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Mitchell '17 Wins Phi Beta Kappa's Goehring Award

At its March 19 convocation, the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University gave Stephen C. Mitchell Jr. '17 the Phi Beta Kappa J. Brown Goehring Sophomore Award.

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W&L Librarian Emeritus Maurice D. Leach Jr. Dies at 91

Maurice D. Leach Jr.

Maurice D. Leach Jr., who headed the library at Washington and Lee University from 1968 to 1985, died on March 21, in Lexington. He was 91.

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Former W&L Trustee Charles Rowe Dies at 89

Charles S. Rowe '45, '50L. The Free Lance-Star file photo

Charles Spurgeon Rowe '45, '50L, who served on the Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees from 1984 to 1994, died on Friday, March 13, in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 89.

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Debut Novelist to Deliver Address at W&L Phi Beta Kappa Convocation


The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University will induct new members into the prestigious academic honor society at the Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation on Thursday, March 19, at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

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Washington and Lee Honors Richard L. Duchossois with Washington Award

W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio (left) presents the Washington Award to Richard L. Duchossois.

Richard L. Duchossois, a member of Washington and Lee University's Class of 1944, received the University's prestigious Washington Award on Feb. 6, at a banquet held during the winter meeting of the W&L Board of Trustees, in Lexington, Virginia.

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Washington and Lee Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members

L. to r.: James R. Small and Christopher H. Williams, new trustees of Washington and Lee University.

Washington and Lee University added two members to its Board of Trustees on Feb. 6, during its winter meeting, in Lexington. James R. Small, of Midland, Texas, is the president of Icon Petroleum and a founding partner of Element Petroleum. Christopher H. Williams, of Richmond, Virginia, is the managing director and co-founder of Harris Williams & Co.

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Roy L. Steinheimer Jr., Former W&L Law School Dean, Dies at 98


Roy Lee Steinheimer Jr., the dean of the Washington and Lee University School of Law from 1968 to 1983, and the Robert E.R. Huntley Professor of Law Emeritus at W&L, died on Thursday, Jan. 8, in Lexington. He was 98. "Roy Steinheimer's deanship was a pivotal one for Washington and Lee's Law School," said W&L […]

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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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