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Washington and Lee’s Kassie Scott to Attend Fulbright Summer Institute in London


Kassie Scott, a rising sophomore at Washington and Lee University, from Pennsville, New Jersey, will attend a Fulbright Commission King’s College London Summer Institute this July, taking a three-week academic and culture course called “Wonderland: 100 Years of Children’s Literature.”

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J. Lawrence Connolly Joins W&L Board of Trustees

J. Lawrence Connolly '79

J. Lawrence Connolly, of Atlanta, the former CEO of Connolly Inc., a recovery audit accounting and consulting firm, joined the Washington and Lee Board of Trustees on May 15, at its spring meeting, in Lexington. He is a member of the W&L Class of 1979.

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W&L’s Contact Presents Laverne Cox of “Orange Is the New Black”

Laverne Cox (Photo by Melissa Hamburg)

Laverne Cox, best known for her recurring role in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” will speak at Washington and Lee University on May 21, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The event is sponsored by the Contact Committee.

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New Program at W&L Introduces American Students to an International Student’s Home Country

Front row l-r:  Wan Wei ’17, Olivia Howell ’17, Kevin Ortiz ’16, Alejandro Paniagua ’16 and Amirah Ndam Njoya ’17. Second Two l-r:  Juan Mayol ’16 Sam Sheppard ’16 and Jenna Biegel ’17

Five international students at Washington and Lee University will each take an American schoolmate home for the summer to perform service projects and introduce the people and cultures of their countries.

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W&L Senior Awarded Fulbright Research Grant

Naphtali Rivkin '15

Washington and Lee University senior Naphtali Rivkin, of Teaneck, New Jersey, has received a Fulbright research grant to Latvia for his project “Anecdotes of Bravery: An Oral History of Latvia’s Popular Front.”

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The Dart Internships at W&L: Five Years Strong

The Marella family (Andrea P’18, Julia, Phil III ’18, Andrew and Phil ’81, P’18,) with Professor Bob Stewart and President Ken Ruscio ’76.

In March, Phil Marella ’81 and his wife, Andrea, visited campus, not only to visit their son Phil, who is a first-year student here, but to also personally deliver a check from Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART) to President Ken Ruscio ’76.

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W&L’s Helen I’Anson to Lecture on Increased Soda and Snacks in our Diet in her Inaugural Perry Professorship Lecture


Helen I’Anson, professor of biology at Washington and Lee University, will give her inaugural lecture marking her appointment as the John T. Perry Jr. Professor of Research in Biology, on May 19, at 5:30 p.m. in Parmly 307.

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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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