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Washington and Lee Graduates 444 Students at 229th Commencement

Members of W&L's Class of 2016 celebrate their commencement on May 26.

Graduating seniors at Washington and Lee University today were asked to remember and live by the high ideals and standards that have guided them over the past four years, as they are leaving “a community that cares a great deal about these matters and entering a world that increasingly does not.”

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Washington and Lee University to Celebrate 229th Commencement, Baccalaureate

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Washington and Lee University celebrates its 229th undergraduate commencement Thursday, May 26, when it will award bachelor’s degrees to more than 440 students.

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W&L Board of Trustees Adds Three Members

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The Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees welcomed three new members on May 13, during its spring meeting on campus in Lexington: John P. Case III, William M. Toles and Andrea K. Wahlquist.

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Ruscio Addresses Opening Assembly at Alumni Reunions


Dr. Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee, gave the keynote talk at the University’s annual Alumni Reunion Weekend Opening Assembly on April 28, in Lee Chapel. He spoke on “A Timeless Trust.”

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Joseph S. Keelty '44, Emeritus Trustee and W&L Benefactor, Dies at 93


Joseph S. Keelty, an emeritus trustee and member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1944 who established a scholarship at W&L and donated generously to myriad other priorities at the university, died April 10, 2016, at the age of 93.

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New Historical Marker Recognizes Washington College Slaves


Washington and Lee University this week introduced a permanent historical marker on campus that recognizes the African Americans who were owned by the school for about three decades prior to the Civil War.

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Emeritus Trustee Michael Monier ’62 Dies at 75

Michael Harrison Monier, a trustee emeritus and 1962 graduate of Washington and Lee University, died on March 9, 2016, at age 75.

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Ruscio Publishes Journal Article on Presidential Leadership

President Kenneth P. Ruscio

Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio is the author of an article in the March/April 2016 edition of Public Administration Review, the preeminent professional journal in the field of public administration research, theory and practice.

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Shakespearean Scholar to Address W&L’s Phi Beta Kappa Convocation

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The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University will induct new members into the prestigious academic honor society at the Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

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Ruscio to Become VFIC President in April 2017

W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio

The Board of Trustees of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) announced today that Kenneth P. Ruscio, the president of Washington and Lee University, will become the next president of VFIC on April 1, 2017.

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