“Divine Nine” visit for first time

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By Lori Wysong News Editor The “Divine Nine,” a group of historically black fraternities and sororities, visited Washington College for the first time ever for a meet-and-greet last Thursday. Representatives of the nine Greek life organizations, brought to the College through the efforts of Lisa Nicole Smith, associate director for multicultural admission, and Sarah Tansits, […]

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SGA hosts annual open house

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By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer Even on a small scale, the government exists for the people. The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted their annual open house this past Thursday to talk with some of their constituents. The event took place in the new SGA office in Hodson, a facility that finished construction last semester. […]

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New Johns Hopkins partnership

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By Lori Wysong News Editor Aspiring nurses at Washington College will have an opportunity to further their careers at Johns Hopkins, thanks to a new letter of understanding with the Johns Hopkins University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Entry into Nursing Program. The agreement was developed by Director of Pre-health Professions Programs Jodi Olson […]

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Figg’s and Seed House spice up C-town

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By Abby Wargo Editor-in-Chief “What is there to do in Chestertown?” It’s a question asked by many college students and visitors, and one that is sometimes hard to answer. But while Chestertown may not be a thriving metropolis, several small businesses that have opened within the last year are providing a fresh landscape for possible […]

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“All that and more:” Judith Kohl’s legacy

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By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer Members of the Chestertown and Washington College community filled Decker Theater with memories of art, love, and passion as they celebrated the life of patron and teacher Judith Kohl. Kohl passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at age 79. The benefactor of the Kohl Gallery, former chair of […]

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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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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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