Christopher Bruner, associate professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named the winner of the Association of American Law Schools 2010 Scholarly Papers Competition.
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Lesley Wheeler, professor and head of the English department at Washington and Lee, has been honored by Barrow Street Press, a small, poetry-only press in New York City with a high reputation among poets. Lesley's manuscript Heterotopia was named the winner of the 2009 Barrow Street Poetry Book Prize. Contemporary American poet David Wojahn, who […]
It's been a little more than 20 years ago now that Todd Smith was killed in South America, apparently by cocaine traffickers. And it's been a little more than 26 years ago that Todd graduated from Washington and Lee after majoring in English and serving as co-editor of the Ring-tum Phi. But a column in […]
Shawn Boyer, a 1997 graduate of Washington and Lee's School of Law, says that "…you can never let your mind go to, ‘What if it doesn’t work?’” And Shawn certainly put that maxim in motion, creating SnagAJob.com in August 1999 and then riding the roller-coaster of good dot-com times and bad to that point that […]
Dr. S. Todd Lowry, professor emeritus of economics at Washington and Lee University, delivered a paper at the international Workshop on Mathematical Economics at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov. 15.
Here's some recent news about two Washington and Lee poets: First, today's Poem of the Day on Poetry Daily is "Shades" by R.T. Smith, editor of Shenandoah and writer-in-residence at W&L. The poem was originally published in the Sewanee Review, and you can read it here. Meanwhile, the blog, Savvy Verse & Wit, has an […]
Marc Conner, professor of English at Washington and Lee University, attended the National Book Awards on Nov. 18 as a guest of novelist Charles Johnson, who received an honorary degree from W&L in June and was the Martin Luther King Jr. Day speaker at the university in 2008.
Julie Hotchkiss, a 1989 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law, has just been named director of development at the Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon. The appointment is effective in early January. OSU-Cascades is the first branch campus in the Oregon University System. Julie has been working in nonprofit development for more […]
On the Sunday following Thanksgiving in 2002, Cullum and Pierce Owings were driving from their home in Atlanta back to Lexington where both were students at Washington and Lee. The brothers were three miles from the Lexington exit on I-81 north when their car was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer. Cullum, a senior business […]
Matt Langan, a senior on the Washington and Lee golf team from Prospect, Ky., showed up this week with a q-and-a interview in the Armchair Golf Blog. It's an interesting interview, and you can read it at this link. Matt does a particularly good job of relating the particular challenges that go with playing Division […]
As part of its continuing efforts to attract and enroll a diverse group of students, Washington and Lee University has partnered with QuestBridge, a non-profit organization that assists low-income, high-achieving students with college applications.
Washington and Lee University's Student Consulting is working to create a comprehensive business plan for a Brazilian village to develop consumer products from malva and jute that the villagers grow and then market those products in the United States.
Back in late October when the Virginia gubernatorial race was in its final stages, the Washington Post held a live chat during which Post polling analyst Jennifer Agiesta, a 2000 alumna of Washington and Lee, joined a fellow staffer in answering questions from readers. We just happened across the transcript of that chat recently and […]
When it comes to Hall of Famers from Grambling University, you're apt to think football. Caesar Andrews, the Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Professor in Washington and Lee University's Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, didn't play football for the Tigers of legendary head coach Eddie Robinson. (Caesar was at Grambling at the same time as Washington […]
Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta), a national biological honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, and new to Washington and Lee, inducted 36 new members on Nov. 15 at Washington and Lee University.
In his new short-story collection, The Calaboose Epistles, R.T. Smith, W&L's Writer-in-Residence and editor of Shenandoah magazine, gives a voice to the criminal types who fascinated him as a boy.
UPDATE (12/2): The Baltimore Sun carried the story of Washington and Lee alumnus Chris Coffland's burial at Arlington National Cemetery this week. The ceremony was held on Dec. 1. Coffland was killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 13. Prior to being buried, Coffland was honored with seven medals, including two Bronze Stars for bravery and a […]
Stephanie Hardiman and Abel Delgado will be recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 2-4 p.m. in the Elrod Commons Living Room.
Washington and Lee scored four second-half goals, including a pair by senior midfielder Maggie Sutherland, to produce a 4-0 victory over Christopher Newport in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.
If you want to know what the best dresses from the international collections are going to be in 2010, Erin Mullaney of Washington and Lee's Class of 1998 is the person to ask — about that or any other fashion questions you have. As the buying director for Browns, the prestigous United Kingdom store, Erin's […]
Dr. Neal Baer, executive producer of NBC’s award-winning series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and a medical expert, will present a lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
If you're not a journalist, you may not be familiar with the name Jim Romenesko. A senior online reporter with the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. His daily email newsletter is a must-read for journalists since it dishes all the hottest information about what's happening in the business. That's why it's such a feather in […]
Back in April, we blogged about John Pipkin's first novel, Woodsburner, which was just being released by Nan Talese/Doubleday. Just this week John, a 1989 Washington and Lee graduate, won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Woodsburner was inspired by a little-known event — the young Henry David Thoreau's accidental destruction of 300 acres […]
Members of the Washington and Lee community who served in the armed forces gathered this morning for a short ceremony in Washington Hall to observe Veterans' Day. Organized by Mike Young, director of public safety, the annual gathering featured remarks by W&L President Ken Ruscio and Provost June Aprille. Paul Burns, director of environmental health […]
Watching human suffering from half a world away can be frustrating. But six W&L law students in a new international law class are getting the rare chance to do something about it.
As an undergraduate at Washington and Lee, Warren Mowry first brought Clarence Darrow to the stage in a one-man show. A history and theatre major, Mowry performed Darrow as a senior project in 1978. He went on to the University of South Carolina School of Law, spent a dozen years as a prosecutor for South […]
Washington and Lee is among the group of 20 leading liberal arts colleges that has sworn off publicizing the various rankings primarily because such lists as U.S. News & World Report select particular data and, applying their own methodology, attempt to reduce all these data to a single number. With that in mind, there are […]
Washington and Lee University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is working together with various groups across campus and within the Lexington Community to send care packages to 486 soldiers in Afghanistan.
The Washington and Lee women’s soccer team won the 2009 ODAC Tournament championship on penalty kicks, 3-2, after tying Virginia Wesleyan, 0-0, on Saturday at Foster Field in Virginia Beach, Va.
Shirley Irons: A Perfect Day, an exhibition of paintings, will be on display at Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery from Nov. 12 to Dec. 18. The artist will give a public lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall of Wilson Hall to be followed by a catered reception.
Robin Fretwell Wilson, a professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named Class of 1958 Law Alumni Professor of Law.
If you missed W&L News Director Sarah Tschiggfrie's news story about Washington and Lee sophomore Matt Simpson and his participation on the U.S. under-18 goalball team, you can catch up by watching WDBJ-TV's report on Matt from Thursday night. Matt was interviewed last Friday during W&L's Parents and Family Weekend, which allowed his parents to […]
Washington and Lee English professor Lesley Wheeler, who was featured in Sunday's Washington Post, had a live radio interview today (Thursday, Nov. 5) on Vermont's Woman-Stirred Radio, a program produced by WGDR radio in Plainfield, Vermonth. Lesley, who has published her first book of poetry, Heathen, discussed her poetry and read from her work. You […]
Last May we blogged about the Campus Kitchen project at Washington and Lee in the online True Hero competition. Enough folks responded to the request to vote for CKWL that the project won $1,000. The competition has begun anew, and you are again invited (i.e., urged) to log on and cast a vote for CKWL. […]
Ok, so we're a little late on recommending a book of Halloween stories by alumnus Douglas Clegg. But better late than never. Halloween Candy: 3 Tales of Horror is actually available for free online here. But one you visit Doug's Web site, you'll find a fascinating array of material about his book, include YouTube book […]
Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its 2009-10 proposal evaluation schedule. Community Grants Proposals may be submitted at any time but are reviewed semiannually: at the end of the calendar year and at the end of the fiscal year. The deadline for submitting a proposal for the end of the 2009 calendar year is Monday, November 16, 2009.
Two panels of attorneys, reporters, and pro sports executives will explore issues of sports, the law and the media during the third annual Reynolds Media, Courts and Law Symposium at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 11-12.
In case you missed it, Washington and Lee was well represented in Sunday's Washington Post. W&L law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson authored an opinion piece on page C-7 that examined the bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia. She's co-editor of the book "Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts." You […]
Washington and Lee University law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson published an opinion piece in the Nov. 1, 2009, edition of The Washington Post examining the District of Columbia's same sex marriage bill.