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Jake Burnett Wins Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology

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Jake Burnett, a Washington and Lee University senior from Anaheim Hills, California, has been awarded the 2016 David G. Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology.

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Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee Wins Altria Grant

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Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee was awarded a $15,500 grant from the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund.

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W&L’s Community Grants Committee Will Evaluate Proposals in Early November

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Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its Fall 2016 proposal evaluation schedule. The deadline for submitting a proposal is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.

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W&L's Mudd Center for Ethics Sponsors Conference on “The Ethics of Environmental Valuation”

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The Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University will host an interdisciplinary conference on “The Ethics of Environmental Valuation” on Oct. 29, from 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., in the Hillel Multipurpose Room (101). The conference is free and open to the public.

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Author Beth Macy to Lecture as Fishback Visiting Writer

Beth Macy. (Photography by Josh Meltzer)

Beth Macy, author and winner of more than a dozen journalism awards, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 9 as the Fishback Visiting Writer. Her talk will begin at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.

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University of Oregon Prof. Seth Lewis to Talk about New Ways of Thinking about Journalism

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Seth C. Lewis, the Shirley Papé Chair in Electronic Media in the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon, will give a talk on “Journalists, Audiences…and Bots?! New Ways of Thinking about What’s Happening with News” on Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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MK Asante to be Keynote Speaker at Annual Bonner Congress

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MK Asante, bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker, rapper and professor, will give the Oct. 15 keynote address for the annual Bonner Congress, held this year at Washington and Lee University. The lecture will be at 9 a.m. in Stackhouse Theater and is free and open to the public.

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Ruscio Center for Global Learning Honors W&L's Outgoing President

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The Board of Trustees of Washington and Lee University has honored the departing president of W&L, Kenneth P. Ruscio, by naming one of the university’s major new facilities the Kenneth P. Ruscio Center for Global Learning.

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George D. Johnson III Joins W&L Board of Trustees

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George D. “Geordy” Johnson III, CEO of Johnson Development Associates Inc., Spartanburg, South Carolina, joined the Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees on Oct. 7, 2016. Johnson, a 2005 graduate of W&L, also holds an M.B.A. from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. During graduate school, Johnson interned with BlackRock on its securitized assets investments team. […]

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Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Philip Kitcher to Speak on Secular Humanism

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Philip Kitcher, the John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will give a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The title of the lecture is “The Case for Secular Humanism.”

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