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NAACP chairman keynotes Washington and Lee Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Her speech and all other events in the multi-day program, “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” are open to the public at no charge.


Staniar Gallery presents New York-based artist Mark Fox

Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery is pleased to present “Not In This Fool’s House,” an exhibit of recent work by New York-based artist, Mark Fox. The show will be on view Jan. 12 through Feb. 11.


Mark Rush to direct Washington and Lee Center for Global Learning

Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed the next director of W&L’s Center for Global Learning.


Washington and Lee junior Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder awarded scholarship from Florida Capitol Press Corps

Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder, a junior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a 2014 Barbara L. Frye Scholarship from the Florida Capitol Press Corps.


W&L President Ken Ruscio at White House college access event

Ken Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee University, will participate in the White House College Opportunity Day of Action Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.


Washington and Lee publication wins three prestigious awards

Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review has announced the winner of its three major genre prizes for Volume 63.


West Wing Reports Paul Brandus to serve as Executive-in-Residence at W&L

The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics will host West Wing Reports Paul Brandus as its fall 2014 Executive-in-Residence.


Tulane professor Jesmyn Ward to lecture in Race and Justice Series at W&L

Jesmyn Ward, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University.


Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee to close for renovations Dec. 12

Lee Chapel and Museum on the campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, will close for the installation of a new fire suppression system.


W&L professors receive $100K grant from research obesity, infertility link

Three biology professors at Washington and Lee University have won a $100,000 grant to investigate the link between obesity and infertility in women.


Author Bruce Holsinger to read from thriller at W&L

Author and scholar Bruce Holsinger, professor of English at the University of Virginia, will give a Glasgow reading at Washington and Lee University on Monday.


Lecture on The Science of Bias in Policing to kick off the Implicit Bias Mini-Conference

Phillip A. Goff, associate professor of social psychology at UCLA, will be the keynote speaker at the Implicit Bias Mini-Conference at Washington and Lee University.


Avon Foundation awards grant to W&L to fund education on dating abuse, violence

Washington and Lee University has received a $5,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative.


Andrei Illarionov, former advisor to Vladimir Putin, to speak at W&L

Andrei Illarionov, former economic policy advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.


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Shenandoah announces the Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia poets

Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review is looking for Virginia poets to submit to the 2014 Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets. This annual prize awards $500 to a writer born in or with current established residence in Virginia.


Remembering Robert E. Lee: Historian focuses on military education of a civilian leader

Lee Chapel and Museum presents “Remembering Robert E. Lee” with a speech by noted historian, professor and author Dr. Christian B. Keller on Monday, Oct. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium.


Professor Charles Ogletree to give Mudd Distinguished Lecture in Ethics at W&L

Charles Ogletree, the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard University, will give the Mudd Distinguished Lecture in Ethics for 2014-2015 at Washington and Lee University. Ogletree’s talk will be Wednesday, Oct. 1.


Bill Nye the Science Guy to speak at W&L

Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor will speak at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theater, Lenfest Center for the Arts.


Pergola to speak at W&L on healing wisdom of Maasai people of Africa

Dr. Tanya Pergola, an author, inspirational speaker, community development orchestrator, healing safari guide, and yoga and meditation instructor, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.


NYU sociology professor to lecture about the nature of race

Ann Morning, associate professor of sociology at New York University, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.


Nathaniel Deutsch, co-director of Center for Jewish Studies, to lecture at W&L

Nathaniel Deutsch, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he is also co-director of the Center for Jewish Studies, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday.


Lyrical paintings featured in Staniar Gallery exhibit

Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery is pleased to open its 2014-2015 year with “Conversing With Time,”


Possible sighting of person of interest in Morgan Harrington case in Lexington

Lexington Police reported Tuesday that it had received a tip of possible sighting of a person of interest in the 2009 Morgan Harrington murder case, and Washington and Lee University shared the news with students as a precaution.


Photography exhibition to open new academic year in W&L’s Williams Gallery

An exhibit of photographs, “Women Beyond Western Borders,” by Florinda Ruiz, will be the first exhibit of the 2014-2015 academic year in Williams Gallery in Huntley Hall at Washington and Lee University. The show will run from Sept. 15 through Jan. 15, 2015.


John McCardell to deliver 2014 Hendricks Law and History Lecture at W&L

On Thursday, Sept. 18, John McCardell, vice chancellor of the University of the South and president emeritus of Middlebury College, will deliver the 2014 Hendricks Lecture in Law and History.


Exhibit of paintings by Philip Geiger opens at W&L Sept. 15

“Inside/Outside,” paintings by artist and teacher Philip Geiger, will be on display at the McCarthy Gallery in Holekamp Hall at Washington and Lee University from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15.


R.T. Smith’s book of new and selected poems reflects the arc of his career

R.T. Smith’s new book of poetry, “In the Night Orchard: New and Selected Poems” (Texas Review Press, 2014), reflects the arc of his award-winning exploration as a poet for the past 33 years.


W&L Constitution Day speaker Danielle Citron to speak on hate crimes in cyberspace

Danielle Citron, the Lois K. Macht Research Professor and Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.


Washington and Lee among top 20 schools sending grads to Teach for America

Washington and Lee University has contributed 13 graduates to Teach for America’s 2014 teacher corps, placing it among the top 20 small colleges and universities in the country for the second straight year.


W&L first-year class sets admission, financial aid records

When fall semester undergraduate classes begin Sept. 11, Washington and Lee University will enroll its most qualified first-year class, selected from a near-record number of applicants.


Bob Goodlatte: Protecting college choice

Across the Sixth District and the nation, new college students are moving onto campuses for the first time, setting up dorm rooms, preparing for classes, and are just beginning to embark on their higher education.


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VMI men’s soccer returns to post for preseason

With the fall season rapidly approaching, the VMi men’s soccer team returned to Post on Aug. 14 to begin its preseason regimen in advance of the 2014 slate.


W&L alumni college summer programs begin June 29

“The Music of George Gershwin” opens Washington and Lee University’s five summer Alumni College programs to be held on campus June 29-July 2.


W&L trustees authorize preliminary design of new residence halls

Washington and Lee University’s board of trustees has authorized preliminary architectural design of new residence halls that would house approximately 320 students.