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Former NSA Director’s Keynote at W&L Law Symposium on Mass Surveillance, Cybersecurity Draws Analysis from The Atlantic

Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA and the CIA, delivering the keynote address at the Lara Gass Law Review Symposium.

Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, told a Millhiser Moot Court Room audience Jan. 23 that the totality of circumstances at a given time can change the interpretation of constitutional protections under the law.

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James C. Cobb, Historian of the American South, to Speak at W&L Founders Day/ODK Convocation

James D. Cobb

James C. Cobb, award-winning author, historian of the American South and University of Georgia professor will be the featured speaker at Washington and Lee University's Founders Day-Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on Jan. 19, 5 p.m., at Wilson Concert Hall in the Lenfest Center for the Arts.

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NAACP Chairman Keynotes Washington and Lee's Multi-Day King Celebration

Roslyn McCallister Brock

Roslyn McCallister Brock, chairman of the national board of directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will highlight a series of lectures, panel discussions and performances as Washington and Lee holds its annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this month.

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Mark Rush, Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law, to Direct Center for Global Learning

Mark Rush

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.

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Mary Morton Parsons Foundation Challenge Grant Supports Tucker Hall Renovation

Tucker Hall

The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation of Richmond has approved a $350,000 challenge grant to Washington and Lee University — to be matched two for one — toward the $13.5 million renovation and restoration of Tucker Hall, part of the National Historic Landmark front campus in Lexington.

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W&L President Ken Ruscio to Participate in White House College Access Event Dec. 4

Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio

Ken Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee University and chair of the board of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), will participate in the White House College Opportunity Day of Action Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.

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Provost Daniel A. Wubah Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Daniel A. Wubah

Daniel A. Wubah, provost of Washington and Lee University, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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W&L's Colón Quoted in New York Times on F.B.I.'s Investigative Tactics

Aly Colón

Aly Colón, the Knight Professor in Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in an article in the Nov. 7 edition of The New York Times about the F.B.I.'s impersonation of an Associated Press reporter to catch a school bomb threat suspect.

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Virginia Business Identifies W&L as a Leader in Efforts to Raise Faculty Salaries

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A story in Virginia Business singles out Washington and Lee University as a leader in acting to raise faculty salaries, an area that received extensive scrutiny in a 2013 study by Virginia's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC).

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W&L Biology Professors Receive $100,000 Grant from Jeffress Trust Awards Program to Research Obesity-Infertility Link

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Three biology professors at Washington and Lee University in Lexington have won a $100,000 grant from the Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research to investigate the link between obesity and infertility in women.

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