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

  • Through a new dual-degree partnership with Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, Washington College environmental science and environmental studies majors can now earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.
  • Terrance Hayes and Gwendolyn Brooks: A poetry extravaganza on Nov. 1-2 at Washington College’s Rose O’Neill Literary House.

  • By studying the behavior of field sparrows, Jennie Carr, assistant professor of biology, WC students, and staff at the Center for Environment & Society are hoping to learn how this declining bird species could become more successful at raising its young.

  • Chocolate will be the sweet subject on Oct. 24, Food Day 2017, at Washington College, when Hugo Chavez Ayala, co-founder of Agrofloresta Mesoamerica, will visit campus to talk about cacao and agroforestry.

  • The semester’s Goldstein Program closes with Brookings Institution scholar Vanessa Williamson on Oct. 30 discussing her new book Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes. 

  • The second half of the fall 2017 Washington College Concert Series starts on October 25 with the Mashups and closes on November 2 with Anansi.

  • The Rose O’Neill Literary House Press is releasing a new lyric essay chapbook by writer Lia Purpura, with a launch on October 19.

  • Peterson Toscano brings a hopeful, shape-shifting take on climate change on Oct. 20 with “Everything is Connected: A Collection of Stories, Most Weird, Many True.”

  • Wil Haygood, the 2017-18 Patrick Henry Writing Fellow, will talk about his new book, Tigerland: The Miracle on East Broad Street on Oct. 18.

  • A new program at Washington College spotlights the African American Church.

  • Andrew Oros, professor of political science and international students, is adding another role as the new Associate Dean for International Education.

  • Lauding the liberal arts and sciences for its role in providing students with a strong moral compass so necessary in modern American society, newly-installed President Kurt M. Landgraf pledged to do everything in his power to make sure Washington College endures for generations to come.

  • Conducting collaborative research in the great libraries of Britain and Ireland, Spanish professor Elena Deanda and English major Shannon Neal ’19 examined forbidden literature from the Spanish Inquisition and manuscripts from a 17th-century poet.

  • Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society wins a $500K grant to expand the innovative Natural Lands Project. With matching funds from donors, the NLP now has $1.3 million to bring 285 more acres of farmland into quail habitat and Bay buffers.

  • Washington College’s Goldstein Series speaker on October 3 will discuss trends in the rise of electoral authoritarianism in East Africa.

  • Former Patrick Henry Writing Fellow Daniel Mark Epstein returns to Chestertown on October 4 to discuss his new book The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin’s House

  • Historian and author Craig Steven Wilder will speak on race, slavery, and the American university on September 28.

  • U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings for 2018 shows Washington College, among the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges, steadily moving up.

  • Washington College’s Board of Visitors and Governors adds three new members, from the classes of 2010 and 1986. 

  • The Goldstein Program in Public Affairs welcomes Orlando J. Pérez on Sept. 25 to discuss “The New Caudillos: Popular Support for Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Americas.”

  • The 11th Annual Cardboard Boat Race is set for Sept. 23, and the Center for Environment & Society is inviting everyone out for the party and to get to know the CES. 

  • Washington College will inaugurate President Kurt Landgraf on September 23 during Fall Family Weekend.

  • Washington College’s First-Year Book Program will feature Lauret Savoy, author of Trace, on September 21 for a college-wide discussion of her book.

  • 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.

  • Wishes Are Horses,” a one-person show by Julie Wills, assistant professor of studio art at Washington College, opens September 14 at the Kohl Gallery to lead off the gallery’s 2017-18 academic year.

  • Nathaniel Philbrick, the 2017 George Washington Prize winner for Valiant Ambition, will speak at Washington College on September 19.

  • Washington College’s waterfront sports teams, as well as faculty, staff, students, and community members, are getting a brand new venue with the Hodson Boathouse. Groundbreaking is set for September 13.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Sophie Kerr Lecture Series kicks off this fall with Maureen Corrigan of NPR’S Fresh Air at the Literary House on September 6.

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