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  • Funded entirely by donations, and unprecedented in higher education, the new program will reduce qualified graduating seniors’ total federal debt load by 10.2 percent.
  • 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.”

  • Washington College President Sheila C. Bair today announced a gift of $1.6 million from alumnus H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., Chair of the Board of Visitors and Governors and former CEO of Danaher Corporation, to endow scholarships for students enrolled in George’s Brigade, the College’s innovative new program to attract and support high-ability, high-need students. This scholarship gift will specifically support students graduating from Washington, DC area high schools.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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