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Newswise: Former Treasury Secretary Paulson Joins President Bair for Conversation on China-U.S. Economic Ties, Environmental Crises, and More
Released: 25-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT
Former Treasury Secretary Paulson Joins President Bair for Conversation on China-U.S. Economic Ties, Environmental Crises, and More
Washington College

Moderated by CNBC's John Harwood, the event will draw on Paulson's expertise in China's economic policies and sustainability issues and Bair's perspectives on economic challenges and opportunities around the globe.

Newswise: Partnership Aims to Restore Quail While Cleaning a River
Released: 24-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Partnership Aims to Restore Quail While Cleaning a River
Washington College

Changes in agriculture practices have destroyed quail habitat and sent more nitrogen and phosphorous into the Chester River and Chesapeake Bay. A new collaboration aims to cure both ills.

Newswise: Community Based Festival Celebrates Harry Potter Fans of All Ages
Released: 24-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Community Based Festival Celebrates Harry Potter Fans of All Ages
Washington College

Two-day festival inspired by J. K. Rowling's books takes over downtown Chestertown, on Maryland's Eastern Shore Oct. 2-3, as fans of all ages celebrate their favorite stories and characters from the Harry Potter series.

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Released: 24-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Under "Pure Money" Proposal, U.S. Would Create New Money Streams to Address Urgent National Needs
Washington College

"How American Can Spend Its Way Back to Greatness" explains how the nation's money supply is created and outlines how Congress could create a new money stream to directly fund the nation's most urgent needs.

Newswise: Former Investment Banker Wins $50,000 Book Prize for Financially Astute Study of American Revolution
Released: 21-May-2015 11:55 AM EDT
Former Investment Banker Wins $50,000 Book Prize for Financially Astute Study of American Revolution
Washington College

The prestigious George Washington Book Prize, awarded to the best new book on the nation's Founding Era, goes to an engrossing account of the financial and political stumbles that led Britain into war with its American colonies.

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Released: 18-May-2015 6:00 AM EDT
Undergrad's Poetry Takes the $62,900 Prize
Washington College

Washington College names the 2015 winner of its famous Sophie Kerr Prize, this year worth $62,900. Alexander Vidiani filled his Prize portfolio with poems about loss, masculinity, fatherhood and the way we use language to connect with one another.

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Released: 12-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT
Six Washington College Seniors Are Finalists for $62,900 Sophie Kerr Prize
Washington College

Thanks to benefactor Sophie Kerr, a successful novelist and magazine editor in early 20th century New York, one student will take home the largest student literary prize in the nation.

Newswise: Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair Named President of Washington College
Released: 6-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair Named President of Washington College
Washington College

The tenth oldest college in the nation names its first female president in its 233 years.

Newswise: Social Activist David Mixner to Address Washington College Class of 2015
Released: 16-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Social Activist David Mixner to Address Washington College Class of 2015
Washington College

2015 Commencement at Washington College will honor celebrated civil rights activist and author David Mixner, once described as "the most powerful gay man in America."

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Released: 16-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Reliving Prehistoric History with "The Great Human Race"
Washington College

Anthropology professor Bill Schindler and his costar Cat Bigney will recreate the living conditions of our earliest ancestors when filming begins this month for National Geographic Channel's The Great Human Race.

Newswise: Alum Does the Right Thing with a $5 Million Gift
Released: 5-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Alum Does the Right Thing with a $5 Million Gift
Washington College

Richard Holstein ’68, a pediatric dentist with a life-long passion for the study and practice of ethical behavior, pledges $5 million to create faculty chairs and boost programs that will help Washington College students know, and do, the right thing in their careers and communities.

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Released: 14-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Poems and a Thesis on Yeats Win Nation's Largest Student Literary Prize
Washington College

Each year, one senior at Washington College, a small liberal arts college in rural Maryland, takes home a hefty check as winner of the Sophie Kerr Prize for literary promise. The 2014 winner is poet Alexander Stinton.

Newswise: Small Towns Team Up to Power Down
Released: 22-Jan-2014 6:00 AM EST
Small Towns Team Up to Power Down
Washington College

Building on success in Chestertown, Md., the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College is partnering with four more towns on the Eastern Shore to help them significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

Released: 13-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
JFK JR.: Commencement Speaker
Washington College

John F. Kennedy Jr., magazine editor and advocate for the disabled, will speak at Washington College's commencement exercises on Sunday, May 23 in Chestertown, MD.


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