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Virginia Business Identifies W&L as a Leader in Efforts to Raise Faculty Salaries

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A story in Virginia Business singles out Washington and Lee University as a leader in acting to raise faculty salaries, an area that received extensive scrutiny in a 2013 study by Virginia's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC).

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W&L Biology Professors Receive $100,000 Grant from Jeffress Trust Awards Program to Research Obesity-Infertility Link

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Three biology professors at Washington and Lee University in Lexington have won a $100,000 grant from the Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research to investigate the link between obesity and infertility in women.

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W&L Students Kick Off Career Exploration with New Program

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A new and innovative Career Exploration Trip in October gave 21 Washington and Lee University students a head start on their career paths, with help from alumni in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Trip to Washington, D.C., Offers Students Glimpse at Careers in Public Policy and Government

Ainsley Daigle '13 shares some of her experiences as a research assistant at the Fed.

Twenty Washington and Lee students got a crash course in public policy and government when they spent Reading Days in Washington, D.C. Over the course of two days, the group visited the offices of alumni working for federal agencies, non-profits, lobbying groups, think tanks, congressional offices, corporations, and trade associations.

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W&L’s Accounting Faculty Win Four Awards at Major Conference

L to R: Megan Hess, Stephan Fafatas, Ge Bai, Raquel Alexander

At the American Accounting Association's (AAA) 19th annual conference in Atlanta, Ga., in August, four members of the accounting faculty at Washington and Lee University won awards—Stephan Fafatas, Ge Bai, Raquel Alexander and Megan Hess.

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19th-Century Accounting Ledgers at W&L Illuminate Local History

From left to right, Stephan Fafatas, the Lawrence Associate Professor of Accounting, Seth McCormick-Goodhart, senior librarian assistant, and Tom Camden, special collections librarian

Old account ledgers might seem a dry subject to most people, but to a class at Washington and Lee University they offered a rare opportunity to shine new light on local history.

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Launching the Digital Humanities Movement at W&L

Sara Sprenkle, Jeff Barry, Julie Knudson and Paul Youngman

Washington and Lee faculty members Sara Sprenkle, Paul Youngman, Jeff Barry and Julie Knudson have published a case study on blended learning in the liberal arts.

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You’re Never Too Old to Ask Your Former Professors for Advice

Ramsey Kubal '13

It's not unusual for Washington and Lee students to keep in touch with their favorite professors after they graduate. But what they really love—no matter how long their students have been out of school—is being asked for advice.

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Water Filtration Systems Built for Two Elementary Schools in Guatemala by W&L’s Chapter of Engineers Without Borders

Caption: Pictured with children from La Cumbre, Guatemala, are W&L students Mary Carson Irvine ’16, Meera Kumar ’16, John Hillman ’15, Cort Hammond ’15 and Azhar Ali ’15.

Members of W&L's chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) recently traveled to Guatemala to build much needed water filters for elementary schools.

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W&L Repertory Dance Company Performs at Gala Concert of Route 11 Dance Festival

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Members of the Washington and Lee Repertory Dance Company performed the dance "Straight Duet" as part of the Gala Concert performed by professional dancers from around the United States at the Route 11 Dance Festival on Thursday, May 8.

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