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Ruscio Center for Global Learning Honors W&L's Outgoing President

Kim and Ken Ruscio at the Ruscio Center for Global Learning.

The Board of Trustees of Washington and Lee University has honored the departing president of W&L, Kenneth P. Ruscio, by naming one of the university’s major new facilities the Kenneth P. Ruscio Center for Global Learning.

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Putting Words into Action: The Rev. John Cleghorn '84

The Rev. John Cleghorn, Caldwell Presbyterian Church, stands in front of a line of police officers in Charlotte, N.C. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. blocking the access road to I-277 on the third night of protests following Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Chuck Burton AP

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In his 2014 Baccalaureate address at Washington and Lee University, “Community and the Common Good,” the Rev. John M. Cleghorn told the graduates: “This place and the people who give it life have prepared you for life beyond the comforting lap of Lexington. More than that, they have given you a rare advantage and a set of privileges that call on you to live and lead extraordinary lives, lives that reach beyond yourselves.”

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Over There: Kiffin Rockwell, W&L’s French Fighter Pilot

The Rockwell brothers: Paul (left) and Kiffin (right) in Paris in 1916, on the occasion of Paul’s wedding. Photo from the Paul Ayres Rockwell Collection, Special Collections & Archives, Washington and Lee University

One hundred years ago this month, Sept. 23, 1916, a young man named Kiffin Rockwell became the first alumnus of Washington and Lee University to give his life during World War I — not as an American doughboy, as you might expect, but as a founding member of the French air squadron known as the Escadrille Americaine, or the Lafayette Escadrille.

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Museum of the American Revolution Honors Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest

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On Sept. 15, Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest joined hundreds of friends and neighbors at a ceremony for the official opening of the Museum of the American Revolution’s outdoor plaza and the unveiling of the plaque naming the recently completed museum building in the Lenfest’s honor. The museum officially opens to the public on April 19, 2017.

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It’s Real Simple, Ask a History Professor

Ted DeLaney, Washington and Lee University Professor of History

Real Simple magazine, with its pages of healthy recipes, useful organizing tips and affordable beauty products, isn’t necessarily the first publication where one might turn for wisdom from a historian. Appearances can be deceiving, however, because the editors were smart enough to ask Ted DeLaney, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University, for a recommendation that’s included in “5 U.S. Historic Sites Everyone Should Visit,” an article in the June 2016 issue.

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Ciao to Prizewinning Author Matthew Neill Null ’06

Matthew Null '06. Photo by Rebecca Gayle Howell.

Matthew Neill Null, a member of Washington and Lee University’s Class of 2006, will soon be practicing his craft — fiction writing — in Rome. Last month he won the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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New Yorkers Salute Larry Boetsch ’69

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During his 40 years at Washington and Lee University, Professor Larry Boetsch has received many honors, but probably nothing like the ones that came his way this spring from Steven E. Losquadro, a member of the W&L Class of 1986.

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W&L Board of Trustees Adds Three Members

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The Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees welcomed three new members on May 13, during its spring meeting on campus in Lexington: John P. Case III, William M. Toles and Andrea K. Wahlquist.

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W&L Journalism Ethics Professor Colón Comments on Huffington’s Conflict of Interest

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Aly Colón, the Knight Professor of Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University, has contributed to the conversation about Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, and her new role on the board of directors of Uber.

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Michelmore Chairs Historians on the Hill Advisory Council

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Molly Michelmore, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University, wants historians and policy makers to have a productive working relationship. To that end, she chairs the Historians on the Hill Advisory Council, part of the National History Center, and she recently explained her role to “AHA Today,” a blog of the American Historical Association.

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