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

President Kenneth P. Ruscio

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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W&L Student Wins Regional, National Journalism Awards

Rachel Adams-Heard '16

Rachel Adams-Heard, a junior business journalism major at Washington and Lee University, has won first place for general news reporting-newspaper (small school division) in Region 2 of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2014 college journalism competition.

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Two Washington and Lee Students Named Kemper Scholars

Lee Sommerfeldt '18 (l) and Parker Burrus '18 (r)

Parker Burrus of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Lee Sommerfeldt of Sealy, Texas, both first-year students at Washington and Lee University, have been selected as Kemper Scholars.

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Dixon Theater in NYC to Present Choreography by W&L’s Davies

Jillian Katterhagen ’15 and Jennifer Ritter ’13 perform “Veil of Ignorance” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012.

The historic Dixon Place in New York City will showcase “Two People, Three Voices,” a dance choreographed by Jenefer Davies, as part of the performance “Crossing Boundaries” on May 26 at 7:30 p.m.

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Sommer Ireland ’15 Awarded Teaching Assistantship in Austria

Sommer Ireland '15

Washington and Lee University senior Sommer Ireland, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, has been awarded a U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) in Austria for the 2015-2016 academic year. Although it is a one-year fellowship, she has the possibility of extending it for another year.

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Davis Projects for Peace Awards Two Grants to W&L Seniors

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Two seniors at Washington and Lee University have each received a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant. While a W&L senior has won this award each year since its inception, “this is a rare result in the competition and speaks to the quality of both proposals,” said Larry Boetsch, director of international education at W&L.

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New Program at W&L Introduces American Students to an International Student’s Home Country

Front row l-r:  Wan Wei ’17, Olivia Howell ’17, Kevin Ortiz ’16, Alejandro Paniagua ’16 and Amirah Ndam Njoya ’17. Second Two l-r:  Juan Mayol ’16 Sam Sheppard ’16 and Jenna Biegel ’17

Five international students at Washington and Lee University will each take an American schoolmate home for the summer to perform service projects and introduce the people and cultures of their countries.

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W&L Senior Awarded Fulbright Research Grant

Naphtali Rivkin '15

Washington and Lee University senior Naphtali Rivkin, of Teaneck, New Jersey, has received a Fulbright research grant to Latvia for his project “Anecdotes of Bravery: An Oral History of Latvia’s Popular Front.”

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The Dart Internships at W&L: Five Years Strong

The Marella family (Andrea P’18, Julia, Phil III ’18, Andrew and Phil ’81, P’18,) with Professor Bob Stewart and President Ken Ruscio ’76.

In March, Phil Marella ’81 and his wife, Andrea, visited campus, not only to visit their son Phil, who is a first-year student here, but to also personally deliver a check from Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART) to President Ken Ruscio ’76.

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W&L’s Helen I’Anson to Lecture on Increased Soda and Snacks in our Diet in her Inaugural Perry Professorship Lecture

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Helen I’Anson, professor of biology at Washington and Lee University, will give her inaugural lecture marking her appointment as the John T. Perry Jr. Professor of Research in Biology, on May 19, at 5:30 p.m. in Parmly 307.

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