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Featured News, Views and More from Around W&L
With the support of teammates, professors and friends, Nicholas George '18 was able to balance two majors and a spot on the basketball team.
More than any other experience at W&L, the Outing Club has taught Bowen Spottswood '18 about living life joyfully.
As graduation approaches, Truth Iyiewuare '18 looks back at his growth as a member—and then president—of the Student Association for Black Unity at W&L.
Courtney Hauck '18 looks forward to continuing her debt-free education with a fellowship to Columbia Law School.
Seen and Heard
"I cannot describe the excitement I felt after developing my first roll of film...when I saw the fully developed negatives, I knew I wanted to work with film as much as possible."~ Ellen Kanzinger '18
In Case You Missed It
1. Thomas V. Litzenburg Jr. ’57, Retired Director of the Reeves Center, Dies at 84Litzenburg, who worked at W&L from 1991 until 2003, was also the former acting university chaplain.
2. Three W&L Students Awarded 2018 Critical Language ScholarshipsElizabeth McDonald heads to Japan, Emily Austin to Indonesia and Riley Ries to Kyrgyzstan.
3. Halford Ryan, Professor of English and Speech Emeritus, Dies at 74Ryan taught at Washington and Lee for 40 years until his retirement in 2010.
4. Washington and Lee Alumnus Tom Wolfe ’51 Dies at 88Wolfe, one of W&L's most accomplished alumni, will be remembered for his talent, wit and generosity.
5. A Picture-Perfect College ExperienceEllen Kanzinger '18 provides a snapshot of the many opportunities she had to hone her photography skills at Washington and Lee.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) research fellowship will allow her to conduct research at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense.
Pinho’s award is part of ODK’s 2018 General Russell E. Dougherty National Leader of the Year competition.
W&L will recognize the outstanding contributions of professors Marjorie Agosín and Harlan Beckley at its 231st commencement.
The NSF only funds about 11,000 of the 40,000 proposals it receives annually for research, education and training projects.
Seen & Heard
Journalism professor Aly Colón weighs in on Fox News support of Hannity.
Rush's piece was published in The Virginian-Pilot
Swasy's piece was published in Splinter News.
W&L President William C. Dudley writes about the endowment tax in an opinion piece in The Washington Post.
People & Programs Distinctly Dubyuhnell
While studying in Sydney, Bradley Callaham '19 interns at LINK, the world’s largest international business brokerage firm.
Blunch recently attended the 7th annual meeting of Danish Academic Economists in North America (DAEiNA) at Princeton University. This year, he was able to fully enjoy the program as a participant, rather than as an organizer.
A conversation with W&L trustee Brodie Riordan '03 about leadership, and the importance of diversity on the board and in the student body.