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The latest news and event releases from the Office of Media Relations.

  • Never Caught, the story of one slave’s struggle for freedom from George Washington, is the topic of the Feb. 27 Goodfellow Lecture at WC.

  • Using his experience in Washington College’s GIS Lab and Center for Environment & Society, Grant Twilley ’15 is flying around the world employing leading-edge technologies to map what lies beneath.

  • Washington College’s new director of sustainability hopes to lead the College toward becoming one of the nation’s greenest.

  • Seven authors have been chosen as finalists for the 2018 George Washington Prize, for books ranging in topic from the Burr conspiracy to Patrick Henry, from the power of objects to the Boston Massacre.
  • Elena Deanda, associate professor of Spanish and Director of the Black Studies Program, will give a talk at the Lit House on Feb. 14 about “The Poetics of Eros.”

  • The Center for Environment & Society has a new series called Edible Education, and it starts the semester with a screening of the film “Farmers for America” on Feb. 13.

  • Washington College’s Goldstein Program is inviting international scholars on Feb. 13 to discuss the global response to and perceptions of the Trump doctrine of “America First.”

  • Washington College moves up in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings to 75th among liberal arts colleges nationally.
  • Writer Kim Zarins, who puts a modern teen spin on The Canterbury Tales, will read at the Rose O’Neill Literary House Feb. 6.

  • Continuing to build strategic alliances with outstanding post-graduate institutions, Washington College has developed a new partnership with Georgetown University Medical Center for students in biomedical sciences.
  • In its first exhibit of the spring, Washington College’s Kohl Gallery presents the work of six artists who revisit the ongoing impact of Islamic art, science, and philosophy.
  • Washington College’s Spring 2018 Concert Series begins on February 2 and offers four diverse performances through March 29.

  • Washington College celebrates the legacy of the Maryland-born human rights activist and the bicentennial of his birth, Feb. 23, 2018.

  • Through four experiments they are teaching this year at Kent County High School, chemistry professor Anne Marteel-Parrish and several of her students are introducing local high school students to the principles and benefits of green and sustainable chemistry.

  • Mike Hudson’s longtime loves of birding and writing have thrived during his time at Washington College. Now set to graduate this spring, he’s already combined these skills to land a position as co-editor of a pre-eminent national birding journal.

  • A new voice in contemporary Native American poetry, Natalie Diaz will visit Washington College and read at the Rose O’Neill Literary House on Feb. 1

  • Washington College’s faculty, staff, and President Kurt Landgraf joined forces to raise $28K for United Way of Kent County.
  • By offering food to a weekly community dinner at a local church, members of Washington College’s Food Recovery Network are helping “close the gap on food waste” while nurturing a bond between College students and townspeople.

  • Continuing its unparalleled support, the Hodson Trust provides critical funding targeted toward student scholarship endowment. Already this academic year, as a result of previous Hodson gifts, 105 students are receiving an average merit scholarship in the amount of $21,000. 


  • In a gala next February, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will honor Washington College with the Conservationist of the Year Award for its “preeminent” leadership in environmental education.
  • Finishing her master’s degree in archaeology at the top-notch program at University College Dublin, Ireland, Maggie Kobik ’11 draws a line straight back to Washington College and her formative experimental archaeology classes with Bill Schindler.

  • When a physics professor and a digital media master gather students at the River and Field Campus to learn the fundamentals of astrophotography, the sky is literally the limit.

  • The River and Field Campus—a 4,700-acre living laboratory—helps launch Washington College’s environmental programs to national prominence.

  • “Re-Entry: A Performance Tribute to Veterans” on Nov. 11 will showcase multimedia performances based on letters, stories, and art of local veterans.

  • “Hmong Memory at the Crossroads:” A film screening on Nov. 8 followed by a discussion with the award-winning producer and director.

  • The Conrad M. Wingate Memorial Lecture in History on Nov. 2 will focus on “Competing Visions of the Russian Revolution.”

  • The Princeton Review ranks WC among the top twenty schools in the nation with the happiest undergraduates in its 2017 college guide released Aug. 1.

  • The Kohl Gallery will feature Timothy Nohe’s “Voltage is Signal: Analog Video Works,” a one-person show from Nov. 6-Dec. 15.

  • Maryland’s State Highway Office awards Washington College’s GIS Program $494K to continue its work mapping highway safety.

  • Cristina Casado Presa will bewitch the Lit House on Oct. 31 with a discussion about the psychology of witches.

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