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  • The Senior Capstone Experience projects of seven students majoring in studio art and art history are featured in this exhibit at the Kohl Gallery. The opening reception is April 29.
  • Traveling on the Cuba Experience class over winter break, Rachel Brown ’16 used a Cater Society grant to develop a unique project with the help of three local Havana women.

  • Traveling to Rome to participate in Harvard’s World Model United Nations, Washington College’s Model UN team wins two Best Delegate awards while reveling in the cultural smorgasbord.

  • Talk about going out on a high note. Dr. Mike Davenport, head coach of the Washington College women’s rowing team, is retiring after 26 seasons, but he can’t put his feet up just yet.
  • Using a provocative combination of literature and imagery, Washington College students and associate professor of English Alisha Knight invite the public to Sumner Hall to consider contemporary stereotypes of black men and how literature and images either undermine or perpetuate those stereotypes.

  • 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.
  • Central Services Student Assistant Taylor Moore ’16 named 2016 Student Employee of the Year.
  • Fútbol—soccer, that is, in American vernacular—is only one part of this annual event that gives local families and kids a chance to play, read, talk in English and Spanish, and get to know Washington College students and faculty.
  • The Department of Music’s Showcase on April 8 will feature some of the College’s top soloists, as well as ensemble performances from Cuba to Japan.
  • Students and faculty gathered to celebrate National Poetry Month with a multilingual poetry reading that included poems read in everything from Middle English and Hindi to Russian and Korean.

  • When Emily Harris ’15 participated in the Chesapeake Semester Program during her sophomore year at WC, the experience ignited her passion for environmental learning.
  • Poet Nicky Beer, who is this year’s Mary Wood Fellow, will give a talk on April 12 about the use of facts and research in the craft of poetry.
  • The “Queer Voices” Series at the Rose O’Neill Literary House ends in April with acclaimed writer and feminist activist Daisy Hernández.
  • The tragic story of Rosemary Kennedy—intellectually challenged and hidden by her famous family—is the subject of Kate Clifford Larson’s book and her talk at Hynson Lounge on April 6.
  • Biologist Sam Droege will headline a two-part program in April to take a closer look at Maryland’s diverse population of bees.
  • Longtime innovative LGBT activist Chris Bartlett will discuss how to create a vibrant, multigenerational LGBT community.
  • As part of the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series, writer Laurie Cannady will discuss her memoir Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul on March 24.
  • The writer, who on March 22 continues this spring’s “Queer Voices” series, will read from his debut short story collection Quarantine.
  • On its 10th anniversary, Washington College’s Theta of Maryland Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa inducts 29 seniors.
  • Eleven students and two professors recently traveled to Nicaragua for a 15-day tropical ecology course offering one-of-a-kind, hands-on learning experiences not soon to be forgotten.
  • This spring’s Senior Capstone Experience directing theses kick off on March 4-5 with “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.” Plan on attending on all five for a wide range of theatrical expression.
  • Global law firm DLA Piper commits $50,000 to the initiative to help high-ability, high-need students attend Washington College.

  • The Washington College Men’s Swim team is certainly making waves this season – inside the pool and out.
  • David M. Rubenstein, known for his business success and patriotic philanthropy, will give the keynote address at the College’s 233rd Commencement on May 21.

  • Wesleyan President Michael Roth, whose advocacy of the liberal arts continues to inform the national conversation on the topic, will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa address at Washington College.