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Motley Fool Column Notes W&L Liberal Arts Grads' Earnings Potential

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The Motley Fool, the nationally syndicated personal finance column and website, gives Washington and Lee alumni as an example of liberal arts graduates who earn as much as science, technology, engineering and math graduates by mid-career.

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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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Accounting Panel Puts Alumni in Front of Students

Six alumni returned to campus for the Williams School's Oct. 6 accounting panel.

"People think public accounting is boring," said Bill Messerle '97, "But we're here to tell you, public accounting is never boring." Messerle, a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, was one of six alumni who sat on the Williams School's Oct. 6 Accounting Panel.

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Mark Bradley '78 Illuminates "Ornery Spy" Duncan Lee

Mark Bradley '78 in Prof. Rich Bidlack's seminar on Russian history.

Visiting Washington and Lee University is "always like coming home," said Mark Bradley, a member of the W&L Class of 1978, former CIA analyst and current Department of Justice attorney. The occasion for his Oct. 8 return: to give a lecture about the subject of his well-reviewed recent book, "A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior."

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Writing on the Wall

Professors Rebecca Benefiel (left) and Sara Sprenkle at the entrance of the Collège de France, the site of the 2014 EAGLE Conference in Paris on Sept 29 - Oct. 1, 2014.

W&L professors Rebecca Benefiel and Sara Sprenkle presented their latest project—a searchable web application on ancient graffiti—at the 2014 EAGLE International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World.

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Jim Head '64 Wins Prestigious Geoscience Award

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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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James C. Rees IV, Honorary Degree Recipient, Dies at 62

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James C. Rees IV, who received an honorary degree from W&L in 2012, died on Sept. 9, in Markham, Virginia. He served as president and CEO of Mount Vernon, the historic home of George Washington, from 1994 until retiring in 2012.

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W&L Music Faculty Play Rare Clementi Grand Piano, Record CD

The Clementi Grand Piano

Only seven grand fortepianos built by Muzio Clementi, sometimes called the father of the piano, are known to have survived in the world—and one of them, restored to its former glory, now resides in the Department of Music at Washington and Lee University.

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