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W&L Announces Final Winners of 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants

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Washington and Lee University has announced the final round of students who will receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants cover living, travel and other costs associated with the students' proposed activities, which are designed to help them with their future careers and fields of study.

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Preeminent Philosopher Linda Martin Alcoff to Speak at W&L

Linda Martin Alcoff

Dr. Linda Martin Alcoff, professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, will present the Root Lecture for 2014 at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, March 12, at 5:15 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.

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Tyler Burge to Speak at W&L on “Perceptions: Origins of Mind”

Tyler Burge

Tyler Burge, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Los Angeles, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.

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Theology Professor Thomas Carlson to Give Public Talk at W&L

Thomas Carlson

Thomas Carlson, religion professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will give a public lecture on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Northen Auditorium.

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Morris Berman to Explore Post-9/11 America

Morris Berman

Morris Berman, cultural historian and social critic, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. in Leyburn Library's Northen Auditorium. Berman is currently serving as Class of '63 Scholar in Residence.

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Dickinson's Maher to Present Morton Endowment Lecture at W&L

Chauncey Maher

Washington and Lee University's Department of Philosophy will present a lecture by Chauncey Maher, assistant professor of philosophy at Dickinson College, entitled "Varieties of Minds," at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Huntley Hall 327. Sponsored by the William W. Morton Endowment for Philosophy and Religion, the lecture is free and open to the […]

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Jackie Yarbro Named Winner of the Decade Award

Jackie Yarbro

Jackie Yarbro '15 from Suwanee, Ga., has been selected as the winner of this year's Decade Award. The award is given to a rising junior who has shown involvement and leadership at W&L, and has furthered discussions of women's issues on campus and beyond.

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W&L Professor Wins National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Angela Smith, Professor of Philosophy, Washington and Lee University

Angela M. Smith, director of the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics and associate professor of philosophy at Washington and Lee University, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct research this summer.

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Two W&L Juniors Win Goldwater Scholarships

Two Washington and Lee University juniors — Kathryn E. Driest, of Davidson, N.C., and Andrew Seredinski, of Flourtown, Pa. — have received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

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W&L Seniors Alicia Bishop, Scott Diamond Named Generals of the Month for April

Alicia Bishop, Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Washington and Lee University seniors Alicia Bishop and Scott Diamond were named the Generals of the Month for April.

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