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Charles R. Johnson to Address Washington and Lee’s Opening Convocation

Dr. Charles Johnson (Photo credit: Zorn B. Taylor)

Charles R. Johnson, award-winning philosopher, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and scholar of black American literature and Buddhism, will address Washington and Lee University’s 2016 Fall Convocation at 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 7.

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Through the Lens: Photography by Professor Mitch Keller

Lee Chapel at Night. Photo by Mitch Keller

During this First Friday’s Gallery Walk in downtown Lexington on Aug. 5, be sure to stop by Sweet Treats Bakery to take a look at Mitch Keller’s solo photography exhibition.

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A Community Collaboration: Volunteers from W&L, VMI and RCHS Help Make Woods Creek Montessori’s STEM Summer Camp a Success

STEM Camp 2

The inaugural Woods Creek Montessori STEM summer enrichment camp was held in June, with local 4th, 5th and 6th graders participating in hands-on sessions in science, engineering, technology and math. The interactive sessions were taught by volunteer faculty and staff from W&L and VMI, as well as teachers and students from Rockbridge County High School.

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Lee Sommerfeldt '18 Awarded Bridging Scholarship to Japan

Lee Sommerfeld '18

Lee Sommerfeldt, from Sealy, Texas, a junior at Washington and Lee University, has received a Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan and a Morgan Stanley Scholarship. He will be studying at International Christian University (I.C.U.) in Tokyo during the 2016-17 academic year.

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W&L's Murdock Quoted on FUSION


Karla Murdock, Elmes Professor of Psychology, was quoted in a recent piece on the media site FUSION.

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W&L Student and Faculty Member Recognized at ODK National Convention

ODK Circle

Paqui Toscano, a member of Washington and Lee University’s class of 2017, has been named a national leader of the year by Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the national leadership honor society.

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Lenny Enkhbold ’17: Ambassador for the Great Outdoors


Last year, Lenny Enkhbold, a rising junior at Washington and Lee University, was selected as one of 13 founding members of the Merrell College Ambassadors. His charge was to develop and implement a semester-long strategy to engage campuses and communities in outdoor recreation. With the $1,000 that Merrell provided to W&L’s Outing Club, Lenny created a Merrell nature scholarship.

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Ciao to Prizewinning Author Matthew Neill Null ’06

Matthew Null '06. Photo by Rebecca Gayle Howell.

Matthew Neill Null, a member of Washington and Lee University’s Class of 2006, will soon be practicing his craft — fiction writing — in Rome. Last month he won the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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New Yorkers Salute Larry Boetsch ’69


During his 40 years at Washington and Lee University, Professor Larry Boetsch has received many honors, but probably nothing like the ones that came his way this spring from Steven E. Losquadro, a member of the W&L Class of 1986.

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2016 W&L Graduate Patrick Wright Awarded Fellowship

Patrick Wright '16

Patrick Wright, from Tampa, Florida, a 2016 graduate from Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship for study and internship experience in Germany.

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