Tag Archives: Shepherd Poverty Program

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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W&L’s Vincent Kim Wins Scholarship to Cambridge University

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Vincent Kim of Grand Blanc, Mich., a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for a Ph.D. program in physics at Cambridge University in England. The three-year scholarship provides tuition and a stipend.

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W&L Law Symposium to Explore Child Welfare Emerging Issues

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The Feb. 28 event will focus on several pressing issues in society and their impact on child welfare law and practice, including immigration and evolution of rights in the LGBT community.

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W&L Students Promote Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

W&L students Joseph Liu and Emily Warner, both class of 2014, collected turkeys on behalf of the Campus Kitchen, to be prepared and distributed locally to those in need for Thanksgiving.

This week, students at Washington and Lee University will be sleeping outside in near-freezing temperatures, trying to buy groceries for $1.40 per meal, and distributing Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need.

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W&L's Shepherd Program Receives Grant for AmeriCorps VISTA Project

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Four VISTA members will begin their work with local organizations in February 2014.

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Perspectives on Poverty

Ron Haskins, co-director of the Brookings Institution Center on Children and Families, addresses the Shepherd Consortium.

Three national leaders in the field of poverty studies addressed the Shepherd Consortium Teaching Symposium.

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National Leaders to Address Shepherd Poverty Symposium

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The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty's second teaching symposium will focus on families, children and poverty.

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Sociology Professor Wins Prize Linked to Her Shepherd Program Internship

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Shannon Elizabeth Bell, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky, recently won the 2013 Robert Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism from the Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association.

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Shepherd Consortium Dispatches Students to Poverty Internships

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92 college and law students gathered in Lexington last weekend to prepare for unusual eight-week internships with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society, sponsored by the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.

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Campus Kitchen Receives 2013 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell presents the award to Emily Warner and Angelica Tillander.

Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University (CKWL) was awarded the Outstanding Educational Institution Volunteer Program award for 2013 by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on Thursday, June 6.

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