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Former NSA Director’s Keynote at W&L Law Symposium on Mass Surveillance, Cybersecurity Draws Analysis from The Atlantic

Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA and the CIA, delivering the keynote address at the Lara Gass Law Review Symposium.

Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, told a Millhiser Moot Court Room audience Jan. 23 that the totality of circumstances at a given time can change the interpretation of constitutional protections under the law.

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Future Generals

Sarah Catherine Welch and her second grade class.

It's never too early to start talking to kids about college, and Sarah Catherine Welch, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2011, introduced her students at St. Peter Claver School in Decatur, Georgia, to her alma mater via a virtual tour on Smartboard.

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Picture Perfect

Fish Lake Aerometer by David Brewster, oil on Mi-Tientes (paper), 2007, 40 x 30 inches

While Tony Walker '64 visited campus this past fall for his 50th reunion, he stopped by the University's art collection in the Kamen Gallery in the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts. The Western theme struck a chord with him, and he decided to give W&L a contemporary painting of a Western landscape by Vermont-based artist David Brewster.

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George Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Alumnus and Honorary Degree Recipient, Dies at 97

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George Evans Goodwin Jr., a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and public relations executive who received an honorary doctor of letters from W&L in 1997, died on Jan. 21 at his home in Atlanta.

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Christian Wiman '88: On the National Book Critics’ Shortlist

Christian Wiman '88

With his newest, and fourth, book of poems, Christian Wiman, a 1988 graduate of Washington and Lee University, is a finalist for the 2014 poetry award from the National Book Critics Circle.

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A New Record for Scholar-Athlete Awards

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Washington and Lee University's athletic teams set a new record when 224 students earned scholar-athlete awards during fall term of last year. The number of award recipients increased by more than 30 compared to previous fall terms.

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Ringing in the New Year

Chris Volk ’79 (to the right of the podium and sporting his customary bow tie) begins 2015 by ringing the opening bell on the NYSE.

Chris Volk, a 1979 graduate of Washington and Lee, rang in the new year—literally. He visited the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 2 to ring the opening bell of 2015 and to celebrate the recent listing of his company, STORE Capital Corp., on the exchange.

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Citizen of the Year

Marie Washington '03L in her office with her Great Pyrenees, Kodiac. Fauquier Times Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger

Over the years, Marie Washington, Washington and Lee School of Law Class of 2003, has made her mark on her hometown of Warrenton, Virginia. Her efforts as an attorney, advocate for mental health services, animal lover and volunteer to numerous non-profits secured her the honor of Citizen of the Year as bestowed by the Fauquier Times.

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n00b Eyes

photo by Craig Cunningham/Daily Mail

Christian Martine, a 2014 graduate of Washington and Lee University, landed his first job out of college at Facebook.

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Q&A with Actor Kevin McClatchy '85

Kevin McClatchy, assistant professor, OSU Department of Theater

The Columbus Monthly magazine interviews veteran actor Kevin McClatchy, Washington and Lee University Class of 1985, on playing Prospero, portraying characters outside his comfort zone and working with his theater students. You can read the December 2014 interview online.

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