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W&L Law Student Wins Richmond Bar Business Law Writing Award

Ashley Waterbury '15L

Ashley Waterbury, a third-year law student at Washington and Lee University, took first place in the 2015 Richmond Bar Association Business Law Section writing competition for a practice note on joint ventures between hospitals and insurers.

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United Nations Economic and Social Council Grants W&L Special Consultative Status

Prof. Speedy Rice and Henok Gabisa

The special consultative status, currently granted to only three other educational institutions in the U.S., gives W&L the ability to participate and comment on the UN's ECOSOC law and policy making process.

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Shakespeare 2016! to Celebrate 400 Years of the Bard at W&L

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Shakespeare 2016! a year-long celebration of William Shakespeare's legacy, will be observed at Washington and Lee University with a full academic year of special events, performances, public lectures and courses at Washington and Lee University.

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Senator Shelley Moore Capito to Deliver Law Commencement Address

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito

Shelley Moore Capito, U.S. Senator for West Virginia, will deliver this year's commencement address during the 2015 graduation exercises at Washington and Lee University School of Law.

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Valdez Art Exhibit at W&L Draws Support from Across Campus

Vincent Valdez. Untitled, from “The Strangest Fruit” (2013). Oil on canvas. 92 x 55 inches. © 2015 Vincent Valdez. Photo: Mark Menjivar.

A new art exhibition in Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery, "The Strangest Fruit," will feature the work of Vincent Valdez, a widely recognized Texas-based artist. The exhibition will feature his 2013 series of large-scale oil on canvas paintings inspired by the little-known history of the many Mexicans and Mexican Americans lynched in the U.S. Southwest between 1848 and 1928.

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Spring Issue of Shenandoah Now Available

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The spring issue of Shenandoah: the Washington and Lee University Review, Vol. 64, No. 2, is now available at shenandoahliterary.org. Each issue of the journal contains short stories, flash fiction, poetry, non-fiction, reviews and interviews and invites reader participation.

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

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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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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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