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W&L professor elevates voices of incarcerated, undocumented youth

Emma Derr

December 7, 2017


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“…but they don’t let us reach the border because we’re from other countries and I ask myself why if we’re all human beings if we’re all the same don’t we have papers too?” – excerpt of a poem from Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention

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Second annual Social Impact Summit bridges alumni and students

Second annual Social Impact Summit bridges alumni and students

Hannah Denham

November 7, 2017


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A group of alumni let students in on a secret during the second annual Social Impact Summit on Oct. 27-28: it’s possible to find a career that combines both their passions and their financial goals. Wendy Lovell, assistant director for community-based learning and communications, was one of the three founding l...

“Addams Family” production takes stage

“Addams Family” production takes stage

Maggie Barker

November 7, 2017


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Washington and Lee’s Department of Theater, Dance and Film Studies and Department of Music premiere their production of the “Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy” on Thursday. Performances will be held from Oct. 26-29 at 7:30 p.m. and from Oct. 28-29 at 2 p.m. in Lenfest Hall at the Johnson The...

Reconsidering the courtroom

Hannah Falchuk

November 7, 2017


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“You already know everything you need to know about this case,” the judge said to a jury of W&L students, faculty and administrators before the trial began. The judge was the actor James Leaming, sitting in the official seats of the W&L Law School’s Millhiser Moot Court Room on Oct. 18. Qu...

Artist explains serendipitous creative process behind “Hardwired” exhibit

Emma Derr

November 7, 2017


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Internationally recognized artist Anna Hepler speaks about her artistic process creating her pieces in the exhibit, “Hardwired.” Hepler’s art has been exhibited in major public collections such as the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, the Tate Gallery in London and the National Gallery in Washing...

Mudd Center for Ethics begins lecture series on equality, difference

Mudd Center for Ethics begins lecture series on equality, difference

Hannah Falchuk

October 10, 2017


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Tariq Ramadan challenged an audience of Washington and Lee students, faculty, alumni and community members on Thursday to recognize the hidden ways in which rights and justice are unequally applied. Ramadan spoke of national narratives that continue to exclude some citizen groups. “It’s not verbaliz...

Reeves Center re-opens its doors

Lily Horsley

October 10, 2017


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Following six long months of restoration and renovation, the Reeves Center celebrated both its grand re-opening and its 50th anniversary with an open house on Sept. 26. The Reeves Center was founded in 1967 with a donation from Euchlin D. Reeves, a graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law. Located ...

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses his coverage of Trump

Emma Derr

October 10, 2017


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In a world littered with a “tornado” of information, David Fahrenthold used Twitter to find what all journalists strive for: the truth. Last year, journalist David Fahrenthold investigated the Donald J. Trump Foundation and discovered that Trump donated less than $10,000 over seven years and us...

“Untold” draws community’s stories out of the woodwork

Hannah Falchuk

October 10, 2017


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A microphone, an audience and a setting in which to tell a tale--these are the tools available to each participant at Untold, a monthly campus storytelling event. Any story can be told at this gathering, with two key caveats: it must be true, and it must be recited from memory. Untold began last No...

Campus Rec ups its game

Kara Lough

October 10, 2017


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Intramurals and group exercise classes have been available on W&L’s campus for several years. But this year, the university is raising the recreational bar. W&L Campus Recreation has started two new fitness programs to better engage students: Rec-It Wednesday and Rec-It Road Trips. Rec-It ...

W&L hosts reps from famous European research organization

Hannah Denham

October 10, 2017


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Science at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) transcends geographical, academic and linguistic borders through research and discovery. Physicist Suyog Shrestha and journalist Abha Eli Phoboo of CERN spoke on this topic at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 18. Rossella Gabriele...

‘FLIP’ provides resources for first-generation, low-income students

Hannah Denham

September 22, 2017


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A new organization on campus is striving to create a more supportive community for first-generation, low-income students. Kiki Spiezio, ‘17, recently brought the First-Generation Low-Income Partnership, or FLIP, to Washington and Lee’s campus. Her vision for more community advocates for these s...

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