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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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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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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


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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Former vice president at Lehman Brothers to speak at W&L on May 14

Larry McDonald, a vice president at Lehman Brothers in the years leading up to its collapse, will give a talk, “21st Century Wall Street: Is It Different This Time?” at 5 p.m. on Thurs., May 14 in Huntley Hall 327 on Washington and Lee University’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. […]

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Mock Convention Spring Kickoff on May 6-9

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A procession of the country’s political stars, including presidents, governors, cabinet officials and campaign strategists, has traveled to Lexington, Virginia, every four years since 1908 to participate in Washington and Lee University’s presidential Mock Convention.

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W&L to Host Screening of Film "1913: Seeds of Conflict" on April 28


Director Ben Loeterman will visit Washington and Lee University to screen his new documentary film, "1913: Seeds of Conflict," on Tuesday, April 28, at 5 p.m. in the Hillel House multipurpose room. The event is free and open to the public.

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Student-Managed Investment Fund Gets $4.5 Million Infusion, Recognizing Strong Returns

2015 WIS directors Brian Krouskos, James Emanuelson and Kiril Krendov

Washington and Lee University's Investment Committee recently voted to turn over the management of an additional $4.5 million of endowment funds to the Williams Investment Society, a student-managed investment fund.

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Washington and Lee senior to publish article in "Business Horizons"

Al Organ

Al Organ '15, an accounting and business administration major and philosophy minor, will publish an article in the journal "Business Horizons" this summer. Organ worked with Raquel Alexander, associate professor of accounting and newly appointed associate dean of the Williams School, on an independent study that looked at tax incentives for businesses. The pair used […]

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