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Hallowed Hills of Augusta

Jon and George Carras at the Masters.

Father's Day is still a long ways off, but Jon Carras, a producer at CBS' "60 Minutes" and a frequent participant in Washington and Lee University's Media Ethics programs, has written a touching piece for The Huffington Post about his father, George, who was W&L's director of corporate and foundation relations.

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The Call of the Wild

Vineyard Gazette photo by Mark Lovewell

When an article in the Vineyard Gazette announced that the Hon. H. Gregory Williams, a 1977 graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law, was retiring from the Edgartown (Massachusetts) district court, the online responses poured in.

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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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Mary Childs '08 to Receive a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award

Mary Childs '08

Mary Childs, a 2008 journalism graduate of Washington and Lee University, will be honored with a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award (TDIA) on April 24 as part of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Washington and Lee to Host Business Plan Competition

Washington and Lee University's Business Plan Competition will take place this Saturday, April 11, in the Hillel House multipurpose room. Breakfast will be served at 7:15 a.m., with presentations beginning at 8 a.m. The Business Plan Competition was launched in 2010 by Johnson Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership Jeffrey Shay and is one of the […]

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From Finance to Philanthropy

Epaminondas Farmakis '93

In the business section of The Huffington Post, Epaminondas Farmakis noted of his past jobs in finance, "Having worked in such a high demand environment where everything was geared for profit got me thinking what a waste of time it was; instead, we should be working to give resources to people who need them the most."

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Marry Me?

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How's this for a proposal? Robert Uhlman, a 2012 graduate of Washington and Lee University, asked his girlfriend, Samantha, to marry him in a production worthy of a Broadway show.

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Kojo Yankson

Kojo Yankson, a broadcast journalist, author and the host of the “Super Morning Show” on Joy 99.7FM of Ghana, was on the Washington and Lee University campus last week as a presenter at the Media Ethics Institute.

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Mitchell '17 Wins Phi Beta Kappa's Goehring Award

At its March 19 convocation, the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University gave Stephen C. Mitchell Jr. '17 the Phi Beta Kappa J. Brown Goehring Sophomore Award.

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Guy Caldwell '86 Named a Distinguished Professor

Guy Caldwell '86

Guy Caldwell, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1986, has been named a University Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Alabama.

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