THE COUNTRY'S 10th oldest college, founded in 1782 and named for the commanding general of the American Revolution who served on its board until he became president of the United States, is looking to the nation's roots.
Washington College in Chestertown, is establishing a Center for the Study of the American Experience, linking what this republic has become with its origins.
This is a fitting self-assignment for a durable liberal arts college, keeping the faith in small-scale teaching, seeking to match its celebrated writing tradition.
The center is just one outcome of a $72 million capital campaign to strengthen the school's programs, faculty, scholarships and facilities.
The campaign should resonate among Washington College's 8,000 living alumni, nearly one-fourth of whom live in or near Baltimore.
Washington College is a beacon of culture and learning. With dedication to its more than 1,000 students, it is a vital part of the nation's tradition of small, independent, liberal arts colleges that are needed now more than ever.
Pub Date: 10/08/98