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W&L to Launch Construction of $13.5 Million Center for Global Learning

Center for Global Learning

Construction of a new $13.5 million Center for Global Learning at Washington and Lee University has received final approval from the university's board of trustees and is scheduled to begin the last week of May. Completion of the final phase of the center depends on completing the remaining $1.5 million of the fundraising goal.

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Tallman Claims National Title in 400m at NCAA Championship

Zander Tallman

Washington and Lee senior Zander Tallman came from behind in the final stretch to win the national title in the 400m on the final day of the NCAA Division III Track and Field National Championship hosted by Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday, May 24.

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W&L Awards Two Global Learning Leadership Prizes

Director of International Education Larry Boetsch (center) with Global Leadership Prize winners Manual Garcia Padilla and Haley Smith

Washington and Lee University has awarded Global Learning Leadership Prizes to two seniors for 2014. The recipients are Johan (Manuel) Garcia Padilla, a native of Mexico from Mount Vermont, Wash., and a Spanish major with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies, and Johnson scholar Haley Smith, a double major in biology and environmental science, from Asheville, N.C.

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Washington and Lee Graduates 421 Students at 227th Commencement

2014 Commencement

Graduating seniors at Washington and Lee University today were asked to remember and practice the ability college life gave them to step back and see the world from a different perspective.

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Annelise Madison and Alvin Thomas Awarded Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Winners

Annelise Madison of Roca, Neb., and Alvin Thomas of Skokie, Ill., seniors at Washington and Lee University, have been awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion, the university's highest student honor.

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Baccalaureate Speaker: Build Community with Energy, Intelligence, Imagination and Love

The Rev. John M. Cleghorn '84

Recalling the Scots-Irish Presbyterians who founded Washington and Lee, the University's baccalaureate speaker asked the Class of 2014 to build community and provide for the common good using "energy, intelligence, imagination and love."

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Call for Proposals

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Washington and Lee University's Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its Spring 2014 proposal evaluation schedule. Community Grants Proposals may be submitted at any time but are reviewed semiannually: at the end of the calendar year and at the end of the fiscal year. The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Spring 2014 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014.

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Two Kemper Scholars Selected from W&L This Year

Edward Stroud and Chris Curfman

Christopher Curfman, of Altoona, Pa., and Edward Stroud of Shreveport, La., first-year students at Washington and Lee University, have been selected from a group of finalists for the incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.

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Renee Pratt Awarded Research Stipend from IBM Center for the Business of Government

Renee Pratt, assistant professor of business administration at W&L's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics

Renee Pratt, assistant professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University, is part of a three-person team recently awarded a research stipend from the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

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Turner Meeks Honored With the G. Holbrook Barber Scholarship Award

Turner Meeks '15

Turner Meeks from Haymarket, Va., a member of the Class of 2015, has been awarded the G. Holbrook Barber Scholarship Award. The Barber Scholarship Award honors a member of the junior class who manifests superior qualities of helpfulness and friendliness to fellow students, public spirit, scholarship and personal character.

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