The Columns Weekly - Thursday, March 30, 2023
News From The Columns
W&L Extends Admissions Offers to the Class of 2027
With the final round of application decisions released on March 24, W&L’s newest class begins to take shape.
W&L Law’s Bond Named Dean of Rutgers Law School
Johanna Bond, Sydney and Frances Lewis Professor of Law at W&L Law, has been named as the next Dean of Rutgers Law School.
Annie Thomas ’24 Earns Prestigious Beinecke Scholarship
The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides funds for post-graduate study to students of unusual promise.
Lighting a Fire
The Museums at W&L invites visitors to reflect on “Born of Fire: Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists,” on display through April 29.
Employee Accolades
W&L Law Professor David Baluarte Awarded Fulbright to Develop Clinical Programs in Mexico
Baluarte will teach in the Refugee Law Clinic and assist in the development of clinical legal education more broadly at Iberoamericana University.
Scholarship of W&L Law’s Hasbrouck Cited in Federal Court Opinion
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves for the Southern District of Mississippi cited Hasbrouck's article “The Antiracist Constitution.”
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Friday is Undergraduate Admitted Student Day
The Office of Admissions will host its first Admitted Student Day tomorrow, Friday, March 31. Events will be taking place throughout the undergraduate campus. Some guests will arrive today for the Reflective and Immersive Student Experience. Don't forget the speaking tradition and say "hello" to our guests and prospective students! Guests will be parking in the Boneyard/Miller Field Lot on the back campus, so be aware of extra traffic on Friday morning and afternoon!
Get to Know Your Newest Co-Workers
New Employee Q&A
Get to know the newest members of the Washington and Lee employee workforce through our new employee feature page! This week, we feature two new employees who have joined the W&L community in recent weeks.
Employee Recognition Banquet Coming Soon!
The 2023 Employee Recognition Banquet will be held on Friday, April 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the Cannan Green tent. Invitations will be sent soon. The list of employees who will be recognized at this year's event can be viewed by visiting the Human Resources website.
Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Alvin Wheeler
Alvin Wheeler is the assistant director of dining operations. Learn more about Alvin in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
View This Week's Scene on Campus
Professor of Earth and Environmental Geoscience David Harbor cruises to the Science Center on a drizzly afternoon.
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Live Well W&L 5K Spring Training Contest
Want help getting ready for the Live Well W&L 5K Fun Run/Walk on April 18? Registration is now open for the Live Well W&L 5K Spring Training Contest! Starting tomorrow, you can rack up steps (and miles) as you prepare for the 5K, plus earn a chance to win one of five $125 gift certificates and a token along the way. Not a runner? Not a problem! Put on your sneakers and go for a walk!
How it works: Log into your Live Well W&L account and click on the contests tab. Click "Join" then "Live Well W&L 5K Spring Training Contest." Log your miles with your tracker or self-report between March 31-April 14.
Prizes: Everyone who logs at least one 5K (3.1 miles) in the Spring Training Contest will receive one entry into the raffle, and five lucky winners will receive a $125 gift certificate to Lex Running Shop. Plus they will collect a wellness token.
Contact Andrea Velásquez (Human Resources) with any questions.
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Check out the W&L Community-Based Learning Instagram account.
Make sure to follow all the university's social media channels for more information about happenings on our campus!
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Come Support the Generals!
The Generals will have home games in baseball, tennis and lacrosse this coming week.
Upcoming Events
Kwame Anthony Appiah to Deliver Robert W. Root ’42 Endowment Lecture
5-6 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
Appiah is a professor of philosophy and law at New York University and the author of numerous books.
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Author Kevin Quashie to Give Annual Shannon-Clark Lecture
6-7 p.m. Northern Auditorium
Quashie is a professor of English at Brown University and the author of “Black Aliveness, or A Poetics of Being.”
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W&L Repertory Dance Company and Rockbridge Symphony Present Public Performance
7:30 p.m. Keller Theatre
This series honors Black composers and marks the first collaboration between the two ensembles.
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Senior Recital: Michael McLaughlin '23
8-10 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
Michael McLaughlin ’23, a baritone from Alexandria, Virginia, will present his senior voice recital on March 31 in Wilson Concert Hall.
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Law School Faculty Workshop
12-1 p.m. Law School Classroom D
The workshop will feature Justin Desautels-Stein from the University of Colorado Law School.
Spring Stroll and Sow
1:30 p.m. Outing Club Pavilion
Kick off Earth Month and welcome spring with the Office of Sustainability and Energy Education and the Outing Club! Come for a hike through the back trails and enjoy all the wonderful signs of spring. The walk will be led by the Outing Club and will end at the Campus Garden where we will have iced tea made with fresh herbs from the garden and plant some spring seedlings.
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University Faculty Meeting
4-5:30 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
The university faculty meeting will be held on April 3 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
Martha Fineman to Deliver Annual Tucker Lecture at W&L Law
5 p.m. Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall.
The title of Prof. Fineman’s talk is “Vulnerability Theory.” She will appear via Zoom for an in-person audience. A webinar of the talk will also be available.
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W&L’s University Wind Ensemble Presents “To the Fore!”
8 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
Join the University Wind Ensemble for its Winter Term concert, “To the Fore!” on April 3 at 8 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall.
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Charles III and the Future of the British Monarchy
5-6 p.m. Leyburn 119
Martin Farr, a senior lecturer in contemporary British history from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, will deliver a lecture titled “King Charles and the Future of the British Monarchy.”
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University Jazz Ensemble Concert
8 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
Having fine-tuned their sound all year, the talented student musicians are eager to put it all on display for one final time.
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