Author Archives: Julie Campbell

Honoring W&L Veterans

Front row: James Bailey, Mark Fontenot, Laurie Lipscomb, Holt Merchant, Chandra Winter
Back row: Dick Kuettner, Julie Youngman, Paul Youngman, Russ Bailey, Paul Burns, Bob Strong, Jerry Clark, Ted Hickman, Tom Tinsley

Washington and Lee University held its annual Veterans Day gathering of staff, faculty, retirees and students in front of Lee Chapel on Wednesday, November 11.

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W&L Trustee Emeritus Thomas Hal Clarke Sr. Dies at 101

Thomas Hal Clarke Sr., an emeritus member of Washington and Lee University’s Board of Trustees and a 1938 graduate of W&L’s School of Law, died on Sunday, Nov. 1, in Atlanta. He was 101.

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W&L Law’s Murchison Celebrates the Liberal Arts in Convocation Address


In “The Liberal Arts in Practice,” his address to the Sept. 9 opening convocation of the 2015–2016 academic year at Washington and Lee University, Brian C. Murchison told the audience of first-year students, undergraduate seniors and third-year law students that the liberal arts at W&L are about “the enlargement of mind and soul, the process of questioning and discovering the meaning and worth of things, and ultimately about defining what it is to be human and what it is to take up civic and moral responsibility.”

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Keen’s Book in the Running for Phi Beta Kappa Award

Suzanne Keen

Congratulations to Suzanne Keen, dean of the College and the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English at Washington and Lee University. Her 2014 book “Thomas Hardy’s Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy’s Imagination” (Ohio State University Press) has landed on the short list for the prestigious Christian Gauss Award, given by the Phi Beta Kappa Society to books of literary scholarship or criticism.

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James Whitehead, Co-Founder of W&L's Reeves Center, Dies at 93

Hinely '73

James Walter Whitehead Sr., co-founder and Director Emeritus of the Reeves Center at Washington and Lee University, died on Thursday, Aug. 20, in Houston. He was 93. Arrangements are pending.

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An Honor for Filmmaker Lorena Manríquez '88

Lorena Manriquez

Lorena Manríquez, the engineer turned filmmaker who is a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1988, recently received quite an honor from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for her film “Ulises’ Odyssey”: the 2015 LASA Award of Merit in Film.

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Fan on the Run: Dave McLean ’78 and Paul McCartney

Photo by MJ Kim from the official Paul McCartney Facebook page

Last week, on June 23, several denizens of W&L trekked from Lexington across Afton Mountain to Charlottesville for a memorable concert by Paul McCartney.

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J. Lawrence Connolly Joins W&L Board of Trustees

J. Lawrence Connolly '79

J. Lawrence Connolly, of Atlanta, the former CEO of Connolly Inc., a recovery audit accounting and consulting firm, joined the Washington and Lee Board of Trustees on May 15, at its spring meeting, in Lexington. He is a member of the W&L Class of 1979.

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For Sumnima Udas ’01, Reporting on the Nepalese Earthquakes is Personal

CNN Correspondent Sumnima Udas '01.

Viewers of CNN know that award-winning reporter Sumnima Udas will cover with care any story on her beat — India. When she’s reporting on the recent earthquakes in Nepal, however, the 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee University brings extra depth, for she is a native of that country.

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A. Stevens Miles Jr., Rector Emeritus of Washington and Lee University, Dies at 85

A. Stevens Miles Jr.

A. Stevens Miles Jr., a rector emeritus and trustee emeritus of Washington and Lee University, died on April 29 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 85. Miles served on the W&L Board of Trustees from 1988 to 1997, and as the rector of the board from 1990 to 1997.

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