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James C. Cobb, Historian of the American South, to Speak at W&L Founders Day/ODK Convocation

James D. Cobb

James C. Cobb, award-winning author, historian of the American South and University of Georgia professor will be the featured speaker at Washington and Lee University's Founders Day-Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on Jan. 19, 5 p.m., at Wilson Concert Hall in the Lenfest Center for the Arts.

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NAACP Chairman Keynotes Washington and Lee's Multi-Day King Celebration

Roslyn McCallister Brock

Roslyn McCallister Brock, chairman of the national board of directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will highlight a series of lectures, panel discussions and performances as Washington and Lee holds its annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this month.

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Mudd Ethics Lecture by Harvard Professor Tommie Shelby on The Case of Disadvantaged Black Men

Tommie Shelby

Tommie Shelby, professor of African and African American studies and professor of philosophy at Harvard University, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Roger Mudd Receives Philanthropy Award from the Council of Independent Colleges

Roger Mudd

Roger H. Mudd, a 1950 graduate of Washington and Lee University and an award-winning journalist, received the Award for Individual Philanthropy from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) at its annual awards banquet Jan. 6 in San Diego, California.

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Staniar Gallery Presents New York-Based Artist Mark Fox

"In a Fool's House;" 2013; watercolor, ink, acrylic, gouache, oil, color pencil, graphite, marker, pen, crayon on paper, staples, found broom, gallery dirt; dimensions are variable

Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery is pleased to present "Not In This Fool's House," an exhibit of recent work by New York-based artist, Mark Fox. The show will be on view Jan. 12 through Feb. 11.

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Lincoln Scholar and W&L Politics Professor Releases New Book

Lucas Morel, professor of politics and Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics

Abraham Lincoln scholar and Washington and Lee University professor Lucas Morel's new book, Lincoln and Liberty: Wisdom for the Ages, will be released Jan. 2, 2015.

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Mark Rush, Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law, to Direct Center for Global Learning

Mark Rush

Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed the next director of W&L's Center for Global Learning.

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Washington and Lee Named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

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Washington and Lee University has been named to President Barack Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, one of 120 schools in the nation to receive this designation. This is the third year in a row that the University has attained this status.

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Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder Awarded Scholarship from Florida Capitol Press Corps

Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder '16

Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder of Tallahassee, Florida, a junior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a 2014 Barbara L. Frye Scholarship from the Florida Capitol Press Corps. The scholarship is awarded to aspiring journalists.

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Washington and Lee Announces November Community Grants

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Washington and Lee University's Community Grants Committee has made 16 grants totaling $28,160 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County. They are the first part of its two rounds of grants for 2014-15.

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