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General Public kicked off a successful
Homecoming Weekend S6 with a dry con-
cert at the Pavilion Friday night. At half
time, Saturday, Chemistry Professor Keith
Shillington crowned Colleen Bradley, a
sophomore at Sweet Briar College,
Homecoming Queen. One disappointing
note: the Hampden-Sydney Tigers de-
feated the Generals on the gridiron 45-14.

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In late Januarv- a series of snowfalls blanketed
the Lexington area in white. Although the going
was rough on cit>- streets, residents enjoyed the
unexpected storm. Snowmen and snowball fights
were common sights around campus as the
students made the most of the wintry surprise.


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Participants in Washington & Lee's ninth annual Siiperdance enjoyed
the music of Covacus, the White Animals, and Spiegel, Goodrich & Lillie
while raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Co-chairmen
Jim Barker and Tom Thagard and staff collected $33, 152 in pledge money,
making W&L one of the nations top per capita college contributors to
MDA. Along with the popular pie throwing contest, dancers were encour-
aged by prizes including trips to the Virgin Islands, Georgetown, and
Canaan Vallev ski resort.



Under the supervision of SAB direc-
tor Glenn Smith, Doremus Gym and
the Warner Center were transformed
into an African jungle for Fancy Dress
1987. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the
Del Fuegos, the Little Saints, and the
Hoodoo Gurus provided entertainment
for the revelers on the "Dark Conti-
nent. " The tropical atmosphere was en-
hanced by African masques, bamboo
and palm leaves, and a live baby el-
ephant performing tricks in the en-
trance hall.






Construction workers have
been busy this year finishing the
new Residence Hall scheduled for
completion in September, 1987.
Gaines Residence Hall, named for
former University president Dr.
Francis P. Gaines, will house up-
perclassmen and law students next
>ear. Gaines differs fi-om existing
University housing in its suite
design. Anotlier campus building,
originalK built in 1842, was re-
stored this summer. President
Wilson dedicated the Joella and
Stewart Morris house in a special
ceremony this October.

A new atlilftic field is uncler construction to nut't the urowini.
demand tor plaNint; fields. Despite problems with (hamage, tht
fields should he reads m fall 'S7.

Late this fall construction workers
completed rebuilding the Phi Gamma
Delta fraternity house which was
destroyed in a fire on April 11, 1984.
The limestone exterior is once again a
shiny white, and the interior is a
completely refurbished example of the
modern day fraternity house with a
party room basement and a special chap-
ter room for meetings. Thanks to a
unique partnership with certain FIJI
alumni, this restoration has been possi-


September 17

Heinsohn & Day


Little Saints

October 1

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Good Guys



November 5

Johnny Sportcoat


The Deal


D.C. Motors

December 3

The Limit

January 7



Wild Kingdom


Waxing Poetics



February 25


March 4

New Potato Caboose






Never Never

April 22

Liquid Pleasure



Stanislav Levchenko, the highest ranking KGB
agent to defect to the U.S. spoke primarily on KGB
operations and our competition with them. The
representative from -Greenpeace lectured on their
purpose, structure, and ability to promote cn-
vironmentalism. Ronald Reagan's chief speech writtr
for 80 to '86 Ben Elliot analyzed speech process and
presidential affiiirs, and foreign policy at large. The in-
famous member of the Chicago Seven, Abbie Hoff-
man, discussed 1980 s activism. In a speech that was
humorous yet antagonistic, Hoffman chronicled 1980s
politics and student activist involvement.



Tlie 116th celebration ol
W&L's Founders' Day, the
annual recognition of
General Robert E. Lee\s
birthday, was held on Jan-
uary 19th in Lee Chapel.
Oinicron Delta Kappa s
Alpha Circle received
twenty-three students and
four honorarv' initiates into
its fraternitv, whicii

rccoi;nizes superior leader-
ship and achievement in
various aspects of campus
lilc. Ilonorars' inductees in-
cluded l{()bert W. Meador.
Siuilord Ricnhardt Nichols,
John Edmonds Neill, and
John W. Warner. The
principal speaker was Henrv
|. Abrahaiu, the James Hart
Professor ot Co\ernment

and Forcifin .\ffairs at tiie
University of Virginia. His
speech, entitled "Our En-
during and Evolving Con-
stitution; Some Reflec-
tions," was one of a series oi
events celebrating the
l)itcntennial of the U.S.


W&L students organized and held a "Constitutional Convention in Ma\' ot last \'ear, one ot several events scheduled to
commemorate the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. It was believed to be the only exercise of that type attempted
during the year of celebration. According to keynote speaker Fred Graham, former CBS legal affairs correspondent, the W
& L Convention was "probably as close as this nation will come to a real constitutional convention in the foreseeable future.
Rather than reenact the original convention of 17S7, the W&L delegates debated contemporary issues. An amendment that
would prevent the federal government from withholding funds from states as a way of forcing compliance with federal policy
was the only bill out of five that was passed. A written analysis and interpretation of the convention will be sent to various
other colleges, commissions, and individuals who e\]5ressed m\ interest in the bicentennial event.

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ZALUMNI weekend:

One of \\"&L's most distinguished alumni.
Justice Lewis F. Powell, was honored at the un\ eil-
ing and dedication ot'his portrait at Lewis Hall in
niid-Nhi\-. Powell graduated from W&L in f 929 and
from the law school in 1931. He is well-known as the
former president of die American Bar Association
and the chairman of the Richmond school board
during the school integration crisis in the 1950 s.
The painting was commissioned from the same
artist who painted Powell's Supreme Court
portrait, and willing hang outside the Moot Court-
room in the law school.

On Friday afternoon, students, tacult\ , and
alumni participated in a panel discussion on lamiK
owned businesses in preparation for an upcoming
seminar. The discussion was designed to analyze
the special problems of succession of younger
generations in small, family owned businesses.

Over 500 alumni trom 10 reunion classes, 1937-
1982, attended the 1987 Alumni Weekend at Wash-
ington and Lee. On Friday afternoon, tlie aknns en-
joyed a luncheon under the shade of the trees on the
Front Lawn next to the President s home after the
unxeilinji of Justice Powell s portrait at the law
school. A half hour of music followed as the Glee
Club, Uni\ersity Chorus, and Southern Comfort
performed in front of Lee Chapel. The Instrumen-
tal Ensemble provided a concert of sa.\ and violins
on Saturday morning, followed by W&L's own
Heinsohn and Day and guided tours of the newly
renovated Fiji house. Phi Delt baternity also
celebraleil its one hundredth anni\ersar\' on
campus at its "Centennial" festivities.



Tlu- kickofi' speaker for W&L"s 1988
Mock Democratic convention was the
Reverend Jesse Jackson, a candidate for
tlie l^eniocratic nomination for
president in 1984. Before a front lawn
crowd estimated at 2500, Jackson dis-
cussed college students and political
activity, and called on those over 18 and
Tiot registered to vote to get involved
because they could "Make a difference. '"
He also stressed the familiar themes of
economic recovery, human rights, and
civil rights. Student reaction to the
speech was mixed, and although many
did not agree with Jackson's ideology,
most seemed to agree with junior Chris
Munsex', who noted that "if it helps
students to he more politically aware,
that alone was worth the Mock
Democratic's Convention's efforts to
bring liim to W'&L.

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REEK week;

W&L s first Greek ^^'eek was held
fiom May 4th to 11th. Ainona: the
activities for the week were
"oozeball," golf, and Softball toiirna-
nieiits and a concert in the Student
Activities Pa\ilion featurine; Skip
Castro. The Inteiiraternit\ Council
Open raised more than S600 to
benefit the .American Cancer
Society. Pictured below is the win-
ning team ot the golt tournament
with their troph\ .

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The June 4th Comniencenient Exercises marked
the first graduating class with women, having four.
Despite the Hght rainfall, which began during the
ceremony, the exercises continued. Shayam
Menon, president of the student body (al)ove),
spoke on his class feelings about coeducation and
former tennis champion, Fred Perry, received an
honorar}' degree.



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Frustration and adversity were the key words
for the Generals' lilSt! football season. After en-
joying a record six straight winning seasons and
tying for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference
championship last year with a 7-2 record, the
Generals reversed that mark this year winning
only two out of nine contests. And in retrospect,
many people — spectators and players alike —
wondered why the squad's formidable abilities
and potential were not matched this year by the
number of victories it achieved.

The Generals certainly did not lack talent or
experience in many positions: 1986 saw the
return of several all-conference performers on
both sides of the ball, including former ODAC
player of the year Kevin Weaver, who had led the
nation in NCAA Division III scoring and posted
four different school records during the 1985 sea-
son. Given the momentum of previous years and

the usual rigor of Gary Fallon's pre-season foot-
ball camp, the outlook for the Generals in 198(1
was certainly positive. Pre-season, however, was
also where W&L first felt the tinges of the adver-
sity which was to plague most of their season: on
the fourth day, senior linebacker and placekicker
B.J. Sturgill suffered a broken leg that sidelined
him for six of the Generals' nine games.

On September 13, 1986, Washington and Lee
opened its season on Wilson Field against 'the
Emory and Henry Wasps, the team which even-
tually won the ODAC championship and went on
to represent the conference in the NCAA Divi-
sion III national tournament. Once again the
football Generals received an ominous forewarn-
ing of their troubles to come. The 29 yard field
goal by sophomore Bill Crabill, which capped
W&L's impressive opening drive, was ruled wide
by an official who was unable to see the ball

pierce the uprights. Crabill was able to boot
another 27 yarder in the first quarter, but after
that Washington and Lee fell victim to the big
play. E&H averaged 7.9 yards on only fifty
offensive plays to outscore the Generals 30-9,
with fullback Jim Barker rushing for W&L's only

The Generals had an open date for week two,
and were not overly discouraged by the defeat.
After all, W&L was no stranger to slow starts —
Emory had shut out the gridders 30-0 in the 198.5
opener, but the Generals had then embarked on a
spectacular six game winning streak. For game
two, the team travelled to Danville Kentucky to
face Centre College. The game was truly a heart-
breaker. Washington and Lee, down 7-0, scored
with just 1:10 left in the ball game. The Generals
decided to go for the win and attempt a two-point
conversion, but senior quarterback Jon Thorn-

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Front Row: Coach B. Williams. J. Krastel, P.
Youngman, J. Barker, B. J. Sturgill, J. Murphy,
K. Weaver, B. Wilson, M. Herman, R. Pierce, J.
Benford, J. Brownley, Head Coach G. Fallon.
Second Row: Coach C. O'Connell, J. Rowe, J.
Packett, M. Fernandez, B. Berlin, J. Mitchell, B.
Brown, R. Brown, J. Thornton. J. Goi'lowski, J. P.

Johnston, Coach J. Sticklev. Third Row: Coach
McKeon, J. Harwood, T. Donahoo, G. Frebor, T.
Skeen, R. Taylor, S. Hairball, Moluvic J.
Nozeinac, B. Drake, C. Jerussi, C. Clement, Coach
N. Aldredge. Fourth Row: Coach S. Sandler, K.
Boyde, T. Waskowitz, H. Milton, B. Crabill, D.
Hudson, M. Magoline, D. Surface, J. Phillips, .1.

Johnson, J. Catron, T. Bainer. Fifth Row: B
Vesgo, D. Radulavic, J. Reynolds, R. Poll, T. Gull
ford, R. Crosby, Phillip Sampson, B. Warren, B
Rimmer, C. Siiivthe, T. Thompson, Robyn. Back
Row: Dr. Jones, T. Place, J. Vittori, M. Pack, A,
Wickliff. S. Jackson, B. Martin, J. Durante, C
(■ol'lland, M. HoUifield, R. River, "Murph"

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Ion's pas.s was dcni^otcd in the end zone, and tlie
Colonels were able to squeeze out a 7-(j victory.

It appeared the Generals were going to seize
the opportunity of game 3 against the Randolph-
Macon Yellow Jackets to swingthe momentum of
the season. W&L played well: tailback Weaver
rushed for 131 yards in 33 carries to go over a
career 200 yards and set two more school records
for career points and touchdowns. Quarterback
Thornton passed for one touchdown, a 17 yard
completion to tight end Garfield Prebor, and
wedged his way one yard for another. Each time
I he Generals struck, the Yellowjackets managed
lo rally and tie up the score: then, with only '42
seconds left in the game, W&L went ahead 20-14,
which would have assured them of a victory. The
ensuing e.xtra point, however, was blocked.
Randolph-Macon drove to W&L's 21 yard line,
where in the game's final seconds a high "Hail
Mary" pass was deflected in the end zone by
(ieneral defenders into the hands of a Yellow-
jacket wide receiver. Randolph-Macon won a
successful extra point attempt, and for the sec-
ond week in a row, the Generals fell victim to a
wrenching one-point loss.

The Generals began to spiral downward. They
lacked intensity and allowed MaryviUe, a team
they should have beaten, to climb back into the
game and win by a touchdown, 35-28. In game 5,
Homecoming against a very powerful Hampden-
Sidney squad, the Generals hit rock bottom with
their worst performance of the year. The Tigers
blew out Washington and Lee 4,5-14.

^^)rtunately, the Generals were able to re-
group and gain some poise against Sewanee the
next week. Though they lost the contest, they
were able to put together some fine drives in the
second half of that game and were almost able to
overcome a 14-9 halftime deficit. With 2:,52 left,
losing by a touchdown, quarterback Thornton,
who had earlier hit senior Paul Youngman for a
13 yard score, completed a 36 yard pass to Randy
Brown to put the Generals within striking dis-
tance, hut the Generals on a wet Wilson Field
wore unable to convert their rally into a win.

Momentum, however, had finally changed for
Washington and Lee, and for two back to back
games they played the kind of football they knew
they were capable of.

Against the Bridgewater Eagles, W&L regis-
tered an all out "team effort." The defense was
stingy at crucial points in game, pulling down
several interceptions in the fourth quarter.
Offensively, virtually everyone produced, and
Thornton, who had been plagued by intercep-
tions in the Generals' last two outings, had his
best performance of the year completing 10 of 16
for 126 yards. Even the special teams got into the
act, as junior Chris Coffland busted open a 90
yard kickoff return in the third period. The
Generals won 28-14. And the Bridgewater game
featured the triumphant return of kicker
Sturgill, who booted all four extra points.

In their final home game against the Ursinus
Bears, on Parent's Day, the Washington and Lee
football Generals shone. After falling behind 7-0,
the Generals scored in all four quarters. Tailback
Kevin Weaver broke open a run from scrimmage
for a school record 89 yards. Wide receiver Randy
Brown had nine receptions for 189 yards and a
TD, and freshman cornerback Robert Rimmer
had _three interceptions, four pass deflections,
and nine tackles. The Generals won resoundingly
28-7. In their last game against Allegheny
College, which featured a 14 hour bus trip and a
snowy field, the Generals were beaten badly; and
the Ursinus game was therefore the team's sec-
ond and final victorv.

Though the season was certainly frustrating,
there were some very bright spots in the Gener-
als' Uneup. Junior offensive tackle John Packett.
in addition to earning all-conference honors, was
named a first team Kodak NCAA Division III
All-American. Senior wide receiver Randy
Brown, also named all conferencee, received
Virginia all-state recognition as well. Tailback
Kevin Weaver, despite a tough senior season, still
managed to break several school records, and
was named to the ODAC's second team. And.
senior Jon Thornton was named a Division three
Academic AU-American.

The team will graduate sixteen seniors who
have experienced three winning seasons at W&L.
They are; FB Jim Barker. DT John Benford. LB
Bob Berlin. \VR Randy Brown. QB Bill Brown.
TE John Brownlee. OG Mark Herman. FS Jo
Krastel. C Jack Mitchell. DE Jim Murphy, \VR
Rick Pierce. LB and K B. J. Sturgill. QB Jon
Thornton, SE Bobby Wilson. RB Kevin Weaver,
and WTJ Paul Youngman.

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Emory & Henry 31, W&L 9
Centre 7, W&L 6
Randolph-Macon 21, W&L 20
Maryville 35, W&L 28
Hampden-Sydney 45, W&L 14
Sewanee 14, W&L 7
W&L 28, Bridgewater 14
W&L 28, Ursinus 7
Allegheny 34, W&L


Front Row: Jeff Bercaw, Randall Pearson, Marty Radavany, David Dietz, Kevin Ledercr, Moose Herring, Stuart Sheldon, Coach Paig-e
Remillard Back Row: Simon Perez, Will Arvin, Matt Brady, Tummy Rawls, David Hall, .Jeff Cohen. David Olson, Martni Burlingame. Adam
Morgan. David Reavy, Shawn Copeland, Craig Garneau.

Washington and Lee water polo continued its
role as one of the East Coast's premier teams in
1986, taking top 20 teams Brown, lona, and Army
to the wire in close losses and defeating the #19
Richmond at W&L in October. With the gradua-
tion of only 2 players, tri-captains Kevin Lederer
and goalie Martin Radvany, W&L seems ready to
raise the regional successes they have enjoyed
recently up to the national level in the coming

The Generals opened the season at home with
the W&L Fall Classic, and reached the champion-
ship game with lopsided victories over Lynch-
burg, George Washington, Johns Hopkins, and
Dayton. Facing University of Arkansas/Little
Rock in the final, the Generals played what coach
Remillard called "an excellent early-season
game" only to come up short 11-9 in a very excit-
ing contest.

The next weekend saw the Generals on the
road at the North-East Varsity Invitational in
Providence, Rhode Island. W&L went 2 for 4, los-
ingclose contests to nationally-ranked Army (10-
8) and Bucknell (16-9) and defeating MIT (1.5-7)

and Fordham (12-7).

The Generals returned home the following
weekend for the Va. State Championships. In the
championship game, W&L fell to arch-rival
Richmond (1.3-11) in the first meeting between
the teams of the season.

W&L began conference play next, traveling to
Washington, D.C. for Round 1 of the Southern
League Tournament. The Generals breezed
their way to the final game, only to fall again to
the Spiders of Richmond, 10-7. The team took this
loss very hard and set their sights on the 3rd
RichmondAV&L match-up to be played at W&L in
2 weeks, but first, the Generals rode to
Annapolis, MD for the SE Varsity Invitational
where they had a very successful tournament,
high-lighted by a 9-1 trouncing of a strong
Harvard team and a double-overtime thriller
against 10th ranked Brown, which the Generals
eventually lost 1,5-12.

Coming off these successful outings, W&L set
its sights on Richmond in Round Two of the
Southern League and, keyed by outstanding
goalie play, downed the Spiders 6-4 in front of a

home crowd at Twombly pool. This was the first
victory over Richmond for the Generals in more
than 2 seasons and it carried W&L into the
Southern Conference Championships the follow-
ing weekend in Richmond, VA on a wave of confi-
dence. The team plowed its way through Duke
and George Washington in impressive fashion to
earn a spot in the championship game against
Richmond, but the Generals came up way short
in a wild and disappointing contest, 18-8.

W&L wrapped up the season in Annapolis, MD
at the Eastern Championships by placing 7th,
losing to Brown (18-8) and Army [9-8 (OT)] and
then regrouping to defeat Howard (11-6).

The Generals compiled a 21-11 record over the
course of a very successful season in which they
proved they could play with anyone. With the
return of a very talented group of underclass-
men, the W&L water polo team is ready to make
the transition from an upset-minded squad to
the role of a top 20 power and serious contender
for one of the East Coast's 2 berths in the NCAA
championship tournament in 1987.


Water Polo

W&L 20, Lynchburg 4

W&L 17, George Washington S

W&L 15, Johns Hopkins 4

W&L 24. Dayton 4

Arl<ansas 11, W&L 9

Brown 15, W&L 12 (20T)

Navy 15, W&L 5

Harvard 9, W&L 1

lona 10, W&L 9

W&L 23, Mary Washington .3

W&L 29, Virginia 3

Richmond 13, W&L 11

W&L 21, Mary Washington 2

W&L 11, George Washington 6

W&L 14, UNC-Wilmington 5

W&L 18, Lynchburg 7

Richmond 10, W&L 7

Army 10, W&L 8

Bucknell 16, W&L 9

W&L 15, MIT 7

W&L 12, Fordham 7

W&L 23, Mary Washington

W&L 11, UNC-Wilmington 10

W&L 18, Lynchburg 4

W&L 9, George Washington 1

W&L 6, Richmond 4

W&L 22, Duke 4

W&L 19, George Washington 5

Richmond 18, W&L 8

Brown 18, W&L 8

Armv 9, W&L 8(0T)

W'&L 11, Harvard



Front Row: Sheldon Clark, Tommy McBride,
Tommy Pee, Peter Van Son. .Jimmy Tucker,
Charles Lyle, John Coll. Second Row: Harry
Halpert. Stephen Udicious, Johnny Sarber, Joe

Caccamo, Christopher de Movellan, Mike

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