New Members Join Board of Visitors and Governors: Three Alumni Added to Ranks at the Start of the 2017-18 Academic Year

News

By Savannah Masterson  Social Media Editor Washington College’s Board of Visitors and Governors welcomed three alumni to its ranks this semester: Rick Wheeler, Class of 1986; Valarie A. Sheppard, Class of 1986; and Brandon Riker, Class of 2010. “It’s an honor and privilege to be considered a member of the Board,” Wheeler said. In an interview […]

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Concerns with Increasing Student Population at WC; Admissions Initiative May Threaten Small Class Sizes as Hallmark of Student Experience

Student Life

By Katie Bedard Elm Staff Writer Over the course of the past year, Washington College President Kurt Landgraf has discussed plans to increase the overall student population size of WC. He, along with VP of Enrollment Management Lorna Hunter, is hoping to significantly reverse the decline in enrollment that was evident this past year. It’s not […]

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Five Months in: Landgraf Talks Presidency

News

By Brooke Schultz and Molly Igoe Editor-in-Chief and News Editor Washington College, said President Kurt Landgraf on Monday, is his life —“period,” he said. “This job is — and I’ve had some decent jobs in my life, and worked pretty hard — and I’ve never had a job like this. This requires seven days a […]

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Hynson-Ringgold Offers Tricks, Treats

News

By Abby Wargo Student Life Editor The children of Chestertown can find their share of tricks and treats at the President’s house, the Hynson-Ringgold House, on Halloween night. Alicia Boyd and Carol Landis, campus event coordinators, and Gina Ralston, director of campus events, together with the Student Government Association, have planned an evening open house […]

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Catching Up with President Landgraf

News

By Molly Igoe News Editor From joining a women’s rowing team practice to shooting T-shirts out of a cannon, President Kurt Landgraf has already become a recognizable presence at many school events. “The most fun I have is when I can do something with the students. That’s what makes this job so worthwhile,” he said. […]

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President Landgraf Discusses Increasing Student Enrollment

News

By Brooke Schultz Editor-in-Chief Next year, Washington College may have 440 new faces. After a slight dip in enrollment this year — going from 414 to about 390 students — President Kurt Landgraf is working to increase that number with the help of VP of Enrollment Management Lorna Hunter. “We’re working with Lorna and Rolando’s […]

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Kurt Landgraf Inaugurated as the 29th President of WC

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By Brooke Schultz Editor-in-Chief Students, according to President Kurt Landgraf, are at the center of Washington College. As a way to honor that, his inauguration as 29th president was held over Fall Family Weekend. “We hold the future of America in our hands — the students we are educating here are the future, and that is […]

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Letter to the Editor: Alumnus Responds to President Landgraf’s DACA Statement

Letters, Opinion

President Landgraf: I am a proud alumnus of Washington College.  In 2007, I was the captain of the basketball team and received the Department of Business Management Award given to a graduate who showed outstanding qualities of scholarship, character, and leadership.  I planned on being a member of the 1782 Society indefinitely.  My brother was […]

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