A recent report to the U.S. Congress from the Federal Trade Commission examining virtual worlds prominently cites the work of two Washington and Lee law professors.
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It's never too early to start making plans for the Washington and Lee reunions this spring, and a new blog site makes it easier than ever. Just go to Reunions at W&L to keep abreast of the latest plans for the weekend of April 30 to May 2. You can filter the information by class […]
Lexington has its own Facebook fan page where you can see photos and keep up with the latest doings in Metro Lex. You can become a fan at this link and try your hand at Trivia Tuesday. Lexington's got almost 4,500 fans already–more than our official Washington and Lee Facebook page. So as long as you're […]
When she entered college, Julie Slonecki was a self-taught musician who could not read music. Two years later, as a junior music major at Washington and Lee University, Slonecki has published her own indie rock album called "Borders."
The two feet of snow that blanketed Lexington and Rockbridge County on the weekend made for treacherous conditions but spectacular photography (and videography). Photographer Kevin Remington was on the W&L campus before the plows and a his shot of Holekamp Hall at the right shows what it looked like Saturday. And Terry Vosbein, professor of […]
Washington and Lee University music professor and composer Terry Vosbein's new CD, "Progressive Jazz 2009," is a rousing tribute to Stan Kenton performed by the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.
Washington and Lee English professor Marc Conner hopped up on WMRA radio's Civic Soapbox to discuss his recent visit to the National Book Awards when he opted not to heed Thoreau's imperative (“beware of any enterprise that requires new clothes") and wore a tuxedo to the gala event in New York City. The awards, which […]
The Daily Beast, former New Yorker editor Tina Brown's Web site, has named its 15 hottest colleges of the decade this week, and Washington and Lee comes in at No. 13. The list was compiled by Kathleen Kingsbury, who writes about education issues for The Daily Beast and also for TIME magazine. There is not […]
In This Issue: Rooted in Respect: W&L and Civility; Interning 9 to 5: Putting Students to Work in the Washington and New York Spring Term Programs
If you are worried about gaining a few unwanted pounds as the holidays approach, a Washington and Lee alumna has created a gift that might just be what you need. Jennifer Galardi of the Class of 1996 has just produced a new DVD called "Ballet Body" and subtitled "5 'Feel-Good' Workouts." Jennifer and the new […]
Washington and Lee University's Community Grants Committee has made its first round of grants to non-profit organizations in the Lexington/Rockbridge community, awarding grants to 13 different organizations.
Rodney A. Smolla, dean and Roy L. Steinheimer, Jr. Professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named president of Furman University in Greenville, S.C. Smolla will assume his new position on July 1, 2010.
Gerry Lenfest, Washington and Lee alumnus and benefactor, was the recipient Saturday of the Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement from The Pennsylvania Society, a non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1899. Lenfest, '53, '55L, was recognized at the 111th annual dinner of The Pennsylvania Society at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. He joins an impressive […]
With a modest grant from Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality, Robert Humston, assistant professor of biology at W&L, hopes to enlist the help of Rockbridge County landowners to fight pollution in Hays Creek.
Four Washington and Lee University students were selected to participate in a free, 10-day trip to Israel during their December break through Taglit-Birthright Israel. This is the seventh year that W&L Hillel is participating in this program.
Crighton Allen, a junior at Washington and Lee from Thomasville, Ga., participated in the Shepherd Alliance Summer Internship Program this past summer when he worked with the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. What Crighton saw during his time in D.C. made him wonder about the way the system worked. So he wrote about his […]
he U.S. General Accounting Office has released a report examining processes and outcomes in the Federal Black Lung Benefits program and cites The Black Lung Clinic at Washington and Lee University School of Law as a prominent provider of legal services for those seeking federal benefits.
In its first attempt at earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for a campus building project, Washington and Lee University has made significant strides with its Newcomb Hall preservation project , especially with its related construction waste management plan.
According to a post on his blog, "The Georgian Revival," Wright Marshall had intended to become either an investment banker or a lawyer when he entered Washington and Lee in 1991. But today Wright is an advertisement for the value of a liberal arts education. Although he majored in business administration at W&L, Wright said […]
In a first for Washington and Lee University, the University Chorus performed three new choral works composed by three senior music majors during the 2009 Holiday Concerts.
Washington and Lee University politics professor Robin LeBlanc explores the masculine dynamic in Japanese politics in her new book, The Art of The Gut: Manhood, Power, and Ethics in Japanese Politics.
Anyone from Western Pennsylvania or even anyone who has spent some time traveling through Pittsburgh over the last two decades has probably seen and heard a Washington and Lee alumnus who has become a fixture on KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh's CBS affiliate. Dave Crawley of the Class of 1969 celebrated two decades with the station in April […]
Washington and Lee's Career Services has a Facebook fan page that keeps students (and others) up to date on the various opportunities that the office has. Become a fan. And while you're on the page, check out the new Career Services blog. Speaking of Career Services, Beverly Lorig, the director, offered interesting observations about job […]
W&L students Alex Shabo and Greg Lennon will be recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 2-4 p.m. in the Elrod Commons Living Room.
If you missed them on C-SPAN television, there are two videos with Washington and Lee connections currently available from the C-SPAN Video Library. A recent installment of the C-SPAN weekly series, The Communicators, features an interview with Meredith Attwell Baker, the 1990 Washington and Lee alumna who is the newly appointed Commissioner to the Federal […]
Back in November Stephen R. Chance of the Class of 1989 and his family stopped by Lexington on their way back to Atlanta from Philadelphia. Stephen decided to show his family around his alma mater. As he walked across the footbridge, he spotted a banner for St. Jude Childrens' Research Hospital from the University's group […]
Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio is among 82 college and university presidents and chancellors who have joined a new Presidents' Trust formed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to make the case for liberal education and its value in today's world.
The Washington and Lee University Habitat for Humanity chapter has been selected as one of the 2009-2010 State Farm Insurance Companies $5,000 Matching Grant recipients.
If you're looking for the latest news of Washington and Lee's alumni chapters, there's a great new on-line resource available. The Alumni Association's blog features a comprehensive calendar of chapter events plus links tothe individual blogs being maintained by 16 different alumni chapters. Be sure to have a look. Chances are you'll find a W&L […]
Washington and Lee University journalism professor Indira Somani spent her Thanksgiving vacation on assignment in Washington, D.C., where she covered the historic state visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Anthony Cardona and Emmy Mathews, juniors at Washington and Lee University, are winners in the $10,000 Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges (VFIC ) / Norfolk Southern Scholarship Program competition.
Only moments before the network TV cameras went live from Eisenhower Hall at West Point for President Obama's speech on Afghanistan last night, a Washington and Lee alumnus stood at the podium where the president would stand and addressed the Corps of Cadets and gathered dignitaries. Col. James T. (Ty) Seidule, a 1984 W&L history […]
Anna Schleunes, a 1991 Washington and Lee alumna and currently assistant city attorney for the city of Charlotte, N.C., is one of only 54 individuals from around the nation to be awarded a prestigious German Marshall Fund’s Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) for 2010. Anna, a politics major at W&L and a member of Chi Omega, […]