Author Archives: Julie Campbell

Frank Parsons, Longtime W&L Administrator and Wearer of Many Hats, Dies at 87


Frank Arthur Parsons, who worked in multiple areas of the administration at his alma mater, Washington and Lee University, from 1954 to 1999, died Jan. 28, 2016, in his home at Kendal at Lexington. He was 87.

Posted in Alumni, Blog, Obituary

Jorge Estrada, Trustee Emeritus and Alumnus of Washington and Lee University, Dies at 68


Jorge Eliecer Estrada, a 1969 graduate and trustee emeritus of Washington and Lee University, died on Dec. 9. 2015, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was 68.

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Robert E.R. Huntley, Former President of Washington and Lee University, Dies at 86


Robert Edward Royall Huntley, president of Washington and Lee University from 1968 to 1983, died on Dec. 10, 2015, in Lexington. He was 86.

Posted in Alumni, Blog, Law Alumni, Law Home, Law Press Releases, Obituary, School of Law
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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.

Posted in Alumni, Blog, Obituary

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.

Posted in Alumni, Blog
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