The Columns

Health and Science

Smiles for Miles
Brett Becker ’18 and the W&L Pre-Dental Club teamed up with Rockbridge Area Health Center to distribute dental supplies to more than 700 local children.
Distinctly Dubyuhnell
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Overcoming Tourette Syndrome
Larry Barber ’71, an award-winning Hollywood writer and producer, uses his talents to publish a book on Tourette Syndrome.
Life of Consequence
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In Her Natural Habitat
As director of Iowa State University’s conservation camp, Jennifer Schieltz ’08 follows the lives of elk, deer, moose, bears, wolves and mountain lions.
Alumni in Action
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In Case You Missed It

Students of biology professor Bill Hamilton conduct tests on bison dung brought back to W&L from a research trip to Yellowstone National Park.
Defending the Herd
Biology professor Bill Hamilton and his students continue to research the effects of a growing bison population on the ecology of Yellowstone National Park.
Distinctly Dubyuhnell
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Dr. Robert (Bob) Holt '67 with his wife, Cathy
Win-Win Giving with the IRA Charitable Rollover
Dr. Robert (Bob) L. Holt ’67 adeptly leveraged the IRA Charitable Rollover provision to establish an endowment on the occasion of his Class of 1967 50th Reunion that also honors two admired W&L mentors, the late Chemistry Professor Keith Shillington and History Professor and friend Ted DeLaney.
Alumni in Action
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Jonathan Wortham ’04
In January 2015, Dr. Jonathan Wortham ’04 spent four weeks in Sierra Leone, one of several West African countries hit hard by the largest Ebola epidemic ever recorded. As a medical officer with the Outbreak Investigators Team at the Centers for Disease Control, in Atlanta, he provided epidemiologic assistance and support to the Ministry of Health and other international partners involved in the Ebola response.
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