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NPR television critic educates on media’s perpetuation of stereotypes

Emma Derr

February 16, 2018


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Journalist and media analyst Eric Deggans gave a talk on Feb. 6 about how race is portrayed in, and perceived from, news media. “Racism and sexism limit white people and men too,” Deggans said, commending the important benefits of diversity in businesses and newsrooms to an audience of W&L facul...

W&L marks 45th anniversary of Title IX in week-long event

Maggie Barker

February 16, 2018


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Several organizations at W&L took the last week of January to recognize the 45th anniversary of the Title IX legislation, which promoted equality for male and female athletes. Most notably, former professional soccer player Mia Hamm spoke on campus on Feb. 1 about how the anti-discrimination law...

Rebranded student literary magazine hosts open mic night

Hannah Denham

February 16, 2018


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Students gathered around the Elrod Commons fireplace last Thursday night, Feb. 1, for performances during campus literary magazine Ampersand’s open mic night. Co-editor-in-chief Stephanie Chung, ‘18, said she was excited that the first open mic event of the year attracted new people and hopes to continu...

Student dancers connect with program alumni in New York

Elizabeth Underwood

February 16, 2018


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Members of the Washington and Lee University Repertory Dance Company had the opportunity to perform in New York City alongside W&L alumni at the end of January. “I love taking my students to New York because just being in New York is such a complete and total departure from being in Lexington,” Jen...

Daughter of MLK Jr. inspires Lexington crowd, condemns apathy, calls for non-violent action

Emma Derr

January 30, 2018


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Dr. Bernice A. King, the CEO of The King Center and youngest child of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., shared her take on her father’s call to non-violent change-making before a packed crowd at Washington and Lee’s Keller Theatre Sunday night. She delivered the keynote address for the week-lo...

Starbucks arrives in Lexington at VMI, brews local curiosity

Maggie Barker

January 30, 2018


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Starbucks-branded coffee and food is now being served in the Virginia Military Institute’s PX food court, bringing the popular, well-known chain to Lexington. The “We Proudly Serve” location isn’t an officially licensed Starbucks, but W&L students like AP Smith, ‘20, that have crossed...

Greater Rockbridge area comes together to support the sixth annual Souper Bowl

Greater Rockbridge area comes together  to support the sixth annual Souper Bowl

Laura Calhoun

January 30, 2018


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The Super Bowl may not be happening in Minneapolis until next weekend, but over 700 people tasted over 20 soups from local restaurants, bakeries and caterers at Campus Kitchen’s sixth annual Souper Bowl, on Sunday, Jan. 28. Jenny Davidson, co-curricular service coordinator with the Shepherd program, orga...

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

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


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

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...

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