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One Foundation, One Heritage

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in 2010 with funding from

Lyrasis IVIembers and Sloan Foundation


The Calyx

Volume CVII

Charlie Clarke '07

One Foundation,

One Heritage

Executive Editors
Kelly Jo Larsen & Noble Stafford

Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia


One Foundation



31^.155 Campus Life

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One Heritage

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By nomination and vote of the graduating
members of the Class of 2004, this book is hereby

dedicated to

Larry Stuart

Security Shift Supervisor Larrry Stuart has been a memb<
of the W&L Community since 1 983. In addition to his dutie
as a security officer, Larry also teaches self defense an
TIPS training. "I really enjoy what I do, I truly enjoy bein
here and being around the students, watching them mi
ture over the years. I even have some alumni now wh
send me Christmas cards, I really like that. Its nice to b
around the kids," Larry remembers. Freshman move i;
and Alumni Weekend are two of his favorite time of yec'
because of the wide array of people that come to Lexinc
ton. On having the 2004 Calyx dedicated to him, Larr
simply says, "I'd just like to thank everybody for voting fo

Spring Term

During the spring of 2003, the Spring Term Renewal Committee
released a report recommending that W&L switch from its 12-12-
6 calendar to a more traditional 14-14 week calendar. This
announcement sparked the fury of students, faculty and alumni
as many expressed a great love for the unique six week term
which had been in place since 1970. After a flurry of passionate
emails, articles, and letters to the editor, President Burish called
for the creation of three committees to study each of the calendar
options: 12-12-6, 14-14, 13-13-4. Each committe found them-
selves charged with the task of drafting a full report to present to
the Board of Trustees during the Fall of 2003. Professor Harlan
Beckley, the faculty liason for the 12-12-6 committee, and Ansel
Sanders, the student liason for 12-12-6, assisted an array of
students and faculty members, headed by Profs. Mark Conner
and Robert McAhren, in drafting a lengthy proposal concerning
the unqiue and educational value of Spring Term. On October 12,
2003, the faculty voted 90-79 to retain Spring Term. The Presi-
dent then recommened to the Board to retain Spring Term in an
altered three year fashion, effective starting during the 2007-2008
academic year. The Board endorsed the President's plan on
February 4, 2004. Though decisions are yet to be made concern-
ing which Spring Term will disapppear from students' calendars,
the future of Spring Term seems to have escaped the chopping
block once again thanks to the hard work and dedication of many
students, faculty, and staff.



the Class of 2004:

Congratulations on your graduation
rom Washington and Lee University!
^ou have achieved an important mile-
;tone in your life, and the entire Univer-
|;jty community is proud of you and
lappy for you.

[ In my two years at Washington and
l.ee, my understanding of, and appre-
::iation and respect for, this truly distinc-
;ive University have grown daily. Each
!)f you has benefited from, and directly
contributed to, a first-rate educational
experience characterized by small
:lasses, close relationships with fac-
ilty, the Honor System, the speaking
radition. Mock Convention, student self-
jovernance, and our many other tradi-
ons. You have joined thousands be-
Dre you in embracing our institution's
:ore values of honor, integrity, civility,
ommunity, and leadership. I hope you
i/ill carry these values forward and make
lem a part of the new lives you will
reate for yourselves after graduation.

During your years at W&L, you have
nade close friendships with both fellow
tudents and faculty. I urge you to make

very effort to maintain these important friendships in the years ahead. You now have joined an active alumni
ody of more than 21 ,000 men and women throughout the world. Please join them in remaining engaged

1 the affairs of the University, so that together we can continue to move W&L forward while preserving its
istinctive features.

I am confident that your Washington and Lee experience has prepared you well for the rest of your life, and
hope it will serve as a source of strength and inspiration for you. Pam joins me in wishing you every success
nd happiness in the years ahead and extending a warm invitation to return to campus as often as you can.

Sincerely yours,
Thomas G. Burish

One Foundation

Since the founding of Augusta College in 1749, the hills around Lexington
have always supported strong education and sound morals. After Liberty Hall
Academy became officially chartered in 1 782, the school became identified with
the sleepy and small town. True to the history we all have learned to appreciate,
George Washington saved the strugging school with strong financial support.
With the school's name changing to Washington College, the FOUNDATION
was officially set for one of the greatest schools in the country. Despite the Civil
War's devastating effects on the school and nearby VMI, Washington College
emerged to hire well-respected Confederate General Robert E. Lee as its
President. Lee changed the face of the school, adding a Lexington law school
to the campus. Following a brief but effective tenure as president, Lee died,
prompting yet another name change. Washington and Lee University now
acknowledged the two men who solidified the school's FOUNDATION as well
as the new School of Law. While the two men bear the name of the school, their
demeanor and public persona were responsible for the strong HERITAGE all
Washington and Lee students have come to appreciate and seek to enhance
and improve.

Above: While planning out his night, Thomas Smitherman '0
IS the man with the plan as he points people in the rigK

Left;The Senior Lacrosse men Rich Williams, Mil<e McNamars
Kenny Rasamny, Mark McLewee, Dustin Martin, Ansel Sano
ers, Jimmy Zunka, Matt Fink, and Lawson Grumbine celebrati
their victory over Roanoke, a game which gave them the ODA(
championship title.

Above: Tear night is notorious for crazy, unexpected behavior. Looks like Kyle
Meehan '05, Kelley Zagol '05, and Cristin Nunez '05 all plan on smoochin with the
fishies-or maybe with the froshies.

Above: Tallie Jamison '05 revels jubilantly in the aisle after asking a local resident
where to find the disposable cameras at Wal-Mart,

Right: Paul Sibley '04, Austin Allain '04, and Adam Nails '05 try to get some tips from
the real Queer Eye Carson while dhnking at the Palms on a Saturday night.


Below: On persuit of a female cornpan-
'^'H Oavici i lasse '04 liaslies his conie-
hilher look. Now what woman wouldn't
fail in love with that boyish charm?

Left: Tiffany Barlow '04. always ready to
boogie, dances on her coffee table in
hopes of convincing her friends to join her
out at a party.

Above: At yet another service project,
Juniors Elizabeth Amoni. Marion Fnerson.
and Greer Johnson complete their task
with vigor. Team spirit will get you through



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Dove: Fall term at Hogback: nothing gets better than a hot tub
1 a cool fall day with a bunch of girls and guys. Fratty, very

General George Washington was more than just the savior of Liberty Hall
Academy; he was the benign sculptor of thousands of young men and women.
Due to his status as first President of the United States, Washington gave the
small college a national prominence among the other developing colleges and
universities around the country - the beginning of our strong HERITAGE. This
notoriety attracted many of the nation's top students and professors. As
sentiment to Washington's profound influence, some of the money gained from
the $20,000 worth of James River Canal Stock that Washington gave Liberty Hall
in 1 796 is used to pay for a small portion of every students' tuition. Therefore, even
in death, George Washington continues to keep W&L's FOUNDATION strong,
and every student continues to be connected with the man known as the father
of our country.

General Robert E. Lee used the FOUNDATION set by Washington to mold
Washington College into something even more special. Requiring that every
student act honorably by living as a gentleman, Lee began the long-standing, yet
sometimes controversial, Honor System. With the addition of the Law School, the
college became a university. Furthermore. Lee set the path for an enhancement
in the sciences, a school of commerce, and a school of journalism-three areas
where Washington and Lee excels far above its peer schools. Aside from
academics, Lee expected each student to acknowledge all those who they came
in contact with. Thus, the speaking tradition began. Robert E. Lee conducted
himself in such a way that it has shaped the HERITAGE of this university.


Below: Meg Ferrara '04 is always willing
to get her hands dirty, especially when
carving pumpkins in preparation for baked
pumpkin seeds.

Above: Steve Chambers '05. used to the
often angry Fijis, is not phased by Andrew
Johnson's '06 sudden anger. Luckily,
Steve has senior Rusty Meyer to help
ward off AJ.

Right: At this year's Ring Figure at VMI,
Mary Christopher '06 and Nazo Burgy '06
took the trip next door to party with our
often elusive neighbors.

As Washington and Lee students, we all participate in the many traditions of the
school. The speaking tradition, begun as an expectation of President Lee that all
students be civil to one another, has gone through many transformations over the
years. From the more traditional, "Hello, how are you?" to the newer "Wassup,"
there is still a general sense of civility among students as they pass each other
around campus. While ol' George on Washington Hall hasn't been painted in a
while, students still participate in crazy stunts during pledgeship and become
members of the prestigious "Colonnade Club." With the building of the Commons,
the clandestine excursions through the tunnels underneath the campus seem to
have taken a backseat to trying to capture the squeeking Cadavers. However,
traditions like Mock Convention and the legends of Bill Clinton's saxophone
playing still bind students to this school. Five-star generals return during
Homecoming and Alumni Weekend as heros from the past, reminding the current
generation that ties to our FOUNDATION and HERITAGE are hard to break.

Those ties serve as a common bond across the generations of Washington and
Lee alums. The traditions of our beloved alma mater will follow us far into our daily
lives. Because of this phenomenon, when Alumni Weekend rolls around, it never
seems to matter what year a person graduated; be we the class 1 954, 1 974, 1 994,
or 2004, we can all find solace in the fact that, no matter how much changes, it all
stays the same. The FOUNDATION of Washington and Lee unites us. No matter
where we are, we will always have a common FOUNDATION- ourFOUNDATION.

Above: Palmer Dobbs '07, Camille Allen '07, and Pete
Goodwin '07 enjoy the leisurely nature of Spring Term.

Our Foundation


ibove; In one of the most hilarious moments ever to happen to
n ex-SPE, Greg "Dad" Papeika '04 tries to smoke his cig after
etting clobbered with a pie. Even without a house, the ex-
PEs will continue to remember moments like this forever.

A footprint Is not a hard thing to leave. Leaving a footprint that people will
remember is much more difficult. The legacy that Washington and Lee students
carry with them upon graduation is bound in one common HERITAGE. Whether
it comes from traditions of Leadership, Learning, and Honor, or of the knowl-
edge that we are never unmindful of the future, W&L grads tend to stick out in
a positive manner wherever they go. Like all schools and bodies of people, W&L
still has growing up to do; change is never easy but yet change is a testament
to the evolution of ideas. Each consecutive generation learns from those before
them. Education has taught us to think critically of everything surrounding us.

No matter what changes at Washington and Lee, though, we will still share
our common HERITAGE. It is not a HERITAGE that can easily be put into words.
It is the lasting effect of living and loving the strong FOUNDATION of Washing-
ton and Lee. When you travel around the country, and even around the world,
you will inevitably happen upon a fellow alum. And from five simple words, "I
attended Washington and Lee," you each will be aware of a kindred spiht. It's
a bond that can neither be easily explained nor understood by the outside
observer. It is a bond built on red bricks and white columns, sustained by a love
for honor, integrity, and kindness. In a world where the definition of a gentleman
can be obscure, the alumni of Washington and Lee live rest assured that they
personally know many. That HERITAGE, the indescribable life of always living
as a gentleman or lady, serves to unite all alumni of Washington and Lee. We
stand rest assured that OUR FOUNDATION and OUR HERITAGE is perma-
nently intertiwned with the ONE FOUNDATION and ONE HERITAGE that is
Washington and Lee.

.Above: Yes even dorm counselors go crazy on their 21 st birthdays, as Noble Stafford
05 pro '1 waked up night after night by his hall. Noble finally gets


ere all still awake when he returned from the Palms.

'• "Chill out!" says Kathryn Drinkard '04 to .Jen Lalley 04. "It's only dinner with the

Right: Ryan Clements 04 and Katharine

Capito '04 get help from some of theFljis

in teaching everyone the meaning of

"We're the Jam."

Below: Kim Bulka '04 and Ryan Leplne

02 prepare for another formal here at


Above: Lizzie Newland '06 Is caught by
Laura Neller '06 at the Cowboys and
Indians mixer. Looks like they'll be no
more dancing for Lizzie.

Right: Dan Fassio '05 Is just chlllin and
hoping to attract the ladies with his super-
cool and sauve aura.

Right: "You're dead to me," says John
Saxon 04 to Rene Louapre 04. What
was Rene thinking"?


^cr;: Aiier a long night at another infa-
mous Red Square party, the Beta's get
excited over the one hot dog from Stop In.
Sometimes, its the small things that really

Below; Outside their apartment in Paris.
Jill Waity '05 and Dianne Winter '05 take
a moment to become a part of one of
Paris' many strange pieces of artwork.

Ben Riggs 06 congratulates Julian Above: Amidst the cars and plastic r::-'
3rd 'OSafleran amzing periormance Freshmen Legett Kitchin. Katie Lone, '■ :
ntnmorphoses. George Carter are all smiles after a l-,o;

day at the Foxfield Races.


Right: Andy Schorr '04 and Charlie Baker
04 erupt in laughter after Lisa Mobley '04
tells another Texas jol<e.

Below; Always the sauve one, Charlie
Jarrett '07 stands idly by and girls like
Olivia Mansfield 06 just have to kiss him.

Above: It's hard to tell exactly who has the
funnier face. As Michael Diverio '05 sends
kisses to the camera, Julie Anderson '06
stands in the back completely surprised.

Right: Henry Gnmball 05, utterly ex-
hausted, passes out after a long week of
work. Let's hope he took off his shoes...

Right: Watch out for Mary Christopher '06
and that knife. Looks like that pumpkin is
gonna be cut up, real nice.

r?.r Left: Joe Franzen 06 !•

om Animal Hou: : i

.'log one of his brothers a

Near Left: So wfio will the flamingo choose
as his companion for the night? Will it be
Bethany Dannelly '05 or Kate Lester 'Oe,
or both?

Below: Rian Lewis '05 and Joanna Persio
'05 take a break from dancing and enjoy
the frat-tastic atmosphere.

^ L -ft: Michael Fisher 05 and AbbieSauter Above: Elizabeth King 05 and Kara
( 7 enjoy the always a popular mixer. Lehman '05 get caught up in the music
'■ .j'holic School Girls and. guys. while attending PiKA's Italian Wedding.

Right: Marian Steele '05 and Elizabetln
King '05 stand in the center of financial
activity at the New York Stock Exchange;
Below: Clay Shaner 04 takes a break
from an intense volleyball game at Phi
Kap's Bahamas Party.

Above: Classy, gents. Seniors Peter Ervin
and Andy Mendrala smoke their cigars
and wax philosophical.

Right: Noe Garth '05 and Tucker Laffitte
07 are the center of attention at this
year's Halloween party.

Right: Jess Bennett '04 handcuffs Charlie
Boisky '04 as she takes her role as "Of-
ficer Nasty" a little too seriously.


Left: Out on the town with Dr. Futch are
Seniors David Bode. Davis Rust, Rene
Louapre, and Colin Burch.

Below: Whitney Doss '06. truly taking
advantage of the rich geological climate
around Lexington, works dilligently on
her field geology assignment.

Left: Cam Garner -05 takes brotherly love Above: More kissing: Amanda B,:
to a new level as he affectionately holds '04 just can't get enough of Mic
Pearson Pendergrass 05 at FD. Miller '04.


CamDus life

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John W Elrod University Commons

Students welcome their new "living room"

Right: Dr, Mimi Elrod, wife of ttie late
President Jofin Elrod, stands next to tfie
portrait of her fiusband sfie unveiled at
the dedication of the Commons.

Below: Thomas Worthy '05 and Dean
Dawn Watkins listen to Rector Nonwood
speak during the dedication ceremony.

Above: Stacey Bopp '06 crams in some Right: Amanda Basham 04 and Mary
more studying in the Cafe before class. Jacob Rankin '05 catch up on the week-
end gossip in the Cafe while waiting for
their breakfast to be prepared.


Left; Reid Bruner checks his email as he
heads through the Commons. With only a
limited number of public computers in the
Commons, the Computer Kiosk is always
in high demand.

Below: Joe Harouni '05 makes the new
groumet pizza in the Marketplace.

>ove: Even
vavs sit ou

given a new name, the Coop will always be the Coop and people will
tside of it, no matter where's it located.

After years of
construction, stu-
dents returned
from summer to a
beautiful new

Opened in September and named for former Presi-
dent of the University, Dr. John W. EIrod, the Commons
has become the hub of all student activity on campus.
The four story building is home to the new Marketplace,
the Cafe Emporium, the Dean of Students office, the
bookstore, Career Services, University Security, Student
Affairs, 31 Student Organizations, an 189-seat theater,
several meeting rooms, a living room, a game room,
and an outdoor amphitheater.

Dr. Mimi Milner EIrod, widow of President EIrod,
knows that this is exactly what he wanted when he
began planning the Commons. "It was very important
for him that it be a common place where we could all
gather, and I am grateful that it can finally be a reality,"
she said.

Students aren't the only ones enjoying the Com-
mons. Faculty and staff are getting lots of use out of it
as well. Sixty-two faculty members have meal plans in
the Emporium. Leroy 'Buddy' Atkins, the acting Director
of the Commons, says that the new Commons is 'meant
for everybody".

Below; Freshman Beth Lindinsky
surveys the chaos that is her dorm

Right: Upperclassmen are always present
to lend a helping hand to the newest
members of their community.

Legend has it that
it either rains on
Freshman Move-
in Day or on
Graduation. This
year was no

September 4th brought dark clouds as hun-
dreds of excited students and parents moved
into empty dorm rooms. The 455 members of
the Class of 2007 represent 44 states and 1 7
foreign countries.

The Freshman Orientation Committee,
made up of about 65 upperclassmen, works all
year long to prepare for Move-In Day and the
rest of Orientation week. The FOC and other
groups on campus helped students and parents
carry the heavy bags, stereos, and boxes up
the endless flights of stairs all day long.

Junior FOC member Courtney Brent says
this year was better than the past. "This year
the, FOC invited other student organizations to
help out during the day during different time
slots. It was a great way for the returning stu-
dents to get involved and meet the freshmen
right off the bat."

Above: Freshman Matthew Loararrangi
his desk in Davis, hoping everything Ci


Freshmc n

W&L welcomes 455 new students

Right: Kathryn Drinkard '04 and Kate
Leggett 04 help move the essential ste-
reo equipment tor a freshman.

Below; What are dad's good for on move-
in day If Its not lugging heavy boxes and
building things?

Above: Tripp Watson and his family de-
cide who gets to carry which bag. It's
always the light ones that go first.

Left: Freshman tVlove-ln Day Is always
an endless parade of boxes.




W&L football recovers from 27-7 deficit to defeat Catholic University

Right; 2003 Homecoming Queen Carolyn
Duffy '04 celebrates her crowning with
King Kevin Coppersmith '04 and 75-year
alums Percy Cohen and Dr. Harry Neel.

Below: Zach McQuigg '04 and Marion
Frierson '05 sneal< into the Homecom-
ing Court procession. And no one saw
a thing.

Above: Esta Acree 05, Elizabeth Wilson
'05, Sarah Beth Campbell 06 and Taylor
Cooper '06 wear their sticl<ers in support
of the Generals at the Homecoming Tail-

Right: Jenn Carlos 06, Liz Lyman '06,
Katie Johnston 05, Kristine Calderone
'05 and Susan Somers '05 get ready for
the Homecoming game against the Catho-
lic Cardinals.


Lelt; Homecoming Oueen normnee Below Kathskon members Eric Ritter '04

Caroline Parker 04 and her escort Wright and Victona Guroian '04 assist the 75-

Sigmund '04 get ready to walk across tne year alums beioro the announcement of

field with other Homecoming Court mem- the Homecoming King and Queen,
bers during the halftime celebration.

/love: Pika boys Matt Treco '05, Paul
llRaia 04, Charlie Clark '05 and Sean
I'vlin 04 get ready for the Homecoming


Each year Wash-
ington and Lee's
Homecoming Week-
end gives students
and alumni a chance
to catch up with each
other. This year
proved no different.

Homecoming weekend kicked off on Friday,
October 10'" with a concert by Karl Denson and Tfie
Ordinary Way. Held at the Student Activities Pavilion,
the concert was sponsored by the Student Activities
Board. Homecoming festivities continued Saturday
morning at the tailgate and alumni luncheon, which
provided the opportunity for current students, faculty
and alums to mingle. The Generals came out victorious
at Saturday's football game, coming back from twenty
points behind to defeat the Catholic University Cardi-
nals. Seniors Kevin Coppersmith and Caroline Duffy
were named Homecoming King and Queen at the

Returning alumni are an integral part of Home-
coming each year. Numerous events were planned for
them throughout the weekend. Returning graduates
enjoyed tours of the new Commons, special seminars, a
hike to House Mountain with the Outing Club and a wine
tasting at the Ruins. The Five-Star Generals, composed
of classes who graduated at least 50 years ago, also
enjoyed a special reunion in Evans Dining Hall.

Below: Matt Debnam '06 found himself a
little princess to dance witfi on Parents'

Right: Brothers Lee '06 and Kenny '04
Rasamny spend Parents' Weel<end
together at the Beta House.

Parents descended
on Lexington from
October 3P' through
November 2"**, getting
a chance to experi-
ence our social scene.

From cocktail parties to band parties, all
fraternities on campus hosted parents' weekend
events. The University also coordinated special
events for the weekend, including academic
department open houses, a concert featuring
various University vocal groups and a tailgate
before the football game.

A packed crowd of students and parents
watched as W&L football played a tough game
against Bridgewater College, which ended in a
disappointing 28-3 loss for the Generals. Out-
side the game, parents and students alike got
Punk'd, when over 70 students signed up to be

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