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$3.5M Fire At Washington College Started In Plastic Smokers’ Receptacle

WJZ has learned what sparked a destructive fire at Washington College in Chestertown.



4 Firefighters Injured In 4-Alarm Blaze At Washington College

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries after a 4-alarm blaze tore through an IT building at Washington College on Saturday night.


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Baltimore County Poet Wins Sophie Kerr Award

It’s an incredible honor for young writers. Every year, the Sophie Kerr Award goes to a student at Washington College on the Eastern Shore.


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Student From Hunt Valley Wins $62,900 Literary Prize

A senior at Washington College who grew up in Hunt Valley has been awarded a $62,900 literary prize.


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Finalists Named For Undergrad Literary Prize

Washington College has named six finalists for the nation’s largest literary prize for undergraduates.



Washington College Names Sheila Bair 28th President

Washington College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has a new president.


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Eastern Shore Native Wins $61K Sophie Kerr Prize

It’s the nation’s top undergraduate prize, and every year, it goes to a graduating senior at a Maryland college.


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Student Poet Wins Lucrative Literary Prize

A poet has won the largest U.S. undergraduate literary award for his poetry and his thesis on “The Eternal in the Poetry of W.B. Yeats.”


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4 Md. Colleges Share $10M From Hodson Trust

Four Maryland private colleges are announcing gifts totaling $10 million from the Delaware-based Hodson Trust.


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Book On G. Washington Wins $50K Mount Vernon Prize

A European author’s take on the father of our country has won the $50,000 annual George Washington Book Prize.


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Aspiring Journalist From Washington College Wins Sophie Kerr Prize

The Sophie Kerr Prize is the largest student literary award in the nation. Every year, one student from Washington College receives the prestigious honor.



Student From Del. Wins $61K Literary Prize

Timothy Marcin, a would-be journalist who won the nation’s largest literary prize for undergraduate college students Tuesday night, isn’t too worried about the future of the news industry.