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W&L Junior Wins Entrepreneurship Award and Grant

Matthew Kordonowy tries his hand at weaving.

Matthew Kordonowy, a junior business administration major at Washington and Lee University, was awarded a $15,000 grant by the venture capital fund Entrepreneurs of New York this summer.

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Mudd Center for Ethics Focuses on Race and Justice in America

Race and Justice in America

To ignite serious inquiry and thoughtful conversation about the complex issue of racial justice in America, the new Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University will host a year-long lecture series, "Race and Justice in America."

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R.T. Smith’s Book of New and Selected Poems Reflects the Arc of his Career

R. T. Smith

R.T. Smith's new book of poetry, "In the Night Orchard: New and Selected Poems" (Texas Review Press, 2014), reflects the arc of his exploration as a poet for the past 33 years, during which he has been acclaimed as "a 21st-century master" (David Huddle).

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Rob Straughan Featured in International Business Times Articles on Big Food and Corporate Social Responsibility

Rob Straughan

Rob Straughan, an expert on corporate social responsibility, is quoted in two recent articles in The International Business Times on the new push by major food companies to address shortfalls in their corporate social responsibility, sustainability/environmental and organic/natural programs and offerings.

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W&L Purchases Times of London Digital Archive

Dick Grefe

Patrons of Washington and Lee University's Library may now read the digital archives of the Times of London, one of the best-known newspapers in the world, which has been covering world events since 1785.

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W&L Students and Alumni to Perform Aerial Dances in New York City June 12

aerial dance

On June 12, in New York City, student members of Washington and Lee University's Repertory Dance Company will join W&L dance alumni to perform two aerial dances at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre, a state-of-the-art performance space. The show is at 7:30 p.m., and a reception will follow.

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New Book by W&L's Keen Reveals Thomas Hardy’s Knowledge and Use of Psychology

Suzanne Keen

Suzanne Keen, the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English and dean of the College at Washington and Lee University, has published a new scholarly book: "Thomas Hardy's Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy's Imagination," part of the Theory and Interpretation of Narrative series (Ohio State University Press, 2014).

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W&L's Massie Discusses Separation of Church and State on WMRA's "Virginia Insight" Show

Ann Massie

Ann Massie, professor emeritus at W&L's School of Law, has long been fascinated by the phrase "the separation of church and state"—both by the history of the concept and its practice in American law. Since a recent Supreme Court decision has added new urgency to the issue, she shared her scholarly findings on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, May 29.

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W&L's Abah Wins Scripps Howard Foundation/AEJMC Grant

Dayo Abah

Adedayo (Dayo) Abah is one of six recipients of the 2014/15 social media externship grants awarded by the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

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W&L Awards Two Global Learning Leadership Prizes

Director of International Education Larry Boetsch (center) with Global Leadership Prize winners Manual Garcia Padilla and Haley Smith

Washington and Lee University has awarded Global Learning Leadership Prizes to two seniors for 2014. The recipients are Johan (Manuel) Garcia Padilla, a native of Mexico from Mount Vermont, Wash., and a Spanish major with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies, and Johnson scholar Haley Smith, a double major in biology and environmental science, from Asheville, N.C.

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