Rick Woulfe, a 1976 graduate of the W&L School of Law, is managing partner of Bunnell Woulfe, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In 2009, Rick was named one of Florida's Super Lawyers and was also recognized as a Top Lawyer in the 2010 South Florida Legal Guide. Rick knows his way around a golf course […]
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Evelyn Whitehurst Huntley of Lexington, former first lady of Washington and Lee University, died on Monday, March 29, at her home. She was 78.
Washington and Lee University’s eighth annual Holocaust Remembrance Week is April 5-9. Organized by Hillel, W&L's Jewish student organization, the week will feature a series of events designed to stress the importance of remembering the victims of the Holocaust.
Best-selling historical biographer Flora Fraser visited Washington and Lee on Monday, March 29. Her purpose? Research for her new book on Martha Dandridge Custis Washington and her marriage to George Washington. Fraser toured the Lee Chapel and Museum with Linda Donald, manager of the facility. She then visited Special Collections and Archives in Leyburn Library, […]
Washington and Lee University School of Law has announced the establishment of a fellowship for one qualified German LL.M. student.
Ray Ellington, assistant director of campus recreation, was recognized earlier this month as the Outstanding New Professional for Region III by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) . (Region III is one of five regions within NASPA). At W&L, Ray runs the university's intramural and club sports programs and assists James Dick, the […]
A student-run leadership group at Washington and Lee University sponsored the third annual Love Your Body Week at W&L from March 15-19.
A new volume by Julie A. Campbell, associate director of communications and public affairs at Washington and Lee University, provides the first comprehensive narrative of that special relationship, beautifully illustrated throughout by paintings, photographs, historical advertisements and artifacts.
A 2010 ACS-Mellon Faculty Renewal grant for "On Solid Ground: Building the Foundation for Women Faculty and Students in Math and Science," will support the development of a new project at W&L called Women in Math and Science (WIMS), which aims to give students more confidence and life skills to help retain them in these disciplines.
Washington and Lee University has submitted its climate action plan (CAP) with a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 to the American Colleges and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.
Washington and Lee alumnus (Class of 1953) and Lexington native Cy Twombly has become only the third contemporary artist selected to create a permanent work for the Louvre. His contribution is a painted ceiling for the Salle des Bronzes, and he is the first artist given the honor of decorating a Louvre ceiling since Georges […]
With the sponsorship of Washington and Lee’s Student Environmental Action League (SEAL), the University will be participating in Earth Hour 2010 on Saturday, March 27, between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Clark Finney, a 2006 graduate of Washington and Lee, with a degree in business administration and two years on the Generals' lacrosse team, has just received the prestigious Most Promising Commercial Salesperson of the Year Award from the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). Clark, an associate with Cushman & Wakefield, received the award […]
The Eighth Annual Lewis F. Powell Jr. Lecture will be delivered by the Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Appointed to the bench in 2007 by President George W. Bush, Judge Elrod will speak on the importance of the jury system in state and federal courts. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31, at 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel on the campus of Washington and Lee University. The event is free and open to the public.
Stacy Morrison's memoir, "Falling Apart in One Piece," was published this week by Simon & Schuster, and she appeared on the TODAY show on Tuesday morning to talk about it with Al Roker. (Click here to watch the video and read an excerpt). Stacy is editor-in-chief of Redbook magazine, and the book is about her […]
Washington and Lee law professor Timothy S. Jost, one of the nation’s leading health policy analysts and health reform advocates, was invited to attend Tuesday's ceremony for the historic health reform legislation.
Powell (Nick) Leitch of the Classes of 1984 and 1987L is an attorney practicing in the defense of medical malpractice and products liability claims for LeClairRyan law firm in Roanoke. That's Nick's day job. But Sunday and last night, he was on stage at the Shaftman Performance Hall in Roanoke's Jefferson Center where he was […]
Monica Gonzalez, an assistant professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University, is mounting her own campaign to raise money to assist earthquake victims in her native Chile
John Channing Briggs, professor of English and director of the University Writing Program at the University of California, Riverside, will lecture on "Lincoln and Shakespeare" as part of Washington and Lee University's Lincoln Lecture Series on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m., in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Domnica Radulescu, professor of Romance languages at Washington and Lee University, will discuss and read from her new novel, “Black Sea Twilight” (Doubleday, 2010), on Monday, March 29, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will present the seventh biannual H. Parker Willis Lecture in Political Economics at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, April 1, at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Dr. Mitchell Thomashow, president of Unity College in Maine and nationally known in environmental circles, is the 2010 Earle Bates Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Washington and Lee University. He will give a lecture on Friday, April 2, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.
Washington and Lee’s fledgling dance program and senior Zaq Lawal won major recognition last weekend during the American College Dance Concert at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond. Zaq’s dance, “Metamorphosis,” was among a dozen outstanding works that a panel of judges chose from the 45 that were submitted by the 27 participating colleges and universities […]
Giles G. Perkins, a 1992 graduate of the W&L School of Law and Executive Committee president in the 1991-92 academic year, is a candidate for attorney general in Alabama this year. To launch his campaign earlier this month, Giles joined marchers on the 51-mile walk between Selma and Montgomery to recreate the voting rights march […]
On March 29, academics, governments, practitioners, investors, and representatives from international and non-governmental organizations from around the world will meet at Washington and Lee University School of Law (W&L) in Lexington, Virginia for a symposium to explore the prevention and efficient management of investment treaty disputes. The symposium is a joint effort between W&L and UNCTAD.
"Train to Trieste", the 2008 novel by Washington and Lee University Romance languages professor Domnica Radulescu, continues to appear on best-seller lists around the world. Most recently the novel was No. 4 on the electronic book list at Foyles, the London book seller, which appears weekly in The Observer. (Note that it was one spot […]
Melissa Meriam Bullard, professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver a lecture at Washington and Lee University on “The Secrets of a Renaissance Merchant in his Studiolo” on Friday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Students in Washington and Lee course on "Art and Business" created a marketing plan for the Natural Bridge of Virginia.
Hood to Coast is billed as the largest relay race in the world. The race features 1,000 teams with 12,000 runners and covers 197 miles from Mount Hood to the Oregon coast. A new documentary film about the race, also titled "Hood to Coast," follows four of the relay teams, one of which, Team R. […]
The music department at Washington and Lee University will conclude a full day of music with the first High School ChoralFest Concert on Saturday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Wilson Concert Hall.
Washington and Lee University senior Natalie Bunnell and junior Christopher Browning will be recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception on Wednesday, March 17, from 2-4 p.m. in the Elrod Commons Living Room.
Washington and Lee University’s Writer-in-Residence R. T. Smith will give a reading from some of his own works on Wednesday, March 24, at 4:30 p.m. in Staniar Gallery, Wilson Hall.
On Wednesday, March 17, Washington and Lee School of Law alumnus Kevin Rardin '84L will speak about the rule of law in Afghanistan and his experiences as an attorney working for Lawyers without Borders.
Seven writers, poets, and faculty members with Washington and Lee ties will be participating this week in the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville. (And if we missed anyone, please let us know.) If you click on the individuals' names below, you'll get all the details of their presentation, including details about the […]
Washington and Lee economist Jim Casey is among more than 2,000 economists and scientists who comprise the Union of Concerned Scientists, a lobbying effort to push for Senate climate legislation. While he was in Washington, D.C., last week, Jim was interviewed for Clean Skies News, an Internet-based news organization staffed by professional journalists committed to […]
Washington and Lee University students in pursuit of graduation pack their schedules to fulfill their requirements. Naturally, they study subjects for which they have a passion during the march to a degree. Some students, however, seek intellectual stimulation not only for academic credit, but for the pure pleasure of learning.
Washington and Lee University will participate in Virginia's statewide tornado drill on Tuesday, Mar. 16, by testing the University's emergency notification system.
Capt. John Cimina, a 2002 graduate of Washington and Lee, has just received the 2010 winner of the Robert Guy Robinson Award from the Marine Corps Aviation Assocaition as the 2010 Naval Flight Officer of the Year. The award is named in honor of Marine First Lieutenant Robert G. Robinson, who earned the Medal of […]
Founding chairman of ESPN and author Stuart Evey will give a lecture on the story of ESPN’s beginnings on Thursday, March 18, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons at Washington and Lee University.
Classicist and a Roman social and cultural historian Dr. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, M.A., D.Phil., O.B.E., director of the Herculaneum Conservation Project and master of Sidney Sussex College in England, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in the Elrod Commons.
Tonight at the Glasgow Community Center, the Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee program will serve its 50,000th meal. What a milestone! CKWL began in 2006, founded by then-senior Ingrid Easton. It has grown by leaps and bounds in the years since and is now a model for the Campus Kitchen program nationally. In 2006 […]
During Speed Read Week at Washington and Lee University, students compete to see how many words in the children's book, Curious George, they could read aloud in 15 seconds. The winners were local school children who benefit from Speed Read's sponsor, W&L's chapter of First Book.
A $50,000 grant from PricewaterhouseCoopers Charitable Foundation has enabled W&L's accounting department to create a series of courses that teach the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in parallel with the regular accounting classes covering U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (U.S. GAAP).
When we last wrote about Mackenzie Brown, a 2009 graduate, she was headed to Uganda to teach at BULA (Better Understanding of Life in Africa) Children's Home. Her hometown television station in West Virginia had done a story about her upcoming adventure. That was last July. Mackenzie arrived in Uganda in August and found the […]
Reed Bolton Byrum, former president and CEO of the Public Relations Society of America, will give the keynote address for Washington and Lee University’s 49th Institute on Media Ethics on Friday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Eric Clapton has called Delta blues legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robert Johnson "the most important blues musician who ever lived." Washington and Lee alumnus Scott Ainslie would no doubt agree. Next year is the 100th anniversary of Johnson's birth and the 25th anniversary of his recordings, and Scott has created a […]
How are new college courses created? In the case of Topics in Public Science: Space Travel, at Washington and Lee University, it all started at a brown bag lunch hosted by W&L's journalism department in 2004.
Old Dominion University — and all of Tidewater, it seems — are welcoming Norfolk native Wood Selig back to the area with open arms. The 1983 Washington and Lee alumnus, who came to W&L from Norfolk Collegiate, has taken over as the athletic director at Old Dominion after 11 years at Western Kentucky. Prior to […]
This spring, Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review, celebrates one milestone and prepares for another. First comes the 60th anniversary issue of the journal, a tribute to writer Flannery O'Connor. And then comes a change, when Shenandoah shifts from print to Web.
On Tuesday, March 16, the Hon. Leonie M. Brinkema, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, will deliver the 2010 Tucker Lecture at Washington and Lee University School of Law. The title of her talk is "Managing Perfect Storms: A Judicial Perspective on the Challenges Presented by High Visibility Cases."
Linda Klein, a 1983 graduate of Washington and Lee's School of Law, was nominated in February as chair of the American Bar Associations' House of Delegates. Linda is managing shareholder in the Georgia offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, and of the firm's board of directors. The chair of the ABA House […]
If Washington and Lee alumnus Charlie Santo has his way, the area in Memphis known as Soulsville is going to be revitalized through an unusual program called the Memphis Music Magnet. Santo, a 1996 W&L graduate, is currently an assistant professor of City and Regional Planning in the School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy […]
The Rockbridge County Model United Nations Conference, which is hosted by Washington and Lee University and staffed completely by W&L students, will be held on Friday, March 5, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the W&L Law School.
Washington and Lee's Hillel had its first-ever Alternative Break over the Washington Holiday, when 14 students traveled to Uruguay. According to Joan Robins, director of Hillel at W&L, who accompanied the students, the group focused on poverty issues in Montevideo, where they worked with individuals who were severely affected by the 2002 economic crisis in […]
Walter H. Kansteiner III, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003, will be Executive-in-Residence in the Williams School at Washington and Lee University on March 11-12. He will give a lecture on Thursday, March 11, at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.
Two members of Washington and Lee's Class of 1997, Dr. Anthony "Mazz" Mazzarelli and Dr. Sacha Montas, were among the first responders to earthquake victims in Haiti last month. Anthony heads up the emergency medicine unit at Cooper University Hospital in Newark, N.J. Sacha is a fourth-year resident in the department of emergency medicine at […]
The department of theater and dance at Washington and Lee University will present the musical "Chicago" on March 11-14, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre in Lenfest Hall.
Writer Jeannette Walls will present the keynote remarks of Washington and Lee University’s seventh annual Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar on Friday, March 12, at 4 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Mountain geographer and climber Alton Byers, famous for capturing on camera 50 years of climate change in the Everest region of the Himalayas, will give a talk on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Leyburn Library’s Northen Auditorium at Washington and Lee University.
Novelist Porochista Khakpour, who teaches fiction at Bucknell University, will give a reading for her work on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in Room 345 in Elrod Commons at Washington and Lee University.
Senior Robert Claiborne always believed he would be reunited with the W&L class ring that he lost in the snow between Newcomb Hall and Morris House. It flew off his finger when he returned fire during a brief snowball battle on Feb. 2. Elizabeth Knapp ‘90, associate dean of the College, happened along when Robert […]