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W&L in Sunday's Washington Post

In case you missed it, Washington and Lee was well represented in Sunday’s Washington Post. W&L law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson authored an opinion piece on page C-7 that examined the bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia. She’s co-editor of  the book “Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts.” You can read that piece here. Then the Post Magazine featured W&L English professor Lesley Wheeler and her poetry research in a piece titled “Journeys of Discovery” in the magazine’s Education Review edition. The story on Lesley was part of a cover story (Lesley’s pictured on the magazine cover) on five faculty from the Post’s circulation area doing interesting and unusual research. You can read the piece on Lesley here. But there’s another W&L connection with the Post magazine story since one of the other professors cited was John Conkling, an adjunct chemistry professor at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., and the father of two W&L alumni: Melinda Hart of the Class of 1991 and John of the Class of 1993. And one more item from the Sunday Post: Kathleen Parker’s column is about the book by W&L alumnus Alex Jones (Class of 1968) on the future of newspapers. Alex was just here to give a talk on his new book, and you can watch it on our YouTube channel.

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