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

  • Students can now choose to minor in Journalism, Editing, and Publishing.
  • Washington College teams up with Kent Goes Purple to screen “Kissed By God,” a powerful new film on drug addiction and mental health about surfing star Andy Irons. The film will air on Oct. 18 in Norman James Theater on campus, and Oct. 25 at Kent County High School.

  • 2018 George Washington Prize winner Kevin Hayes will discusses George Washington: A Life in Books and the craft of narrative writing at Washington College on Oct. 23.

  • Hundreds turn out for the dedication of WC’s new Hodson Boathouse, which promises to be a game-changer for the College’s rowing and sailing teams, as well as a new community focal point on the Chester River.

  • Andrew Lawler, a former Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Starr Center writing fellow, returns to WC on Oct. 4 to talk about his book The Secret Token, a new examination on the search for the lost colony of Roanoke.  

  • As part of the Goldstein Young Alumni Series, Caryn York will speak on Oct. 8 on “The Fight for Economic Justice and the Black Middle Class.” 
  • At the Move-In Market held in Hodson Hall Commons, students find treasures for their dorm rooms among last year’s cast-offs.

  • A pair of WC poets win two major national poetry awards with their first full-length collections. 

  • Alexandra Cox, a juvenile justice scholar, on Sept. 27 will visit WC to discuss the consequences of confinement for young people who are incarcerated.

  • WC students and staff marked National Suicide Prevention Week with a candlelight vigil, resources, information, support, and enthusiasm for students’ efforts to form a College chapter of the national group Active Minds.
  • As part of this semester’s Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, four Latin America experts on Sept. 24 will discuss the effects of immigration policy shifts under the Trump administration.

  • Landing a job at National Geographic even before she had graduated, Rachel Brown ’16 hit the ground learning and hasn’t slowed down yet.

  • The annual Cardboard Boat Race and Get to Know CES Waterfront Festival is on Sept. 22; boat registration deadline is Sept. 20.

  • The new $5 million facility includes an expansive and commodious deck from which to watch regattas and events on the Chester River.
  • Steve Golding ’72 succeeds Larry Culp ’85 as chair of the College’s Board of Visitors and Governors.
  • 08/30/18 EdTech
    The collaboration of Heather Calloway, former Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, and Raven Bishop, Instructional Technologist, to create the Augmented Archives Project is the topic of this story in EdTech. Working with students, Calloway and Bishop used emerging technologies to layer myriad interfaces within digitized archival materials, increasing access and engagement among students and visitors with the College’s archived materials and other primary source materials. The project won the 2018 Campus Technology Impact Awards category “Education Futurists.”
  • During her summer internship with the Overfalls Foundation in Lewes, Delaware, Samantha Robinson ’21 learned about a unique aspect of American maritime history while helping educate visitors and archiving information.

  • David Wallace, an expert on Geoffrey Chaucer and other medieval writers, will give a talk called “Horrible History, Terrible Tale: Chaucer & Jephthah’s Daughter” on Sept. 12 at the Lit House.

  • To raise awareness about substance abuse and the resources available to help individuals and families struggling with addiction, Washington College is “going purple” as a sign of solidarity with the Kent County initiative.
  • 08/24/18 Vox

    Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, co-authors this “Mischiefs of Faction” blog in Vox with Shauna James of Rutgers University Camden, outlining their new analysis about how young women of color could reshape the Democratic party. Among their findings is that young women of color are among the most politically engaged of all young Americans, and that their political views are markedly distinct from other young white Americans and young men of color.

  • As part of new-student orientation, hundreds of freshmen got to know Chestertown first-hand as they helped with an afternoon of service and community projects and met with local merchants and business owners.

  • Historian and author Robert Parkinson, an expert on race and war in Colonial America, will discuss the topic of his research-in-progress, America’s “Heart of Darkness” and the pivotal Yellow Creek Massacre of 1774, on Sept. 13

  • A solo exhibit featuring Washington, D.C. artist Amber Robles-Gordon will open the fall season at the Kohl Gallery on Sept. 6, with an artist talk set for Sept. 13.

  • As an intern at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Paris Young ’21 is helping develop an innovative project that will digitize and preserve African American history.
  • In residence at the Starr Center as the 2018-19 Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellow, writer Cam Terwilliger is finishing his first historical novel exploring the clash of cultures in 18th-Century America on the edge of the western wilderness.  

  • Celebrating the Year of the Bird, Washington College announces a new scholarship for students pursuing interests in ornithology.

  • With help from Dixon Valve, Washington College is donating 44 sets of bedroom furniture to help furnish new homes for military veterans who are transitioning out of homelessness. It’s yet another example of similar donations that College employees and the community have collaborated on for several years.

  • Susie Chase, a Washington College alumna and former development director, is returning to lead the Advancement team.

  • With their new album “Lifted,” The High & Wides, whose members have deep roots in Washington College and the Eastern Shore, are creating an eclectic sound entirely their own that’s getting some significant attention.

  • Racking up yet another international marketing award, WC’s College Relations and Marketing team wins big for its campaign with BuzzFeed.

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