For Washington and Lee junior Marshall Olszewski, the first time was more than a charm. In his first competition in Lei Tai, full-contact Kung Fu fighting, at an international Kung Fu tournament last weekend in Hunt Valley, Md., Marshall won his division at 153 pounds and earned a spot on the United States team that […]
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Tim Gavrich is a junior English major at Washington and Lee and a member of the Generals golf team. And he's parlaying those two interests — English and golf — into an interesting Internet gig as a local "examiner" in Hartford, Conn., for the Web site called Examiner.com, which is a "content aggregator" based in […]
Caesar Andrews, one of the Detroit Free Press staff that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting, is the newest Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Mackenzie Brown graduated from Washington and Lee in June with a major in environmental studies and a minor in poverty studies. She headed back to her home town of Kingwood, W.Va., but only for a couple of months while she prepared for her big adventure — a year running an after school program at St. […]
Skip Epperson, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1983, has gone a long way since his days of building sets at the old Troubadour Theatre. Currently chair of the theatre arts program at California's Cabrillo College, Skip is also the set designer for Cabrillo Stage, a professional summer stock musical theatre company in […]
Anne Spencer Olivo, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1997, met her husband, Juan Carlos, in Peru in 2003. Together, they began volunteering with various Peruvian organizations — an orphanage, a women's homeless shelter, a hospital. Eventually they would move from Peru to the States, working at Bard College at Simon's Rock, where […]
Remember John Snedden? He's the Class of 1981 premed major turned barbecue chef extraordinaire that we blogged about in December. In honor of mid-summer and the weekend, we couldn't help but bring John back for an encore. And that's because the latest feature stories about him and his Washington, D.C. , restaurant Rockland's Barbecue and […]
Stepping on a nest of yellow jackets is just part of Meredith Townsend's experience during her summer research project at Washington and Lee University.
As colleges and universities prepare to open the year with continuing warnings about the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, this promises to be a challenging year for student health centers. But Dr. Jane Horton, director of student health and counseling at Washington and Lee University, says that the keys for students to stay healthy are not really different despite the swine flu's presence.
Rebecca Benefiel Rebecca Benefiel, an assistant professor of classics at Washington and Lee, was cited in a USA Today article last week that focused on research being undertaken to show what daily life was like in the ancient city of Pompeii. Rebecca's work is unusual enough that it obviously caught the eye of the USA […]
When Darrold A. Cannan Jr. died Sunday, Washington and Lee lost a loyal alumnus and Texas broadcasting lost a pioneer. Cannan went directly from his graduation at W&L in 1953 into broadcasting, joining his father at KDFX-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas. That station had gone on the air only months earlier. As the obituary in […]
Aaron Baker of Charlottesville, Va., has been named recipient of the 2009 Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, awarded annually by Shenandoah and Washington and Lee University, for his book Mission Work from Houghton Mifflin (2008).
News out of Hamilton, N.Y., this month that former Washington and Lee basketball standout Jon Coffman has been named the top assistant on the Colgate basketball team. Jon, a 1996 graduate who still holds three records for the Generals, has steadily moved up the coaching ranks. He started out at Emory & Henry, moved to […]
If you missed Sunday's New York Times' essay by Washington and Lee alumnus Tom Wolfe (Class of 1951) on the moon landing and its meaning to NASA's space exploration plans, it's a must read. "One Giant Leap to Nowhere" opens with this memorable lead paragraph: "WELL, let’s see now … That was a small step […]
To those of you who were around on June 20, 1969, here's the question: where were you when Neil Armstrong stepped on the lunar surface at almost 11 o'clock (EDT) that night? Monday marks the 40th anniversary of that event, and the "where were you question" is an obvious one. We have one answer already. […]
Site preparation has begun on Washington and Lee University’s new Hillel House project on Washington Street.
Global Arbitration Review, a leading journal focused on international public and private arbitration, featured research by Washington and Lee law professor Susan Franck in a recent article examining potential bias against developing nations in investment treaty arbitration.
In a new article published by Health Affairs, the leading journal of health policy, Washington and Lee University law professor Timothy Jost examines how the interplay between federal and state health care regulations could affect reform efforts.
The current edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education has a Short Subject that refers to a campaign by three West Virginia environmentalists to find a new nickname for the Mountain State as a way (tongue-in-cheek) to call attention to their campaign against strip mining and mountaintop-removal mining. One of those environmentalists, the Rev. Jim […]
Jessica Duffy, a rising sophomore at Washington and Lee from Sebastopol, Calif., loves horses and photography. And she clearly knows what she's doing with both. Jessica is currently featured on the Web site The Equinest with an interview that also features samples of her photography. In the interview, Jessica explains that she's been riding since […]
Although the Shepherd Alliance summer internship program has 30 Washington and Lee University undergraduates and four law students working across the country this summer, the two students interning in Lexington are not among them.
When Stonewall Country returned to Lime Kiln Theatre this month for a 25th anniversary run, Washington and Lee was well represented in the production. The musical retelling of Stonewall Jackson's life premiered at Lime Kiln in the summer of 1984. Don Baker of the Class of 1968 was artistic director at Lime Kiln then and […]
Jack Vardaman, a 1962 Washington and Lee graduate, was a freshman on the W&L golf team when the Generals won the 1959 Virginia Intercollegiate championships. That tournament was held on the famous Cascades Course at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Va. (Sam Snead launched his career on the course, which has been named one of […]
Summer is the time for state fairs, and state fairs mean butter sculpture. Butter sculpture? Washington and Lee University art history professor Pamela Simpson has been studying the phenomenon for the past dozen years.
Wesley O’Dell, a 2009 Washington and Lee University graduate who participated in the annual Presidential Fellows Program, has had his research paper selected for inclusion in the papers of the 2008-2009 Presidential Fellows.
In the summer of 2010, Washington and Lee University will see the results of the extensive renovation of one of its signature structures, the 127-year-old Newcomb Hall. “Overall, it’s going to be that same, familiar building,” said Thomas M. Kalesky, director of design and construction at W&L, “but in a grander sense, as you would have seen back in the 1800s.”
When the New Orleans-based Honey Island Swamp Band releases its first full-length CD today, you'll be able to hear where Aaron Wilkinson's music has taken him in the years since his graduation from Washington and Lee in 1997. Wilkinson, a creative writing major who won awards for his poetry, plays mandolin and sings for the […]
Was it suicide or murder? On Wednesday Washington descendants of Meriwether Lewis held a news conference in which they continued to push the federal government for permission to exhume Lewis's body for scientific investigation. Lewis, who hailed from Albermarle County, attended Liberty Hall Academy in the 1790s. He joined William Clark for their famous 8,000-mile […]
Mark Rush, Robert G. Brown Professor of Politics and Law and head of the department of politics, at Washington and Lee University examined the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court in an opinion piece published in The Roanoke Times on July 8, 2009.
As the debate over health care continues to heat up this summer, Timothy Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law and Ethan Allen Faculty Fellow at the Washington and Lee School of Law, has been an active participant. As we noted here earlier, Jost is now a regular contributor to the Arena blog […]
What should every new college student spend the summer reading? It depends entirely on who you ask. An informal survey of Washington and Lee University faculty on the subject resulted in an array of titles that ranged from history to poetry and from novels to biographies.
Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl's research on the Rwandan genocide trials influenced a recent United Kingdom High Court of Justice decision involving the extradition to Rwanda of four high-profile genocide suspects
The latest issue of the Washington and Lee School of Law Magazine reports that Melissa Warner Scoggins of the Class of 1981 has published her first novel. It's titled Journeys of Choice, Joanna's Crossroads. (You can read the story about Melissa's new book on the Web-based version of the Law School magazine. Just go to […]
Robert A. Strong, associate provost and Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University, wrote about President Obama's response to the Iranian election in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
From uncovering a scandal in Ohio to understanding NASA's ethics laws to figuring out what to do about the Somali pirates, Washington and Lee law students are blogging about their summer internship experiences. The seven law students, both second and third year students, represent a diverse group both geographically and through the kinds of work […]
Isaiah Goodman, who just graduated from Washington and Lee last month, is the cover story on the NCAA News at the moment. The NCAA News is an online magazine that the national organization publishes, and you'll find Kevin Remington's photo of Isaiah hanging from a wire on the wall of Wilson Hall prominently displayed on […]
Washington and Lee University alumnus Adam Hockensmith has become the first W&L graduate to win a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship.
Both Washington and Lee alumni magazines are now available in an online format. You can view the complete contents of current and past issues of W&L: The Washington and Lee University Alumni Magazine and W&L Law: The Washington and Lee School of Law Magazine on your browser. You will need the latest version of the […]