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Featured News, Views and More from Around W&L
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.
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.
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.
Seen and Heard
"The purpose of literature is to expand the reader’s sense of the world and their place in it. It should also be one of our goals for being alive: stepping into another person’s shoes and practicing radical empathy.”~ Beth Staples
In Case You Missed It
1. President Dudley on Investing in Low-Income StudentsPresident Dudley's piece was published on Dec. 7 in The Washington Post.
2. Radical RebirthBeth Staples reinvents W&L's Shenandoah magazine with a commitment to diverse voices and intensive collaboration.
3. A W&L Experience, ReprisedMorgan 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.
4. A 345-Year-Old Bestseller“An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham Emperor of China" tells the story of a trade delegation sent from the Dutch East India Company to China in 1655-57.
5. Women Watching Wall StreetAlumnae business reporters recently visited W&L to offer advice and invite students to lean in and learn.
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
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
In the op-ed, Professor Kevin Finch argues that Virginians should end the debate about debates.
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.
Mathematics professor Elizabeth Denne helped design one of the Fleet Museum's most popular exhibits yet.
A bridge in Maryland has been named for Cpl. Chris Coffland ’88, who died in Afghanistan in 2009.