The Columns Weekly - Thursday, May 4, 2023
News From The Columns
Ava Boussy ’23 Awarded Fulbright to India
Boussy has been awarded a Fulbright-Nehru research grant to study Buddhist shrines and temples in India.
Two Students Selected for Internships with the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty
Jana Hulsey ’25 and Jalen Todd ’25 will work with programs in Washington, D.C. for eight weeks over the summer.
Washington and Lee Announces March Community Grants
The university's Community Grants Committee has made 16 grants totaling more than $36,000 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County.
SEAL to Sponsor First Annual Campus-Wide Garage Sale
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sell unwanted items and donate any unsold items to benefit local nonprofit organizations.
Opening Minds Through Art
W&L neuroscience students recently partnered with an innovative art-making program offered at Kendal at Lexington.
Employee Accolades
W&L Professor Receives the 2023 Portion of Multi-Year Grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior
Bill Hamilton will utilize the grant to fund his ongoing research on ecosystem health in Yellowstone National Park.
A Pair of W&L Professors Awarded Grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Melissa Kerin and Barton Myers will each receive $6,000 to support their research projects.
Want to be recognized for your work or do you have a colleague who should be recognized for their accomplishments? Simply use the employee accolade submission form.
Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Adam Gross
Adam Gross is the director of admissions operations. Learn more about Adam in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Save as Much as $900 Per Year on Your Health Insurance
There are only 27 days left to earn tokens in the Live Well W&L wellness program for a significant discount on your W&L health insurance premium. Enter your tokens today!
Enter two essential tokens and four holistic tokens by June 1 and you'll earn a $600 discount ($50/month) starting July 1. If you have a spouse/domestic partner, or if you're a single parent with kid(s) on your plan, you can save up to $900 per year.  If you've never activated your account, or it's been a while, simply visit our help page.
Haven't had your annual physical? Sign up for the May 19 on-campus biometric screening instead. It only takes about 10 minutes! If you can't make it on May 19, there are two other easy ways to get your screening done before June 1.
If you have a spouse or domestic partner on your W&L insurance, encourage them to participate as well. We have instructions for getting their account activated. Or, if you are a single parent with a child on your insurance, here's the single parent discount form.
For questions, please contact Andrea Velasquez or Sonic Boom help.
View This Week's Scene on Campus
Assistant Professor of Arabic Anthony Edwards teaches his Spring Term American Depictions of the Middle East class in the Ruscio Center for Global Learning.
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Please Complete the Commuting Survey
W&L's carbon footprint includes greenhouse gas emissions associated with commuting to campus. As part of the annual greenhouse gas report, W&L can track mileage associated with faculty and staff commuting based on home address and job type. This gives the university a ballpark idea, but we can do better!
Please complete the 2022-2023 Employee Commuting Survey to help improve the accuracy of our commuting emissions reporting and to inform future transportation strategies.
Come Support the Generals!
ODAC and NCAA playoff action highlights the upcoming home schedule.
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Learn more about what the Office of Sustainability is up to by visiting its Instagram page!
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Upcoming Events
Law Faculty Meeting
9-11:30 a.m. Law Faculty Lounge
The law faculty meeting will be held in the law faculty lounge.
January 6 and American Democracy: A Conversation with The Honorable J. Michael Luttig '76
5-7 p.m. University Chapel
Distinguished jurist and constitutional scholar J. Michael Luttig ’76 will reflect on his career and discuss his views on recent challenges to democracy and the rule of law.
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“Sisters at the Loom: The Baer Family Legacy” Exhibition Opening and Reception
5-7 p.m. Special Collections and Northen Auditorium
W&L Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of “Sisters at the Loom: The Baer Family Legacy.” There will be an opening reception with light hors d'oeuvres and at 5:30 p.m., Frances Richardson, one of the modern weavers and curators of the exhibition, will describe the project and how it revealed a web of neighborhood, family, and commerce that spread far from the Baers’ farm.
Law School Commencement
10 a.m. University Front Lawn
The 168th Commencement ceremony for the Washington and Lee University School of Law will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 10 a.m.
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Faculty Recital: Anima e Grazia presents “A Romantic Bouquet”
3 p.m. Lenfest Center
The members of the local duet, Anima e Grazia, will be featuring romantic composers of the world. Julia Goudimova (cello) and Anna Billias (piano) will weave their grace and passion into both the famous and the undiscovered gems of international music literature. No tickets are required.
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Senior Piano Recital: Sam Boyd
7 p.m. Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall
Sam Boyd will perform his senior piano recital with guests Juyoung Kim and Nicholas Rizzo. No tickets are required.
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Download and print this coupon for $3 off your next order at Foodside's La Cantina through May 7!
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