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W&L's Rush Co-Authors Opinion Column on Opportunities for Innovation in Higher Education

Mark Rush

Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law in W&L's Williams School of Commerce, co-wrote a guest opinion column, "Higher Ed Is an Opportunity for Innovation," published in the Oct. 14 edition of Virginia's the (Norfolk-Virginia Beach) Virginian-Pilot.

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Trip to Washington, D.C., Offers Students Glimpse at Careers in Public Policy and Government

Ainsley Daigle '13 shares some of her experiences as a research assistant at the Fed.

Twenty Washington and Lee students got a crash course in public policy and government when they spent Reading Days in Washington, D.C. Over the course of two days, the group visited the offices of alumni working for federal agencies, non-profits, lobbying groups, think tanks, congressional offices, corporations, and trade associations.

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What Halloween Can Learn from History

Michelle Brock

Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee, writes about what today's revelers can learn from Halloween celebrations of the past.

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W&L's Connelly Quoted on Anniversary of "Contract with America" in CQ Roll Call

William F. Connelly, John K. Boardman Professor of Politics, Washington and Lee University

Bill Connelly, the John K. Boardman Professor of Politics, was quoted in the Oct. 6 edition of CQ Roll Call about the 20th anniversary of the Republican 'Contract with America' election.

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W&L Music Faculty Play Rare Clementi Grand Piano, Record CD

The Clementi Grand Piano

Only seven grand fortepianos built by Muzio Clementi, sometimes called the father of the piano, are known to have survived in the world—and one of them, restored to its former glory, now resides in the Department of Music at Washington and Lee University.

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Remembering 9/11

American flags line the path from Lee Chapel to the histori Colonnade at Washington and Lee University

The W&L community remembers today those whose lives were lost 13 years ago on September 11, 2001. Those losses include two members of the Washington and Lee family — Rob Schlegel, of the Class of 1985, who died in the Pentagon, and James Gadiel, of the Class of 2000, who died in the World Trade Center.

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W&L Faculty Participate in 200-Mile Relay to Raise Funds for Teenagers with Cancer

Paul Youngman

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6, three faculty members at Washington and Lee University will take part in the 200-mile Blue Ridge Relay to raise funds for the "Be Loud! Sophie Foundation."

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Alumni, Parents Set Giving Records in 2013-14

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Thanks to more alumni and parents giving than ever before, Washington and Lee concluded another successful fundraising year on June 30. The Annual Fund raised $9.32 million, a new record.

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Launching the Digital Humanities Movement at W&L

Sara Sprenkle, Jeff Barry, Julie Knudson and Paul Youngman

Washington and Lee faculty members Sara Sprenkle, Paul Youngman, Jeff Barry and Julie Knudson have published a case study on blended learning in the liberal arts.

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Ketchup Goes Gourmet

Matt '06 and Kori Wallace

Matt Wallace '06 and wife Kori Wallace were featured in a recent Washington Post article about their new business making and selling 'Chups, fruit ketchups that they hope will one day be able to compete with Heinz.

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