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W&L Announces Winners of 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants

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Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of students selected to receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants, and the second round of selections is underway.

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Six Student Journalists and "Rockbridge Report" Win SPJ Regional Awards

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Six Washington and Lee students and the staff of "The Rockbridge Report" have won awards in the Society of Professional Journalists' regional Mark of Excellence college journalism competition.

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W&L's Sarah-Jean Vallon Awarded Fellowship for Study in Germany

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Sarah-Jean Vallon, a senior mass communications major and studio art minor from Hewlett, N.Y., has received a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. Competition for CBYX fellowships is highly competitive. Vallon was chosen from a pool of 700 applicants following interviews in February.

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New Knight Professor in Media Ethics Named at W&L

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Aly Colón, director of standards and practices at NBC News and assigned to Telemundo Network News, will become the next John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Media Ethics at Washington and Lee University.

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Author Michael Sokolove to Give the Fishback Lecture at W&L

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Author Michael Sokolove will give the Fishback Lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 4, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater. The title of the talk, which is free and open to the public, is "You CAN Go Home Again: A journalist's discoveries–personal, political, sociological–after returning to the once-model suburb of his childhood."

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Contently's John Hazard to Give Keynote Address for W&L's 57th Journalism Ethics Institute

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John Hazard, director of client services at Contently, will give the keynote address of the 57th Institute in Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University on Friday, Feb. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.

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Washington and Lee Elects Two New Trustees

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Washington and Lee University added two members to its Board of Trustees on Friday, Feb. 7, during the winter meeting of the board: Dana J. Bolden, of Atlanta, the group communications director, finance, for the Coca-Cola Co.; and Todd L. Sutherland, of Lawrence, Kan., the president and CEO of University National Bank.

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New York Times' Baquet Predicts Increase in Anonymous Sources

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Dean Baquet contends that the burden is to grant anonymity out of necessity and not convenience.

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New York Times’ Dean Baquet to Address W&L Journalism Ethics Institute

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and managing editor for news at The Times will address "Why the Big News Organizations and Their Anonymous Sources Matter."

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Former Philadelphia Inquirer Editor to Serve as Reynolds Professor at W&L

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Gene Foreman will teach courses during Washington and Lee's Spring Term.

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