Washington College Magazine


  • Professor Michael Harvey talks about his favorite course, BUS 302 Organizational Behavior.
  • These obituaries are excerpted from published newspaper accounts.
  • Five new graduates reflect on how the Washington College version of liberal arts has launched them into their futures.
  • Six years ago, when I was considering which college to attend, I happened upon Washington College. I will admit I wasn’t particularly sold on it. (Until….)
  • Louise Amick had a profound impact on me, as I know she has had on so many Washington College students.
  • “When I was five, I sat on a mailbox and watched as John F. Kennedy came to Stuyvesant, the Town where I grew up, ten days before the 1960 election. I got the bug, and I have been passionately interested in politics ever since.” 
    —David Axelrod, NBC’s political analyst who served as chief political strategist for both of President Obama’s campaigns, talking with his colleague, John Harwood, during the Harwood Colloquy on National Affairs, May 1, 2013. 
  • Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society and the Maryland Biodiversity Project this spring co-sponsored the first BioBlitz held at the College’s Chester River Field Research Station at Chino Farms.
  • Meredith Davies Hadaway M’96 becomes the Rose O’Neill Writer-in-Residence.
  • Washington College is well represented in a highly praised new compilation on the Civil War.
  • Washington College Psychology undergraduates head to New York to present their research at the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) conference.
  • Students with a passion for diplomacy are organizing the College’s first Model UN conference for high school students.
  • 2013 Washington College Graduation
    Recognizing their scholarship and inspired teaching that gets to the core of the liberal arts experience, six faculty members were extended tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor in February.
  • When Sue DePasquale ’87 was an undergraduate, Douglass Cater—who was president at the time—once grumbled to his staff: “I go to Convocation and there’s Sue DePasquale, playing the flute. I’m reading The Elm and the byline is Sue DePasquale. I pick up The Collegian and the editor is Sue DePasquale. Wherever I turn, it’s Sue DePasquale. Don’t we have any other students at Washington College?”
  • British historian and writer Stephen Brumwell has won this year’s George Washington Book Prize for George Washington: Gentleman Warrior (Quercus, 2012).
  • 2013 Washington College Graduation
    Despite gray skies and cool temperatures, Washington College’s outdoor Commencement ceremony went off without a hitch as 320 graduates celebrated their achievements, alumni and professors were recognized, and the former Pennsylvania governor, President Mitchell Reiss and General Washington himself proffered plenty of advice.