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Washington and Lee Politics Professor to Speak at Lincoln Memorial on March 7

Lucas Morel, professor of politics and Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics

Lucas Morel, the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics at Washington and Lee University, will make remarks at the Lincoln Memorial as part of the sesquicentennial of President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech.

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A Distinguished Friend of Oxford University

Ralph Smith '73

"Honored, flattered and absolutely floored" is how Ralph Smith, a 1973 graduate of Washington and Lee University, described his reaction to being named a Distinguished Friend of Oxford University (DFO). The awards ceremony will take place in June.

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Playing the Blues

Scott Ainslie '74

Blues guitarist and historian Scott Ainslie, a 1974 graduate of Washington and Lee University, has released a new album, "The Last Shot Got Him," featuring songs by Robert Johnson, Fats Waller, Irving Berlin and even Disney.

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A Beautiful App

John Paul DeJoria (left) of Paul Mitchell Systems has invested in BeautyNow, founded by Kathleen Baird Jennings ’02 (right).
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Who has time to call around to get an appointment to the spa or salon? Not Kathleen Baird Jennings, a 2002 graduate of Washington and Lee University, who took matters into her own hands and created an app (similar to OpenTable or Kayak.com) so customers could make reservations on their smartphone.

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Before I Die

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Have you seen it—The Before I Die Wall? A public art project currently sitting on the east side of the Elrod Commons at Washington and Lee University, the wall was planned, built, painted, stenciled and installed by students and staff. During the rest of the school year, it will move to different locations on campus.

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Accounting Students to Give Rockbridge Historical Society Talk Feb. 16

Note: This event has been cancelled due to snow. Please check back for a rescheduled date. Two Washington and Lee University students who took accounting professor Stephan Fafatas' History through Accounting spring term course will present their research at a public program sponsored by the Rockbridge Historical Society. The program will take place Mon., Feb. […]

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G. William Whitehurst ’50 Named Norfolk’s First Citizen in Civic Affairs

Whitehurst

Former U.S. Rep. G. William Whitehurst, a 1950 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will receive the 2014 Distinguished Service Medal as Norfolk's First Citizen in Civic Affairs. The award will be presented March 7 at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club.

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Sarah Feinberg ’99 Named Acting Federal Railroad Administrator

Sarah Feinberg '99

Sarah Feinberg, who graduated in 1999 from Washington and Lee University with a degree in politics, has been named acting head of the Federal Railroad Administration, which regulates freight and passenger service on the national network.

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Paying it Forward

Kendré Barnes

Kendré Barnes, a 2013 graduate of Washington and Lee University, is living and teaching English in David, Panama, as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant at La Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui.

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An Urban Legend

Urban

While all eyes were focused on the Super Bowl this past weekend, James Urban ’96, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers coach, was involved with a more modest sporting event.

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