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Washington and Lee Again Named a “Great College to Work For”

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Washington and Lee University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Washington and Lee Concludes $542 Million Campaign

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Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, concluded its seven-year campaign on June 30, raising $542.5 million, 8 percent more than the $500 million goal.

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W&L Rector Appoints Presidential Search Committee

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J. Donald Childress, rector of Washington and Lee University’s Board of Trustees, has named a 14-member committee composed of members of the Board of Trustees, faculty and administration to conduct a national search for the university’s next president.

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W&L's Ruscio on Continuity and Change in The Roanoke Times

W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio addresses graduates at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony

W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio published an op-ed in the Sunday, June 21 issue of The Roanoke Times on "Continuity and Change." The piece is based on remarks that Ruscio made during the university’s recent commencement exercises.

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Washington and Lee Announces May Community Grants

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Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee has made 13 grants totaling $25,700 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County. They are the second part of its two rounds of grants for 2014-15.

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Positive Change Honors the Past, Doesn’t Reject It, W&L Graduates Told

W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio addresses graduates at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony

A university is not a museum where change should be seen as a rejection of the past. Instead, advancing and improving are the ways universities like Washington and Lee honor their commitment to, and reverence for, the past.

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Va. Education Secretary Holton Speaks, Receives Honorary Degree at W&L

Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton delivers Washington and Lee's Baccalaureate Address

Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton advised Washington and Lee University seniors at their May 27 baccalaureate service to “live life optimistically, be on the lookout for opportunities, jump in vigorously, and don’t worry about who gets the credit.”

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W&L’s President Ruscio to Step Down in July 2016

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Kenneth P. Ruscio will step down as Washington and Lee University's president on June 30, 2016. Ruscio, who announced his decision to the campus community today, will have completed a decade as president of his alma mater when he leaves the position.

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J. Lawrence Connolly Joins W&L Board of Trustees

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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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A. Stevens Miles Jr., Rector Emeritus of Washington and Lee University, Dies at 85

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A. Stevens Miles Jr., a rector emeritus and trustee emeritus of Washington and Lee University, died on April 29 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 85. Miles served on the W&L Board of Trustees from 1988 to 1997, and as the rector of the board from 1990 to 1997.

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