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William B. Allen to Give Constitution Day Lecture on Sept. 16

Dr. William B. Allen

The Constitution Day lecture at Washington and Lee University, featuring Dr. William B. Allen, emeritus professor of political philosophy at Michigan State University, will be Sept. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Staniar Gallery Offers “Geolocation: Tributes to the Data Stream,” Photographs by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman

Geolocation: Have My Location?, 2011, Archival Pigment Print, 24” x 20”

The first exhibit of the academic year at Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery, which will be on view Sept. 1–24, is “Geolocation: Tributes to the Data Stream,” photographs by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman.

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Sutton and Hagberg to Keynote W&L's 2016 Entrepreneurship Summit

Erika Hagberg '97

The 2016 Washington and Lee University Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted by the J. Lawrence Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship at W&L, will take place Sept 23–24. The keynote speakers are Ben Sutton, co-founder and chairman emeritus of IMG College and Erika Hagberg, the head of Food and Beverage at Google.

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Ambassador Theodore Kattouf to Speak on Syria and the Middle East

Ambassador Theodore Kattouf

Ambassador Theodore Kattouf, the first speaker of Washington and Lee’s 2016-18 Center for International Educational Colloquium on “Borders and Their Human Impact,” will give a lecture on Sept. 14 at 5:15 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to Speak at VMI, W&L

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In February 2017, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will visit W&L Law and will give a seated interview in VMI’s Cameron Hall.

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Charles R. Johnson to Address Washington and Lee’s Opening Convocation

Dr. Charles Johnson (Photo credit: Zorn B. Taylor)

Charles R. Johnson, award-winning philosopher, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and scholar of black American literature and Buddhism, will address Washington and Lee University’s 2016 Fall Convocation at 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 7.

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Colin Wallace '17 Awarded Rotary District 7570 Skelton/Jones Scholarship

Colin Wallace '17

Colin Wallace, from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded the Rotary District 7570 Skelton/Jones Scholarship, previously the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.

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A Community Collaboration: Volunteers from W&L, VMI and RCHS Help Make Woods Creek Montessori’s STEM Summer Camp a Success

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The inaugural Woods Creek Montessori STEM summer enrichment camp was held in June, with local 4th, 5th and 6th graders participating in hands-on sessions in science, engineering, technology and math. The interactive sessions were taught by volunteer faculty and staff from W&L and VMI, as well as teachers and students from Rockbridge County High School.

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In the Community: W&L’s Denny Garvis Provides Social Enterprise Workshops for Nonprofits

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What started as a teaching tool and an annual checklist for local non-profit leaders has grown into a series of social enterprise workshops for both executive directors and board members to stay current on governance best practices.

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Lee Sommerfeldt '18 Awarded Bridging Scholarship to Japan

Lee Sommerfeld '18

Lee Sommerfeldt, from Sealy, Texas, a junior at Washington and Lee University, has received a Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan and a Morgan Stanley Scholarship. He will be studying at International Christian University (I.C.U.) in Tokyo during the 2016-17 academic year.

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