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

  • The Hodson Trust grants $3.6 million to Washington College for student scholarships and matching funds to secure a new endowed director’s position in GIS.

  • A song written by U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Stea ’81 as a tribute to Gold Star families is recorded by top musicians from the 101st Airborne, produced by Belmont University in Nashville, and expected to be released Dec. 20. 

  • A fledgling collaboration between two WC faculty members and teachers at Garnet Elementary School is bringing new connections and experiences for Chestertown youngsters and WC students.
  • Phi Delta Theta’s annual crab feast raises $10K for ALS research, bringing to over $20K its donations to the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins.

  • Every Wednesday evening, members of the College’s Caring for Kids Club meet to fill bags with food for local kids who need a helping hand.

  • Washington College’s Eastern Shore Food Lab opens its doors for the first time with Italian Culinary Institute Master Chef John Nocita giving two presentations on no-waste traditional food preparation.

  • In annual national marketing awards, WC’s College Relations and Marketing team takes gold for admissions campaign and platinum for virtual reality campus tours.

  • Just in time for the season of huge holiday meals, Italian Culinary Institute Master Chef John Nocita will teach creative ways to make zero food waste at the Eastern Shore Food Lab on Nov. 20

  • Jessica Asch, who uses creative arts and theater as a means to promote healing among groups that have endured trauma, will speak at the College on Nov. 16. 

  • Former Starr Center Fellow Wil Haygood returns to WC on Nov. 15 to speak on his stirring new book Tigerland, 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing.

  • Poet and National Book Awards finalist Erika L. Sánchez will read at the Rose O’Neill Literary House on Nov. 12.

  • During his visit to Washington College,Senator Chris Van Hollen tours the new Hodson Boathouse and urges students to get out and vote.

  • Washington College’s first electric vehicle charging stations come on line this week, marking a step forward in the College’s commitment to sustainability and encouraging students, faculty, staff, and others who want to switch to electric vehicles by making charging at the College easy and affordable.

  • From lichens growing on Maine granite to bacteria growing on the Mars rover, Picabo French ’19 spent her summer exploring biology with methods and purpose as diverse as her subjects.

  • A conversation between Baltimore-based artists Jo Smail and Paul Jeanes on Nov. 2 will begin the next Kohl Gallery Exhibit, “Clippings, Voids and Banana Curry.”

  • Japan Confronts Reagan, Bush, and Trump: The complex, critical relationship between Japan and the U.S. will be the topic of an Oct. 30 talk with scholar and author Koji Murata.

  • 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.

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