The Columns

Summer Opportunities 2017

When summer classes ended in May, dozens of students continued their education through a myriad of opportunities on campus and beyond. Now that a new school year is fast approaching, many are reporting back on what they learned and how those experiences have impacted their future studies and career plans.

Where did they go and what did they do?

Topics included the tumultuous relationship between Robert Devereux (second Earl of Essex) and Queen Elizabeth I, the dynamics of periodic water surges, and historical artifacts surrounding a turn-of-the-century murder, while locations ranged from South Africa to Capitol Hill.

And this is just the beginning. Be sure to check back as we post new stories each week.

On Campus

In Lexington
The Sound of Music
Professor Chris Dobbins and Ben Whedon ’18 are reviving a forgotten musical score for its 21st-century premiere by the W&L Orchestra.
A Special Summer in Special Collections
Chandler Wickers ’18 has spent her summer as a researcher in Special Collections, where she has been exposed to fascinating materials and learned how professors and students can take greater advantage of the collection.
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Around the World

Beyond Lexington
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