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Will Dudley Named 27th President of Washington and Lee University

W&L President-Elect Will Dudley

William C. (Will) Dudley, provost and professor of philosophy at Williams College, will be the next president of Washington and Lee University.

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W&L's Mock Convention Featured on WMRA


Mock Convention leaders Andrew McCaffery '16, Randy Karlson '16, John Crum '17 and Kevin Ortiz '16 sat down with WMRA's Jessie Knadler to discuss the convention's history, the research process, and the challenges facing this year's students in making their nomination.

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Louis W. Hodges, Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics Emeritus at Washington and Lee, Dies at 83

Lou Hodges

Louis Wendell Hodges, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Professor of Journalism Ethics Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died yesterday, Feb. 8, from complications of a severe head injury he received in a fall six years ago. He was 83. Hodges taught religion and ethics at W&L for 43 years.

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Casey, Richardson: "A Path Forward for Coal Country"

Washington and Lee economics professor Jim Casey

Jim Casey, associate professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, co-authored a Feb. 5 opinion piece, "A path forward for Coal Country," with Jeremy Richardson, senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, in the Bristol Herald-Courier.

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Shenandoah Announces the Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets


Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review is looking for Virginia poets to submit their work for the 2016 Graybeal-Gowen Prize. This annual prize awards $500 to a writer born in Virginia, with current residence in Virginia or one who lived in Virginia for what they consider a substantial amount of time.

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W&L’s Mudd Center Presents the Mock Con Debate: The Ethics of Citizenship


To kick off Washington and Lee University’s 2016 Mock Convention, The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at W&L will host a debate on “The Ethics of Citizenship” on Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel. Mock Con will be Feb. 12–13.

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W&L Mock Convention: At Its Core, a Research Project


The Washington and Lee University Mock Convention is a mock presidential nominating process with over 100 years of success. Every four years, Mock Convention attempts to predict who the party currently out of power in the White House will nominate to run for president of the United States.

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“The Misfit Economy” Writer to Speak on the Art of Being an Outsider

Alexa Clay

Alexa Clay, a storyteller and researcher of underground subcultures, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Feb. 16 as the Fishback Visiting Writer. Her talk will begin at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Leyburn Library’s Author Talk Series Features David Bello

David Bello

David A. Bello, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee, will talk about his book “Across Forest Steppe and Mountain: Environment, Identity and Empire in Qing China’s Borderlands” on Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Book Nook in W&L’s Leyburn Library.

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Proceeds from Souper Bowl Combat Childhood Hunger in Rockbridge County

2015 Souper Bowl

The Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University hosted its fourth annual Souper Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 31, raising over $7,300 from about 500 attendees to support its Backpack Program, a hunger-fighting project that began in 2009 as a partnership between CKWL and local schools.

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