus: On the Map

    Alisha Knight’s collaboration with the College’s GIS Lab created a digital humanities project—using Story Maps—that explores the history and breadth of one of the country’s earliest and most influential African American publishing companies.


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  • Research Rules

    This summer, six undergraduates conducted individual research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation.   


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  • Jump Start
    Whether paddling a kayak, learning how to build a book, sailing on the Schooner Sultana or exploring George Washington’s history, students who participated in this year’s expanded pre-orientation programs at Washington College got a memorable jump on their college career.
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