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W&L's Mock Convention Featured on WMRA


Mock Convention leaders Andrew McCaffery '16, Randy Karlson '16, John Crum '17 and Kevin Ortiz '16 sat down with WMRA's Jessie Knadler to discuss the convention's history, the research process, and the challenges facing this year's students in making their nomination.

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Casey, Richardson: "A Path Forward for Coal Country"

Washington and Lee economics professor Jim Casey

Jim Casey, associate professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, co-authored a Feb. 5 opinion piece, "A path forward for Coal Country," with Jeremy Richardson, senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, in the Bristol Herald-Courier.

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W&L Alumni Named to Birmingham’s Top 40 Under 40

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The Birmingham Business Journal has named Bill Fox '05 and Bebe Goodrich '07 to its 40 Under 40 list for 2016.

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W&L’s Mudd Center Presents the Mock Con Debate: The Ethics of Citizenship


To kick off Washington and Lee University’s 2016 Mock Convention, The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at W&L will host a debate on “The Ethics of Citizenship” on Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel. Mock Con will be Feb. 12–13.

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W&L Mock Convention: At Its Core, a Research Project


The Washington and Lee University Mock Convention is a mock presidential nominating process with over 100 years of success. Every four years, Mock Convention attempts to predict who the party currently out of power in the White House will nominate to run for president of the United States.

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“The Misfit Economy” Writer to Speak on the Art of Being an Outsider

Alexa Clay

Alexa Clay, a storyteller and researcher of underground subcultures, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Feb. 16 as the Fishback Visiting Writer. Her talk will begin at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Strong: A Trump Triumph Runs Against All Odds

Robert Strong, interim provost and William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University

For most of the 2016 presidential election cycle, the conventional wisdom about the Republican Party Convention has been that Donald Trump could never win the party’s nomination. He was too brash, too crude, too rude, too divisive, too inexperienced, too liberal, too strangely coiffed to win a major party nomination for the presidency.

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Biological Anthropologist Helen Fisher to Give Questioning Passion Lecture

Helen Fisher

Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist, author and professor, will lecture on Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. Her lecture is part of Washington and Lee University’s year-long Questioning Passion series.

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Leyburn Library’s Author Talk Series Features Stephen Lind

Stephen J. Lind

Stephen J. Lind, assistant professor of business administration and communication, will talk about his new book “A Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz” (2015) on Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. in the Book Nook in Washington and Lee University’s Leyburn Library.

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Professor Najeeb Shafiq to Lecture at W&L as Part of Global Fellows Seminar

M. Najeeb Shafiq

Najeeb Shafiq, an associate professor of education, economics and international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, will lecture at Washington and Lee University as part of the Winter 2016 Global Fellows Seminar: Tradition and Change in the Middle East and South Asia. His talk will be Jan. 20, 2016, at 5 p.m. in Hillel 101.

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