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

  • The American Shakespeare Center On Tour will give a free performance of The Two Gentlemen of Verona on Sept. 8.
  • 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.
  • M&T Bank commits $160,000 over four years to support two George’s Brigade students in their Washington College education.
  • Washington College’s third Summer Literary Salon on July 26 features writers Sarah Blake and Katey Schultz, as well as local musicians Beth McDonald and Joe Holt.

  • It is with great sadness that we share with the Washington College community the passing of Garry E. Clarke, professor of music emeritus, former Dean of the College, and one-time Acting President.
  • Bluegrass wunderkinds Charm City Junction rock the Riverfront Concert Series on June 23.
  • Local singer-songwriter Pam Ortiz will join award-winning poets Lesley Wheeler and Emilia Phillips on June 28 at the Rose O’ Neill Literary House.
  • On Thursday, June 9, agencies across Kent County will be holding an “Emerging Infectious Disease Drill” to help train major stakeholders in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. This simulation will help strengthen emergency response protocols for all of the organizations involved in the drill while providing practical experience for the personnel taking part.
  • The Riverfront Concert Series returns to Chestertown just in time for summer.

  • Washington College’s new academic building will be named for alumni Barbara and George Cromwell.
  • In her latest book Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right, political science Professor Melissa Deckman examines how and why women have emerged as political leaders in the Tea Party and how they continue to influence American politics.

  • Flora Fraser, whose book The Washingtons offers a rare and comprehensive view of Martha Washington and the relationship between the nation’s inaugural first couple, wins the $50,000 George Washington Prize.
  • Poet Darrel Alejandro Holnes will spend the month of June at Washington College after earning the 2016 Cave Canem Residency at the Rose O’ Neill Literary House

  • Commencement keynote speaker David Rubenstein urges graduates to make the country of George Washington’s dreams a reality. “Make your children and your parents proud of what you have done.”

  • Reilly D. Cox, a double major in English and theatre with a minor in creative writing, wins the 2016 Sophie Kerr Prize. At $65,770, the Sophie Kerr Prize is the largest undergraduate literary award in the country.
  • Five Washington College seniors have been named finalists for the 2016 Sophie Kerr Prize, with writing that pushed traditional boundaries. On Friday, May 20, one will take home the $65,770 award, the largest undergraduate literary prize in the U.S.
  • Christopher Jackson, the Tony-nominated George Washington of the Broadway hit musical Hamilton, will join commencement speaker David Rubenstein and author Joseph Ellis on May 21.
  • The Rose O’ Neill Literary House’s first Summer Literary Salon on May 24 features poets Joseph Harrison and Tess Taylor, plus new local band Twice the Other.

  • Sumner Hall and Washington College’s Starr Center are partnering to bring the Smithsonian exhibition The Way We Worked to Chestertown in 2017.

  • For the fourth year, Chestertown residents and Washington College welcome musicians from across the country for the National Music Festival in June.
  • At a roundtable on college affordability, WC President Sheila Bair joined Maryland Senator Ben Cardin and leaders from the Eastern Shore’s institutions of higher education to examine how to make college accessible and affordable for all Marylanders, and all Americans.

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