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Washington and Lee Graduate Receives ODK Leader of the Year in Athletics Award

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Jillian Katterhagen, a 2015 graduate of Washington and Lee University from The Woodlands, Texas, has been named Omicron Delta Kappa’s (ODK) Leader of the Year in Athletics.

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

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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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Eric Schwen ’15 is Apker Award Finalist

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Eric Schwen ’15, a Washington and Lee University valedictorian and physics major from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, has been chosen as a finalist for the American Physical Society’s LeRoy Apker Award, recognizing outstanding achievements in physics by an undergraduate.

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Fourth Annual SHECP Symposium to Address Food and Childhood Health

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The increasing nutrition gap between children from the upper and lower classes will be the focus of the 4th Annual Symposium of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) on Aug. 2 in Lexington, Virginia.

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W&L's Tommy Thetford Set to Compete at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

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Washington and Lee rising sophomore Tommy Thetford of the men's swimming team will compete in the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials held at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska on June 26-July 3, 2016.

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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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Katterhagen Named ODAC Nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year

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Recent Washington and Lee graduate Jillian Katterhagen (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) has been selected as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's 2015 representative for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

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“Shenandoah” Announces Winner of 2015 Bevel Summers Prize for the Short Short Story

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“May Apples” by Ellen Birkett Morris of Louisville, Kentucky, won the 2015 Bevel Summers Contest for the short short story, which was sponsored by “Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review.”

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Washington and Lee Again Named a “Great College to Work For”

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Washington and Lee University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Washington and Lee Concludes $542 Million Campaign

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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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