Thursday, March 29, 2001

College Announces 2001-2002 Tuition Increase


Chestertown, MD, March 29, 2001 — The Board of Visitors and Governors of Washington College has announced a $1,000 increase in tuition for the academic year 2001-2002. The total basic cost for full-time students will rise by $1,000 to $28,040, or just 3.7 percent over the similar total charges for the current year.
The increase has been applied to tuition alone ($21,750), while the basic charges for room ($2,600), board ($3,140) and student fee ($550) will be held constant. The new and renovated student residences will involve slightly higher room charges. The Board also authorized a $200 deposit requirement for returning students participating in the room draw. This is not an increase in room charges, but a deposit to be credited to next year's room fee.
"The 3.7 percent increase is the second lowest percentage total increase for undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board at Washington College in the last 26 years," said Dr. John Toll, president of the College. "The College intends to hold down cost as much as possible while continuing to enhance the quality of education and to improve facilities for our students."
The 2000-2001 academic year witnessed the largest enrollment in the history of the College. Additionally, the College opened Goldstein Hall, which houses classrooms, faculty offices, and academic support services, and renovated the Student Center on the ground floor of Hodson Hall. The College has initiated an intensive planning process for the design and construction of a major addition to the science complex and has hired an architectural firm to develop a series of short-term and long-term projects to address facility needs in the fine and performing arts. The College also is continuing renovation of the existing student residential spaces, including Queen Anne House and Cullen Hall, and will accelerate the construction of four new student residence halls on the North campus.

Wingate Lecture Examines Martin Luther and the German Nation


Chestertown, MD, March 29, 2001 — Eminent historian Dr. Steven Ozment, McLean Professor of History at Harvard University, will give this year's Wingate Memorial History Lecture on Monday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Washington College's Casey Academic Center Forum. The topic will be "Martin Luther and the German Nation."
Dr. Ozment is a specialist in Renaissance and Reformation Europe (1400 to 1700), and teaches courses on the historiography of Reformation Europe, the family in Northern Europe, late medieval and early modern Germany, and European civilization. His published works include The Age of Reform, When Fathers Ruled: Family Life in Reformation Europe, Three Behaim Boys: Growing Up in Early Modern Germany, Protestants: The Birth of a Revolution, The B├╝rgermeister's Daughter, Ancestors: The Loving Family in Old Europe, and Flesh and Spirit: Private Life in Early Modern Germany.
Praised for adding life, luster and detail to the social history of Europe, Dr. Ozment uses private journals, logs, family chronicles and letters in his historical research to provide intimate if varied views of life in previous historical and social epochs. Readers can experience history in a manner that is more personal, humane and accessible in light of contemporary values, concerns and aspirations.
The Conrad M. Wingate Memorial Lecture in History is held in honor of the late Conrad Meade Wingate '23, brother of late Washington College Visitor Emeritus Phillip J. Wingate '33 and the late Carolyn Wingate Todd. He was principal of Henderson (MD) High School at the time of his death from cerebrospinal meningitis at age 27. At Washington College, he was president of the Dramatic Association, president of the Adelphia Literary Society and vice president of the Student Council in 1922-23.

Grasses for the Masses Workshop Set for April 17


Learn How to Help Protect and Restore the Bay's Underwater Grasses

Chestertown, MD, March 29, 2001 — On Tuesday, April 17, 2001, the Washington College Center for the Environment and Society and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) will host a "Grasses for the Masses" workshop at 6 p.m. at the Custom House, 100 Water Street, Chestertown, Maryland. The workshop will teach volunteers how to grow underwater grasses in a special system at home that will be used to help restore historic underwater grass beds in local rivers.
"Once, submerged aquatic vegetation was abundant in the shallower areas of the Chesapeake Bay," said Dr. Wayne H. Bell, director of the Center for the Environment and Society. "These grasses are essential in the ecosystem of the Bay, but today only a small percentage of the original beds remain. This workshop will teach citizens about the value and functions of the grass beds and give them a way to help restore the Bay's underwater grasses."
CBF staff will teach volunteers to grow redhead grass, a type of underwater grass native to the Bay. CBF will provide all necessary materials, plants and instruction at no cost. Later this spring, the grasses grown by volunteers will be planted at a designated local restoration site as part of a larger effort to restore underwater grasses in the Bay's watershed.
Underwater grasses are key indicators of the health of the Bay and its tributaries because underwater grass growth depends on good water quality. Underwater grasses filter polluted runoff and sediment, provide food for waterfowl, and provide habitat for crabs and many species of fish. According to CBF's 2000 State of the Bay Report, underwater grasses remain at only 12 percent of their historic levels. Many factors contribute to the decline of underwater grasses, including nutrient pollution, poor water clarity, and sediments from erosion.
To bring back the Bay's underwater grass beds, CBF is working to protect existing underwater grass beds, improve water quality, and restore grasses in areas where water quality is good enough to support survival. CBF's goal is to have 225,000 acres of underwater grasses cover the Bay and its tributaries by 2010.
Equipment is limited, so registration is required if you would like to participate, however, everyone is welcomed to attend the lecture. Contact Kim Donahue at 443-482-2155 or via email at kdonahue@cbf.org to register.

Monday, March 26, 2001

International Relations Club Presents 2001 Culture Night April 21


Chestertown, MD, March 26, 2001 — The Washington College International Relations Club will host Culture Night 2001 on Saturday, April 21, 2001, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The program celebrates national and international diversity with an International Buffet Dinner in the Casey Academic Center Gallery and multicultural entertainment in Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall.
The International Buffet Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and will offer a variety of international delicacies. Guests will be able to sample Polish pirogies and golabkies, Danish meatballs, artichoke dip, vegetable curry, seaweed salad, Brazilian cheese balls, Yorkshire pudding, Black Forest cake, Moroccan harost, sausage in sauerkraut, spring rolls, soul food dishes prepared by the Black Students Union, and many more appetizers and desserts.
Attendees also will be treated to a dazzling array of multicultural entertainment in Norman James Theatre starting at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an international fashion show, Tunisian singing, Urdu language readings, Spanish Sevillanas and Merengue dancing, Indian dancing, traditional Japanese song, and much more.
The general public is invited. Tickets are $10 for adults. Washington College students and children are free. Tickets can be purchased through the International Relations Club, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620. Please make checks payable to Washington College. Money raised benefits the international students program at Washington College. For further information, call 410-778-8762.

Ecologist to Speak on Balancing Human and Natural Systems


Chestertown, MD, March 26, 2001 — Dr. Stephen Kellert, professor of social ecology at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will speak Thursday, April 19, 2001, at 7:30 p.m. in the Litrenta Lecture Hall, Dunning Hall, Washington College. Dr. Kellert will address the topic "Connecting Human and Natural Systems: The Importance of Healthy Natural Processes and Diversity in Human Development and Society." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. Kellert's work focuses on the connection between human and natural systems with a particular interest in the value of biological diversity and its conservation. He has authored over 100 publications including Kinship to Mastery: Biophilia in Human Evolution and Development (Island Press, 1997); The Value of Life: Biological Diversity and Human Society (Island Press, 1996); and The Biophilia Hypotheses (with E. O. Wilson, Island Press, 1993), a work that explores human values in conservation biology and nature. His earlier work, Ecology, Economics, Ethics: The Broken Circle (with F. H. Bormann, Yale University Press, 1991), highlights his interest in environmental ethics that has made him a major figure in conservation biology.
Dr. Kellert also will speak on Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre in Easton, Md., as part of the 2001 Eastern Shore Lecture Series. His talk is titled "Values of Nature, Sense of Place, and Human Well-Being." The Eastern Shore Lecture Series is a subscription series co-sponsored by the Washington College Center for the Environment and Society, the Adkins Arboretum, the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, the Horsehead Wetlands Center and the Maryland Center for Agroecology.
For subscription information, contact the Washington College Center for the Environment and Society at 410-810-7171 or the Adkins Arboretum at 410-634-2847, or visit http://ces.washcoll.edu.

Ciulla Explores 'The Heart of Leadership'


Chestertown, MD, March 26, 2001 — Dr. Joanne Ciulla, expert on leadership and business ethics, will address the topic "The Heart of Leadership" on Thursday, March 29, 2001, at 4 p.m. in Washington College's Casey Academic Center Forum. The talk is sponsored by the Office of Leadership Development and the Society of Junior Fellows. The public is invited to attend.
Dr. Ciulla holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and the Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. She is a founding faculty member of the Jepson School, the only school in the nation to offer an undergraduate degree in leadership studies. Dr. Ciulla is also the first person to hold the UNESCO Chair in leadership studies at the United Nations University International Leadership Academy in Amman, Jordan.
Dr. Ciulla serves on the editorial boards of The Business Ethics Quarterly and The Journal of Business Ethics, and publishes in the areas of business ethics, leadership studies and the philosophy of work. Her most recent books are The Working Life: The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work (Times Books, 2000) and Ethics: The Heart of Leadership (Praeger, 1998). She is working on a new book titled The Ethics of Leadership and serves on a number of boards, including the seminars advisory board of the Aspen Institute and the Desmond Tutu Peace Trust.

Poet Gerald Barrax to Read from his Works March 28


Chestertown, MD, March 26, 2001 — African American poet, editor and essayist Gerald Barrax will read from his works on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. in the Sophie Kerr Room of Washington College's Miller Library.
Barrax previously served on the English faculty of North Carolina State University at Raleigh, where he was Poet in Residence from 1993-1997. His poetry has appeared in such periodicals as Poetry, Journal of Black Poetry, Southern Poetry Review, Hambone, The Georgia Review, Callaloo, The American Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. Barrax has received numerous honors including The Edward Stanley Award for Poetry from Prairie Schooner, the 1993 Raleigh Medal of Arts for Extraordinary Achievement in the Arts, the Sam Regan Award for Contributions to the Fine Arts in North Carolina, the 1983 Callaloo Creative Writing Award for Non-Fiction Prose, and the Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship for Black Americans.
His published books include From a Person Sitting in Darkness: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 1998), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, Leaning Against the Sun (The University of Arkansas Press, 1992), also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, The Deaths of Animals and Lesser Gods (The University Press of Virginia, 1984), An Audience of One (University of Georgia Press, 1980), and Another Kind of Rain (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1970).
Sponsored by the Sophie Kerr Committee, the reading is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Biehls to Speak on Justice and Empowerment in South Africa


Chestertown, MD, March 21, 2001 — On Monday, April 9, 2001, Washington College will host Peter and Linda Biehl speaking on "Restorative Justice: 'Ubuntu' Revisited" at 7:30 p.m. in Washington College's Casey Academic Center Forum. The Biehls are the founders and directors of the Amy Biehl Foundation and Amy Biehl Foundation Trust, named in honor of their daughter who sacrificed her life at the age of 26 to serve the underrepresented, downtrodden and disenfranchised in the struggle for democracy in South Africa.

Originally from Southern California, Amy Biehl was a young American Fulbright Scholar in South Africa in 1993, when she was stoned and stabbed to death by an angry mob while driving friends home to a black township near Cape Town. Working in the politically charged atmosphere in the last days of Apartheid, she journeyed to South Africa to help disenfranchised voters and to empower the women of the country to ensure the protection of their interests under the country's majority-rule system. In 1999, Biehl's life and work was honored posthumously with the Immortal Chaplains Prize for Humanity, given to those who have risked their lives to protect others of a different race or religion.
Linda and Peter Biehl have established the Amy Biehl Foundation and Amy Biehl Foundation Trust to continue their daughter's work and have been highly supportive of groups concerned with alleviating the lasting effects and injustices of Apartheid. In the United States, the Amy Biehl Foundation seeks to encourage a new generation of social activists and freedom fighters in middle schools, high schools and colleges. The foundation supports scholarships and internships for South African students to study in the United States and for American students to study in South Africa. In South Africa, the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust directs a holistic and comprehensive violence prevention initiative comprised of more than 15 individual, community-based programs targeted at adolescents and care-givers in South Africa's marginalized communities. Programs are offered in health, education, arts, recreation and economic empowerment.
The talk is sponsored by the Leadership Development Office, Anthropology Club, Black Student Alliance, Center for Black Culture, Cleopatra's Daughters, Goldstein Program, International House, Student Athlete Mentors and the William James Forum. The program is free and the public is invited to attend. For further information, call 410-778-7849.

Tuesday, March 20, 2001

In Memoriam: Richard Harwood


March 29, 1925–March 19, 2001

Chestertown, MD, March 20, 2001 — Richard Harwood, a retired reporter, editor, columnist and ombudsman for the Washington Post and a Senior Fellow and former trustee of Washington College, died of cancer March 19 at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. He was 75.
Harwood's career in journalism spanned five decades and brought him national prominence as a political writer of uncompromising integrity, an unflinching critic of the news business and an exacting reporter and editor who shaped the journalistic standards of his times.
During his long stint at the Washington Post, he served at various times as a national correspondent, national editor and assistant managing editor, deputy managing editor, ombudsman and editorial columnist. He covered political campaigns, including those of Robert F. Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy, and conflicts, including the Vietnam war, the civil wars in Lebanon, Angola, Zimbabwe, Nicaragua and El Salvador, and the British-Argentine war in the Falklands. Harwood was with Robert Kennedy in 1968 when he was shot in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Post Editor Ben Bradlee recalled that Harwood's phone call to file that story was the only occasion in his career when he yelled "Stop the presses!" Harwood retired from his fulltime position at the Washington Post in 1988, but continued to write his columns on American media.
Harwood's weekend home on Langford Creek near Chestertown brought him to the Washington College campus, first as a friend and neighbor, then, in 1990, as a Senior Fellow and lecturer in journalism. Outside the classroom, he met with student editors to critique the campus newspaper, The Elm. In 1992 he helped launch and directed a book publishing venture, the Literary House Press of Washington College, which publishes regional writing as well as scholarly lectures. From 1994 until 2000, Harwood served on the College's Board of Visitors and Governors, helping to shape academic policy and bringing a parade of prominent politicians and journalists to speak on campus. In 1995, in honor of Harwood's seventieth birthday, Washington College established an endowed fund in his name which provides an annual fellowship to a Washington College student editor and brings distinguished journalists to campus to share their views on controversial topics.
Harwood was born in Wisconsin where his father was a missionary to the Menominee Indians. He spent most of his childhood in a Nebraska farming community on the Great Plains and his adolescence in Oklahoma and Tennessee. After high school graduation in Nashville, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 and spent three years in the Pacific with the 5th Amphibious Corps, taking part in the Central Pacific campaigns for Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, Guam and Iwo Jima and in the occupation of Japan.
He began his newspaper career in 1947 at the Nashville Tennessean, working while attending Vanderbilt University where he received a bachelor's degree in 1950. In 1952 he left the Tennessean for a reporting job at the Louisville Courier Journal & Times. In 1961 he was assigned to the papers' Washington bureau and in 1966 joined the Washington Post, first as a reporter, eventually serving as national editor and assistant managing editor and as the paper's first Ombudsman in 1970. In 1974 he became the editor of the Trenton Times, a subsidiary of the Post. He returned to the Post in 1976 and served as its deputy managing editor until his retirement in 1988. He continued to serve as Ombudsman for the Post and to write his columns on the American media.
Harwood authored or co-authored books, articles, essays and an original screenplay, including Lyndon, a biography of Lyndon Johnson, Tinian: The Perfect Landing, Guyana Massacre, and "Under Seige" (with Bob Woodward). His works were nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize.
Harwood was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and an Andrew Carnegie Fellow at Columbia University, and a Baltimore Sun Distinguished Lecturer at University of Maryland. He was a recipient of the Sigma Delta Chi Medal for National Reporting, the George Polk Memorial Award for National Reporting and for Criticism and was a member of the Hall of Fame of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Harwood is survived by his wife of fifty years, Beatrice Mosby Harwood of Bethesda and Chestertown, MD; by four children, Helen Harwood Minchik of Washington, DC, John Harwood of Silver Spring, MD, Richard Harwood of Cincinnati, OH, and David Harwood of Boulder, CO; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at the The Navy Chapel, 3801 Nebraska Avenue, in NW Washington, DC. Arrangements for a service in Chestertown are still in the planning stages.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Harwood Journalism Fund at Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620.

Monday, March 19, 2001

Bob Faw to Speak on the Future of Network News

Chestertown, MD, March 19, 2001 — Bob Faw, national correspondent for the NBC Evening News, will discuss "The Future of Network News" on Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at 7:30 p.m. in Washington College's Hynson Lounge. The public is invited to attend.

Faw's award-winning reporting has taken him from violent revolution in Iran to covering World War II veterans sailing their 50-year-old landing craft across the Atlantic. He joined NBC News in 1994 as a national correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Prior to NBC, Faw was with CBS News for 17 years, first based in Chicago and then in New York. He has received numerous awards for his journalistic work, including a 1982 Overseas Press Club Award for his coverage of the invasion of Lebanon by Israel; a 1984 Emmy for his coverage of the Jesse Jackson campaign; a 1986 Emmy for a series on racism; a 1999 Overseas Press Club Award for his coverage of the conflict in Kosovo; and a 2000 Overseas Press Club Award for reporting on the African famine.
Originally from Salisbury, Md., Faw is a graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina and the London School of Economics. He began his broadcast career as a general assignment reporter/anchor at KING-TV in Seattle in 1969. An accomplished writer, Faw is co-author ofThunder in America: The Impossible Campaign of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
The talk is sponsored by Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, now celebrating its 11th anniversary. Established in honor of the late Louis L. Goldstein, a 1935 alumnus and Maryland's longest-serving elected official, the Goldstein Program sponsors lecture series, symposia, visiting fellows, travel and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Concert Series Hosts Amsterdam Guitar Trio

Chestertown, MD, March 15, 2001 — The Washington College Concert Series will host the Amsterdam Guitar Trio on Sunday, April 8, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. in the College's Tawes Theatre.

The Dutch trio has earned international fame and has been lauded as "one of the very finest guitar ensembles in the world" by Gramophone magazine.
The Trio's international success is a result of virtuoso musicianship and unique presentation. Over the years, the Trio has premiered dozens of new works ranging from the intimate oriental sounds of Dnu Huntrakal (Thailand) or Akira Nishimura (Japan), to the breathtaking compositions of Chiel Meyering (Holland) and David Dramm (USA).
At the same time, the Trio is known for its ability to cast a fresh light on music originally written for other instruments, rearranging them for three guitars. The Trio's transcription and recording of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons won them an Edison Award. Now in its 23rd year, the Trio continues to perform worldwide and appears regularly in major concert halls such as Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, London's Wigmore Hall, Berlin's Neue Philharmonie, Los Angeles' Ambassador Auditorium, and New York's Carnegie Hall.
The Washington College Concert Series is now in its 49th season. Single admission tickets are available only at the box office before performances and are $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth 18 years of age and under. Season tickets cost $40.00 per person and can be purchased at the box office on performance nights or by mail from the Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197. For further information, call 410-778-7839.

Journalist James Fallows Examines How the Media Undermines Democracy

Chestertown, MD, March 15, 2001 — James Fallows, author and former editor of U.S. News & World Report, will explore "Breaking the News: How the Media Undermines Democracy" on Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at 7:30 p.m. in Washington College's Hynson Lounge. The public is invited to attend.

Former speech writer for President Jimmy Carter, Fallows has over 20 years of experience as an editor with publications such as Atlantic Monthly and U.S. News & World Report and as a freelance journalist and writer covering American politics, foreign affairs, military policy and the computer industry. Fallows' books include More Like Us: Making America Great Again (1989), an examination of American business competition with Japan; National Defense (1981), a penetrating look at the defense establishment; and Looking at The Sun (1994), a examination of contemporary East Asian society and economics. His latest work, Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy (1997), has drawn acclaim and inspired controversy as it sharply looks at a growing, politically-tied media elite that focuses on ideological spin over the nuances and substance critical to solving America's political and societal problems.
Fallows' talk is sponsored by Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Established in honor of the late Louis L. Goldstein, a 1935 alumnus and Maryland's longest-serving elected official, the Goldstein Program sponsors lecture series, symposia, visiting fellows, travel and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.
The Guy F. Goodfellow Memorial Lecture Series was established upon Goodfellow's death in 1989 to honor the memory of the history professor who had taught at Washington College for 30 years. The intent of the endowed lecture series is to bring a distinguished historian to campus each year to lecture and spend time with students in emulation of Dr. Goodfellow's vibrant teaching style.

College To Host Dialogue on Bay Restoration


Chestertown, MD, March 15, 2001 — On Saturday, April 7, 2001, Washington College will host a prominent group of retired statesmen to participate in a dialogue on the origins of the Chesapeake Bay Program. The dialogue will start at 10 a.m. in the College's Norman James Theatre.
The featured guest for this dialogue is the Honorable Charles M. Mathias, former U. S. Senator from Maryland, whose efforts in 1975 led to the creation of the Chesapeake Bay Program. Senator Mathias will be joined by former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes, former Senator Joseph Gartlan of Virginia, former Delegate Tayloe Murphy of Virginia, former Senator Bernard Fowler of Maryland, and the Honorable George Wolff, former member of the Chesapeake Bay Commission from Pennsylvania. The participants will examine the origins of the Bay Program movement and the work that citizens, politicians and environmentalists still must accomplish to restore the health of the Chesapeake.
John Toll, president of Washington College, is the host for the dialogue, which will feature elected officials, public policy makers, students and citizens who will have the opportunity to pose questions to the invited guests. The dialogue is sponsored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Washington College's Center for the Environment and Society, and the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program.
The dialogue is free and open to the public, but tickets are required, as space is limited. Please call 410-377-6270 to reserve a space.

Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Talk to Address the Civil War in the American Memory


Chestertown, MD, March 14, 2001 — Dr. David Blight, Professor of History at Amherst College, will address the topic "Healing and Justice: The Problem of the Civil War in American Memory" on Thursday, March 22, 2001, at 4:30 p.m. in the Sophie Kerr Room of Washington College's Miller Library. The free talk is sponsored by the Guy F. Goodfellow Memorial Lecture Series and the public is invited to attend.
Dr. Blight received his Ph.D. in American History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985. He has concentrated his studies on the Civil War, Reconstruction, African-American history, and American intellectual and cultural history. He is the author of the recently published book, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Belknap Press, 2001).
Dr. Blight will examine the myths and reinterpretations of the Civil War that have been fostered in America since the end of the war and are still popularized today in American politics and society.
In an recent editorial for The Washington Post, Dr. Blight wrote: "Let us be clear about the nature of the Lost Cause and the state's rights doctrines historically tied to the Confederacy. After the Civil War, the Lost Cause took root in the South in an admixture of physical destruction, the psychological trauma of defeat, the revitalization of a Democratic Party that resisted Reconstruction, white supremacy, racial violence and--with time--an abiding sentimentalism that disseminated countless images of 'faithful' slaves. The Lost Cause also became for many white southerners a web of organizations and rituals, a civil religion that assuaged their sense of loss."
The Guy F. Goodfellow Memorial Lecture Series was established upon Goodfellow's death in 1989 to honor the memory of the history professor who had taught at Washington College for 30 years. The intent of the endowed lecture series is to bring a distinguished historian to campus each year to lecture and spend time with students in emulation of Dr. Goodfellow's vibrant teaching style.

Wednesday, March 7, 2001

Author of Nappy Hair to Speak on the Contexts of Women's Beauty


Chestertown, MD, March 7, 2001 — Carolivia Herron, author of the award-winning children's book Nappy Hair(Knopf 1997), will speak on "Nappy Hair and the Contexts of Women's Beauty" on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. in Washington College's Norman James Theatre.
Dr. Herron is a scholar in the field of classical epic and African-American literature and an Assistant Professor of English at California State University, Chico. Nappy Hair is an award-winning, vibrantly illustrated children's book that uses the African-American call-and-response tradition, as a family talks back and forth about the main character, Brenda's, hair. The family delights in poking gentle fun with their hilarious descriptions, all the time discovering the beauty and meaning of Brenda's hair. The book encourages the recognition and celebration of beauty in racial diversity and the diversity of beauty.
The talk is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Black Culture, the Sophie Kerr Committee, the Diversity Planning Task Force, the International House, the Black Student Union and Cleopatra's Daughters. The public is invited to attend.

Monday, March 5, 2001

New Scholarship Slated for Premed Students


Chestertown, MD, March 5, 2001 — A gift of $400,000 from the Irma S. Heck Trust will be used to establish a scholarship for Washington College premed students. The scholarship will be named in honor of Dr. Leroy Savin Heck, a 1925 graduate of Washington College and former chief of staff of the Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mt. Kisco, NY. The gift will be doubled by the Hodson Trust Challenge, matching gifts to endowments over $100,000.
Over the past 10 years, the College has had 90 percent acceptance rate for its premed graduates, many who have gone on for medical degrees from Johns Hopkins, the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, George Washington University and other medical schools in the region.
"My father believed that education was the way to realize one's dreams," said Dr. Heck's daughter, Susan Heck, of Pasadena, CA. "As a young man of modest means from Baltimore, he knew he was lucky to be sent to college. He and my mother would be gladdened to know that their work over the decades will now help other young people on their journey."
After graduating from Washington College in 1925, Dr. Heck pursued a degree in pharmacy from Baltimore City College and a degree in medicine from the University of Maryland. He joined the staff of Northern Westchester Hospital Center in 1930 as a general surgeon. He was director of surgery and chief of staff from 1945 to 1963 and was made honorary director of surgery in 1964. He continued practicing until his retirement in 1980. While on staff at the hospital, he also served as medical director for the Reader's Digest Association.
Dr. Heck was a founding member of the University of Maryland Surgical Society and a former member of the Medical Advisory Board of the American Red Cross, Planned Parenthood and the Advisory Board of Manhattan Savings Bank. As founder of the Mt. Kisco Ambulance Company, he was named the Mt. Kisco Citizen of the Year in 1975.
"Washington College was central to my dad's life," said Heck. "There were enough trips back to Washington College, enough gatherings with college friends over the decades, and enough young people encouraged to consider the College that you knew it was important to him. And when the only place to which he ever considered moving after he retired was Chestertown, you knew the roots ran deep indeed."

Friday, March 2, 2001

Mahlman to Explore the Facts, Fictions and Implications of Global Warming


Chestertown, MD, March 2, 2001 — Dr. Jerry Mahlman, one of the world's leading experts on global climate change and former director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab, will address the topic "Global Warming: Myth or Reality?" on Thursday, March 22, 2001, at 6 p.m. in Washington College's Casey Academic Center Forum.
Dr. Mahlman's research has focused on modeling, diagnosing and understanding the behavior of the atmosphere and its implications for global climatic change. In addition, Dr. Mahlman has worked to clarify the controversy between those who believe human activity is primarily responsible for global warming and those who attribute it to natural causes such as fluctuations in the sun's radiation. His research has shown there is little remaining doubt that increasing greenhouse gases due to human activities are partly responsible for global climate changes, now and for centuries to come.
"We know that it takes decades to centuries to produce a large buildup of greenhouse gases," Dr. Mahlman has reported to Congress. "Much less appreciated is that a 'return to normal' from high carbon dioxide levels would require many additional centuries."
Mahlman has observed that effects of global warming are more than just changing weather patterns--they are economic and societal. Governments will have to develop policies and programs for nations facing the effects of increased drought and summer heat indexes, erosion and loss of coastline from rising sea levels, and human causalities and property damage caused by increased tropical storm intensities.
The talk is sponsored by the William James Forum, and the public is invited to attend.

The Goldstein Program in Public Affairs Schedule for Ramon Daubon


Chestertown, MD, March 2, 2001 — See schedule for Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow March 19-23, 2001:

Monday, March 19

9:00 a.m.- Arrive in Chestertown (meet Professor Premo at his office— (Daly 105); get settled in Brown Cottage
9:30 a.m. - Meeting with Provost 8~ Dean Joachim Scholz 10:00 a.m. - Campus Tour (Admissions Office)
11:30 a.m. - Meet Professor Premo's class, Latin American History, Smith 226, Poverty and Developmental Issues in Latin America
12:30 p.m. - Lunch with students, Dining Hall
2:30 p.m. - Meet Professor Tahir Shad's class, History and Politics of Africa, Goldstein 207, Development Issues in Africa
5:30 p.m. - Dinner at Hynson-Ringgold House hosted by President John Toll Tuesday. March 20
11:30 a.m. - Meet Professor Ruth Shoge's CNW class; "Feminism and the Third World," Smith 222, Issues dealing with foreign aid to women in Latin America and the Caribbean
1:00 p.m. - Lunch with students, Dining Hall 05:30 p.m. - Dinner, CAC Commons Room
7:30 p.m. - Public talk, "Leading the Band or Dancing Along?: The Essential Role of Citizens in New Democracies," CAC Forum

Wednesday, March 21

9:30 a.m. - Meet Professor George Shiver's CNW class, "Myth and Magic in Latin America," Smith 226
2:00 - Lunch, Spanish Roundtable, Hodson Dining Hall (Hostess: Michele Bantz)
2:30 p.m. - Meet Professor Shiver's class, "Spanish for International Business," Smith 224
4:30 p.m. - Attend lecture by Oliver Sacks, "Creativity and the Brain"
6:30 p.m. - Attend dinner for Oliver Sacks

Thursday, March 22

Morning - No Scheduled Activities
1:00 p.m. - Meet Professor Premo's class, U.S.-Latin American Relations, Smith 226, "The Status of Puerto Rico"
2:30 p.m. - Meet Professor Suisheng Zhao's class, International Politicai Economy, Smith 332, Discuss deveiopmental issues
4:00 p.m. - Meet with students interested in careers in international development, CAC Commons Room (Dr. Linda Cades, Director, Career Development Center)
6:00 p.m. - Dinner hosted by Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish National Honorary Society, International House (Hosts: Michele Bantz & Dr. Shivers)

Friday, March 23

9:30 a.m. - Exit interview with President Toll, Dean Scholz, Dr. Premo, Bunting Hali
11:30 a.m. - Meet Professor Premo's class, Latin American History, Discussion of "Child of the Dark," the Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus; issues related to internal migration and urban poverty
12:30 p.m. - Lunch, Professor Premo
2:00 p.m. - Departure