Author Archives: Jessica Willett

W&L President Ruscio on the Value of Civility in the Richmond Times-Dispatch


The following opinion piece by Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee, appeared in the June 12, 2016, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and is reprinted here by permission. The Value of Civility: Pessimism or Optimism for the Class of 2016? by Kenneth P. Ruscio Standing in front of the Class of 2016 last month […]

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Elliot Emadian Awarded Scholarship to American Dance Festival's Six-Week School

Elliot Emadian ’17

Elliot Emadian ’17, from Normandy, Tennessee, received a tuition scholarship to attend the American Dance Festival’s (ADF) six-week school.

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Twenty-six Members of the Faculty and Staff Retire from W&L

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Washington and Lee University recognized three retiring members of the University's faculty during the recent commencement exercises. Twenty-three retiring members of W&L's staff were recognized during the Employee Recognition Banquet held in April.

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Ruscio Addresses Opening Assembly at Alumni Reunions


Dr. Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee, gave the keynote talk at the University’s annual Alumni Reunion Weekend Opening Assembly on April 28, in Lee Chapel. He spoke on “A Timeless Trust.”

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W&L Celebrates Distinguished Alumni and Sets Reunion Records

From left to right, Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Raymond James Welder '91, John Ebner '91, Carol Dannelly O'Kelley '91 and James D. Humphries III '66, '69L

Washington and Lee University bestowed its Distinguished Alumni Awards on four graduates during its annual Alumni Weekend, April 28-May 1. The presentations came on April 30, during the annual meeting of the Alumni Association.

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Author Daniel James Brown to Give the Keynote Address at the Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar at Washington and Lee University

Daniel James Brown

Daniel James Brown, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Boys in the Boat,” will present the keynote address at Washington and Lee University’s Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar “Finding Gold in the Oar: Crafting History in ‘The Boys in the Boat,’” on April 22, at 4:15 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

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W&L's Colón Quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Firing of Wendy Bell

Aly Colón

Aly Colón, the Knight Professor in Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in a March 30 Pittsburgh News-Gazette article about the termination of award-winning television journalist Wendy Bell.

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W&L’s Community Grants Committee Will Evaluate Proposals in May


Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its Spring 2016 proposal evaluation schedule.

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W&L's Rush Discusses the Supreme Court Nomination on WRVA

Mark Rush

Mark Rush, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law and director of international education at Washington and Lee, discussed President Obama's Supreme Court nominee on The Jimmy Barrett Morning Show on Thursday, March 17, at 7:05 a.m.

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Phi Beta Kappa Honors Two Sophomores


At its convocation on March 13, the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University bestowed its J. Brown Goehring Sophomore Award on two students: Ram H. Raval ’18, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Mallory E. Stephenson ’18, of Fincastle, Virginia.

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