MLK Day inspires community to serve and reflect

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By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer Students, faculty, and Chestertown residents gathered in Decker Theater for the Martin Luther King Jr. Read-In on Monday, Jan. 21. The event was organized by the Black Student Union and Students Talking About Race (S.T.A.R.), an organization of Kent County Public School students dedicated to inspiring “open dialogue and […]

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Fish Whistle to close, relocate

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By Lori Wysong News Editor The Fish Whistle will close next month after more than 10 years in its current location. The last day it will be open for full business is Sunday, Feb. 24. According to Elizabeth Carroll, Fish Whistle Office Manager, the reason for the closure is “disagreements about the lease” between the […]

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Housekeeping to be outsourced

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By Abby Wargo Editor-in-Chief The housekeeping services at Washington College will no longer be managed by the school. Instead, the higher education janitorial service SSC Service Solutions will be taking over housekeeping duties beginning Feb. 1. They will provide management and supervisory staff, additional housekeeping staff, equipment, supplies, and materials, according to a statement made […]

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GIS receives $2 million grant for innovation

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By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer For the third time, Washington College has won a $1 million grant with a matched grant from the Hodson Trust. The $2 million was awarded to the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program from the Department of Commerce’s Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (MEIF) that provides the support for endowed chairs […]

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CRM incorporated into Admissions

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By Cassy Sottile News Editor Washington College Relations and Marketing (CRM) will now partner with the Admissions team as part of a series of changes to better serve Over the winter break in early January, the majority of the CRM staff were reorganized to work under the umbrella of Admissions, directed by Lorna Hunter. Hunter […]

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Health Services flu alert

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     On Friday, Jan. 11, Health Services sent an email to the Washington College community regarding health threats. The email was preemptive, intended to reaching students before they arrived back on campus from winter break.      According to Health Services, the biggest health risk for campus is influenza. The flu usually comes on […]

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Updates to dining hall coming over winter break

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By Abby Wargo Editor in Chief  The dining hall will look a little different for Washington College students come January.   The entirety of Hodson Hall, including the dining hall area on the second and third floors, is receiving new flooring. All of the tile and carpet will be replaced with gray wood vinyl.   […]

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New Mental Health Practitioner

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By Lori Wysong News Editor Following the departure of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses Linda Hallowell and Debbie Gootee in July, a new Nurse Practitioner, Lisa Uhl, started work on Sept. 27. Since then, Uhl has been serving as the primary prescriber of psychiatric medication at the Washington College Health Center. “After an exhaustive search of […]

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ESFL hosts small game seminar

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By Cassy Sottile News Editor      The Eastern Shore Food Lab, which opened at its new location on Cannon Street in Chestertown on Nov. 20, partnered with the Center for Environment and Society, to host a small game seminar. According to Brill, the ESFL is looking forward to working with students to create a […]

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Students talk sustainability plans

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By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer Eight interns presented their growing plans to make Washington College greener at the first Sustainability Showcase. The showcase was held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and hosted by Director of Sustainability Greg Farley. Farley said the showcase was an opportunity to demonstrate how “we, as an institution, respond” to climate […]

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