W&L a top Fulbright producer, Mock Convention predicts the Republican nomination, upcoming student performances and other news from W&L.
Family Connection: February 2024
Mock Con 2024
Scene on Campus
Every week during the academic year, university photographers Kevin Remington and Shelby Hamelman capture the scene on campus through their lenses. In this recent edition: students participate in Mock Con 2024, W&L basketball teams in action, a student piano recital and much more!
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W&L a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for Sixth Straight Year
Washington and Lee was ranked third among the baccalaureate institutions recognized by the Fulbright Program.
W&L's 2024 Mock Convention Predicts Donald Trump Will Win Republican Nomination
A student-run academic exercise, Mock Con remains the most accurate political mock convention in the country.
Unjudge Someone
The Human Library, a collaboration between the Mudd Center for Ethics and Leyburn Library, brought the W&L community together in conversation.
Alumni and Students Connect Through Choreography
The W&L Repertory Dance Company’s alumni-student dance performance in New York City’s Center for Performance Research returned after a four-year hiatus.
VITA Program Returns
Washington and Lee students are applying their accounting skills in the community as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
In case you missed it: Annual Souper Bowl raised over $10,000 for W&L's Campus Kitchen; Wangdali C. "Wali" Bacdayan '92 sworn in as Rector; meet William, Darya, Ford and Tiwaniya.
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Campus Events
Digital reconstruction of Santa Maria Novella
Staniar Gallery Presents “Florence As It Was”
The interactive exhibition will run from Feb. 13 through March 25.
University Singers Present “Tour Home” Concert
The March 5 concert will be streamed online at https://go.wlu.edu/livestream.
Poet and Memoirist Jan Beatty to Give Glasgow Endowment Reading at W&L
The public reading will take place March 6 at 6 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
W&L Music Presents Winter Choral Concert
The March 12 performance will be streamed online at https://go.wlu.edu/livestream.
W&L’s Contact Committee Presents an Evening with Award-Winning Actor and Director Giancarlo Esposito
The “Breaking Bad” actor will speak on March 14 at 7 p.m. in the University Chapel.
Washington and Lee Athletics
The W&L men's and women's swimming teams swept the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship titles and the Generals captured four weight class titles at the ODAC wrestling individual tournament. This coming weekend, the men's and women's basketball teams will compete in the league's postseason tournaments, and on Feb. 24-25, the men's and women's indoor track and field teams will take part in the ODAC's championship meet. W&L spring sports are also in action, and the No. 7 women's lacrosse team earned an upset win over No. 4 Franklin and Marshall, 17-10, in the season's debut.
Stay connected with the Blue and White by visiting www.generalssports.com, signing up for Generals Sports emails and following social media channels at @WLUGenerals.
Lifelong Learning for W&L Parents
Podcast: W&L After Class with Rob Straughan
In this episode, we chat with Rob Straughan, the Crawford Family Dean of the Williams School and professor of business administration, about Straughan’s journey at W&L, the evolution of the Williams School’s distinctive approach within a liberal arts curriculum and exciting initiatives on the horizon.
2024 Institute for Honor Symposium
The 2024 IFH symposium will explore a range of ethical considerations, from pharmaceutical company culpability to physician prescribing practices. The symposium will feature expert panel discussions and a keynote address from journalist Beth Macy.
Save the Date
Washington Break (no classes)
Washington Break is Feb. 26 through March 1. Classes will resume March 4.
Fall 2024 Study Abroad Applications Due
Applications to study abroad during Fall Term 2024 or for the full 2024-25 academic year are due March 1.
Learn more.
Institute for Honor Symposium: Addiction and Alienation in America
The IFH symposium will take place March 8-9 and feature expert panel discussions and a keynote address from author and journalist Beth Macy.
Learn more.
Omicron Delta Kappa Initiation Ceremony
W&L’s Alpha Circle of ODK will welcome new members during its spring induction ceremony on March 22.
Summer 2024 Study Abroad Applications Due
Applications to study abroad during Summer Term 2024 are due April 1.
Learn more.
Final Examinations
Final examinations begin April 13 and end April 19. The last day of Winter Term classes is April 12.
Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar
The 19th Annual Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar will take place April 26-27. This year’s featured author is Tess Gunty, and discussions will center around her debut novel, “The Rabbit Hutch.”
Learn more and register.
First Day of Spring Term
Spring Term classes begin April 29. Add/drop ends at midnight on April 30.
The 237th undergraduate commencement is scheduled for May 30 on the Front Lawn of the main campus. The Baccalaureate Service is scheduled for May 29.
Follow @wlucontact on Instagram
The W&L Contact Committee “Brings the World to Lexington” by inviting high-profile guest speakers to campus each academic year.
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