Category Archives: Alumni

Fan on the Run: Dave McLean ’78 and Paul McCartney

Photo by MJ Kim from the official Paul McCartney Facebook page

Last week, on June 23, several denizens of W&L trekked from Lexington across Afton Mountain to Charlottesville for a memorable concert by Paul McCartney.

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Sunday Morning in Charleston

Kate Shellnutt (BILLY SMITH II/CHRONICLE)

On Sunday, June 21, just days after nine people were killed during Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Charleston, South Carolina, Kate Shellnutt, a 2008 graduate of Washington and Lee University, attended Sunday service with members of the congregation.

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Kaylee Hartung ’07: Live From the College World Series

Kaylee Hartung '07

If you've been watching the College World Series on ESPN, you might have spotted Kaylee Hartung, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2007 with a double major in politics and journalism. This week she's in Omaha, Nebraska, reporting on the 2015 Division I baseball championships.

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Digitized Archives of the Ring-tum Phi Now Available Online

OldPhis

W&L’s student paper, the Ring-tum Phi, made its first appearance in 1897 and has, with the exception of World War II, been in print ever since.

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Kate Shellnutt ’08 Blogs About the Duggar Family

Kate Shellnutt (BILLY SMITH II/CHRONICLE)

Kate Shellnutt, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2008 and works for Christianity Today (CT), has been a go-to source on the Duggar Family scandal story. She’s been on CNN and quoted in the Washington Post.

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Jim Head III ’64 To Receive the Penrose Medal for Work in Planetary Geology

Jim Head '78

James W. “Jim” Head III, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1964, will receive the Geological Society of America’s Penrose Medal in Baltimore this November. Head is the first planetary geologist to win the GSA’s highest honor.

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Final Exams: Yay or Nay?

Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger III ’69

It’s the last week of classes at Washington and Lee University, which can only mean that finals are right around the corner. So how well does a final exam actually assess student learning? It’s a question The Chronicle of Higher Education recently asked W&L alumnus Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger III ’69, a professor of psychology at Washington University in St. Louis.

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J. Lawrence Connolly Joins W&L Board of Trustees

J. Lawrence Connolly '79

J. Lawrence Connolly, of Atlanta, the former CEO of Connolly Inc., a recovery audit accounting and consulting firm, joined the Washington and Lee Board of Trustees on May 15, at its spring meeting, in Lexington. He is a member of the W&L Class of 1979.

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For Sumnima Udas ’01, Reporting on the Nepalese Earthquakes is Personal

CNN Correspondent Sumnima Udas '01.

Viewers of CNN know that award-winning reporter Sumnima Udas will cover with care any story on her beat — India. When she’s reporting on the recent earthquakes in Nepal, however, the 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee University brings extra depth, for she is a native of that country.

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Prepare to be Dazzled

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon '96

A year ago, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1996, received a commission to write a poem inspired by the artist Jacob Lawrence's "Great Migration Series," now on exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) through September. His paintings cover lynchings, voter rights, riots in St. Louis and the incarceration of black men.

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