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Rob Ashford '82 Flies with Peter Pan Tonight

Rob Ashford '82

Rob Ashford, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1982, is the stage director and choreographer of tonight's live telecast of "Peter Pan" on NBC.

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W&L Commemorates Veterans Day

First row, l. to r.: Rick Kirgis, Bill Claytor, Robert Etin, Ted Hickman, Dick Kuettner, Tom Tinsley, Mark Fontenot. Second row, l. to r.: Michael Young, Lloyd Goad, Jerry Clark, Paul Burns, Laurie Lipscomb, Gavin Fox, Don Gaylord, Paul Youngman.

Burnishing a recent tradition, Washington and Lee University held its annual Veterans Day gathering of staff, faculty, retirees and students in front of Lee Chapel.

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Mark Bradley '78 Illuminates "Ornery Spy" Duncan Lee

Mark Bradley '78 in Prof. Rich Bidlack's seminar on Russian history.

Visiting Washington and Lee University is "always like coming home," said Mark Bradley, a member of the W&L Class of 1978, former CIA analyst and current Department of Justice attorney. The occasion for his Oct. 8 return: to give a lecture about the subject of his well-reviewed recent book, "A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior."

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James C. Rees IV, Honorary Degree Recipient, Dies at 62

Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon

James C. Rees IV, who received an honorary degree from W&L in 2012, died on Sept. 9, in Markham, Virginia. He served as president and CEO of Mount Vernon, the historic home of George Washington, from 1994 until retiring in 2012.

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Submarine Named for Sen. John Warner '49 Christened

Senator John Warner

It's hard to think of a more fitting tribute to a former secretary of the Navy than having a submarine named for you. That's just what happened this past weekend, on Sept. 6, when former Sen. John W. Warner, Washington and Lee Class of 1949, attended the christening of the John Warner (SSN 785) in Newport News, Virginia.

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Randolph Hare Elected President of Professional Association

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Congratulations to Randolph Hare, the director of maintenance and operations in W&L's Facilities Management, who last month became the president of APPA International, the professional organization of facilities and physical plant officers at educational institutions.

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R.T. Smith is Finalist for the Library of Virginia’s 2014 Poetry Award

Rod Smith

Washington and Lee University writer-in-residence R.T. Smith is a finalist for the Library of Virginia's 2014 Poetry Award for "The Red Wolf: A Dream for Flannery O'Connor," a tour de force capturing the intricate details of O'Connor's life and character.

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W&L Biology Professor Receives VFIC Grant

Natalia Toporikova

Natalia Toporikova, assistant professor of biology at Washington and Lee, has received a $2,000 grant from the Mednick Fellowship Committee of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) for her project "Role of Time-of-Day Signals in Hormonal Surges of Female Rats."

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Todd Smith '83 Remembered in Reid Hall

Todd Smith Memorial

Among the many celebrations that marked the third week of May for the graduating seniors, one remembered an alumnus: the late Todd Smith '83.

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Wheeler Wins Switchback Editors' Prize for Poem

Lesley Wheeler

Lesley Wheeler, the Henry S. Fox Professor of English, added another feather to her cap: the Editors' Prize for "the most inspiring, jarring, outstanding, or just downright brilliant" submission from the journal Switchback, for her poem "Epistolary Art."

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