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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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