Author Archives: Brian Eckert

Six Student Journalists and "Rockbridge Report" Win SPJ Regional Awards

Society of Professional Journalists logo

Six Washington and Lee students and the staff of "The Rockbridge Report" have won awards in the Society of Professional Journalists' regional Mark of Excellence college journalism competition.

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Gunawansa ’14 Wins Luce Scholarship

Nicole Gunawansa

Nicole Gunawansa, a senior at Washington and Lee University, has won a Luce Scholarship that will enable her to spend 10 months living and working in Asia.

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Coke Exec Tells Students Liberal Arts Is Best Preparation for Business Careers

Undergraduate degrees in German and economics plus a master's of divinity from Yale isn't an obvious route to the corporate leadership of the world's largest soft drink company. But Clyde Tuggle, Coca-Cola senior vice president and chief public affairs officer, told a recent gathering of Washington and Lee students that it is "the perfect education for the business world."

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Lenfest Honored by Dickinson College

Gerry Lenfest, Washington and Lee Class of 1953 and 1955 Law

Gerry Lenfest '53, '55L will receive an honorary doctor of philanthropy degree from Dickinson College at its commencement May 18 in Carlisle, Pa.

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John Folsom '73 Honored for Humanitarian Work

John Folsom

When it comes to community service, John Folsom '73, a trustee emeritus of W&L and the president-CEO of the commercial real estate firm Colliers International, said, "We all do a better job if we are totally committed to the causes we support."

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Reporting from Ukraine for Russia!

Isaac Webb '13

Alumnus Isaac Webb '13, a Fulbright scholar in Kyiv, Ukraine, has been reporting regularly on the extensive anti-government demonstrations there for the online magazine, Russia! The demonstrations started in November and recently turned violent. He notes that both sides appear prepared to continue the standoff without negotiations.

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Essential Personnel Keep W&L Open, Even When Closed

Celia Clark clears snow

When 10 inches of snow make it necessary to "close" Washington and Lee, not every employee stays home for the day—or the night. Nearly 1,000 people live on campus, depending on the University for food and beverage, health services, security, utilities and, of course, snow removal. Designated essential personnel make their way to campus regardless of the conditions, working as long as necessary to take care of the academic community.

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W&L Trustees Adopt Housing Policy, Set Tuition, Approve Global Learning Center

The proposed Center for Global Learning at Washington and Lee

W&L's Board of Trustees has adopted a new housing policy under which students will live in University housing during their first three years. In addition, the trustees approved a 2.5 percent increase in tuition for undergraduates and a 2 percent increase in tuition for the School of Law, while also approving construction of the Center for Global Learning.

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