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#wluSummer: A Bustling Time in Lexington

Classes may not be in session, but that doesn't mean Washington and Lee's campus is quiet during the summer months. Here's a quick snapshot of what's happening on campus and around town.

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Four W&L Players Named to Division III All-America Teams


The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its Division III men's and women's tennis All-America teams recently and Washington and Lee placed two athletes on both the men's and women's lists.

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Todd Smith '83 Remembered in Reid Hall

Todd Smith Memorial

Among the many celebrations that marked the third week of May for the graduating seniors, one remembered an alumnus: the late Todd Smith '83.

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Wheeler Wins Switchback Editors' Prize for Poem

Lesley Wheeler

Lesley Wheeler, the Henry S. Fox Professor of English, added another feather to her cap: the Editors' Prize for "the most inspiring, jarring, outstanding, or just downright brilliant" submission from the journal Switchback, for her poem "Epistolary Art."

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Lee Chapel and Museum Shop to Hold Book Signing on May 24: “What Would George Do?”

book cover

The Lee Chapel and Museum Shop at Washington and Lee University is holding a book signing on Saturday, May 24, from 2-3 p.m. for authors Helen Broder and Nan Marshall to showcase their book, "What Would George Do: Advice from our Founding Father."

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Photo by Claire Stevenson '14 Graces New York Times

When the New York Times knocked on W&L's door back in January, Claire Stevenson '14 answered their request for students to submit "creative selfies that express who they are" for possible inclusion in an online portfolio.

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Miranda's Book Wins IPPY Award

Deborah Miranda, Associate Professor of English, Washington and Lee University

"Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir" (Heyday, 2013) by Deborah Miranda, professor of English, has won a gold medal for autobiography/memoir, in the family legacy category, in this year's Independent Publisher Book Awards, or IPPYs.

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Mapping Mount Doom

Mapping Mount Doom

Geology students from Washington and Lee University in front of the volcano Mount Ngauruhoe in New Zealand, a.k.a. Mount Doom of "Lord of the Rings" fame, which they were assigned to map.

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Virginia Press Women Selects Julie Campbell as 2014 Communicator of Achievement

Julie Campbell

Julie A. Campbell, associate director of communications and public affairs at Washington and Lee University, has been named Communicator of Achievement for 2014 by Virginia Press Women (VPW), the statewide organization of women and men who are journalists, authors and communicators.

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Beauty is Only the Beginning for Ad Class

Washington and Lee's Ad Class, taught by business administration professor Amanda Bower, earned a third-place finish at the District 3 American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The event was held in Raleigh on April 4.

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