March news and events for W&L alumni
March 2022
This March is one of the busiest in several years, with various reunions, speakers, cultural performances and sporting events filling the calendar. In this issue:
  • Distinctively W&L
  • W&L again named a top producer of Fulbright students
  • Register for reunion weekends in March, April and May
  • Meet the professor
and other stories of note from W&L.
Distinctively W&L
Welcome Back to Washington and Lee
Two years ago, I launched Distinctively W&L. Then the pandemic struck. What have we learned in that time?
Alumni Events
Lifelong Learning Webinar
Join us March 9 (tonight) at 7 p.m. for a timely webinar on the tragic war in Ukraine with professors Rich Bidlack and Krzysztof Jasiewicz. This webinar will be recorded.
Reunion Reconnect: Register Now
The Alumni Engagement office encourages you to register now and to make your plans to be in Lexington on March 18 – 19 for Reunion Reconnect, as we stage a gathering for all 16 classes who missed their Alumni Weekends in 2020 and 2021.
Alumni in Action
Black Alumni Celebrate SABU and the 50th Anniversary of the First Black Ball
The on-campus events took place March 3 – 5.
Support W&L
The Early Impact Challenge continues! Reaching 20% alumni participation by March 31 positions W&L for strong final results on June 30. So far, 27 classes have already reached this milestone. Help your class achieve 20% participation by March 31 — give now!

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W&L Traveller
Great Journey Through Europe: July 8 - 18, 2022, including The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland.

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W&L a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for Fourth Straight Year
Six students and three alumni from W&L received Fulbright awards for academic year 2021-2022.
W&L Community Reacts to Invasion of Ukraine
Members of the W&L community are responding to last month’s incursion by offering educational opportunities and raising funds for relief efforts.
W&L After Class: Understanding Humanity Through Theater
Professor Stephanie Sandberg's current research focuses on theater for social justice, contemporary issues in theater, human trafficking, human sexuality as represented on stage, and adapting theater into film production.
Students Form Blue Ridge Mile Clinic
The clinic is a Lexington-based program run by W&L students that partners with Virginia's Drive to Work initiative to help low-income or previously incarcerated individuals gain or restore their driving privileges.
W&L Law Review Publishes Issue Showcasing Black Authors
All of the featured articles are the products of two writing workshops, the Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Workshop and Writing Retreat and the John Mercer Langston Black Male Law Faculty Writing Workshop.
Meet the Professor
W&L's new hires specialize in fields ranging from the 1787 Constitutional Convention and piano works from the Romantic era to medicinal chemistry and community-based learning. Our series of "Meet the Professor" profiles lets you get to know the faculty's new faces.
Historians for a Day
A class of history students from Powhatan High School spent a day in Washington and Lee Special Collections and Archives, where they got to work with original materials from the vault.
Save the Date
Lifelong Learning Webinar: Ukraine, Russia, EU, and Vladimir Putin
Join us March 9 (tonight) for a timely webinar on the tragic war in Ukraine with professors Rich Bidlack and Krzysztof Jasiewicz. Q&A will follow.
Watch Live
GENERALly Fit Virtual 5K Run/Walk
Registration ends tonight!
Register Today
Reunion Reconnect Weekend: March 18 – 19
We are so excited to finally host a make-up reunion for 2020 and 2021. Classes '70 & '71, '75 & '76, '80 & '81, '85 & '86, '90 & '91, '95 & '96, '00 & '01, and '05 & '06 are invited to join us on campus.
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Law Alumni Weekend: April 8 – 9
We will celebrate the 2022 reunion classes ('72L, '77L, '82L, '87L, '92L, '97L, '02L, '07L, '12L, '17L), as well as our legal legacies.
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Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar
"The Great Believers" with the author Rebecca Makkai '99.
Program details
10th Annual Entrepreneurship Summit
The two-day event brings together students and alumni interested in launching their own business ventures.
More info
Alumni Reunion Weekend: May 5 – 8
Welcome home! Please join us for a fantastic weekend on campus.
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