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W&L Wins Sixth VFIC Ethics Bowl

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Washington and Lee University won its sixth VFIC Ethics Bowl championship Feb. 9, when its four-member student team successfully devised and presented solutions to ethical dilemmas affecting hypothetical families.

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Protégée of Salvador Dalí to Exhibit at Staniar Gallery

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Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery is pleased to present "Strange Attractors," an exhibit of recent work by Surrealist-style artist Louis Markoya. The show will be on view February 16 – March 20.

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Washington and Lee Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members

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Washington and Lee University added two members to its Board of Trustees on Feb. 6, during its winter meeting, in Lexington. James R. Small, of Midland, Texas, is the president of Icon Petroleum and a founding partner of Element Petroleum. Christopher H. Williams, of Richmond, Virginia, is the managing director and co-founder of Harris Williams & Co.

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Africana Studies Program at W&L to Host Actor and Author Charles Reese

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The Africana Studies Program of Washington and Lee University will host actor, author and intellectual Charles Reese on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Theater of the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts.

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AdLib Conference to be Held Feb. 12-13

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Washington and Lee University will host its fourth annual AdLib Conference on Feb. 12-13, 2015. The conference brings alumni who work in advertising, marketing and public relations together with students interested in careers in those industries.

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Women and Gender Studies Program to Host Series of Events on Title IX

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The Women's and Gender Studies Program will host, "Entitled! A Series of Talks and Events Exploring the Promise and Challenge of Gender Equality in University Life," on Feb. 9-11.

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Four W&L Students to Compete in Ethics Bowl Feb. 8-9

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Four Washington and Lee students will compete in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges' 16th annual statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl, sponsored by Wells Fargo, February 8-9, at Marymount University in Arlington.

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Sally Stone Richmond Named Next VP for Admissions and Financial Aid at Washington and Lee

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Sally Stone Richmond, dean of admission at Occidental College in Los Angeles, has been named the next vice president for admissions and financial aid at Washington and Lee University.

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W&L to Host Millennial Prison Reform Kickstart Event on Feb. 5

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Washington and Lee University will host a Millennial Prison Reform Kickstart event, "Look Behind the Wall of Incarceration in America," on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 5:00 p.m., in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Myrlie Evers-Williams to Speak during African American History Month on Feb. 10

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Myrlie Evers-Williams, author, civil rights activist and past chair of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will be the keynote speaker for Black History Month at Washington and Lee University. Her talk will be Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with a reception to follow.

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