Ron Ginder '75 isn't one of Santa's elves; he's a thoughtful alumnus who makes 800 wooden toys each year for Rockbridge-area children.
Featured News, Views and More from Around W&L
Women in Technology workshops introduced Ruopeng Zhang '21 and Caroline Blackmon '19 to basic web development in a collaborative and fun environment. They urge other students to take advantage of the next round of workshops.
As construction continues on W&L's new, state-of-the-art Richard L. Duchossois Center for Athletics and Recreation, we offer a virtual tour—no hard hat required!
Washington and Lee's Special Collections is an educational resource fit for a queen, but this 543-year-old book really has royal connections.
Community and social support form the heart of W&L's newest theme house.
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“I was totally the liberal arts kid, and that was a reflection of the kid I was when I was growing up. I like art, theater and music. I enjoyed being creative, and now I do that with business strategy.”~ Lewis Perkins '93
In Case You Missed It
1. The Gift that Keeps on GivingWhen Tyler Lenczuk ’08 married Danielle Galanti in July 2014, they were given a gift like no other — a named scholarship fund to benefit future Washington and Lee students with financial need.
2. President Dudley on Investing in Low-Income StudentsPresident Dudley's piece was published on Dec. 7 in The Washington Post.
3. ‘Entranced by Science’Deepthi Thumuluri '20 won a Virginia Academy of Sciences grant to continue her research into the relationship between diet-induced obesity, exercise and the gut microbiome.
4. ‘A Big Optimist’Lewis Perkins '93, the self-described “liberal arts kid” who received the Distinguished Alumnus Award at his 25th reunion in April, nurtured his creative spirit at W&L. Now he brings that spirit to a nonprofit that encourages sustainability.
5. Radical RebirthBeth Staples reinvents W&L's Shenandoah magazine with a commitment to diverse voices and intensive collaboration.
Abiza will receive a master’s degree in global affairs from Tsinghua University in China.
The Community Grants Committee has made 16 grants totaling $30,036 to local area non-profit organizations.
Pellicciaro taught at W&L from 1966 to 1999.
The historic institutions will temporarily exchange iconic portraits of George Washington, which will go on public view in mid-December.
Seen & Heard
Bob Strong's piece was published on Dec. 9 in The Virginian-Pilot.
President Dudley's piece was published on Dec. 7 in The Washington Post.
W&L History Professor Sarah Horowitz addresses "the upper-class claim to a right to rule — and misrule" in the Washington Post.
Professors Michelle Brock, Sarah Horowitz and Molly Michelmore discuss the message and weight behind Confederate monuments on college campuses
People & Programs Distinctly Dubyuhnell
Zainab Abiza ’19 studied at Princeton and spent time in Rabat, Morocco, with a Davis Projects for Peace grant. This semester, she's working to expand her Davis project.
Morgan Luttig '14, who studied vocal performance and education at W&L, has returned as visiting instructor of music while Professor Shane Lynch is on sabbatical.
Alumnae business reporters recently visited W&L to offer advice and invite students to lean in and learn.