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Charles R. Johnson to Address Washington and Lee’s Opening Convocation

Dr. Charles Johnson (Photo credit: Zorn B. Taylor)

Charles R. Johnson, award-winning philosopher, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and scholar of black American literature and Buddhism, will address Washington and Lee University’s 2016 Fall Convocation at 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 7.

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Colin Wallace '17 Awarded Rotary District 7570 Skelton/Jones Scholarship

Colin Wallace '17

Colin Wallace, from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded the Rotary District 7570 Skelton/Jones Scholarship, previously the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.

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Johanna Bond to Serve as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at W&L Law

Prof. Johanna Bond

Johanna Bond, professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs by Dean Brant Hellwig.

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W&L Alumna Linda Klein ‘83L Named President of the American Bar Association

Linda Klein '83L

Linda Klein, a 1983 graduate of Washington and Lee's School of Law, becomes the seventh W&L Law alumnus to lead the ABA.

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W&L's Strong Considers Trump Tipping Point

Robert Strong, Washington and Lee

The following opinion piece by Bob Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared on USA Today's website on August 6, 2016, and is reprinted here by permission.

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Through the Lens: Photography by Professor Mitch Keller

Lee Chapel at Night. Photo by Mitch Keller

During this First Friday’s Gallery Walk in downtown Lexington on Aug. 5, be sure to stop by Sweet Treats Bakery to take a look at Mitch Keller’s solo photography exhibition.

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Working the National Conventions

From left to right: Scott McClintock '12, Cameron Dorsey '14, Joy Lee '12L, Bill Greener '72, Dustin Olson '02 and Charles Voudouris '19

W&L was well represented by five alumni and one current undergraduate working at the Republican National Convention, held July 18-21, in Cleveland. One week later, Jake Barr ’16 worked the Democratic National Convention, held July 25 -28 in Philadelphia.

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A Community Collaboration: Volunteers from W&L, VMI and RCHS Help Make Woods Creek Montessori’s STEM Summer Camp a Success

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The inaugural Woods Creek Montessori STEM summer enrichment camp was held in June, with local 4th, 5th and 6th graders participating in hands-on sessions in science, engineering, technology and math. The interactive sessions were taught by volunteer faculty and staff from W&L and VMI, as well as teachers and students from Rockbridge County High School.

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In the Community: W&L’s Denny Garvis Provides Social Enterprise Workshops for Nonprofits

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What started as a teaching tool and an annual checklist for local non-profit leaders has grown into a series of social enterprise workshops for both executive directors and board members to stay current on governance best practices.

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W&L's Cantey Examines U.S. Policy Toward Syria

Seth Cantey

The following opinion piece by Seth Cantey, Assistant Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared on USA Today's website on July 21, 2016, and is reprinted here by permission.

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