Category Archives: Alumni

Taking the High Road

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The downtown connector that joins Interstates 75 and 85 at midtown Atlanta and runs south to Hartsfield International Airport has been officially named after one of the city's most influential citizens, Rodney Mims Cook, Washington and Lee Class of 1946.

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Jim Head '64 Wins Prestigious Geoscience Award

Jim Head '78

Last fall, James "Jim" W. Head III '64, the Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Distinguished Professor of the Geological Sciences at Brown University, received the Norman L. Bowen Award for his outstanding contributions to volcanology, geochemistry or petrology from the American Geophysical Union.

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Tar Heel Traveler Publishes Second Book

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Scott Mason '84, also known to his WRAL viewers in Raleigh, N.C., as the Tar Heel Traveler, has published his second book: "Tar Heel Traveler Eats: Food Journeys across North Carolina" (Globe Pequot Press).

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Moving Toward Democracy?

Lt. Col. Howard Sanborn, associate professor of international studies and political science, meets with Gen. Te-chin Liu, the Republic of China Military Academy president, during his research trip to Taiwan this summer.
Photo courtesy of Howard Sanborn.

In Hong Kong over the weekend, pro-democracy demonstrations, largely led by students, erupted in response to China's decision to allow only Beijing-vetted candidates to stand in the city's 2017 election for the top civil position of chief executive.

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W&L Graduate Directs Play at Lime Kiln

Jenna Worsham

"Spring Awakening," a play produced by (540) Productions, is directed by Washington and Lee University graduate Jenna Worsham '10. The play opened on Sept. 10 at Lime Kiln Theater and will run until Sept. 20.

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Submarine Named for Sen. John Warner '49 Christened

Senator John Warner

It's hard to think of a more fitting tribute to a former secretary of the Navy than having a submarine named for you. That's just what happened this past weekend, on Sept. 6, when former Sen. John W. Warner, Washington and Lee Class of 1949, attended the christening of the John Warner (SSN 785) in Newport News, Virginia.

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W&L Alum Joins Alabama Media Group as Columnist

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Cameron Smith '04 has been hired as a regular columnist by The Alabama Media Group, a digitally focused news and information company that aggregates news from The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, Mobile's Press-Register and The Mississippi Press with its own original content.

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

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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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