Kevin Spirtas brings his acclaimed one-man show to Washington and Lee University on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Keller Theater.
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Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society that was founded at Washington and Lee University in 1914, will be returning to its birthplace later this year when the national headquarters is relocated to Lexington, Va.
New York Times senior business correspondent Micheline Maynard will present a talk entitled "What Will We Look Like When The Recession Is Over?" at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Feb. 8, Room 327, at Huntley Hall.
The Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program (LITC). This is the third straight year that the Tax Clinic has received federal dollars to support its efforts.
Law students participating in Washington and Lee's new third-year curriculum have amassed over 1500 hours of community service since the beginning of the academic year.
Even before the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts step on the field for Super Bowl XLIV, one result has already been determined--stocks will be up for 2010. Or so says the Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor.
A feature story in Lacrosse Magazine tells the story of Washington and Lee's Keigler connection — father Tom '77 is a National Lacrosse Hall of Famer; son Will '10 enters his senior season tied for 16th on the all-time scoring list at W&L. See the story here. W&L lacrosse fans of all generations will enjoy […]
Washington and Lee students continue to work on Haitian earthquake relief on several different fronts. W&L's Habitat for Humanity chapter has received $2076.90 to donate for disaster relief in Haiti from the student Executive Committee. The EC allocated these funds based on both the historic success of W&L’s Habitat for Humanity andits innovative plans for […]
Ellen C. Mayock, professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University, has received a 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). As Virginia’s highest honor for faculty at its public and private colleges and universities, the award recognizes superior accomplishments in teaching, research and public service.
And the answer is? 1895 The Calyx was first published in the same year that Virginia Tech’s yearbook, The Bugle, began. Both came after Harvard University’s was first published in 1889. But the oldest college yearbook is Yale University’s Banner, founded in 1841. THE QUESTION Earlier this week officials of Corks and Curls, the yearbook […]
Washington and Lee University's upcoming dance concert will test the use of Twitter as a benefit to the audience and will demonstrate the use of a Nintendo Wii as a way to translate movement to sound.
This month's issue of Greater Charlotte Biz magazine features alumna Carson Tate's company, Working Simply. Here is a link to the article. Carson, a 1998 graduate who majored in psychology, is president of Working Simply, which she founded in 2003 and has developed into an award-winning consulting firm that specializes in partnering with organizations, teams […]
Washington and Lee seniors Emily F. Coyle and Kevin T. Corn were recognized at the January Celebrating Student Success (CSS) reception in the Elrod Commons.
Robert A. Mosbacher, a member of W&L’s undergraduate class of 1947 and law class of 1949, who served as secretary of commerce for President George H. W. Bush and as general chairman of Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, died Sunday in Houston. He was 82 and had suffered from pancreatic cancer, according to the various […]
For the second time in the last three years, Washington and Lee University has received a record number of applications for admission. As of Friday, Jan. 22, the University's Office of Admissions had processed 6,588 applications for the Class of 2014. That compares with 6,222 applications a year ago and 6,386 in 2008, which had been the previous high.
If you happened to be watching NFL playoff games in the past few weeks, you've undoubtedly seen a new advertising campaign for Domino's in which the company confesses that its pizza has been, well, bad. The spots show Domino's employees reading customer comments like "Worst excuse for pizza I ever had" and "'The sauce tastes […]
The Winter, 2009 issue of Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review (Vol. 59, No. 3) features both a seasonal cover and a portfolio of paintings of Blue Ridge landscapes and culturescapes by Winchester (Virginia) artist Barry Vance, each in dialogue with an Appalachian literary passage chosen by the author.
Washington and Lee's Dining Services operation is planning a fund-raiser for Haitian earthquake relief, and all anyone has to do is go to the Marketplace and eat! On Friday, Jan. 29, Dining Services will donate $3 for each lunch served in the Marketplace to the American Red Cross for Haiti relief. Students, faculty and staff […]
Washington and Lee University junior Jarrett Brotzman has received the Schlegel Prize for International Studies for the best paper on foreign affairs or international relations in a politics seminar. The prize honors a W&L alumnus who died during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The Courts have emerged as a crucial battleground in efforts to regulate climate change. A new book edited by Washington and Lee School of Law professor Hari Osofsky explores some of these cases in order to explain their regulatory significance and examine this emerging area of litigation.
Lovancy Ingram, a 2001 alumna, is part of a relatively new instrumental group called Porterfield Rose, which was formed in late 2008 and has just released its first CD, Echoes of Rose. A journalism and mass communications major who lives in Washington, D.C., Lovancy served as assistant concertmaster for the University Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra. Porterfield […]
A story in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette earlier this month focused on the research being conducted at Hendrix College in Conway by Jennifer Peszka, a 1994 Washington and Lee graduate and an associate professor of psychology and head of the department at Hendrix. Jennifer received the M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Southern Mississippi and […]
Jackie Northam, national security correspondent for National Public Radio, will address "Afghanistan: Surge Without a Cause" in a lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Room 327 of Huntley Hall at Washington and Lee University.
When students at Washington and Lee University eat at the on-campus dining facility, the Marketplace, they are completing a process that benefits not only themselves — the food is both delicious and nutritious — but also local food vendors, the local economy and the environment. In 2009, the percentage of local food used by W&L's dining facilities increased to an estimated 32 percent, up from 25 percent the previous year and 8.5 percent in 2007-2008.
Several students groups at Washington and Lee are joining forces to support Haitian earthquake relief. The Bonner Leaders Program, the Caribbean Society, the Nabors Service League and the Student Association for International Learning (SAIL) are joining together to take the lead in developing fundraising strategies that will kick off at Sunday night’s (Jan. 17) MLK Keynote address, which will feature Julian Bond at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel. According to Caitlin Edgar, a sophomore from De Pere, Wisc., and a member of Bonner Leaders Program, the groups will place donation receptacles at strategic locations around the campus beginning with Lee Chapel for the MLK event. “We have some additional fundraising strategies in mind and hope to get those launched during the next week,” Caitlin said.
An article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch last month reported on Washington and Lee alumnus Paul S. Trible's new venture — an online store selling men's shirts offering "European quality, English fit and American style; all at an attainable price." Paul and his business partner, Paul Watson, planned Ledbury while they were in Oxford, pursuing M.B.A. […]
Dr. Scott Swartzwelder, professor of psychiatry and psychology and neuroscience at Duke University Medical Center, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.
Philip L. Cline, the Lewis Whitaker Adams Professor of Management and Economics Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died Tuesday at his home in Lexington. He was 64.
A story in Tuesday's edition of Automotive News reports that Bright Automotive, the Indiana-based company of which Washington and Lee alumnus Reuben Munger '95 is chairman, is set to sign an agreement with a major automaker for the company's plug-in hybrid vehicles. Bright Automotive made a big splash last April when it unveiled the prototype […]
Although cell phones have been a staple of college students' communications gear for some years now, the smart-phone revolution is taking over campuses.
Burr Datz ’75, director of leadership development and coordinator of religious life at Washington and Lee since 2000, has been named the campus minister for Lexington's St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. His last day in his W&L position was Dec. 31, but he's still going to be much in evidence around his alma mater since he'll […]
Congratulations to Dewey Oxner, '56, 58L, on his selection to receive the 2009 DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award from the South Carolina Bar Foundation. Dewey is a Shareholder Emeritus of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., in the firm's Greenville office. He will receive the award on Jan. 22 at the South Carolina Bar’s Annual Convention’s plenary […]
A recent article on the auto racing blog, AutoRacing1.com, highlighted the accomplishments of Washington and Lee alumnus Chris Dyson '00. Dyson Racing: The Legacy Continues described the way that Chris's father, Rob, has moved away from day-to-day leadership of the team, leaving it to Chris, who serves as an owner-driver. Another feature story about Chris […]
The Right Honourable Lord Frederick Edward Robin Butler of Brockwell, who led a major investigation into the British decision to go to war in Iraq, will give a public lecture, "Iraq and the Lessons for Intelligence," at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. in Stackhouse Theatre.
Washington and Lee University journalism professor Claudette Artwick sees value in social media to supplement traditional media in certain instances but worries about a potential "digital divide."
“A Conversation with Jane Mayer,” author and staff writer for The New Yorker, will be held at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater in the Elrod Commons.
Tim Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law at W&L, will among the experts on a live panel discussion about health insurance exchanges on C-SPAN Friday (1/8) afternoon. The show will air from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Throughout the debate on health care reform, Tim has been in demand for comment from […]
The Roanoke Times recently highlighted the vintage postcard collection of Robert F. Stauffer, a 1965 graduate of Washington and Lee who retired in 2008 after 25 years on the faculty of Roanoke College. The Times article quoted Stauffer as calling these postcards "the tweets of the early 20th century" and reproduced 12 of the cards, […]
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood will address Washington and Lee University's annual Founders' Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1998, will present the keynote address for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Washington and Lee University on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Washington and Lee alumni of the 1970s or 1980s who happen to dine at the new Chinese restaurant open now in Cape Coral, Fla., may be familiar with the artwork that they see at Chen's China Bistro. A feature story on the new restaurant in the North Fort Myers Neighbor spends almost as much time […]
John M. McCardell Jr., a 1971 graduate of Washington and Lee and a member of the Board of Trustees since 2008, was named today as the vice chancellor and president of the University of the South-Sewanee. John is president emeritus of Middlebury College in Vermont, where he served from 1992 to 2004. Sewanee's announcement, including […]
Artists Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown will present a public lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall of Wilson Hall at Washington and Lee University in conjunction with their current exhibition at Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery.
Washington and Lee University’s Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa will recognize three honorary initiates in addition to 28 student initiates at the Founders Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation which will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., is pleased to present the solo exhibition “Inside Out,” paintings by Kathleen Olson. The exhibition will show through June 30, 2010, in the Williams Gallery, Huntley Hall.
The four Washington and Lee students who participated in the 10-day trip to Israel during their December break through Taglit-Birthright Israel returned with glowing descriptions of their experience. Wrote Zach Segall, a senior from Owings Mills, Md.: "I expected to be amazed by the sights, people, culture, food, etc. — such expectations were both met […]
The Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University (CKWL) has added a weekend snack program for children to its hunger-relief services in Rockbridge County.