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W&L Announces Winners of 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants

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Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of students selected to receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants, and the second round of selections is underway.

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W&L Unveils Gift of Portrait of George Washington

Washington and Lee University has unveiled an anonymous gift to the University of a 19th century contemporary copy of "George Washington Crossing the Delaware."

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W&L's Kerin Receives ACLS Fellowship to Study Tibetan Shrines

Melissa Kerin

Melissa Kerin, assistant professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship for a year of supported research leave in 2014-15.

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W&L’s Foreign Language Futures Receives Braitmayer Foundation Grant

Lenna Ojure, associate professor of education, and Dick Kuettner, director of Tucker Multimedia Center

A grant from The Braitmayer Foundation will fund a new initiative at Washington and Lee University to establish Chinese language classes in two area high schools.

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W&L Teaches "Science of the Brain" to Local Elementary Students

(Left to right): Eliza Parrott '14, Megan Fulcher, Charlotte Magee '15, Randl Dent '15, Kingsley Schroeder '14

Keeping the interest of kindergarteners through second-graders at the end of a long day isn't easy. But an after-school program conducted at Rockbridge County's Central Elementary School succeeded in doing so, teaching them about parts of the brain, brain development, how the brain impacts behavior and how environment impacts the brain.

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W&L Board of Trustees Gives Additional $3 Million to Williams Investment Society

(left to right) Cameron Dabir, Sarah Beth Hampton and Bayan Misaghi

The Investment Committee of Washington and Lee University's Board of Trustees has announced that it will give an additional $3 million to W&L's Williams Investment Society (WIS), bringing the student-managed portion of W&L's endowment to more than $5 million.

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Nicole Porter First W&L Student to Win US-German Internship

Nicole Porter '16

Nicole Porter, a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, is the first W&L student to be awarded an internship by the US-German Internship Program established by the American Chamber of Commerce and the Bridgehouse law firm in Atlanta, Ga.

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W&L’s Vincent Kim Wins Scholarship to Cambridge University

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Vincent Kim of Grand Blanc, Mich., a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for a Ph.D. program in physics at Cambridge University in England. The three-year scholarship provides tuition and a stipend.

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W&L Students Initiate Spanish Language Creative Writing Magazine

The staff of Pluma

When Victoria Blackstone, a junior psychology and Spanish double major at Washington and Lee University, was looking for an opportunity to write creatively in Spanish, she discovered she was not alone. Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish at W&L, informed her that several other students had floated the same idea. Thus was born the new Spanish literary magazine "Pluma," with the first issue due March 31.

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New Bouldering Wall Debuts at W&L

The new bouldering wall at Washington and Lee University is far from fancy, and it cost far less than the usual models. Nevertheless, that hasn't stopped enthusiastic students, faculty and staff at W&L from using the structure.

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