Author Archives: Brian Eckert

Ruscio to Become VFIC President in April 2017

W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio

The Board of Trustees of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) announced today that Kenneth P. Ruscio, the president of Washington and Lee University, will become the next president of VFIC on April 1, 2017.

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Will Dudley Named 27th President of Washington and Lee University

W&L President-Elect Will Dudley

William C. (Will) Dudley, provost and professor of philosophy at Williams College, will be the next president of Washington and Lee University.

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Lessons of the WDBJ-TV 7 Tragedy

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Two key members of Roanoke’s WDBJ-TV 7 staff will visit Washington and Lee University Feb. 3 and tell their stories of the tragedy last August when two of their colleagues were shot and killed on live television.

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W&L’s 26th Mock Convention Feb. 11-13 May Clarify GOP Presidential Race


A college mock political convention that has correctly predicted the actual nominee in 19 of 25 presidential elections since 1908 convenes Feb. 11-13 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

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W&L Graduate Named to Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars

Blaise Buma '15

Blaise Buma, a Dec. 2015 mathematics graduate of Washington and Lee University, has been selected for the inaugural class of 111 Schwarzman Scholars, a one-year master’s program at China’s Tsinghua University inspired by the Rhodes Scholarships program at the University of Oxford.

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Variety Obituary Recounts Estrada's "Second Career"


Jorge E. Estrada ’69, a former trustee of Washington and Lee University and celebrated producer of cinema in Argentina, died Dec. 9 at age 68. Variety, the entertainment industry newspaper, has reviewed Estrada’s international professional accomplishments in an obituary.

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Professor's Wall Street Journal Column Praises "Peanuts" Holiday Program

Stephen Lind

Stephen J. Lind, assistant professor of business administration and an expert in the intersection of religion and the entertainment industry, published a guest column in The Wall Street Journal on Dec. 21 on the lasting impact of the television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

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W&L Junior Selected as Merrell College Ambassador

Lenny Enkhbold '17

Lenny Enkhbold, who leads pre-orientation Appalachian Adventure trips and organizes climbing, horseback riding, rafting, hiking and other campus Outing Club trips, has been selected one of 13 founding members of the Merrell College Ambassadors program from colleges around the country.

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Seaman Discusses Trade Secret Theft in Virginian-Pilot

Christopher Seaman

Christopher Seaman, associate professor at the School of Law, was quoted Dec. 4 in The Virginian-Pilot, the commonwealth’s largest newspaper, as an expert on trade secret law.

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W&L, VMI Share Conservation Award

L. to r.: Chris Wise, environmental management coordinator, W&L; Kimberly Hodge Cowgill, director of sustainability initiatives and education, W&L; GCV President Jeanette Cadwallender; GCV Awards Committee Chairman Katherine Knopf; Larry Camper, chief of maintenance and operations, VMI; JB Harris, grounds shop supervisor, VMI; Lt. Col. Richard Fletcher, deputy post engineer, VMI; GCV Conservation and Beautification Committee Chairman Tuckie Westfall; Col. Jay Williams, post engineer, VMI.

The Garden Club of Virginia has awarded its 2015 Elizabeth Cabell Dugdale Award for Meritorious Achievement in Conservation to Washington and Lee University.

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