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Snapshot: January 19, 2017

This particular writer has reached Day 4 of the Wellness Challenge “Give up Your Vice,” and it is a cold, lonely endeavor. That is why the last Snapshot had absolutely no personality. She smells her vice brewing each morning, hears colleagues laughing around the coffee station, and sees people carrying around their cute little mugs chock full o’ vice. She scowls over her hot tea with no sweetener. Perhaps she will come to enjoy tea time, but for now, giving up her vice is putting her mood on ice. The things she does for 25 wellness points.

We interrupt this whining to bring you actual, important news and events from the Washington and Lee community…

ThursdayDON’T MISS: This evening’s Founders Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation will feature a talk by Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway, “The Price of Recognition: Race and the Making of the Modern University.” Holloway, the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies at Yale, specializes in post-emancipation United States history, with a focus on social and intellectual history. Event includes the induction ceremony for Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. To see the full list of ODK honorees, click here. Lee Chapel, 5 p.m.

FridayInauguration Viewing/Discussion: Michael Nelson, Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and a Senior Fellow at the U.Va. Miller Center, will provide background before the address and will conduct a Q&A following the inauguration. Stackhouse Theater, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Soothe your nerves with Romantic Masterpieces by Isaac Melamed, cello, and Ting-Ting Yen, piano. No tickets required. Wilson Hall Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

Saturday“The Other Mozart,” the untold story of Amadeus’ talented sister, Nannerl Mozart, is presented by The Ruth E. Flournoy Theater Endowment. Written and performed by Sylvia Milo. Tickets are $5-$15. Lenfest Center, Keller Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Looking ahead…
Professor David R. Blumenthal will present a lecture on Salvador Dali’s “Aliyah” at 5:30 p.m. on Monday in the Wilson Hall Concert Hall. And there are lots of other noteworthy events taking place next week, so check back here for the Monday Snapshot around the turn of the week. Perhaps the hot tea will be better then, and the grumpiness will have eased.