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Michael Ignatieff Presents Inaugural Lecture for W&L's Mudd Center for Ethics

Michael Ignatieff

Renowned author, academic and former Canadian politicians explores the role of democratic deliberation in human rights interventions.

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W&L Dedicates Belfield as Guest House, Special Events Center

Cutting the ribbon at Belfield, from left, Kemp Morton, Class of 1959, of Huntington, W.Va.; Dennis Cross, vice president for advancement; Kenneth P. Ruscio, University president; Louise Gilliam Hopkins; and Bert Hudnall, Class of 1959, of Charleston, S.C.

The former home of Washington and Lee's legendary dean of students, Frank J. Gilliam, will serve as a venue for overnight guests to the University.

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Washington and Lee Honors Two Distinguished Young Alumni

Jane Ledlie Batcheller '08, left, and Paul Tribble II '03 with their Distinguished Young Alumni Awards.

Jane Ledlie Batcheller and Paul S. Trible III received Distinguished Young Alumni Awards from their alma mater during Young Alumni Weekend.

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A Gathering of Entrepreneurs at Washington and Lee

The coordinators and winners of the Student Pitch Competition, l. to r.: Sarah Morgan '15, Matthew Kordonowy '16 (third place), AnnMarie Wakely '15 (second place), Brennon Williams '17 (first place), Joey Manzinger '15.

More than 200 students and 60 alumni convened in the second annual Entrepreneurship Summit sponsored by the J. Lawrence Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship.

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W&L Archaeology Students Discover Artifacts of Their Predecessors

Alison Bell, right, with students from her archaeology class, senior John Cheretis, left, and first-year student Sarah Mae Selnick during their class exercise outside Newcomb Hall.

Students in four Washington and Lee classes benefit from archaeology major find at Robinson Hall.

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Sky is the Limit in W&L's IQ Center

W&L biology professor Gregg Whitworth (standing) with a class in the Stereo 3D lab

New science facility features the latest technology for science and non-science majors at Washington and Lee.

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Student Researchers Travel the World to Preserve Iconic Paintings

A team of students traveled between France, Norway and Denmark this summer to determine why certain pigments in iconic paintings are fading, and to determine how to stop the process.

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W&L Honors Three with Distinguished Alumni Awards

Washington and Lee honored three alumni, who had distinguished careers serving on the faculty of their alma mater, by giving them Distinguished Alumni Awards during the University's annual Five-Star Festival earlier this month. The recipients: • Lewis G. John, of the Class of 1958, professor of politics emeritus; • Andrew W. McThenia Jr., Classes of 1958 and 1963L, professor of law emeritus; • Edgar W. Spencer, Class of 1953, professor of geology emeritus. The awards came as part of the three-day festival during which alumni who graduated prior to 1963 returned to campus. The 60th (Class of 1953) and 55th (Class of 1958) reunion classes had special celebrations within the festival. Following his graduation from Washington and Lee, Lewis G. John served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, studied as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Edinburgh, and earned his master's degree as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Princeton. He received a Ph.D. from Syracuse. He worked in the Admissions Office at W&L for a time and, in 1968, began a 21-year tenure as dean of students. He began teaching politics full time in 1991 and served the University for more than 40 years. W&L recognized him for "a lifetime of skillful senior administration leadership, classroom teaching, community contributions, and his support of Washington and Lee." After earning his bachelor's degree from W&L in 1958, Andrew W. (Uncas) McThenia graduated in 1963 from the School of Law, where he belonged to the Order of the Coif and served as editor in chief of the Washington and Lee Law Review. He worked in private practice before embarking on a 35-year career teaching in the Law School. He taught 29 different courses and led W&L's clinical programs for women inmates at the Federal Prison in Alderson, W.Va., and with black lung victims in southern West Virginia. He is the author of three books and dozens of articles, received an honorary doctorate from Virginia Theological Seminary, and was named an Outstanding Faculty Member by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. W&L recognized him for "a lifetime of achievements in law, teaching, and for his singular contributions to those less fortunate." Edgar Spencer received a B.S. from W&L and a Ph.D. in structural geology from Columbia University. He returned to teach geology at his alma mater in 1957 and, over his 54-year tenure, was known as "Dr. Rock" to generations of students. He is the author of several college textbooks on geology, earth science, environmental systems and map interpretation. His fields of specialization include mountain belts, environmental geology and fresh-water conservation. In retirement, he has continued to work with local organizations, including the Rockbridge Area Conservation Council (RACC). W&L recognized him for "a lifetime of achievements in academic, teaching, community contributions, and his support of and impact on Washington and Lee." More than 120 alumni participated in the Five-Star Festival, which was held on the same weekend that the W&L Athletic Hall of Fame inducted new members.

Three former Washington and Lee faculty members, all alumni of the University, were recognized during the Five Star Festival.

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W&L Welcomes Class of 2017

The ID photograph is one of the first stops for members of the Class of 2017 during move-in.

The 480 new students officially checked in on Saturday (Aug. 31) to begin four days of orientation prior to the start of classes on Sept. 4.

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W&L's Pre-Orientation Creates Bonds, Builds Skills of Trip Leaders

During an Appalachian Adventure trip in 2012, members of the Class of 2012 cooked a meal on the Appalachian Trail. From left, starting with the chef: Juan Mayol, Lewis Sears, David Woodbury, Andrew Clements and Emma Swabb.

The Leading Edge features three components: Appalachian Adventures, Volunteer Venture, and Leadership Venture.

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