Sometime in the next several weeks, the White Family Era in Washington and Lee men’s basketball will end when the Generals finish their season. After seven seasons of having a member of the family on the floor, Zac White will play his final game. Fans hope it will come later rather than sooner, as the […]
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Stephen Pepper, professor of law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, will lecture on lawyers’ ethics during the 32nd Legal Ethics Institute at Washington and Lee University. His talk will be on Friday, March 19, at 5 p.m. in Classroom B of Sydney Lewis Hall.
Marcia France, professor of chemistry at Washington and Lee University, will give the Herwick Professorship of Chemistry Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. A reception will follow in the Northen Lobby.
Long-time viewers of the recently departed CBS soap opera “The Guiding Light” who are still undergoing withdrawal may not have realized that they were watching a Washington and Lee alumnus in one of the show's key roles. Grant Aleksander (Grant A. Kunkowski in W&L's Class of 1982) played Phillip Spaulding on the series, which left […]
"Oral Culture," a poem by Washington and Lee English professor Lesley Wheeler, is Slate's Weekly Poem this week. You can read the poem and also listen to Lesley read the poem. Here is a link to the poem on Slate. Meantime, W&L alumna and poet Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon of the Class of 1993 is one […]
Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center, Concert Guild and the Class of ’64 join together to present the 75th anniversary tour of George Gershwin’s "Porgy and Bess" on Monday, March 22 and Tuesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre.
Students and faculty will soon be looking at Washington and Lee University's significant collection of art, ceramics and historical artifacts in a new scientific light, courtesy of a National Science Foundation grant for instrumentation.
Mark Grunewald, the James P. Morefield Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, has been named interim dean of the W&L School of Law, effective July 1, 2010.
A Washington and Lee alumnus, Edward G. "Ned" Moore, has moved from directing one of the state's most successful, statewide, private higher-education consortiums to a national stage. A 1972 alumnus, Ned has been appointed an executive director of the Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE), the national office for state associations that focuses on consortial […]
Frank E. Grizzard Jr., director of the Lee Family Digital Archive at Washington and Lee University and author of several books on George Washington, celebrates Washington's birthday with an essay on 10 things everyone should know about the the first United States president.
A lecture on conservation titled "Where are the Parks? Great Ideas, Cultural Contexts, and Conservation in Mexico" will be presented by Emily Wakild, assistant professor of history at Wake Forest University, on Thursday, March 4, at Washington and Lee University.
Fans of New York Times crossword puzzles that have W&L connections got a freebie on Sunday. The clue for 34 Across? "Washington and _ _ _ University." Amy Grattan, a 1982 law alumna and parent of sophomore Robert Grattan, was among those who opened the Times on Sunday morning and found the reference to her […]
Washington and Lee's Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship women's basketball team opens play in the NCAA Division III tournament Friday (March 5) at 7:30 p.m. against Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.
Washington and Lee University will induct students into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society at its Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation on Wednesday, March 10, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
The department of Romance languages at Washington and Lee University will show five recent French films in the Stackhouse Theater of the Elrod Commons at 7 p.m. on the Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 4 to March 18.
Washington and Lee's Pan-Asian Association for Cultural Exchange (PAACE) is hosting an Asian Leadership Conference at the university on Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Elrod Commons.
Back in December, a story on our W&L news site related the efforts being made to get LEED certification for both the Newcomb Hall renovation and the new construction of Hillel House. A major focus for the Newcomb project was its waste management program, where the original goal had been to divert 75 percent of […]
As one of Washington and Lee University’s Lincoln Lecture Series featured speakers, Diana Schaub, professor of political science at Loyola College in Maryland, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 327, Huntley Hall.
Washington and Lee alumna Abby Perdue has returned to her alma mater on sabbatical from a New York law firm to assist current W&L undergraduates explore careers in law.
The third edition of the anthology Best American Fantasy has just been published and features what Publisher's Weekly calls "20 eclectic and exceptional stories that graft fantasy with realistic fiction." Included among the authors is none other than Stephen King. But two of the 20 stories are by writers with Washington and Lee ties. Chris […]
Robert E. Hemenway, a distinguished scholar of African-American literature and the newly retired chancellor of the University of Kansas, will present a lecture, “Zora Neale Hurston: Jook Joints and Voodoo Tales,” on Monday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 214 of Washington and Lee University’s Science Center.
Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio has been named to the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
A Feb. 8 article in Forbes Woman identifies 20 Inspiring Women to follow on Twitter, and a Washington and Lee alumna is on the list. We blogged about the work of Robyn McCord O'Brien of the Class of 1993 last April. Robyn is the founder of the AllergyKids Foundation, which supports and inspires parents and […]
Washington and Lee alumnus Charles Cella's name was prominent on national and international sports pages this week: his race track, Oaklawn Park, in Hot Springs, Ark., will be the center of the thoroughbred horse racing universe in April when the world's top two horses meet in the Apple Blossom Invitational. Among other outlets, The New […]
The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team wrapped up its 20th Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship on Sunday evening.
"Beyond Text and Image: The Book as Art" opens on Thursday, Feb. 25, in Staniar Gallery, Wilson Hall, at Washington and Lee. Curated by W&L humanities librarian Yolanda Merrill, the exhibition showcases 30 works by nationally known book artists.
W&L seniors Sarah Keckler and Jamie Goodin will be recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 2-4 p.m. in the Elrod Commons Living Room.
In his 49 years writing for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington and Lee alumnus and Lexington native Charley McDowell Jr., Class of 1948, directed some of his harshest criticism at one subject — the month of February. And given the ways things have gone in these snow-covered parts the past two weeks, who could argue with […]
A special lecture series that examines "Nature and Politics in the Americas" will begin Thursday, Feb. 18 at Washington and Lee University and continue through March. The four programs, featuring nationally- and internationally-known guest lecturers, will examine ways in which the physical environment helped shape human history in Latin America, and will discuss the ecology of international trade, conservation and national parks, climate history and environmental justice.
When Del Clark graduated from Washington and Lee in 1990, most of his classmates were well aware of the battle he had fought with cancer during his undergraduate career. As his classmate and roommate Todd Peppers recently recalled, during his sophomore year Del had a cancerous brain tumor and a prognosis of a year to […]
Spurred by a course on development economics, three students and a faculty member are turning theory into practice by starting a microfinance club called The General Development Initiative at Washington and Lee University.
If you tuned in to last night's first installment of the four-part PBS series Faces of America, you saw, in part, the hard work of a Washington and Lee senior. As an intern with W&L's New York Spring Term program, Michael Morella worked for Ark Media, the documentary film company that produced the show. As […]
H. Marshall Jarrett, professor of history at Washington and Lee University from 1963 to 2000 and a member of the Class of 1952, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Heritage Hall in Lexington. He was 79.
Pianist Di Wu will perform at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, February 17 at 8 p.m. in Wilson Hall under sponsorship of the W&L Concert Guilde.
In celebration of Black History month, the University-Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra will perform William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall at Washington and Lee University. Tickets are required.
Dr. Harold G. Koenig will present the Robert W. Root Lecture entitled "Religion, Spirituality and Health: Definitions, Research and Clinical Applications" at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Washington and Lee alumnus Drew McWay returned to his alma mater this week to give a presentation about his new venture, Dvelo.org, a platform to connect investors with communities in the developing world. Drew is a 2008 W&L grad who won one of the 100 Projects for Peace and used his $10,000 grant to partner […]
Jennifer Key of Dallas, Texas has been named winner of the annual Graybeal-Gowan Prize for Virginia Poets offered by Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review for the best poem entered by a Virginia poet.
Every year The State, the daily newspaper in Columbia, S.C., selects 20 local citizens who are under 40 years old and already making their mark on the community. This year Washington and Lee alumnus E. Craig Waites Jr., a 1992 graduate, is profiled in the newspaper's 7th Annual 20 Under 40 feature. Craig is a […]
One of America's pre-eminent Civil War scholars, James M. McPherson, will present a lecture entitled "Lincoln's Legacy for Our Time" at Washington and Lee University on Friday, Feb. 12, the 201st anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.
Washington and Lee University added Dwight Emanuelson Jr., of Dallas, Texas, to its Board of Trustees on Feb. 5, 2010, during a swearing-in ceremony in Lexington.
Washington and Lee marketing professor Amanda Bower blogged about the Super Bowl commercials throughout New Orleans' victory over Indianapolis. You can read her impressions of this year's efforts by the country's marketing pros on the AdLibs blog site. What did you think of the ads? Here are three polls that Amanda has created.
Washington and Lee University English professor Mark C. Conner remembers the life and work of J.D. Salinger who died on Jan. 27, 2010.
The Princeton Alumni Weekly has just published a piece on Lesley Wheeler, professor of English and head of the English department at Washington and Lee. Lesley received her Ph.D. from Princeton in 1994. The "A Moment with…" feature in the Princeton publication is a question-and-answer session with Lesley, and there is also a link on […]
Almost a year ago, Mike Pace, a 1984 Washington and Lee Law graduate from Salem, Va., asked his daughter what she was learning in her seventh grade civics class. She mentioned the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the amendments, and the structure of government, but when Mike asked about the rule of law, she wasn't […]
Dr. Andrew G. Kumpuris ’71, a clinical cardiologist in Little Rock, Ark., and adjunct professor of health policy at the Clinton School of Public Service of Little Rock, will give a public lecture on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in the Leyburn Library at Washington and Lee University.
With the death toll in Haiti estimated at 150,000 and climbing, Washington and Lee's student organization Change for Haiti wonders how to unite its community of about 2,900 students, faculty and staff in response to the horrifying natural disaster.
As a graduate student in the Columbia University Journalism School in 2009, Jessica Hopper, a 2008 Washington and Lee graduate, joined forces with Columbia classmate Pracheta Sharma to form a film company called Brown Girls Production. Now, they are celebrating their first film's selection for screening at this year's Women's International Film Festival (WIFF). "Behind […]
If you happened to go to Washington and Lee's dance concert over the weekend and then happened to watch Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast, you would have seen clear similarities between one of the aerial dances performed by W&L alumna Sharon Witting of the Class of 1991 and her partner, Andrea Burkholder, and the much-discussed Grammy […]
The Super Bowl television ads, as popular for many as the game itself, will have a few surprises this year, according to Washington and Lee University marketing professor Amanda Bower.
Washington and Lee politics professor Robin LeBlanc's new book, The Art of The Gut: Manhood, Power, and Ethics in Japanese Politics, is featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education's survey of new scholarly books this week. The link to the Chronicle's scholarly books feature is here, but it may require a subscription login. Amy Balfour […]
Two photographs by Washington and Lee photographer Patrick Hinely '73 are featured in a slide show accompanying a feature story about jazz pianist Fred Hersch in the current issue of the New York Times Magazine. The article is titled "Giant Steps: The Survival of a Great Jazz Pianist," and Patrick has two of the slide […]