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W&L Goes to the Inauguration Students were motivated to travel to the presidential inauguration in D.C. to observe democracy in action.

— by on January 24th, 2017

From left to right: Drew Nirenberg ’17, Edward Stroud ’17, Cameron Lee ’17, Allie McNamara ’17 and Camille LeJune ’17.

When Donald Trump was sworn in on Jan. 20 as the 45th president of the U.S., several Washington and Lee University students were there to witness history.

As Allie McNamara ’17 explained in an interview with WDBJ (Channel 7), the Roanoke-based TV station, “Getting involved in Mock Convention at W&L really got me interested in this election.”

She added, “Everyone around me, at least at the inauguration, we were so happy to be there and see the process take place.”

“No, [I’m] not a Trump supporter,” said Cameron Lee ’17, “but it was just very interesting to see everything take place. We probably won’t be living near the D.C. area for our whole lives, so this is probably a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a peaceful transfer of power in our nation.”

See more about this trip by clicking here.

To read about students who traveled to D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington, click here

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