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Global Experience: W&L Graduate Named to Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars


Blaise Buma, a Dec. 2015 mathematics graduate of Washington and Lee University, has been selected for the inaugural class of 111 Schwarzman Scholars, a one-year master’s program at China’s Tsinghua University inspired by the Rhodes Scholarships program at the University of Oxford. Buma, who also attended a year abroad at the London School of Economics and […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Alumni Affairs has been busy working with 35 alumni chapters to stage Presidents' Day events to commemorate the lasting contributions of George Washington (February 22 birthday) and Robert E. Lee (January 19 birthday). In 1796, Liberty Hall Academy, which had been founded in 1749 as Augusta Academy, was struggling when U.S. President […]

Alumni at Work: John X. Miller '77


In a city known for firsts for African-Americans, John X. Miller '77 added his name to the list by becoming the first African-American managing editor of the Winston-Salem Journal. Winston-Salem, N.C., had the state's first black professional theater company, the first black city alderman in the South since Reconstruction and was the first city where […]

A Loss for W&L: Robert E.R. Huntley, Former President of Washington and Lee University, Dies at 86


Robert Edward Royall Huntley, president of Washington and Lee University from 1968 to 1983, died on Dec. 10, 2015, in Lexington. He was 86. He held two degrees from W&L, a B.A. (1950) and an L.L.B. (1957). Huntley also served the university as the dean of its Law School from 1967 to 1968; as a […]

Closing the Book on 2015


As we prepare to close the book on 2015, we send Season’s Greetings and give thanks for the marvelous alumni of W&L. Your Association had a good year, with these highlights:

Career Resources

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


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


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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