Seven Books Named as Finalists for the 2018 George Washington Prize

(George Washington Prize) Seven books published in 2017 by the country’s most prominent historians have been named finalists for the George Washington Prize. The annual award recognizes the past year’s best-written works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of early American history. “Understanding the first […]

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WC Department of Music Launches Inaugural Piano Festival, Invites High School and College Students

Washington College this spring is holding its first Piano Festival, an event in which participants of all ages can further develop their talents through workshops, performances, lessons, and competitions. The Piano Festival is set for April 21, although the Department of Music is seeking participants to apply by March 1. The event is geared toward […]

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Never Caught, the Story of One Slave’s Struggle For Freedom From George Washington, is the Topic a Washington College Goodfellow Lecture

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, the Charles & Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University, will visit Washington College on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 to discuss her book Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. A finalist for the National Book Award, Never Caught tells the story of how one young […]

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Washington College is Helping The Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence Better Target Its Mission

A collaboration among a Washington College sociology professor, the College’s GIS Lab, and the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence (MSCFV) is helping provide resources to women in crisis and creating strategies to reach more victims in the community. Rachel Durso, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Black Studies at Washington College, teamed up with Jeanne Yeager, […]

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The Poetics of Eros: A Valentine’s Day Tea and Talk with Professor Elena Deanda

Washington College’s very own Elena Deanda-Camacho will be giving a faculty tea and talk on Wednesday, February 14, as part of the spring Literary House Series. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Rose O’Neill Literary House, and it is free and open to the public. Elena Deanda-Camacho is an associate professor […]

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WC’s Goldstein Program Invites International Scholars to Discuss Global Response to the Trump Doctrine of “America First”

(Washington College) Washington College’s Goldstein Program in Public Affairs is hosting a panel of four international scholars who will discuss how President Donald Trump’s “America First” doctrine is being perceived in their countries. The event on February 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. will be held in Hynson Lounge and is free and open to the […]

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Washington College Biology and English Student Named Co-Editor of Pre-eminent American Birding Journal

Most Washington College students would count themselves lucky and excited to have an essay they’d written for a class accepted for publication in a national journal. But senior Mike Hudson can go a couple of steps further than that. Not only is an essay he wrote for an introduction to non-fiction class the lead piece […]

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WC Researchers Present “Putting Them on the Map: Tracing African American Book History through GIS Technology”

(Washington College) The collaborative research of Washington College’s GIS Lab and an English professor seeking answers about the one of the country’s earliest and most influential African American publishing companies will be the topic of a talk at the Talbot County Free Library in St. Michaels, Maryland. “Putting Them on the Map: Tracing African American […]

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Washington College Moves Up in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Rankings to 75th Among Liberal Arts Colleges Nationally

Following a trajectory it has been traveling in similar higher education statistics, Washington College has elevated three points in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education college rankings for 2018. The latest rankings, which compare the college alongside all other universities and colleges in the country, list the College at 205, compared with 208 in last […]

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Writer Kim Zarins, Who Puts a Modern Teen Spin on The Canterbury Tales, to Read at the Rose O’Neill Literary House

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales may make some people yawn, but not the way writer Kim Zarins tells the story. Zarins, a professor of medieval and children’s literature and author of the novel Sometimes We Tell the Truth, retells the tale from the point of view of modern teens, who change things up in unpredictable, entertaining, sympathetic […]

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