Washington and Lee University has offered admission to 1,064 of its applicants, or 18 percent of its applicant pool, for the Class of 2016, which will matriculate in the fall. The applicant pool, which was slightly fewer than 6,000 students, includes more than 600 who applied during the University's two Early Decision programs. Of those […]
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Washington and Lee law alumnus Kent Masterson Brown, of the Law Class of 1974, wrote, hosted and narrated a film about horses in the Civil War that aired this month on HRTV, The Horse Network. "Unsung Hero: The Horse in the Civil War" discusses how the horses were procured and trained for field use, how they […]
In Barron's magazine's annual list of America's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors on a state-by-state basis, Washington and Lee alumnus and trustee Hagood Ellison, of the Class of 1972, ranks as South Carolina's top advisor. This is the third consecutive year that Hagood has been on the Barron's list, and he's No. 1 in the state […]
Twelve Washington and Lee University undergraduates will have three minutes each to pitch a new business idea to a panel of W&L alumni in hopes of winning a $1,000 prize.
Jasmin Darznik, assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee, is scheduled to appear today on the National Public Radio Show "Tell Me More." Jasmin will be discussing her critically acclaimed memoir, "The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life," with Jackie Lyden, as part of the International Women's Day Program on "Tell […]
In the feature stories, editorials, blog entries and obituaries that have been written about the passing of Washington and Lee alumnus Bob Fishburn, of the Class of 1955, the adjectives used most consistently have been "passionate," "gentle" and "generous." Bob died on Saturday, March 24, of complications from lung cancer. He was 77. After graduating […]
Washington and Lee University Studio Art majors will present their senior projects in an exhibition that opens in Staniar Gallery on March 27.
Abderrahim Foukara, the Washington bureau chief for Al-Jazeera T.V., will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Colum McCann, winner of the 2009 National Book Award, will present the keynote address, “The Art of Knowing the World,” at Washington and Lee's Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar on Friday, March 30, at 4 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
The Tenth Annual Lewis F. Powell Jr. Lecture will be delivered by Lyle Denniston, lead reporter for SCOTUSblog. Denniston's talk is titled "Lyle Denniston's Take on the Modern Supreme Court."
Regina Schwartz, professor of English and law at Northwestern University, will give the Shannon-Clark lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.
Washington and Lee University’s Department of Music will present the 2012 ChoralFest on March 28 and 29 to honor world-renowned composer and conductor René Clausen.
Robert Humston was a member of the Virginia Military Institute faculty from 2004 to 2008 before he crossed the street to join W&L's faculty as assistant professor of biology. Ever since, he's thought there ought to be more and better interaction between W&L and VMI. To that end, Robert (pronounced row-BEAR) collaborated with Col. Lee […]
A Cherry Blossom Viewing Japanese Tea Ceremony will be held Sunday, April 1, at Washington and Lee University in the Senshin'an Tea Room in the Watson Pavilion on the W&L campus. Students will be doing ongoing demons
Johnnetta Cole, the director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, told the participants in Washington and Lee University’s Women’s Leadership Summit to be bold, to be of service to others and to respect and celebrate human diversity
The Hon. Donald Parsons, Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Chancery Court, will give a public lecture at Washington and Lee School of Law on Monday, March 26.
Alexandra Scaggs, a 2009 graduate of Washington and Lee, got some Internet airtime this week to discuss the potential economic impact of the much-ballyhooed movie, The Hunger Games, which opens today. Alexandra joined Dow Jones Newswire as a reporter in January. Her work can often be found on the Wall Street Journal's Marketbeat blog, where […]
Tim Dare, senior lecturer (associate professor of philosophy) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, will give the keynote speech at Washington and Lee University’s 34th Legal Ethics Institute on Friday, March 30, at 5 p.m. in Huntley 221.
Several seniors in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program recently visited Washington to explore exhibitions and archives about their capstone seminar topic, Indo-America. During the term, seniors have examined the cultural connections among indigenous peoples of the Americas. Jeff Barnett, professor of Spanish and head of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, said that one aim of […]
Outlaw and the Federalist Society, two Washington and Lee University School of Law student groups, will sponsor a public debate, presenting the conservative cases for and against gay marriage on Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The debate is free and open to the public. Andrew Sullivan, a nationally renowned journalist and […]
Alice Te Punga Somerville from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, will present a talk at Washington and Lee University on Monday, March 26, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Hill House on the W&L campus. Her talk, titled "'I ain't afraid of no ghost': Women Who Haunt Maori Literary History," will be at the Women's […]
Ulises’ Odyssey, a documentary written, directed and produced by Washington and Lee alumna Lorena Manriquez, will be screened on Monday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, in Elrod Commons.
The annual Virginia Festival of the Book begins in Charlottesville today, and, as usual, W&L authors will have a presence. This year, both of them appear on Thursday, March 22. At 4 p.m. on March 22 is Jasmin Darznik, assistant professor of English. She’s presenting a session titled “My Mother’s Hidden Life: Three Generations of Iranian […]
For the second time in as many years, Washington and Lee University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. The honor roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and in placing students on a lifelong path of civic engagement, […]
W&L English professor Suzanne Keen discusses what constitutes young adult literature on Professor Hogwarts blog.
Washington and Lee University seniors Ashna Sharan and Joey Brown will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation on Wednesday, March 21, at 12 noon in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
French majors from Washington and Lee University will perform at La Maison Française at the French Embassy for the Festival of Francophone Cultures (Festival de la Francophonie 2012) on Wednesday, March 21, at 5 p.m., in Washington. They will perform scenes in French from Eugène Ionesco's absurdist play La Cantatrice Chauve (The Bald Soprano), directed […]
Washington and Lee University will participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s statewide tornado drill scheduled for Tuesday, March 20. As part of the drill, Washington and Lee will test its emergency communications systems at approximately 10 a.m. that day. Those systems include the e2Campus text alert system as well as University mass email, electronic message […]
J. Holt Merchant, professor of history at Washington and Lee University, will give the Martin and Brooke Stein Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Thursday, March 22, at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library
James R. Kahn, the John F. Hendon Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, will discuss “Guidelines for Thinking About Our Energy Future.” in a public lecture on Thursday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of the Leyburn Library.
I-Hsiung Ju, professor of art and artist-in-residence emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died on March 17, 2012, at his home in North Fort Myers, Fla.
R.T. Smith, editor of Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review, will present the annual Writer-in-Residence Reading at W&L on Wednesday, March 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Hillel Multipurpose Room.
Washington and Lee economics professor Mike Smitka, whose two primary research interests are the auto industry and the Japanese economy, appeared on the Canadian Business News Network last week to assess the current state of the Japanese economy. Mike, who taped the interview in Washington, told his interviewer that the Japanese economy is still about 4 percent […]
Marcus Borg, the Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Ore., will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. It is free and open to the public. The title of his talk is “Jesus in American Christianity Today.” Borg says, “The United States […]
Washington and Lee alumnus William B. Hill Jr. was one of the winners of the 13th Annual Justice Robert Benham Community Service Awards in Atlanta on Feb. 28.
Harvey Markowitz, assistant professor of anthropology at Washington and Lee, describes the way Lakota Sioux adapted to various elements of Catholic beliefs and practices from missionaries sent to convert them in a new article.
Lisa McCown, the senior library assistant in Special Collections at Washington and Lee's Leyburn Library, has received the Ruth Anderson McCulloch Award from the Southern Shenandoah Valley Branch of Preservation Virginia.
Princeton sociologist Angel L. Harris challenged the new inductees into Washington and Lee University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to use their influence to change someone’s life.
Brett Beshore '05 is ranked among top 10 entrepreneurs under 30 by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invitation-only nonprofit.
A new study concludes that Washington and Lee University contributed more than $225 million to the Shenandoah Valley’s economy in 2010.
For a first-person account of legal operations in Afghanistan, read this fascinating interview in the March 11 Roanoke Times with Charles Carter Lee. The Roanoke, Va., attorney, a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 2001, just returned home after a stint in Afghanistan with the Virginia National Guard as an operational law attorney, rule […]
As far as Washington and Lee University business administration professor Amanda Bower is concerned, a liberal arts education provides the very best preparation for a career in advertising and its related fields. To prove her point, Bower is bringing about a dozen Washington and Lee alumni who are currently working in advertising and marketing back […]
Washington and Lee women undergraduate and law students recently took part in a training program, "Elect Her: Campus Women Win," designed to encourage increased participation in the political process on campus.
Dr. Mervyn Silverman, secretary of The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and a 1960 Washington and Lee graduate, will address AIDS prevention, awareness at his alma mater on March 19.
Every now and then, the alumni magazine receives a photograph of wedding cakes designed to look like Washington and Lee’s historic Colonnade. Now readers of the online edition of Brides magazine can enjoy the view as well, in a March 6 blog item about the March 2011 wedding of Corbin Blackford, Class of 2007, and Kristin Hendee. […]
Babukishan Das Baul and his wife, Sandra Ann Baul, will present “Mystical Songs of the Bauls of Bengal,” at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Hillel 101.
Washington and Lee will hold a major symposium on March 16-17 in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the publication of Invisible Man.
Dan Gillmor, the founding director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Walter Cronkite School for Journalism and Mass Communication, will give the keynote address for W&L's 53rd Media Ethics Institute.
Janet Ikeda, associate professor of Japanese at Washington and Lee University, participated in a rare meeting with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, of Japan, in Tokyo, on March 7. She belongs to a delegation of Japanese-Americans visiting Japan this month. The prime minister expressed his appreciation for the delegates’ contributions to U.S.-Japan relations, including their assistance […]
A Washington and Lee University law professor who has written extensively about child soldiers believes the Kony 2012 Campaign unduly simplifies the problem of child soldiering.
A group of theatrical folk from New York, including three alumni of Washington and Lee University, are on campus this week working on the James Baldwin Project. Their efforts will culminate on Friday, March 9, with a work of theater based on Baldwin’s writings and on what the participants describe as “conversations we feel are […]
Angel L. Harris, associate professor of sociology and African American studies at Princeton University, will address Washington and Lee University's Phi Beta Kappa Convocation on March 14, 2012.
Shenandoah:The Washington and Lee University Review, has announced its prize winners for works published in the magazine during 2011-12.
Restaurateur Richard Moncure, a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1979, isn’t one to let a natural disaster keep him down. In 2003, he lost his popular Happy Clam restaurant in Colonial Beach, Va., to Hurricane Isabel. Now he’s prepping a new restaurant in Fredericksburg, Va., dubbing it the Happy Clam at Barefoot Green’s. As […]
Severn Parker Costin Duvall, the Henry S. Fox Jr. Professor of English Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died at his home in Lexington on March 2, 2012. He was 87. He served on the W&L faculty for 33 years, from 1962 to 1995.
Thomas Wiseman, an attorney with Wiseman Ashworth Law Group, in Nashville, Tenn., has just been named the 2011-12 Lawyer of the Year in the area of medical malpractice defense by Best Lawyers. The 1979 graduate of Washington and Lee University has taken the occasion to muse on his practice and the jury system. “Every case […]
Eight Washington and Lee University students have been selected for the spring/summer 2012 Johnson Opportunity Grants.
New Yorker media critic Ken Auletta told a Washington and Lee audience that today’s journalists, faced with the uncertainty wrought by rapid technological change, must believe in themselves.
President Barack Obama will be nominating Edward (Ned) Alford, a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1977, to be ambassador to the Republic of the Gambia. Ned has a long and distinguished career in the foreign service, a rank of minister counselor and, since 2009, the post of consul general at the U.S. Consulate […]
Ayşe Zarakol, assistant professor of politics at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) International Affairs Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Christopher Lamberson, a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1995, describes his “roundabout” route to his career as a transactional attorney—and as a new member of the management committee of his Memphis law firm, Glankler Brown P.L.L.C.—in a March 1 interview with the Memphis Daily News. Christopher first explored business and finance during high […]
Listeners of radio stations WGCV-AM and WFMV-FM in Columbia, S.C., have heard host Kaela Harmon engage them in discussions of politics, community news and current events. Now the citizens of Columbia will be hearing from the member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 2005 in her new role: as the public relations and government affairs manager for […]