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Virginia Laurie

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Dibbles thesis is based on dinner parties and includes a video element. Photo by Jess Kishbaugh, 24.

Seniors reflect on art thesis exhibition: “Memory & Motion”

The 2022 studio art majors’ final show will remain in Staniar Gallery through April 9
Virginia Laurie
April 12, 2022

Hayhoe wants you to talk about climate change

The scientist and author visited campus virtually to discuss climate change advocacy
Virginia Laurie
March 29, 2022
The exhibit will remain in Staniar Gallery until March 18. Photo by Elena Lee, ’25.

Staniar exhibit explores the boundaries of drawing

Leah Raintree’s conceptual work challenges the traditional definition of a drawing practice
Virginia Laurie
March 15, 2022
Tavera’s exhibit was in Staniar Gallery from Nov.
8 to Dec. 3. Photo by Virginia Laurie, ’22.

Maria Christina Tavera explores multicultural identity through multimedia exhibit

The Mexican-American artist and activist uses cultural iconography to create her work.
Virginia Laurie
December 14, 2021
Washington and Lee community members shared an Indigenous meal Nov. 14. Photo by Virginia Laurie, 22.

Indigenous community meal invites reflection on Thanksgiving

The NASO and Campus Kitchen sponsored-event provided food and food for thought
Virginia Laurie
November 25, 2021

Alabama’s Poet Laureate inspires students

Ashley M. Jones spoke with students about her new poetry collection, “Reparations Now!”
Virginia Laurie
November 9, 2021
The WLUR studio is on the bottom floor of Elrod Commons. Photo by Grace Mamon, ‘22.

The Generals and WLUR say farewell to Jeremy Franklin

Franklin, ‘04, began his broadcast career as an undergraduate
Virginia Laurie
August 24, 2021

Staniar hosts annual Senior Art Thesis Exhibition

Five seniors showcased their work in the multimedia gallery exhibit
Virginia Laurie
April 13, 2021

Mr. G’s food truck satisfies Lexington’s sweet tooth

“Mr. G” serves up delicious donuts off of Lee Highway
Virginia Laurie
April 13, 2021

Artist William Ransom collaborates with sculpture students

The Vermont-raised artist worked with students virtually to create the installation-based Staniar Gallery exhibit
Virginia Laurie
March 4, 2021

Native American Cohort panel discusses history and impact of racist mascots

Naming Injustice: Exploring Native American Mascots, a virtual talk, discussed mascots nationally and close to home
Virginia Laurie
February 16, 2021

Students choreograph, perform and stream fall dance concert

W&L Repertory Dance Company’s annual fall showcase “W&L Dancers Create…” was pre-recorded and streamed online this year
Virginia Laurie
November 19, 2020

Diversity milestones from the 2020 Election

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was not alone in making history
Virginia Laurie
November 19, 2020

Washington and Lee film premiere fundraises for Project Horizon

Produced by a student and professor, the film will be used by Project Horizon as an educational tool
Virginia Laurie
November 4, 2020

Students host halloween-themed sexual health awareness week

Sex Week features guest speakers, trivia night and a movie premiere at Hull’s Drive-in
Virginia Laurie
November 4, 2020
The 12  foot  in  diameter  hammock  known  as  “Cradle”

Students collaborate on community art project

A large, student-made hammock will be available for student use by Winter 2021
Virginia Laurie
November 4, 2020

Let’s talk about history

The things that no Confederate monument will ever teach us
Virginia Laurie
November 4, 2020

Bi-weekly podcast features professors

Each episode introduces a professor to the university community
October 21, 2020

Student documentary on intimate violence will support Project Horizon

“Intimate Violence” will play at Hull’s Drive-In on Oct. 25
October 6, 2020
The WLUR studio is on the bottom floor of Elrod Commons.

WLUR student DJs return to the airwaves

Music directors hope to attract a new audience of listeners
September 22, 2020

Africana studies kicks off yearlong series on activism and Black life

The virtual series will explore the relationship between freedom and black identity
Virginia Laurie
September 10, 2020
Patricia Hobbs is transforming different areas of her yard in her free time. Photo courtesy of Hobbs.

Faculty and staff share their quarantine hobbies

Without on-campus learning, faculty and staff are finding other ways to stay busy
Virginia Laurie
May 18, 2020
The annual open mic event was held in Elrod Commons living room. Photo by Virginia Laurie.

WLUR’s Open Air Waves showcases student talent

Spoken word poetry and acoustic performances dominated the evening
Virginia Laurie
March 30, 2020
Nadine Strossen speaks during Session Two of the 2020 Mock Convention

Nadine Strossen speaks out against censorship

Former ACLU president always in favor of free speech
Virginia Laurie and Laura Calhoun
February 14, 2020
Montana delegates wave flags atop their float. Photo by Lilah Kimble, 23.

Parade preparation pays off

Student-made floats parade through Lexington, kicking off the first day of Mock Convention sessions.
Four seniors reflect on their four years at Washington and Lee.

Seniors share their post-graduation plans

A look at senior student plans, post-graduation
Virginia Laurie
February 12, 2020
Photo by Virginia Laurie, 22.

Student groups partner to bring sexy back

Sex Week returns after a one-year hiatus
Virginia Laurie
November 20, 2019
Photo courtesy of Lenfest Center website

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A modern take on a classic play

Regendered characters and large cast make the production unique
Virginia Laurie
October 31, 2019
Professor Nandini Bhalla is a new member of the faculty in Reid Hall. Photo by Virginia Laurie.

Q&A with Professor Nandini Bhalla

The new professor transitioned from STEM to communications
Virginia Laurie
October 21, 2019
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