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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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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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Remembering 9/11

American flags line the path from Lee Chapel to the histori Colonnade at Washington and Lee University

The W&L community remembers today those whose lives were lost 13 years ago on September 11, 2001. Those losses include two members of the Washington and Lee family — Rob Schlegel, of the Class of 1985, who died in the Pentagon, and James Gadiel, of the Class of 2000, who died in the World Trade Center.

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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 Faculty Participate in 200-Mile Relay to Raise Funds for Teenagers with Cancer

Paul Youngman

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6, three faculty members at Washington and Lee University will take part in the 200-mile Blue Ridge Relay to raise funds for the "Be Loud! Sophie Foundation."

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W&L Alum Joins Alabama Media Group as Columnist

Cameron Smith photo copyright al.com

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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Randolph Hare Elected President of Professional Association

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Congratulations to Randolph Hare, the director of maintenance and operations in W&L's Facilities Management, who last month became the president of APPA International, the professional organization of facilities and physical plant officers at educational institutions.

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Shelbi Hendricks '16: Attending McKinsey’s Women’s Undergraduate Summit Confirms One Student’s Career Focus

Shelbi Hendricks '16

Shelbi Hendricks '16, didn't go directly home after she completed her six-week London internship. The business administration and psychology double major from Louisville, Kentucky flew to New York City to participate in the McKinsey & Company Women's Undergraduate Summit, which was held July 26.

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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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Capt. Robert C. Peniston, Former Director of W&L's Lee Chapel, Dies at 91

Capt. Robert C. Peniston

Capt. Robert C. Peniston, the retired Navy officer who served as director of Lee Chapel from 1976 until his retirement in 1998, died on Saturday, Aug. 2, in Lexington. He was 91.

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