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Power of the Pen

Kent Masterson Brown '74L

"He died at a particularly momentous event in a very momentous battle, the largest land engagement of the war, and he died in one of the most critical, if not the most critical spot on the field," said Kent Masterson Brown, a Civil War historian, in an interview with the New York Times.

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W&L Commemorates Veterans Day

First row, l. to r.: Rick Kirgis, Bill Claytor, Robert Etin, Ted Hickman, Dick Kuettner, Tom Tinsley, Mark Fontenot. Second row, l. to r.: Michael Young, Lloyd Goad, Jerry Clark, Paul Burns, Laurie Lipscomb, Gavin Fox, Don Gaylord, Paul Youngman.

Burnishing a recent tradition, Washington and Lee University held its annual Veterans Day gathering of staff, faculty, retirees and students in front of Lee Chapel.

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Virginia Business Identifies W&L as a Leader in Efforts to Raise Faculty Salaries

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A story in Virginia Business singles out Washington and Lee University as a leader in acting to raise faculty salaries, an area that received extensive scrutiny in a 2013 study by Virginia's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC).

Posted in Blog, Faculty, In the News

Catie Fulton Spivey Named Deputy District Director for Texas Representative

Rep. Kevin Brady (r.-Texas) has named Catie Fulton Spivey, Washington and Lee University Class of 2007, as the new deputy district director for the 8th District of Texas.

Posted in Alumni, Blog

Building Blocks

From l. to r.: Chris Flight ’16, Zack Dubit ’17, Cathy Wang ’15, Professor Elizabeth Denne and Emily Jaekle ’16 put the finishing touches on a level-two Menger Sponge.

A large paper cube, seemingly composed of symmetrical cutouts, sits on a table at the entrance to the Washington and Lee University Math Department in Robinson Hall. On closer inspection, it turns out to be a compilation of discrete smaller cubes.

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Judge of the Year Award: The Hon. Pamela J. White '77L

The Hon. Pam White '77L gives a talk in Sydney Lewis Hall.

The Hon. Pamela J. White received the Robert M. Bell Judge of the Year Award from the Maryland Access to Justice Commission in recognition of her efforts to "improve the ability of all Marylanders to access the courts or to get legal help in civil legal matters so they can benefit from the rights, protections, services and opportunities that the law provides."

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On the Ballot

Kyle Markley and Caitlin Mitchel-Markley ’05 are both running on the Libertarian ticket in Oregon. (Luke Hammill/The Oregonian)

Mid-term elections are upon us, and a story on the OregonLive website features Caitlin Mitchel-Markley, a 2005 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, who is running on the Libertarian ticket for the Oregon legislature.

Posted in Alumni, Blog, Law Alumni, School of Law

Leanne M. Shank Named Treasurer of NACUA

Leanne Shank

Leanne M. Shank, general counsel at Washington and Lee University, was elected to a three-year term as treasurer of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

Posted in Accolades, Blog

How to Succeed in Business

John Case ’86 (at the podium) rings the closing bell at the NYSE.

John Case, the CEO of Realty Income and a 1986 graduate of Washington and Lee, recently shared some of his investing secrets in a San Diego Union-Tribune profile, "A REIT for Steady Income in Good, Bad Times."

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A Toast to Max Shapira '65

Max Shapira ’65

Max Shapira, president of Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. since 1996, has been named industry executive of the year by Market Watch, a drinks industry publication.

Posted in Alumni, Blog
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