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W&L to Host Screening of Film "1913: Seeds of Conflict" on April 28


Director Ben Loeterman will visit Washington and Lee University to screen his new documentary film, "1913: Seeds of Conflict," on Tuesday, April 28, at 5 p.m. in the Hillel House multipurpose room. The event is free and open to the public.

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Student-Managed Investment Fund Gets $4.5 Million Infusion, Recognizing Strong Returns

2015 WIS directors Brian Krouskos, James Emanuelson and Kiril Krendov

Washington and Lee University's Investment Committee recently voted to turn over the management of an additional $4.5 million of endowment funds to the Williams Investment Society, a student-managed investment fund.

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Mary Childs '08 to Receive a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award

Mary Childs '08

Mary Childs, a 2008 journalism graduate of Washington and Lee University, will be honored with a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award (TDIA) on April 24 as part of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

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First Mellon Faculty Seminar to Focus on Human Rights in Africa

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The first Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Faculty Seminar, titled "Human Rights in Africa: A Transdisciplinary Approach," will take place during the 2015-16 academic year at Washington and Lee University.

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W&L Receives Major Collection of Images on Anniversary of Lee's Surrender at Appomattox

Original watercolor by Benjamin West Clinedinst (1859–1931) of a crucial moment in the discussions when Grant was writing down the terms of surrender. Currently on display as part of the “Lee in the Field” exhibit at W&L’s Lee Chapel.

Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865, Washington and Lee University has received the gift of a rare collection of 29 vintage prints and original graphics depicting the historic event. It is arguably the most comprehensive collection of such images — all of immaculate museum quality and including two original works by artists of the period.

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Annual Tom Wolfe Lecture/Seminar Features Award-winning Novelist Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward

Award-winning novelist Jesmyn Ward, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University, will present the keynote address at Washington and Lee University's annual Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar, "Memory and Imagination: Salvaging the News in 'Salvage the Bones' " on April 10, at 4:00 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

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Washington and Lee Student Consulting Names New Executive Directors

Shelby Hendricks and Inga Wells

Shelbi Hendricks '16 and Inga Wells '16 have been named the new executive directors of Washington and Lee Student Consulting. Student Consulting provides pro bono consulting services to non-profit and for-profit organizations.

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Washington and Lee to Host Business Plan Competition

Washington and Lee University's Business Plan Competition will take place this Saturday, April 11, in the Hillel House multipurpose room. Breakfast will be served at 7:15 a.m., with presentations beginning at 8 a.m. The Business Plan Competition was launched in 2010 by Johnson Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership Jeffrey Shay and is one of the […]

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W&L Law’s Sally Wiant Receives Highest Law Library Association Honor

Prof. Sally Wiant

Prof. Sally Wiant has been selected to receive the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Law Libraries

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Fran Peppers Featured Artist at the Williams Gallery, Washington and Lee University

“Walking Away,” 24” x 30,” oil on canvas

Currently showing in the Williams School Gallery in Huntley Hall at Washington and Lee University is an exhibit of oil paintings by Fran R. Peppers. The show's title is "Life's Moments" and runs through July 1, 2015. It is free and open to the public.

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