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Genelle Gertz Awarded Fellowship from Folger Shakespeare Library

Genelle Gertz, associate professor of English

Genelle Gertz, associate professor of English and Writing Program director at Washington and Lee University, has received a short-term fellowship from the Folger Shakespeare Library to conduct research and write during the 2015-2016 academic year.

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W&L Theater Professor Wins 2015 Mednick Fellowship

Jemma Levy

Jemma Levy, assistant professor of theater at Washington and Lee University, has won the 2015 Mednick Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC).

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W&L's Sykes Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Rick Sykes '13

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released its 2015 winter postgraduate scholarship winners and Washington and Lee's Rick Sykes '13 was among the 29 Division I, II and III men that were recognized.

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W&L’s Reeves Center has Acquired Rare Chinese Porcelain Vases Showing Scenes of Porcelain Production


The Reeves Center at Washington and Lee University has acquired a rare and unusual pair of Chinese export porcelain vases decorated with scenes of porcelain production. They are a helpful illustration of how the ceramics on display at the Reeves Center were made.

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School of Law Honors Graduates at 2015 Commencement Ceremony

A happy Anjelica Hendricks '15L with her diploma.

The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 160th commencement on Saturday, May 9, awarding 174 juris doctor degrees.

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Campus Kitchen at W&L Wins National Community Impact Award, Grant for Older Adults

The leadership team of Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee

Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University (CKWL) has won both a national award for its impact on hunger in the community and a grant to address hunger among the area's older adults.

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Avery Field '17 Wins All-American Attorney Status at Mock Trial Nationals

Avery Field '17

Avery Field, a sophomore at Washington and Lee University and a member of W&L’s (undergraduate) Mock Trial team, won All-American Attorney status for his outstanding performance at the American Mock Trial Association’s National Championship Tournament, held April 17-19 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Field, from Goodlettsville, Tennessee, received the second-highest amount of ranks (points) among Mock Trial attorneys in the nation.

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Former vice president at Lehman Brothers to speak at W&L on May 14

Larry McDonald, a vice president at Lehman Brothers in the years leading up to its collapse, will give a talk, “21st Century Wall Street: Is It Different This Time?” at 5 p.m. on Thurs., May 14 in Huntley Hall 327 on Washington and Lee University’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. […]

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Mock Convention Spring Kickoff on May 6-9

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A procession of the country’s political stars, including presidents, governors, cabinet officials and campaign strategists, has traveled to Lexington, Virginia, every four years since 1908 to participate in Washington and Lee University’s presidential Mock Convention.

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A. Stevens Miles Jr., Rector Emeritus of Washington and Lee University, Dies at 85

A. Stevens Miles Jr.

A. Stevens Miles Jr., a rector emeritus and trustee emeritus of Washington and Lee University, died on April 29 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 85. Miles served on the W&L Board of Trustees from 1988 to 1997, and as the rector of the board from 1990 to 1997.

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