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W&L Launches New Spring Term Virtual Learning Series

Virtual Learning Series

Washington and Lee's Office of University Advancement is expanding its lifelong-learning offerings to include a four-part Virtual Learning Series on Contemporary Issues in Society. Airing in April and May to coincide with W&L's four-week Spring Term, the series will be hosted by Associate Provost Marc Conner and will focus on four topics in the headlines, each of which is being explored in depth by W&L faculty and students in a Spring Term course.

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AdClass Gives Mary Kay Cosmetics a Makeover

AdClass students at Washington and Lee University are giving the makeup industry a taste of its own medicine at the district level of the National Student Advertising Competition on April 4 in Raleigh, N.C.

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W&L Professor Puts Ukrainian Crisis in Historical Context

Richard Bidlack

Richard Bidlack, professor of history at Washington and Lee University, places the Ukrainian crisis in its historical context.

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W&L Magazine, Winter 2014: Vol. 90 | No. 1

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In This Issue: A Path to Leadership "A Redneck Country Boy from Big Island": Lacey Putney '50, '57L General Stats W&L Videos, Old Recordings of the Hymn, Snow Speak ODK Convocation Martin Luther King Jr. Day Remembering the Gettysburg Address Along the Colonnade Trustees Adopt Housing Policy, Set Tuition, Approve Global Learning Center Rise and […]

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W&L's Sarah-Jean Vallon Awarded Fellowship for Study in Germany

Sarah-Jean Vallon

Sarah-Jean Vallon, a senior mass communications major and studio art minor from Hewlett, N.Y., has received a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. Competition for CBYX fellowships is highly competitive. Vallon was chosen from a pool of 700 applicants following interviews in February.

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W&L Community Honors "A Promise for Kelsey" in D.C. Half Marathon

Members of the W&L community participated in the D.C. Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon in honor of Kelsey Durkin '14.

Washington and Lee students, alumni and parents gathered in Washington on March 15 to celebrate the memory of Kelsey Durkin '14, who died in a car accident on Dec. 3, 2013.

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W&L Hosts Third Annual AdLib Conference

Courtney Ridenhour ’13 of Grey New York speaking with students at the third annual Ad Lib Conference.

Washington and Lee welcomed alumni from the advertising, marketing, public relations, marketing research and social media industries for the third AdLib Conference on March 6 and 7. The goal of the annual conference is to introduce students from all majors to creative careers that they may not have considered, and to teach them how their W&L education prepares them for life after graduation.

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Alum Presents New Take on Southern Cuisine

The New Southern Table by Brys Stephens

Food writer and consultant Brys Stephens '95 has just published his first cookbook, "The New Southern Table," with Fair Winds Press. It's his take on Southern cuisine, centering on traditional ingredients with an international twist.

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W&L Women Gather in Roanoke for Fourth Women's Leadership Summit

Jane Ledlie Batchellor '03 speaks as part of a panel at the Women's Leadership Summit.

Soon after her arrival on campus during her first year, Lucy Wade Shapiro '15 attended a meeting for students interested in running for a position on the Executive Committee. "Afterwards, a girl came up to me and was like, 'You know women don't win?' And I was like, 'What?' " recalled Shapiro.

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Another Reason to Appreciate George Washington

As we celebrate Presidents Day this year, alumna Megan Davis '99 reminds us that W&L's namesake, George Washington, was not only the country's first president and an early benefactor of Washington and Lee, but also is credited as one of the nation's first engineers.

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