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Warren Awarded Mellon and Formby Fellowships for Sabbatical Year

Lexington, VA -- March 31, 2008 • James Warren, S. Blount Mason, Jr., Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, has received both an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship and a Formby Library Research Fellowship for 2008-09.

W&L Rugby Club Advances to Elite Eight in National Division III Rugby Tournament

Lexington, VA -- March 29, 2008 • The Washington and Lee Rugby Football Club defeated the top seeded defending national champion Penn State in the first round of the National Division III Rugby Tournament. W&L will take on Widener College for a bid to go to the Final Four of Division III Rugby on Sunday, March 30, in Richmond, Va.

Betty Munger, Longtime Bookstore Manager at W&L, Dies at 91

Lexington, VA -- March 28, 2008 • Elizabeth Evans "Betty" Munger, the manager of Washington and Lee University's bookstore from 1967 to 1983, died at Foxdale Village Retirement Community, State College, Pa., on March 26. She was 91.

W&L Swimmer Wins National Title, Sets New Record

Alex Sweet '08 to Compete in Olympic Trials this Summer
Lexington, VA -- March 25, 2008 • Swimming wasn’t even his first choice in college sports, but Thursday, March 20, Alex Sweet, 22, and a senior at Washington and Lee University, won the NCAA Division III national swimming title for the 50-yard freestyle at Miami University, Ohio.

W&L Men's Swimming Finishes Eighth Overall at NCAA Championships

Lexington, VA -- March 24, 2008 • The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team completed action at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships on Saturday evening at Miami University. The Generals finished eighth overall with 143 points.

Poet Becky Gould Gibson to Read from her Work at W&L

Lexington, VA -- March 21, 2008 • Poet Becky Gould Gibson will read from her work, including her new book "Need-Fire," on Monday, March 31, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in the Leyburn Library at Washington and Lee University. The reading is open to the public.

Host of Democracy Now! to Keynote Society of Professional Journalists Region II Conference

Lexington, VA -- March 21, 2008 • The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is holding its Region II 2008 spring conference at Washington and Lee University on March 28-29. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! will give the keynote address on Saturday, March 29, at 3 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.

W&L Men's Swimming in Sixth After Day 1 of NCAA's; Sweet Wins Title in 50 Free

Lexington, VA -- March 21, 2008 • The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team competed in the first day of the 2008 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday at the Corwin Nixon Aquatic Center at Miami University (Ohio). W&L is in sixth place after six events and was led by senior Alex Sweet, who the national title and broke the NCAA DIII championship record in the 50 free.

Mike Fahey Named Unsung General of the Year

Taylar Hart Awarded the 2008 Decade Award
Lexington, VA -- March 20, 2008 • Washington and Lee University senior Mike Fahey of Marshfield, Mass., was named the John W. Elrod Unsung General of the Year at the sixth annual Celebrating Student Success Gala Awards Assembly held Wednesday night, March 19, in Lee Chapel.

Kristin's Story: a Story of Acquaintance Rape, Depression & Suicide" to be Presented at W&L

Lexington, VA -- March 18, 2008 • "Kristin's Story: a story of acquaintance rape, depression and suicide" will be presented by Andrea Cooper, Kristin's mother, on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in W&L's Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.

Charles F. "Murph" Murray, Former Head of W&L Security, Dies at 86

Lexington, VA -- March 18, 2008 • Charles Fletcher Murray, known to all as "Murph" during his 32-year career as the University proctor at Washington and Lee University, died on March 16. He was 86.

W&L's SAIL to Present Evening Abroad

Lexington, VA -- March 17, 2008 • Washington and Lee University's SAIL, the Student Association for International Learning, will present their 12th annual cultural showcase, Evening Abroad, on Thursday, March 20, from 8-10 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.

W&L Mock Convention Wins Pollie Award

Lexington, VA -- March 14, 2008 • Washington and Lee University's 2008 Democratic Mock Convention won a Pollie Award from the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) for successful "student political fundraising - direct mail."

W. Bradley Wendel, Former W&L Law Prof., to Lecture at Ethics Institute

Lexington, VA -- March 14, 2008 • W. Bradley Wendel, professor of law at Cornell University and former member of the faculty at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, will deliver the keynote speech at Washington and Lee University's Legal Ethics Institute on Friday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Classroom A of Lewis Hall.

Final Lecture in Reeves Center Lecture Series on March 24

Lexington, VA -- March 14, 2008 • The fifth annual Reeves Center Lecture Series, titled "Silk Road to Clipper Ship," sponsored by Washington and Lee University's Reeves Center and Art department will present the third and final lecture on Monday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The series accompanies the current Watson Pavilion exhibit, Silk Road to Clipper Ship, a exhibition on loan from the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Legal Reform Champion Philip K. Howard to Deliver 2008 Powell Lecture

Lexington, VA -- March 14, 2008 • Philip K. Howard, a prominent attorney and advocate of legal reform, will deliver the 2008 Powell Lecture on Friday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room at Washington and Lee University School of Law. The event is open to the public.

Sol Wachtler to Discuss Betrayal of Rule of Law in Nazi Germany

Lexington, VA -- March 13, 2008 • The Honorable Sol Wachtler 51A, 52L will visit Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, March 26, to discuss the documentary film, “Hitler's Courts: The Betrayal of the Rule of Law in Nazi Germany.” Judge Wachtler will screen the film and take questions beginning at 12 noon in the Millhiser Moot Court Room at the School of Law. This event is open to the public.

2005 Nobel Prize Winner Robert H. Grubbs to Give Public Lecture

Lexington, VA -- March 12, 2008 • Robert H. Grubbs, the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, will give a public lecture on Thursday, March 27, at 4 p.m. in room A214 in the Science Center at Washington and Lee University. The title of the talk will be "Where Fundamental Science Can Take You: Olefin Metathesis." There will be a reception starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Science Center.

Member of Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Frederic S. Mishkin, to Speak at W&L

Lexington, VA -- March 12, 2008 • The Virginia Association of Economists and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University will host the sixth H. Parker Willis Lecture to be given by Frederic S. Mishkin, a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, on Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.

W&L Repertory Dance Company to Compete at Regional Festival

Lexington, VA -- March 12, 2008 • The Washington and Lee Repertory Dance Company will present "Resort," a work choreographed by guest artist Robin Harris and danced by Blaire Monroe ’08, Katherine Perry ’08, Alice Shih ’08, Emily Wallace ’09, Margaret Ward ’09 and A'rese Emokpae ’10, at the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) conference competition on March 13-16, 2008 in Baltimore, Md.

School of Law Announces Dramatic Reform in Legal Education

Lexington, VA -- March 11, 2008 • It's been more than 100 years since law schools have changed how they teach students in the United States, and there has been a growing chorus from the legal profession to better prepare students for the actual practice of law.

W&L's Ninth National Symposium on Theater in the Academe Slated for March 13-15

Lexington, VA -- March 7, 2008 • Washington and Lee University will host the Ninth National Symposium of Theater in Academe from March 13 to 15. It will be held in Northen Auditorium in W&L's Leyburn Library.

Glynn Family Scholar to Give Public Lecture on Intergroup Contact

Lexington, VA -- March 6, 2008 • Thomas F. Pettigrew, Glynn Family Scholar at Washington and Lee University and research professor of social psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Elrod Commons Stackhouse Theater. The lecture is titled "Intergroup Contact: How to Facilitate Intergroup Harmony?"

Brian Duffy, Managing Editor of NPR News, to Speak at W&L

Lexington, VA -- March 5, 2008 • Brian Duffy, managing editor for NPR News, will be the keynote speaker for Washington and Lee University's 45th Institute of Ethics in Journalism on Friday, March 14, at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel. He is responsible for directing the daily editorial process and overseeing all aspects of NPR's news coverage.

Media, Law and the Courts Symposium Explores 60 Minutes Scandal

Lexington, VA -- March 5, 2008 • Four years ago, in the middle of a hot presidential campaign, the CBS News program "60 Minutes Wednesday" aired an explosive segment involving President George Bush's National Guard service.

New Work by W&L's Christa Kreeger Bowden on View at Mary Baldwin College's Hunt Gallery

Lexington, VA -- March 4, 2008 • "Still Flight," an exhibition of recent work by artist Christa Kreeger Bowden, assistant professor of art at Washington and Lee University, will be on view at Mary Baldwin College's Hunt Gallery from March 10 - 28, 2008. At W&L, Bowden coordinates the photography program, teaching both traditional and digital photography.

Washington and Lee Professor Named Vice President at Hollins

Lexington, VA -- March 4, 2008 • Jeanine Silveira Stewart, professor of psychology and former acting dean of the College at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed vice president for academic affairs at Hollins University, in Roanoke. She begins her new post on July 1.

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