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Robert E. Lee Davies Named Senior Judge for Tennessee Supreme Court

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Robert E. Lee Davies, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1979, has been named senior judge for the Tennessee Supreme Court. In this position, he will hear cases in which other judges cannot serve because of a conflict, or in courts where there is a vacancy. Robert, a former judge and attorney, practices […]

Michael Missal '78 Confirmed as Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs

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On Tues., April 19, the Senate unanimously confirmed Michael Missal, a 1978 graduate of Washington and Lee University, as the next inspector general of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. President Barack Obama nominated Missal for the position in October 2015. He is scheduled to be sworn in on May 2. Missal, a Washington attorney […]

A Loss for W&L: Joseph S. Keelty '44

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Joseph S. Keelty, an emeritus trustee and member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1944 who established a scholarship at W&L and donated generously to myriad other priorities at the university, died April 10, 2016, at the age of 93. Keelty, a lifelong supporter of schools and charities, in 1981 endowed the Keelty Honor Scholarship […]

Alumni at Work: David Hanson '00

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"When I was a student at W&L, the term ‘food justice' didn't exist," said David Hanson '00, the author of "Breaking Through Concrete: Building an Urban Farm Revival" (University of California Press, 2011) and director of the award-winning documentary "Who Owns the Water" (2014). "The issues of poverty and food insecurity weren't on my agenda […]

Speaking of Generally Speaking

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Some days the Speaking Tradition seems to be on life support. The next day, more people are speaking or at least nodding. It seems to come and go. Should we be concerned? Why not realize that things change and move on? Is it just a relic of days gone by? Why should speaking matter to […]

Career Resources

General Wisdom: Joe Sussingham '13 on Life as a Professional Musician

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Joe Sussingham '13, one half of electronic dance music duo Coyote Kisses, recently performed at Coachella Music Festival. How did he pull that off?!? Check out this episode of General Wisdom to find out. 0:10 Introduction 1:56 The evolution of Coyote Kisses 4:14 How did you wind up playing Coachella?!? What was that like, and […]

General Wisdom: Samantha Copping '11 on Grad School Life

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0:10 Intro 0:39 Connecting the dots–how did you wind up in grad school? / 1:09 Always thinking about "the next step" / 1:51 The liberating/terrifying realization that law school was not that next step / 3:14 Getting off the "conveyor belt of life" 4:29 What is grad school life like? 5:56 Any advice for current […]

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