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Rachael Slobodien Joins Sen. Ted Cruz’s Staff

Rachael Slobodien '06

Rachael Slobodien, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2006 with a degree in politics and religion, has joined the staff of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as his communications director.

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The John Warner (SSN 785): One of a Kind

Last year, we blogged about the christening of an attack submarine named in honor of John W. Warner, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1949. On Saturday, Aug. 1, it will be will be commissioned at Norfolk Naval Station.

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Kaylee Hartung '07: Sports Beat

Sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung during the 2015 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament (Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)

The Roanoke Times caught up with Kaylee Hartung to ask her how her liberal arts education at Washington and Lee prepared her for her job as a sports broadcaster.

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Tour of W&L Construction Projects Available Online

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A video tour of construction projects underway at Washington and Lee University can be seen online.

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Laura Puleo '15L Competes for Miss USA Title

Laura Puleo '15L receives her diploma at the School of Law's 2015 commencement ceremony.

Only a little more than a month after graduating from Washington and Lee School of Law, Laura Puleo ’15L will compete as Miss Virginia for the title of Miss USA on Sunday night, July 12.

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An Honor for Filmmaker Lorena Manríquez '88

Lorena Manriquez

Lorena Manríquez, the engineer turned filmmaker who is a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1988, recently received quite an honor from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for her film “Ulises’ Odyssey”: the 2015 LASA Award of Merit in Film.

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Fan on the Run: Dave McLean ’78 and Paul McCartney

Photo by MJ Kim from the official Paul McCartney Facebook page

Last week, on June 23, several denizens of W&L trekked from Lexington across Afton Mountain to Charlottesville for a memorable concert by Paul McCartney.

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Deborah Miranda’s Poem Featured in West Trestle Review

Deborah Miranda

“Juliana, 1803” by Deborah Miranda, the John Lucian Smith Term Professor of English at Washington and Lee, is the featured poem of the week on the website of West Trestle Review.

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Sunday Morning in Charleston

Kate Shellnutt (BILLY SMITH II/CHRONICLE)

On Sunday, June 21, just days after nine people were killed during Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Charleston, South Carolina, Kate Shellnutt, a 2008 graduate of Washington and Lee University, attended Sunday service with members of the congregation.

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Kaylee Hartung ’07: Live From the College World Series

Kaylee Hartung '07

If you've been watching the College World Series on ESPN, you might have spotted Kaylee Hartung, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2007 with a double major in politics and journalism. This week she's in Omaha, Nebraska, reporting on the 2015 Division I baseball championships.

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