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Roger Mudd Center for Ethics to Focus on Ethics of Citizenship


The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University will examine “The Ethics of Citizenship” during its 2015­–2016 lecture and conference series.

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Law Professor Brian Murchison to Address Washington and Lee’s Fall Convocation


Brian C. Murchison, the Charles S. Rowe Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, will address the 2015 Fall Convocation on Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. on the Front Lawn. Murchison will speak on “The Liberal Arts in Practice.”

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Keen’s Book in the Running for Phi Beta Kappa Award

Suzanne Keen

Congratulations to Suzanne Keen, dean of the College and the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English at Washington and Lee University. Her 2014 book “Thomas Hardy’s Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy’s Imagination” (Ohio State University Press) has landed on the short list for the prestigious Christian Gauss Award, given by the Phi Beta Kappa Society to books of literary scholarship or criticism.

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Questioning Passion Interdisciplinary Series to be Held During 2015-2016 Academic Year


Washington and Lee University’s Questioning Passion Interdisciplinary Seminar Series is a year-long colloquium that explores passion: is it good or bad, unwise or necessary, the key to happiness or a distraction from the path to success?

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James Whitehead, Co-Founder of W&L's Reeves Center, Dies at 93

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James Walter Whitehead Sr., co-founder and Director Emeritus of the Reeves Center at Washington and Lee University, died on Thursday, Aug. 20, in Houston. He was 93. Arrangements are pending.

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Author Stephen Denny to Give Keynote Address at Entrepreneurship Summit Sept. 26

Stephen Denny

The J. Lawrence Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship at Washington and Lee University announced that the keynote address for its fourth annual Entrepreneurship Summit will be given by Stephen Denny, marketing consultant and the author of “Killing Giants: 10 Strategies to Topple the Goliath In Your Industry.” Denny’s keynote will be on Sept. 26 at 5:45 […]

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Campus Spaces Named for Three W&L Legends

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Three legendary campus figures with more than 105 years of service to Washington and Lee University will have parts of campus facilities named for them as they step down from their leadership positions.

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Washington and Lee Concludes $542 Million Campaign


Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, concluded its seven-year campaign on June 30, raising $542.5 million, 8 percent more than the $500 million goal.

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Mellon Foundation Grants W&L Funds for Digital Humanities, Study of History


Washington and Lee University has received project grants totaling $950,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — one to develop new methods of teaching the humanities using technology and another to study how the lessons of history help us interpret contemporary issues.

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