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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 9:08 am | Updated: 11:25 am, Wed Jan 23, 2013.

 

Washington and Lee University began the academic year last September at our opening convocation with a moving address by Pamela H. Simpson, a revered professor of art history. Her friends, colleagues and many of her students knew at the time — because she had so courageously told us — that the cancer she was fighting was treatable but not curable. And even if we could not bring ourselves to admit it to each other, we understood this would be one of our last memories of a Washington and Lee legend. She died the following month.

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