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Washington and Lee Recognizes Retirees

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Washington and Lee University recognized three retiring members of the University's faculty during commencement exercises. Eight retiring members of W&L's staff were recognized during the Employee Recognition Banquet in April.

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Water Filtration Systems Built for Two Elementary Schools in Guatemala by W&L’s Chapter of Engineers Without Borders

Caption: Pictured with children from La Cumbre, Guatemala, are W&L students Mary Carson Irvine ’16, Meera Kumar ’16, John Hillman ’15, Cort Hammond ’15 and Azhar Ali ’15.

Members of W&L's chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) recently traveled to Guatemala to build much needed water filters for elementary schools.

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W&L Welcomes ODK's Convention, Centennial Celebration June 11-15

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Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society founded at Washington and Lee in 1914, returns home to Lexington June 11-15 for its 48th Biennial Convention and Centennial Celebration.

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Washington and Lee University Recognized for Fundraising Performance

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Washington and Lee University has earned the CASE Educational Fundraising Award for Overall Performance for 2014, the highest and most prestigious recognition offered to a fundraising program by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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W&L Students and Alumni to Perform Aerial Dances in New York City June 12

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On June 12, in New York City, student members of Washington and Lee University's Repertory Dance Company will join W&L dance alumni to perform two aerial dances at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre, a state-of-the-art performance space. The show is at 7:30 p.m., and a reception will follow.

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New Book by W&L's Keen Reveals Thomas Hardy’s Knowledge and Use of Psychology

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Suzanne Keen, the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English and dean of the College at Washington and Lee University, has published a new scholarly book: "Thomas Hardy's Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy's Imagination," part of the Theory and Interpretation of Narrative series (Ohio State University Press, 2014).

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W&L Trustees Authorize Preliminary Architectural Design of New Apartment-Style Residences on Campus for Upper-Division Students

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W&L's board of trustees has authorized preliminary architectural design of new apartment-style residences that would house approximately 320 upper-division students.

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W&L 2014 Graduate Jordan Kearns Receives Fulbright Research Grant to Estonia

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Washington and Lee University 2014 graduate Jordan Kearns of Nicholasville, Ky., has received a Fulbright research grant to Estonia.

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Two 2014 Graduates Commissioned as U.S. Army Officers

Two Washington and Lee University graduates capped their Commencement day by being commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. John Bruch of Baltimore, Md., and Christina Lowry of Lexington, Va., received their commissions and first salutes in a late afternoon ceremony at Lee Chapel on the university's campus.

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W&L's Abah Wins Scripps Howard Foundation/AEJMC Grant

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Adedayo (Dayo) Abah is one of six recipients of the 2014/15 social media externship grants awarded by the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

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