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

  • Samina Soin-Voshell ’21 loves being involved in a variety of activities and classes, and she’s left few stones unturned while at WC.
  • A busy summer in Bermuda and Wisconsin gave Jake Vassalotti ’20 a chance to combine his diverse interests in environmental policy and transportation.
  • Decades in the envisioning, Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall is dedicated on the Chester River.
  • The dedication of Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, WC’s most innovative academic building to date, is set for Oct. 18 at the College’s waterfront campus on the Chester River.
  • For a brief time, Washington College was the center of American pryotechnics. A new art installation in the Toll Science Center, Radiant Echo, honors the two WC professors and alumni who made it so.
  • A new minor in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship supports students in the creative arts disciplines.

  • Thanks to a $1 million grant, WC’s Department of Business Management will create the Warehime Fund for Student Excellence in Business, allowing new opportunities for student research, entrepreneurship, professional networking, and other initiatives.
  • “The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation” examines Washington’s lifelong engagement with Native Americans.
  • As part of the College’s Explore! program for incoming students, a collaboration with local artist Fredy Granillo brings a boring campus wall into bloom as a beautiful public mural.

  • As a PhD student in entomology, Ellie Field ’14 is focusing on mosquitos that are responsible for vector-borne illnesses like dengue fever, chikungunya, and the Zika and West Nile viruses.

  • Washington College remembers Toni Morrison, who visited campus in 1987 to receive the first Washington College Literary Award and to read from the galleys of her newest work, “Beloved,” which would win the Pulitzer Prize.

  • From Antarctica to Belize to Bermuda, three recent alumnae are finding careers in the cutting-edge science of using drones and remote sensing to study coastal and marine environments.

  • During her 10-week REU—Research Experiences for Undergraduates, funded by the National Science Foundation—Olivia Butler ’21 studied how climate change is affecting a delicate balance in the northern Florida salt marsh ecosystem.

  • After an $8.2 million systems renovation, Cullen Hall will be ready for students this fall.

  • Former President Sheila Bair donates $20,000 more to the Washington Scholars program, bringing to $1 million her personal donations for the program.
  • With an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, an $89,000 grant from Maryland, and a $100,000 private donation, Chesapeake Heartland, an innovative public history project led by the Starr Center in collaboration with community partners and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is gaining rapid momentum.
  • Marketing and branding executive Thad Bench is joining Washington College’s Board of Visitors and Governors
  • At nearly 1,000 acres and growing, the Natural Lands Project has received a $536,000 state grant to create 125 acres of meadows, 38 acres of wetlands, and 38 acres of forest at Conquest Beach Preserve on the Chester River.
  • A new minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to medieval and early modern studies.
  • Through a special topics course on Japanese Buddhism, students are learning the value of mindfulness and meditation to help them better navigate the stresses of college and life.

  • “May we never stop loving, giving support, and caring for the arts and for those who live within them,” says Moran, on winning the nation’s largest undergraduate literary prize. 

  • WC alums rake in the awards at the annual gathering of the Maryland/Delaware/D.C. Press Association.

  • Six WC seniors were chosen as finalists for the Sophie Kerr Prize in literature, worth $63,912. The announcement will be livestreamed tonight at https://www.washcoll.edu/offices/digital-media-services/live/ .
  • Students who want to learn what it’s like to be an environmental educator can get first-hand experience in a new course that lets them shadow educators at nearly a dozen partnering organizations on the upper Eastern Shore.
  • With two new tracking stations installed at the River and Field Campus, WC’s Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory joins the international Motus Wildlife Tracking System, collaborating on cutting-edge research into the lives of birds, bats, and insects.
  • When a WC alumnus learned about a faculty member’s project at a museum in Belize, he jumped in to fund three students’ travel there this summer as part of a global field experience in education.

  • A group project in a class on social justice has led three students to address racial microaggressions on campus in an effort to better educate and engage students, staff, and faculty about the issue.
  • From among a statewide field of nearly 700 artists, the Maryland State Arts Council has conferred Individual Artist Awards for 2019 to three from WC working in creative nonfiction, works on paper, and media.
  • Conducting research for the Friends of Miller Library Ralph Thornton Fellowship, senior Noah Gonzalez examines partisan polarization at Washington College.

  • This resourceful pair of alumni are raising the curtain on opportunities for graduating fellow theatre majors.

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