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Jennifer Nesbitt, executive assistant to the dean of library and academic technology, runs the Thornton Research Prize process and here addresses the audience at the award ceremony.

Miller Library Awards Thornton Research Prize to Three Seniors


Two environmental science students and one from the Department of Education received the 2022 Ralph Thornton ’40 Research Prize from the Friends of the Miller Library and the library itself on April 13. The awards honor the best completed student research from 2022 in three categories: best project, best proposal, and best overall.

portrait of David Smith

Leveraging the Power of Allyship


When the honor society for sociology majors inducts its newest members this month, it won’t just be an event for students. Alpha Kappa Delta is using the event to bring a speaker to Washington College’s campus with a message for anyone interested in a more diverse and inclusive society, whether they are students, faculty, staff or community members.

The 2023 Class of Washington College's Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa smile for a portrait from the staircase in Hynson Lounge

2023 Members Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa


The Washington College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa inducted its newest class this month, providing 29 students membership in what is widely considered to be the most highly regarded mark of academic distinction for undergraduate students in liberal studies. 

The 2023 Washington College Trap and Skeet Team

Washington College Trap and Skeet Team Wins Event Gold


The Washington College Trap and Skeet Team (WCTS) brought home two gold medals and a bronze from the 2023 ACUI-SCTP Collegiate Clay Target National Championships, turning in its highest overall finish in the program’s history. The gold medals are the first national championship results at Washington College since 1998.   

portrait of Sen. Ben Cardin with the American and Maryland flags behind him

Washington College Commencement Speaker Announced


Sen. Ben Cardin will provide the keynote address of Washington College’s 240th Commencement this May 21, congratulating the Class of 2023 and wishing them success in their future endeavors.  

Sylvia Johnson '24 explains her research at a poster session to a conference attendee

Psychology Students Win Research Awards


Four Washington research projects representing work by 10 students won awards from Psi Chi, the psychology honors society, at the Eastern Psychological Association conference. Only 14 projects overall won the Psi Chi recognition in the northeast region.