The Columns Weekly - Thursday, August 24, 2023
From the Columns
Across the Pond
This summer, Washington and Lee students experienced life in London as part of an immersive program offered through the Williams School.
W&L Law Welcomes Impressive Law Class of 2026
The class includes 125 students from 21 states and six countries, representing 83 different undergraduate institutions.
Alina de Zoysa ’25 Awarded the Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service
De Zoysa is the university’s first recipient of the two-year scholarship for juniors interested in a public service career.
Museums at W&L: Fall 2023 Programs and Exhibitions
The Museums at W&L invite the public to their opening reception for “Musings” on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact Committee Presents Award-Winning Star of Stage and Screen Brendan Hunt for Parents and Family Weekend
The Oct. 5 event is free and open to the W&L community.
Employee Accolades
W&L Professor Receives Two-Year Grant from the USDA Forest Service to Perform Data Analysis and Modeling on Water Quality
Robert Humston will assess over 30 years of data collected by the U.S. Forest Service within the George Washington and Thomas Jefferson National Forests.
W&L Law’s Haan Quoted in Bloomberg News on SEC Legal Challenge
Professor Sarah Haan was quoted extensively in a Bloomberg Law news article on a challenge brought by business groups to a new SEC disclosure rule.
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Get to Know Your Newest Co-Workers
New Employee Q&A From 8/23/23
Get to know the newest members of the Washington and Lee employee workforce through our new employee feature page! This week, we feature five new employees who have joined the W&L community.
Sign up for the Faculty/Staff Block Meal Plan
Did you know that W&L offers a block meal plan for faculty and staff? For just $200 you can receive a block of 25 meals that can be used in any of the campus dining locations (The Marketplace, Café 77, E. Café, Fireside, Foodside, Tea House, and Brief Stop) at any time – including special event meals! The meal equivalency rates in our retail venues are $6.50 for breakfast and $8.75 for lunch and dinner. This block meal plan offers you the best value, at an average cost of $7.20 per meal plus tax. No worries if you don't use them all before the end of the academic year – your meals never expire! To add the faculty/staff block plan to your account, simply visit the Faculty and Staff Meal Plan Form online.
Meet a Colleague
Meet a Colleague: Amanda Harlow
Amanda Harlow serves as an administrative assistant in admissions. Learn more about Amanda in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Meet a Colleague: Jane Pultz
Jane Pultz is the dining shift supervisor for the BriefStop located in the law school. Learn more about Jane in our "Meet a Colleague" feature series.
Come Support the Generals!
Another new season of W&L sports kicks off Sept. 1!
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Upcoming Events
First-Year Student Move-In
All first-year students will move in on this date.
Law Faculty Meeting
11 a.m.–Noon Law Community Lounge
The law faculty meeting will be held on August 28 from 11 a.m.–Noon in the law community lounge.
President's Community Breakfast
8-10:30 a.m. Evans Hall
The annual Community Breakfast will feature remarks from President Dudley on key initiatives and highlights for the coming year.
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Upper-Division Student Move-In
All upper-division students, including transfer students, not approved for early arrival may move in on this date.
Sarah Haan Endowed Professorship Lecture
4-5 p.m. Law School Classroom A
Haan’s talk “The Democratization of Shareholding: Power and Passivity in American Corporate and Political Governance” will mark her appointment as the inaugural Class of 1958 Uncas and Anne McThenia Professor of Law.
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7 p.m. Front Lawn
The W&L community is invited to celebrate a new academic year with Convocation on the Front Lawn on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will follow on Cannan Green.
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LGBTQ Fall Picnic
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Cannan Green
Enjoy food, friends and entertainment, and get to know fellow students, faculty and staff. Learn about all the LGBTQ+ friendly organizations on campus.
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