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Update on Fire in Off-Campus Student Residence:

Early this morning a fire severely damaged an off-campus residence on Winding Way (Windfall Hill) where six Washington and Lee seniors resided. The students are unharmed, but they have lost most of their belongings.

The Dean of Students office is working with them to secure housing and to identify their need for supplies, etc. Dean Leonard will be coordinating much of our response, and we will make the community aware of ways to be involved.

We have notified all faculty who are currently teaching the affected students as well as the students’ advisers. We have also been in communication with their parents.

Peer Counselors will be on hand today in the Elrod Commons Living Room to provide support for the student body.

We know that everyone in our community joins us  in supporting these students during this difficult time.

— Sidney Evans, vice president of student affairs and dean of students

Snapshot: March 23, 2017

Thursday

ATTENTION! Now get right here, solider! We’ve got speaker today in Lee Chapel by Jeff Shaara – author of great bestselling books such as Gods and Generals and other war novels. His talk is titled “A Storyteller’s View of the First World War” which is based on his book, “To the Last Man: A Novel of the First World War” (2005). Talk starts at 7! If you’re late, you gotta drop down and give me 20, solider! Atten-hutt! (I’ve never been in the army.)

Can’t get away to the islands this week? How about Island Ford Caving? Join the Outing Club for a fun and different weekday activity. Come to the caves and get ready to get down and dirty. Wear closed toed shoes, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and your best spelunking face. OC Van leaves Evans at 5pm – so get your pack together!

Friday

What happens to our brain as we age? I don’t even remember what age I am. Maybe I should go down to listen to Professor Christina Weaver talk about “Cortical diversity and brain aging: insights from computational modeling.” Some serious knowledge will be happening in Huntley 326 from 1:25 to 2:30 – so bring your thinking caps!

Who rules the world?! Girls! Or at least I think so…? I guess I’ll have to find out – today at 4:00pm when Shakun Mago – from the University of Richmond – has an economic seminar called “Best of Five Contests: Can Women Endure?” You should come too. Huntley 230 at 4:00pm.

Looking Ahead

Do you like music? Well, we’ve got a special treat this week for you! The Southeastern Composers League Forum is convening in Wilson Hall – and they’ve got some music for your ears. There will be 5 concerts this weekend: two on Friday (one at 4:00 and one at 8:00p.m.) and three on Saturday (3:00, 5:00 and 8:00 p.m.) The best news: no tickets required.

Also, were you aware that this weekend is FANCY DRESS. Get yo dress on, get yo dance on, get yo Studio 54 on.

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