• The Nature of Learning

    Meet the people who make up this extraordinary community on the shores of the Chesapeake, where history is still in the making. Your revolution starts here.


  • Carter’s War
    From a hilltop in New Mexico in July 1945, Robert Carter ’42 witnessed one of the most momentous events in history — the Trinity Test at Los Alamos. Recruited in 1943 for America’s top-secret effort to build the world’s first atomic bombs, the physics major helped to pave the way for the nuclear age.
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  • Faculty Focus: Reading the Tea Leaves
    In her latest book Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right, political science Professor Melissa Deckman examines how and why women have emerged as political leaders in the Tea Party and how they continue to influence American politics.
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  • A Dedicated Legacy
    Washington College’s new academic building will be named for alumni Barbara and George Cromwell.
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  • Charting a Course to Certification
    Stewart Bruce recently became one of the first ever to complete a three-exam GEOINT certification through the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. He plans to prepare his students to follow in his footsteps.
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  • We Have A Winner!
    Reilly D. Cox, a double major in English and theatre with a minor in creative writing, wins the 2016 Sophie Kerr Prize. At $65,770, the Sophie Kerr Prize is the largest undergraduate literary award in the country.
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  • Diving Deep with Special Forces
    As a battalion surgeon with the U.S. Army Special Forces, Ian May ’03 serves with—and provides medical care for—America’s most elite soldiers.
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  • A Maker’s Holiday
    A young alumna juggling work and motherhood creates her own brand of luxury leather goods for the playground set.
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  • Fraser Takes 2016 Washington Prize
    Flora Fraser, whose book The Washingtons offers a rare and comprehensive view of Martha Washington and the relationship between the nation’s inaugural first couple, wins the $50,000 George Washington Prize.
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