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Researching Beyond the Library

The best place to research your thesis? Some would say the library, but for Jacqueline Moruzzi '18 that place is the Cambridge University's Medieval Studies Summer Program.

In Case You Missed It

Summer at Oxford

Danielle Hughson's honors thesis will be focused on male editorial control and how it affects female writers, within a familial and patriarchal context.

Dreaming of Freedom

Washington and Lee Spanish professor Seth Michelson has compiled a book of poems written by incarcerated undocumented teens and translated by some of his students and him.

Prelude to Reformation

Four Martin Luther tracts housed in W&L's Special Collections were fully restored in time for the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation.

It’s All Greek to Her

Hannah Palmatary '18 spent the summer discovering the ancient ruins of Greece, as well as her own talent and passion for creative writing.

Chasing History’s Mysteries

This summer, Allison Jue '20 dove into the books to learn more about the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and the second Earl of Essex.

James Dickey, Masked and Unmasked

The life mask is perhaps the single most valuable item in a collection of more than 1,000 Dickey items in W&L Special Collections.

Dedicated to Dickey

Ward Briggs ’67 has memorialized his longtime friend, writer James Dickey, with a large donation of Dickey materials to Washington and Lee Special Collections.

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.

MK Asante to be Keynote Speaker at Annual Bonner Congress

MK Asante, bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker, rapper and professor, will give the Oct. 15 keynote address for the annual Bonner Congress, held this year at Washington and Lee University. The lecture will be at 9 a.m. in Stackhouse Theater and is free and open to the public.

Talk at W&L Considers Whether Plants Have Feelings

Lara Farina, an associate professor of English at West Virginia University, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 27 at 12:15–1:15 p.m. in Hillel House Multipurpose Room 101.

My W&L: Kiki Martire ’15

Kiki Martire is an English major with a minor in women's and gender studies from Baltimore, Md. A member of the Class of 2015, she traveled abroad to the South Pacific during her junior year.

My W&L: Margaret McClintock ’15

Margaret McClintock is an English major with a minor in art history from Tunica, Miss. A member of the Class of 2015, she has been president of the Panhellenic Council, and Appalachian Adventure Trip leader, a member of the Contact Committee, the Student Faculty Hearing Board, the Student Affairs Committee and Traveller.

My W&L: Anna Russell Thornton ’16

"I have been challenged to step outside my comfort zone, encouraged to pursue my passions, and nurtured as a student, a leader and an individual."

My W&L: Jok Asiyo ’16

"College is a place where you will grow no matter how you go through it. The only thing you control is who you grow to be."

My W&L: Cory Church ’15

"W&L has given me the resources and experiences that I need to continue my intellectual, professional, and emotional growth outside of Lexington."

My W&L: Annie Persons ’15

"Creativity has many meanings, but for me and with regards to my college experience, it means the opportunity to shape my own identity."

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