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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Great expectations for Dickens Festival

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By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer The historic district of Chestertown is taking on a Victorian theme this winter to prepare for a weekend of holiday cheer. Going into their second year, the “Dickens of a Christmas” festival, organized by Main Street Chestertown, will run from Dec. 7 – 9. This event will welcome residents […]

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SGA leaders look back on promises

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By Lori Wysong News Editor Nearly a full semester has passed since the election of Student Government Association President, senior Victoria Cline, and Vice President, junior Savannah Masterson. With the end of the fall 2018 semester in sight, Cline and Masterson reflected on the work they have done so far and their plans for the […]

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New scholarships announced

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By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer Former Chair of the Washington College Board of Visitors and Governors, H. Lawrence Culp Jr. ’85, gifted four scholarships of $80,000 each to the children of General Electric employees. Culp graduated from WC with a degree in Economics, and worked within the business field post-graduation. In September of 2018, […]

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Theft reduction on campus

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By Cassy Sottile News Editor The recent string of thefts at Washington College may have come to an end. Earlier this semster, several thefts occured in the John S. Toll Scinece Center, Dunning Decker, and Miller Library within a short time span. The perpetrator of the thefts may have been apprehended, according to Director of […]

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Changes underway for student fees and WAC alerts

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By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs Sarah Feyerherm addressed the Student Government Association Senate at their Tuesday, Nov. 3 meeting to discuss Student Activity fees and the WAC Alerts program. The Student Activity fee is one of several charges labeled under the “Fees” title on students’ […]

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Healing collective trauma through the arts

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By Lori Wysong News Editor When Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology Erin Anderson heard an NPR report about an art therapy program for the victims of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting, she stayed in her parked car to listen to the entire story. “The sociologist in me kept going back and thinking this over,” […]

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Sánchez’s poems cross ‘borders’

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By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer The Rose O’Neill Literary House was transported across borders and time through the poetry of Erika L. Sánchez on Monday, Nov. 14. Sánchez is a New York Times bestselling author whose debut poetry collection, “Lessons on Expulsion,” and her first young adult novel, “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican […]

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