Washington and Lee University’s Nabors Service League will hold its annual day of service on Saturday, Oct. 3. This day was organized by students to honor the memory of Jonathan Nabors, a W&L freshman who died in a car accident in 1999 coming back to campus after Winter Break.
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Sharon Squassoni, a senior associate in the Nonproliferation Program with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will give a lecture in the Johnson Lecture Series at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Room 345 of Elrod Commons.
The American Bar Association Journal has embarked on a cool new project that is anything but buttoned down. It's called the Legal Rebels Project, and it's designed to profile 50 innovators and the innovations that they're undertaking to remake the legal profession in response to the economic meltdown. The project is using lots of social […]
Washington and Lee University sophomore Matt Simpson was a member of the United States under-19 Goalball team that won the world championships in Colorado Spring, Colo., this past July.
As a Washington and Lee student in the late 1990s, one of Jagger Harvey's favorite courses was an environmental studies class then taught by current W&L President Ken Ruscio. Today Jagger, a biology, natural sciences and mathematics major in the Class of 1998, is applying some of those early lessons to his current career as […]
Washington and Lee University's Dining Services is hosting a conference on buying local food as part of a cultivating sustainability program.
With health care reform the center of contentious debate these days, Washington and Lee law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson discussed a different aspect of health care — bioethics and research involving human subjects — today when she appeared on the National Public Radio talk show, Virginia Insight. You can listen to the program above. Wilson […]
The 139th anniversary of the death of Robert E. Lee will be observed on Monday, Oct. 12, when the Lee Chapel and Museum at Washington and Lee University presents a lecture by noted Civil War historian Gary Gallagher at part of its yearly Remembering Robert E. Lee program.
The October issue of Budget Travel magazine has a feature on America's 10 Coolest Small Towns. Lexington is right there between Cayucos, Calif., and Beaux Bridge, La. What constitutes cool in the magazine's view: "Every now and then, you stumble upon a town that's gotten everything right—great coffee, food with character, shop owners with purpose. […]
M. Asif Ehsan and Sebghatullah Ebrahimi can see the path to peace and prosperity in their native Afghanistan, and it is a long one that may even wind through Lexington.
Each week on Forbes.com, CEO and Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes conducts a one-on-one video interview with "the investment world's most influential strategists, forecasters and money managers." This week Washington and Lee alumnus and trustee Warren Stephens took a turn answering Forbes' questions. Warren is a 1979 graduate who is president and CEO of Stephens, Inc., an […]
If you're up for some bloody humor, the early reviews promise that two Washington and Lee actors, Rob Mish, director of the Lenfest Center, and senior Kevin Mannerling, who are performing this weekend in the Lime Kiln Theatre production of Dracula or How's Your Blood Count, both give boffo performances. Rob plays two separate roles […]
Mike White '10 and Rosemary Hambright '11 were recognized at the first Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Elrod Commons Living Room.
When she graduated from Washington and Lee in 2007, Liane Carlson won a distinguished Fulbright grant to study in Germany. After that year abroad, she returned to enter graduate school at Columbia University, where she’s pursing her goal of earning a Ph.D. in religion with an emphasis on the philosophy of religion. Liane got a […]
Journalist and U.S. health care expert Shannon Brownlee will deliver the opening address of this year's Johnson Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Stackhouse Theater. Brownlee's talk is titled "After Reform: How We Can Transform Medicine, Improve the Nation's Health, and Avoid Going Broke."
Bruce Rider of the Class of 1966 is an inveterate letter-to-the-editor writer. And he gets published a lot. Until recently, it wasn’t always easy for Bruce to read his own letters once they were printed, because of his deteriorating eyesight as the result of damaged retinas. But now that Bruce has an Amazon Kindle, he […]
Catharine A. MacKinnon, the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar at Washington and Lee University and the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, will give a lecture on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel at W&L.
William Hoffman ’53, the acclaimed fiction writer and the recipient of a 1995 honorary degree from Washington and Lee, died on Sept. 13, in Farmville, Va. He was 84. Among his 14 novels, four short-story collections, one play and numerous published stories is the novel Tidewater Blood, which won the Hammett Prize for literary excellence […]
Robert Warrior, director of American Indian Studies and the Native American House at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be the speaker for Washington and Lee University’s Shannon-Clark Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, University Commons.
The Summer 2009 edition of W&L: The Washington and Lee Alumni Magazine should be arriving in mailboxes shortly if it hasn't already. (A mailing house error delayed delivery of the issue.) You can, as always, view the entire contents of the magazine on line, and you can also view several individual features on line as […]
First, the experts doubted it existed. Then, the federal government protected it under the Endangered Species Act. Now, that protection is in jeopardy, and the status of the rare herbaceous plant lies largely in the hands of a team of biologists at Washington and Lee University.
When students and faculty met for Fall Convocation at Washington and Lee University on September 9, few would have given much thought to the nuts and bolts work necessary to prepare for the ceremony. Yet, behind all the regalia, processions and speeches, mundane things such as wiping off the chairs after it rained are just part of the work coordinated by the office of the university marshal.
Michael Applebaum, a 1990 Washington and Lee alum, won an Emmy Award last weekend when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored the creative arts in a ceremony in Hollywood. Applebaum is a veteran cinematographer who has been behind the camera for seven seasons of The Survivor and had previously been an Emmy nominee […]
The third-floor TV studio in Reid Hall got a major makeover during the summer, and viewers of programs produced in the studio will notice a vastly different backdrop for Rockbridge Reports as well as other programs shot in the studio, including W&L Sports Weekly. A three-year, $1.75-million grant rom the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation also […]
Four Washington and Lee athletes wee honored last week with induction into the Hall of Fame. The new inductees are: Gibby McSpadden, wrestling, Class of 1956 Glenn Kirschner, football, Class of 1984 Rebekah Prince, swimming, Class of 1996 Nathan Hottle, water polo and swimming, Class of 1997 The athletes were honored at a banquet on […]
Lucy Reed, president of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and a senior partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, will deliver the Washington and Lee Transnational Law Institute Distinguished Lecture for fall 2009.
Alan Cheuse, a prolific author best known as the "voice of books" for NPR's All Things Considered, will give a lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 4:30 p.m. at Washington and Lee's Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Washington and Lee University Art Department will be presenting two events in conjunction with the current Staniar Gallery exhibition "Modern Patrons: Donations of Twentieth Century Art to the University Collection." The exhibition, which is on view in Staniar Gallery until October 2, features important modern art works donated to the university.
On this eighth anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks members of the Washington and Lee family can pay tribute to Commander Robert Allan Schlegel, a 1985 alumnus of W&L who was killed at the Pentagon, and James Andrew Gadiel, a 2000 alumnus who was killed in the World Trade Center, by signing the guest book […]
The Rockbridge Report is the public face of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington and Lee University, and it got a makeover this summer.
Washington and Lee University has been awarded a $200,000 accelerator grant as part of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Faculty Career Flexibility.
Classes start at Washington and Lee today, so W&L junior Marshall Olszewki is back in Lexington after spending an interesting weekend in Ulm, Germany, where he won a bronze medal in the world competition for Lei Tai — full-contact Kung Fu fighting. We wrote about Marshall earlier this year, when he won his division at […]
A new collection co-edited by Washington and Lee Law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, Health Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context, explores the human side of the landmark cases in this field and features Wilson's own essay about the death of Jesse Gelsinger, who was the first person to die in a human gene therapy trial.
Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio challenged members of the W&L community to renew their commitment to the values that he said are at the heart and soul of the University during his convocation address that officially opened W&L's 261st academic year.
Lesley Wheeler, professor of English at Washington and Lee University and Melanie Almeder, who teaches creative writing and literature at Roanoke College, will give a poetry reading on Friday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. in Staniar Gallery in the Lenfest Center for the Arts.
What, exactly, is Washington and Lee alumnus Brian Castleberry of the Class of 2004 doing in Rwanda? He figured you might ask. So his fascinating blog, titled A Thousand Hills and a River, has a page devoted to "What Am I Doing Here?" The short answer is that Brian, who majored in economics and mathematics, […]
A panel of distinguished academics and journalists will examine questions of partisanship and the Obama presidency in a program co-sponsored by the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs, Washington and Lee University, and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation on Oct. 2 at the Miller Center in Charlottesville.
Louis Fisher, Specialist in Constitutional Law with the Law Library of the Library of Congress will deliver the University's Constitution Day address at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Stackhouse Theater. All members of the University community and the public are welcome. The title of Fisher's Talk is "Judicial Supremacy: Neither the Intent nor the Reality."
Washington and Lee University will honor those killed in New York City, Washington, D.C. and rural Pennsylvania in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, by holding "9/11: Never Forget."
The National Law Journal leads its story about legal education reform with the Washington and Lee School of Law's new third-year curriculum. Here's a link to the story titled "Reality's Knocking." Among the other schools that were cited for new law curricula are UCLA, Indiana University, Duke, and the University of California at Irvine. But […]
On Saturday as the 473 members of Washington and Lee's Class of 2013 picked up their room keys and hauled their belongs into their residence halls, several paused long enough to say why they had chosen W&L into the lens of a Flip Cam. There were no real surprises with the answers: beautiful campus, welcoming […]
Washington and Lee University welcomed 473 members of its Class of 2013 to the campus on Saturday, Sept. 5, for the start of a five-day orientation.
The North Carolina Bar Association has honored Washington and Lee law alumnus Walt Hannah of the Class of 1950 with the dedication of the Walter L. Hannah Justice Fund. Walt ws the first associate of the Greensboro firm, which was called King, Kleemeier & Hagan when he joined in 1955. As the article in the […]
About 150 entering Washington and Lee first-years dropped their belongings off in Lexington on Sunday and joined up with 40 upperclass leaders to head out on The Leading Edge, the University's pre-orientation program. Leading Edge has two tracks: Volunteer Venture and Appalachian Adventure. In the case of the latter, students are either backpacking or backpacking […]
Verna Miller Case, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology at Davidson College, will serve as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at Washington and Lee University during the 2009-10 academic year.
Faculty and administrations from 29 liberal arts colleges from around the country along representatives of three national educational organizations will gather at Washington and Lee University this month for a two-day conference on the role of faculty at liberal arts colleges.
The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation has given Washington and Lee University $1 million toward the renovation and restoration of Newcomb Hall-the first of the historic Colonnade buildings to undergo the extensive improvement planned for all of them.
Rebecca Makkai, who graduated from Washington and Lee in 1999, will have the second of her stories featured in the "Best American Short Stories" anthology this fall. Rebecca's story, "The Worst You Ever Feel," was selected for Best American Short Stories 2008, the volume that Salman Rusdie edited. Next month "The Briefcase" will appear in […]
If you haven't yet checked the redesigned Washington and Lee athletics site, you need to take a look. There's a new feature on the site that's just getting started, too. It's a blog that will feature a variety of bloggers during the year. But at the outset, W&L sports information director Brian Laubscher has been […]