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MK Asante to be Keynote Speaker at Annual Bonner Congress

MK Asante

MK Asante, bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker, rapper and professor, will give the Oct. 15 keynote address for the annual Bonner Congress, held this year at Washington and Lee University. The lecture will be at 9 a.m. in Stackhouse Theater and is free and open to the public.

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Colin Wallace '17 Awarded Rotary District 7570 Skelton/Jones Scholarship

Colin Wallace '17

Colin Wallace, from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded the Rotary District 7570 Skelton/Jones Scholarship, previously the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.

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Anna Paden Carson Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Colombia

Anna Paden Carson

Washington and Lee University senior Anna Paden Carson of Roanoke, Virginia, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Colombia.

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Rachel Adato, Past Member of the Knesset, to Speak at Washington and Lee

Rachel Adato

Rachel Adato, an Israeli doctor, lawyer, politician and former member of the Knesset, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 31 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hillel House Multipurpose Room (room 101).

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Thomas R. Shepherd, W&L Benefactor and Emeritus Trustee, Dies at 86

Tom Shepherd '52

Thomas Ringgold Shepherd, an emeritus trustee, alumnus and significant benefactor of Washington and Lee University, died on March 19, 2016. A resident of Stow, Massachusetts, he was 86.

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Danielle Breidung ’13 Named Lowcountry Emerging Leader

Danielle Breidung, Washington and Lee Class of 2013

The Islands Society named Danielle Breidung, a 2013 graduate of Washington and Lee University, as its inaugural Lowcountry Emerging Leader by its constituent society for the Lowcountry — the Sea Islands Society. She received the award based on her focus on empowering local communities in the Lowcountry through collaborations with human services and other organizations in South Carolina.

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Journalist David Hanson to Speak on Developing Healthy Food Movement in Low-income Communities

David Hanson

Journalist David Hanson will give a talk on “Breaking through Concrete: Next-level Grassroots Initiatives Developing a Healthy Food Movement in Low-income Communities” at Washington and Lee University on March 6 at 7 p.m. in the Hillel House, room 101.

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Marisa Charley Recognized as Second-Year National Bonner Fellow by the Bonner Foundation

Marisa Charley

Marisa Charley, coordinator of student service leadership and research with the Shepherd Poverty Program at Washington and Lee University, was recognized as a second-year National Bonner Fellow for the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation.

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Proceeds from Souper Bowl Combat Childhood Hunger in Rockbridge County

2015 Souper Bowl

The Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University hosted its fourth annual Souper Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 31, raising over $7,300 from about 500 attendees to support its Backpack Program, a hunger-fighting project that began in 2009 as a partnership between CKWL and local schools.

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Caroline Osella to Lecture in Global Fellows Seminar

Caroline Osella

Caroline Osella, a reader in anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, will lecture at W&L as part of the Winter 2016 Global Fellows Seminar: Tradition and Change in the Middle East and South Asia. Her talk will be Jan. 27, 2016, at 5 p.m. in Hillel 101.

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