The Columns


Something Old, Something New
After more than 10 years and $50 million, the restoration and renovation of Washington and Lee University’s hallowed Colonnade is complete.
From the Magazine
Rare by Association
Two tiny, leather-bound volumes in Special Collections feature signatures and bookplates that make them extraordinarily rare.
Out of the Vault
She Talks to Animals
For Christine Starer-Smith ’99, a love of animals led to a veterinary career and volunteer service at a remote Dakota reservation.
Alumni in Action

Seen and Heard

Scene on Campus
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“Although a part-time job at a bar in Japan lacks the glamour of an investment banking internship, it has without a doubt been the most formative work experience of my life.” Lee Sommerfeldt ’18 Read the full story »

“I had always been interested in how things operated in the biochemical and molecular level, but working as an HHMI Fellow the past two years really peaked my interest. “ Ethiopia Getachew ’19 Read the full story »

Good to Know

Your Link to W&L: Alumni Chapters!
Have you heard the buzz about all the exciting alumni chapter events this year? Participating in one of our 77 W&L alumni chapters is a great way to stay connected with the University, meet up with old and new friends, and have a great time while doing it!
W&L’s Pasquale Toscano Among 2017 Class of Rhodes Scholars
Pasquale “Paqui” Toscano, a classics and English double major, is Washington and Lee’s 16th Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Trust announced Sunday that Toscano, 22, of Kettering, Ohio, was one of 32 scholars chosen this year. The scholarships, valued at between $50,000 to $200,000, fully fund two to four years of study at the University of Oxford in England.
In the News
Generals Sports
W&L Expands Financial Aid for Spring Term Abroad Programs
Beginning with the 2018 Spring Term, Washington and Lee will provide institutional grants to meet the full cost of Spring Term Abroad programs for students with financial need. W&L President Will Dudley announced the expanded financial aid program, which was made possible through the continued generosity of the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity.
In the News