Marberger Fellow announced

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By Mai Do Elm Staff Writer Sophomore Rute Assefa has been announced as the third recipient of the Jacob Marberger ’18 Endowed Memorial Fellowship. The fellowship is an annual scholarship for independent research on conflict resolution awarded by the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture (IRPC) in honor of the legacy of Marberger. Established in […]

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On this day…

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48 years ago: November 20, 1970: New English professor Robert Day started the Writers’ Union at Washington College. The new club had plans for poetry and prose readings, guest poets, foreign language poetry, and a weekly publication entitled “Broadside.” 16 years ago: November 22, 2002: John Harwood, political editor of The Wall Street Journal, moderated […]

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Community gathers for trans remembrance

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By Carlee Berkenkemper Elm Staff Writer “You will not be erased,” said Barbi Bedell, secretary of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Mid-Shore. Her voice rang through Norman James Theatre in William Smith Hall on Nov. 18 as members of the Washington College and Chestertown communities gathered to commemorate and reflect on […]

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Former fellow returns from ‘Tigerland’ with new book

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By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer Dr. Wil Haygood returned to Washington College to tell the story of his home and its forgotten history. Haygood was the 2017-2018 Patrick Henry Fellow and has published eight books, including “Tigerland” and “The Butler,” which became a 2013 film with the same name. His latest publication, “Tigerland, 1968-1969: […]

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Student Activity fees, WAC Alerts discussed at Nov. 3 SGA meeting

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By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer Dean of Students 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’ bills. Student Activities, however, is a broad […]

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Public Safety Report 11/2-11/8

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A HIT AND RUN was reported on 11/2 at 1:10 p.m. The incident occurred between 10/28 and 11/2 in the Western Shore parking lot.  The case is open. A case of LIQUOR LAW VIOLATION was reported on 11/3 at 5 p.m. The incident occurred at 5 p.m. on 11/3 near Hodson Hall Commons.  The case […]

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Tansits to step in as SARA coordinator

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By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer The Sexual Assault Response and Advocacy team is welcoming a new coordinator, Sarah Tansits. Director of Prevention and Advocacy Rachel Boyle is becoming the Child Advocacy Center coordinator for the Department of Social Services in Kent County. She will be leaving the Washington College faculty after 18 years on […]

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Hillel memorial for synagogue shooting

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The Hillel House, a student-run organization that supports the Jewish community on campus, held a memorial on Nov. 7 commemorating the shooting in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life Synagogue. The Hillel House partnered with Joseph Prud’homme and the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture. The memorial was led by Rabbi Peter Hyman, the inaugural […]

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Students make voices heard in midterms

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The midterm election, held on Nov. 6, drew Washington College students, faculty and staff, as well as Chestertown residents, to the polling places. There was a big push to vote on campus, due to Professor of French Katherine Maynard’s efforts. Maynard worked with the non-partisan group ‘Your Vote Your Voice’ to help educate Eastern Shore […]

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Transportation on campus to be re-evaluated

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By Cassy Sottile News Editor Changes will be made to make transportation more widely available on campus. Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Sarah Feyerherm is organizing a transportation taskforce to assess the state of transportation on Washington College’s campus. This will include everything from the shuttles, to Safe Ride to the […]

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