Washington and Lee University, in collaboration with Union College, of New York, and Gettysburg College, of Pennsylvania, has received a $230,000 grant over 25 months from the Teagle Foundation, of Philadelphia, to improve learning outcomes on their respective campuses.
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A. Benjamin Spencer, professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed director of the Frances Lewis Law Center by Dean Nora V. Demleitner.
Washington and Lee cross country and track teammates Molly Ortiz, a senior from Ketchikan, Alaska, and Annelise Madison, a junior from Roka, Neb., teamed up this summer for a fascinating internship experience in Ghana. Molly and Annelise volunteered with the Ghana ACT (Alliance for Community Transformations) education program. They spent eight-and-a-half weeks teaching English, math, science […]
Fans of Neville Fogarty's crossword puzzles from his days with the Ring-tum Phi need not wait until he publishes his next puzzle in the New York Times to match wits with the 2010 Washington and Lee alumnus. Neville has just opened his own site, where he publishes a new puzzle each Friday. The first of […]
The praying mantis is an arthropod and a predator, a skinny tough guy (or gal) with jointed feet and an exoskeleton. It’s willing to attack larger prey, from mice to snakes to hummingbirds. There’s even been a report of a praying mantis eating a turtle. Thrilling YouTube videos of the creatures aside, we know little […]
In advance of the upcoming London Olympics, two members of the Washington and Lee community recently captured their own gold medals–in track and field competition on the master's level. Competing earlier this month in the USATF East Region Masters Championships at Howard Community College, in Columbia, Md., Roger Crockett, professor of German, won the long jump […]
Washington and Lee University historian Richard Bidlack used previously secret Soviet documents to paint a vivid picture of the 872-day siege of Leningrad by the Germans and Finns during World War II in his new book, “The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944.”
When John Zamoiski, of the Class of 1974, spoke at Washington and Lee's first AdLib Conference (Liberal Arts in Advertising) in March, he dubbed himself a marketing renegade. Visitors to Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego earlier this month got a little taste of what John meant. His company, Bottlerocket Marketing Group, of New York City, was […]
Maybe you thought that odd business combinations like a shoe store doubling as a law practice a la "Harry's Law" happened only on television. Think again. In Culpeper, Va., Washington and Lee law alumna Monica "M.J." Chernin, of the Class of 1988, practices family law and operates a pet store, Reigning Cats and Dogs. Unlike […]
How are changing patterns of communication associated with the health and well-being of teenagers? Washington and Lee psychology professor Karla Murdock and Robert E. Lee scholars Sarah Gorman, a senior from Moores Hill, Ind., and Melissa Derby, a junior from Estelline, S.Dak., are tackling that question in a pilot study this summer. Texting has become […]
Washington and Lee's Virginia Beta chapter of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity won three awards for academic excellence at the national social fraternity's Grand Arch Council in San Antonio, Texas, this month. The W&L chapter was among four from around the country to receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Scholastic Achievement, based on the highest chapter […]
Steve Nardo, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1982, has been named the CFO of the Year for small businesses by Washington Business Journal. Winners are recognized for their finanical savvy, leadership and contributions to their communities. Steve is the CFO of PartnerMD L.L.C., a Richmond-based concierge medical practice. He oversees and directs all significant […]
Award-winning photojournalist Dennis Brack, a 1962 graduate of Washington and Lee, has donated his photographic archive to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. His work becomes one of the largest amount of collections from contemporary photojournalists at the Briscoe Center. More than 100 photos from Dennis's archive are […]
tudents in the International Human Rights Practicum at Washington and Lee School of Law have been released a 60-page report on employment and labor rights in Tanzania.
Robin LeBlanc, professor of politics at Washington and Lee University, has received a Fulbright Research Grant for Italy to investigate how communities in Japan and Italy prepare themselves for decline.
Jake Pelton, a senior safety on the Washington and Lee football team from Charlottesville, is one of 25 players from around the country named to the first team of the D3football.com Preseason Division III All-America team. A business administration major, Jake is a three-year letter winner and a 2012 team captain. He was an honorable […]
Laura Perry reached a major milestone earlier this month when she drove herself to work. A 1997 graduate of Washington and Lee, where she majored in journalism, Laura hadn't made that trip on her own in the eight and a half years since she suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a 2003 car accident. […]
MSNBC has called Washington and Lee law alumnus Christopher Wolf, of the Class of 1980, "a pioneer in Internet law" based on his early involvement in legal cases involving technology agreements, copyright, domain names, jurisdiction and, perhaps most of all, privacy. A partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Hogan Lovells, Chris leads the firm's […]
John M. DiPippa, a 1978 graduate of Washington and Lee's School of Law, has stepped down as dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and has received dean emeritus status. DiPippa, a member of the UALR law faculty since 1983, served as associate dean from 1990 to […]
In This Issue: Brothers in Farms: The Hansons Tour the Country and Publish a Book, By David Hanson ’00, Photos by Michael Hanson ’03; Designing Women: Hollister Hovey ’00 and Sister Porter Transform Blogging into a Business, By Laure Stevens-Lubin, Photos By Porter Hovey
For many grown-ups, the notion of summer camp evokes the chocolate goop of s’mores, the heavenly scent of pine trees, the cozy glow of a campfire. For Ben Swan, a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1978, summer camp means all that and more, because it’s the family business: Pine Island Camp, a 110-year-old […]
Bruce Hale Herrick, the John F. Hendon Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at Washington and Lee, died on July 11 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident in Lexington on July 9. Herrick was 76.
Brothers David and Phillip Graham, both Washington and Lee alumni, have been performing concerts on dual pianos for the past seven years or so. On Friday night, July 13, at 9 p.m., PBS viewers in central Virginia will get a chance to watch the duo on a new program, "Studio Sessions with Rising Masters," on WCVE […]
On Friday, July 6, members of the Washington and Lee, Lexington and Rockbridge County communities gathered at Hopkins Green in downtown Lexington at the behest of the Historic Lexington Foundation (HLF) to unveil a memorial to the late Pam Simpson. Pam, the first female tenure-track professor at W&L and the first female professor to receive […]
Johanna Bond, professor of law and Ethan Allen Faculty Fellow at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs by Dean Nora Demleitner. Bond succeeds Robert Danforth, who served as associate dean for five years and will return to the faculty following a sabbatical leave. "Professor Bond's commitment […]
Nora V. Demleitner, dean of Washington and Lee University's School of Law, has announced two administrative appointments at the school. Brett Twitty, W&L Law's director of admissions, has been named assistant dean for student affairs. Shawn McShay joins the school as assistant dean for admissions. Both appointments took effect July 1. "Brett Twitty's deep commitment […]
Max Krauss, a Washington and Lee junior studying business and marketing, is interning this summer at MKTG INC., an experiential agency, and the AgencySpy website chose Max as the first blogger for their new column, "A Day in the Life of a Summer Intern." Max selected as his topic an event his company ran for […]
Lawrence E. Hurd, the Herwick Professor of Biology at Washington and Lee University, has received a prestigious research fellowship from the Brazilian Ministry of Education and the Brazilian national science foundation. Hurd will be a Special Visiting Research Fellow in a new program, Science without Borders, which is designed to strengthen and expand Brazilian education […]
Some people spend their summers at the pool. In the case of Paten Hughes, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 2008, she’s spending it in the pool as she trains for the role of an aspiring Olympic swimmer in an upcoming movie, “Coach of the Year.” As Paten describes it in “Paten, […]
It is well documented that the earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the easier it is for them to learn it. Still, learning Japanese and Chinese would seem particularly daunting. Thanks to Washington and Lee University's Languages for Rockbridge program, area elementary school children are not only learning Spanish and Chinese, but […]
If you've seen one of the "Tips from Former Smokers," a stop-smoking campaign from the Centers for Disease Control, or if you've watched Alvin Grimes, the passionate air collector who pushes air quality for the American Lung Association, then Washington and Lee alumnus Jeff Boal's company, PlowShare Group, has found you. A 1984 graduate of […]
The development and marketing of shoe insoles with GPS tracking devices as a way to monitor the location of children or Alzheimer's patients won Washington and Lee University's second annual Business Plan Competition.
If your July travels find you in Santa Fe, N.M., you’ll want to take in “Sylvan Waters,” a new exhibition of paintings and monotypes by Forrest Moses '56.
"All the Truth," a novel by Laura Brodie, visiting professor of English at Washington and Lee, will be published on Tuesday (July 3) by Penguin's Berkley Books.
Washington and Lee University’s Community-Academic Research Alliance (CARA) hosted its first annual celebration in May, which showcased the work that student researchers completed for area non-profits over the past academic year.