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

  • As part of the George Washington Leadership Series, on Nov. 14, CNBC’s Rick Santelli will moderate a discussion with Jeffrey M. Lacker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and Brian Rogers, chairman and CIO of T. Rowe Price.

  • Washington College’s dean and provost will leave in November to become the new president and CEO of the Institute for Humane Studies.

  • The FDIC names an auditorium after Sheila Bair, former FDIC chair, in honor of her service to the agency.
  • English Professor Richard De Prospo will speak on Edgar Allan Poe on Nov. 3 as the next up in the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series at the Lit House. 
  • The multimedia artist, writer, and composer comes to Washington College as the Frederick Douglass Fellow for a series of performances, film showings, and visionary examinations of our world.
  • Embarking on an offshore voyage on a 27-foot sailboat they bought and prepped themselves, Theo Aris ’17 and Zee Ali ’17 take experiential learning to a whole new level.

  • WC alum Laura Oliver ’75 returns to the Rose O’Neill Literary House on Oct. 21 for a free writer’s workshop.

  • Washington College’s fall concert series spans the range from classical guitar to experimental hip hop.

  • On Oct. 24, National Food Day, the Center for Environment & Society invites local food activist Neoma Rohman to talk about the food systems on Maryland’s mid-shore.
  • The Rose O’Neill Literary House Press celebrates the launch of its new anthology, Still Life with Poem, on Oct. 18.

  • The Living Writers Series at the Rose O’Neill Literary House continues on Oct. 27 with Cathy Linh Che. 
  • In this four-part series sponsored by the Starr Center and the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, political experts and thinkers will address racial, generation, and religious changes in the electorate, the role of women voters, the role of the media, and the use and effects of political theater.

  • LGBT activist Frank Kameny is the subject of a Sept. 20 talk by Washington College visiting Patrick Henry Fellow David Carter, who is writing a biography on Kameny and his influence on the LGBT civil rights movement.

  • Cardboard boat racing, face painting, boatbuilding, a kayak poker run, paddling history tours, waterfront illuminations, and more are on tap at RiverFest 2016 on Sept. 24

  • The dedication for Washington College’s new academic building, Cromwell Hall, is set for September 24.

  • Most recently from Simmons College in Boston, Daniel Forster has extensive background in both financial aid and enrollment challenges for liberal arts colleges.
  • Valerie RiChard takes the reins as director of the physical plant, while longtime director Reid Raudenbush focuses on capital projects.
  • A Sept. 15 celebration honoring Flora Fraser, whose book about the relationship between George and Martha Washington won the 2016 George Washington Prize, will include colonial dancers, a book signing, and a talk about writing history.
  • The new program will match the amount that families and students contribute from a 529 or ESA, up to $2,500 per year.

  • The American Shakespeare Center On Tour will give a free performance of The Two Gentlemen of Verona on Sept. 18.
  • The U.S. Navy’s Electric Brigade kicks off the Washington College Concert Series with a free concert on Sept. 6 at Martha Washington Square.
  • The Class of 2020—some 417 students representing one of the most diverse and academically strong freshmen classes ever enrolled at Washington College—arrives on campus this week.
  • John Leupold, assistant professor of music, will premiere two compositions at the first 12@Hotchkiss Series on Friday Sept. 2 at noon.
  • Novelist Idra Novey returns to campus to discuss her book Ways to Disappear with first-year students and the campus community. 
  • Nara Park, a Washington, D.C., installation artist and sculptor, will be featured in a one-person show that kicks off the Kohl Gallery’s new season on Sept. 8.
  • Students and local entrepreneurs will have a chance to pitch their ideas on the STRT1UP Road Show bus, which kicks off its annual Maryland tour on Sept. 10 in Martha Washington Square.
  • Thad Moore, who has been a steady presence in the lives of Washington College’s athletes for 16 years as head trainer, has been named director of athletics.
  • With an $80,000 donation, Bank of the West is the latest contributor to George’s Brigade, supporting a student from California who matriculates with the Class of 2020.
  • President Bair speaks with The Chronicle of Higher Education on college affordability
  • As the Starr Center’s 2016 Hodson Trust - John Carter Brown Fellow, Georgetown University Professor Gretchen Henderson has been sifting through lives and afterlives to unearth the meaning and the music of The Bondwoman’s Narrative.

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