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The Massachusetts float recreated the Boston Tea Party.

Students show off state pride at Mock Con parade

Virginia’s first lady, Suzanne Youngkin, presented Puerto Rico, California and Louisiana with awards for best floats
Faith Chang, Luke Fountain, and Veronika Kolosova
February 14, 2024
Jamaal B. Sheats presents in Northen Auditorium.

Jamaal B. Sheats connects African artists with American museums

Black artist and curator Sheats shared his journey navigating white-dominated museum and art spaces with W&L students
Jordan Hoover
February 5, 2024
The exhibit showcases several of Dali’s interpretations of Millet’s Angelus.

‘Salvador Dalí: Les Chants de Maldoror’ presents 44 original rare prints

Staniar Gallery celebrates 100 years of surrealism with Dalí’s interpretations of 19th century art and literature
Faith Chang
February 5, 2024
Over 600 W&L community members and Lexington
locals gathered for the annual Marthin Luther King
Jr. parade despite snow and freezing temperatures.

Hundreds braved snow for Lexington’s MLK parade

CARE Rockbridge’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade was started as a peaceful response to Lee-Jackson Day celebrations
Abby Kim
January 22, 2024
W&L’s Fitness Center offers machines that target different muscle groups.

How to fulfill your fitness resolutions this year

W&L’s Fitness Center is the perfect place to practice new personal fitness goals and sustainable habit
Lizzy Nguyen
January 22, 2024
Keisha Lance Bottoms says MLK’s legacy lives on

Keisha Lance Bottoms says MLK’s legacy lives on

The former Atlanta mayor served as the keynote speaker for W&L’s week of Martin Luther King Jr. programming
Veronika Kolosova
January 22, 2024
“Homage to Basquiat 2” by Mohammad Omer Khalil, 2022

“Musings” features work of Sudanese printmaker

Mohammad Omer Khalil uses his art to pay tribute to the people and places that have inspired him in W&L’s student-curated exhibit
Catherine McKean
January 22, 2024
Campus clubs and local  organizations can get involved with volunteering as a group by registering on Engage W&L (GivePulse). Screenshot provided by Lizzy Nguyen

How to become an active volunteer on campus

Volunteering on and off campus to give back to the community is a rewarding activity made simpler by Engage W&L
Lizzy Nguyen
January 22, 2024
The Marlbrook Chamber Players explored connection in their latest performance. Photo courtesy of The Columns

Marlbrook Chamber Players present “Obsessions”

Members of the chamber trio reflect on 20 years of connection through musical performance
Darnell Pelzer Jr
December 11, 2023
DeLaney Center probes what it means to be a modern university in the historical South

DeLaney Center probes what it means to be a modern university in the historical South

Washington and Lee’s DeLaney Center’s first symposium brought southern studies scholars together to find answers
Emma Malinak
December 11, 2023
Lexington City Council members voted unanimously to change the name of Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery after Alexander’s speech. Photo by Catherine McKean, ’24

How a statement by Lexington City Council’s lone Black woman informs council decisions

Mayor Friedman’s perception of Lexington changed after Alexander shared what living as a Black woman in town during Jim Crow laws was like
Liz Trubeck
December 11, 2023
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