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An extremely rare printing of the U.S. Constitution has been restored and returned to Washington and Lee Special Collections just in time for Constitution Day.
A plan of the slave ship Brookes that was used to advance the cause of abolitionists has been acquired by the Reeves Museum at Washington and Lee University, where it will complement a collection of abolitionist ceramics.
“Global Ethics in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges,” a collaboration between the Mudd Center for Ethics and the Center for International Education, kicks off Sept. 24 with a keynote address by former U.S. ambassador and Sewanee University President Reuben E. Brigety.
Professor Stephanie Sandberg and Nolan Zunk ’22 co-directed “Intimate Violence,” which will be screened at Hull’s Drive-in to raise money for Project Horizon.
Twenty-four new full-time professors have joined the faculty this year.
Farmer and conservationist Bill Holliday ’65 spent his career fighting to preserve and protect South Carolina’s environment.
Forty incoming first-year students participated in this year’s virtual Advanced Immersion and Mentoring (AIM) Scholars Summer Program, giving them an auspicious start to their W&L careers and a chance to help their peers this fall.
The Africana Studies Program at W&L, in partnership with the Rupert H. Johnson Jr. Program in Leadership and Integrity, will host a series of events focused on activism and Black life. It kicks off Aug. 26 with a panel discussion featuring three W&L faculty members.
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"I have always enjoyed engaging in student government and wanted to ensure that every member of the student body would have a voice."~ Chase Calhoun '21
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1. In Memoriam: Lawrence W. Broomall Jr.He served as the vice president for finance and university treasurer from 1986-2004.
2. Katharine Agbenohevi ’22L Spent Her Summer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Salt LakeAlthough Agbenohevi was able to travel to Utah for her job, the COVID-19 pandemic still played a role in her experience working in the financial crimes division.
3. W&L’s Blunch Served as Lead Consultant on World Bank ReportBlunch served as the lead consultant on a Ghana case study for the World Bank's new index
4. W&L Law’s Baluarte to Argue Case before Fourth Circuit Court of AppealsBaluarte’s argument centers on the ability of stateless refugees to seek asylum in the United States and involves a client he has represented for many years, a man named Miliyon Ethiopis.
5. Maya Reddy ’21L Works Remotely for Women Enabled InternationalReddy's summer internship allowed her to apply her interest in international development to a new area, examining legal issues for women with disabilities.
Hipp served as a trustee from 1985-1995.
Next year, he will serve as president of the association, which supports African writers around the world.
Cage Tevis ’21, Bo Garfinkel ’21, Jeremiah Kohl ’22, Collin Frazey ’23 and Tanajia Moye-Green ’23 will study abroad.
Sadlowski has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany starting January 2021.
Chris Gavaler and Nathaniel Goldberg have published “Revising Fiction, Fact, and Faith: A Philosophical Account”
The book provides media professionals with the savvy they need to navigate the world of finance and money.
The team organized a 5K in response to racial injustice and to benefit an NAACP grant named for professor of history emeritus Ted DeLaney.
Ellison served on the board from 2004 to 2011.
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In a WalletHub piece, Hoover answers questions about the current state of the housing market.
Philosophy Professor Melina Bell explains what policies could be adopted to help close the gap.
Gavaler’s opinion piece is entitled “The problem with 'cancel culture'”
The article, published in the Journal of Experimental Political Science, questions whether elected officials are more responsive to men than women inquiring about access to government services.
The commentary was published this week in The Roanoke Times.
In a recent op-ed, W&L Professor of Politics Lucas Morel argues that in agreeing to lead Washington College after the Civil War, Lee set an example of how to accept defeat and move on.
In the magazine piece, politics professor Mark Rush outlines steps that could end partisan gerrymandering and rid Virginia of the “antiquated” winner-take-all electoral system.
W&L journalism professor Aly Colón is quoted in a piece about a recent decision by the AP Stylebook and other journalism institutions to begin capitalizing the B in Black in articles about people and culture.
People & Programs Distinctly Dubyuhnell
As Executive Committee president for the 2020-21 school year, Chase Calhoun '21 hopes to protect the Honor System and make a positive impact in areas of racial inequality and systemic racism.
Hellwig, who took the helm of the law school in 2015, helped navigate the Law School through a difficult financial period and oversaw significant improvements in applications and entering class credentials, among other achievements.
Dillon Myers ’14 and Alan Gibson ’70 are helping older adults overcome social isolation with a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.