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Adam Schwartz, the Lawrence Term Professor of Business Administration, offers his views on Facebook's IPO and the future of the stock.
H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest — Washington and Lee alumnus, benefactor and former trustee — received another major honor recently, when The Cable Center inducted him into the 2012 Cable Hall of Fame. A committee of industry peers and leaders chooses honorees based on their outstanding dedication to and impact on the cable industry. Among the other 2012 […]
TJ Fisher, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 2015, grew up just a 15-minute ride from Maryland's Glen Echo Park. He'd go to the park with his family and ride the tigers and rabbits and lions on the historic 1921 Dentzel Carousel. Those rides left a lasting impression on TJ, and this summer […]
Washington and Lee University has added a new element to The Leading Edge, its week-long pre-orientation program for entering students — a Leadership Venture to encourage student leadership.
A question-and-answer session with Nora V. Demleitner, the new dean of Washington and Lee University's School of Law.
Arthur H. Goldsmith, the Jackson T. Stephens Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, will address the 2012 Fall Convocation on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 5:30 p.m. on the University's Front Lawn.
Phil Timp, of Washington and Lee's Class of 1979, battles Lou Gehrig's disease with Team Timp.
Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee, will discuss the literary genre of superheroes on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show at 3 p.m. today.
Washington and Lee alumnus Adam Overholtzer, of the Class of 2004, has won a major award for a video he produced to promote an intelligent textbook on which he has been working.
Journalists from around the country who write about poverty and economic justice will convene at Washington and Lee University next month for the inaugural Knight Poverty Journalism Conference.
In an essay for the New York Times' Opinionator blog, Jasmin Darznik, assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee, writes about her family's "cluttered, makeshift Iranian house" in California.
Sascha Goluboff, associate professor of cultural anthropology at Washington and Lee University, was joined by Ted DeLaney, associate professor of history, for a discussion of race relations during the Civil War era, on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, Aug. 23. Sascha's research into the history of race relations in the Rockbridge County community of […]
Washington and Lee alumnus Sam Campbell '81 is at the helm of the family business producing the iconic MoonPie.
Washington and Lee welcomed the international students in the Class of 2016 to campus on Wednesday (Aug. 22) for orientation.
Former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Ray Price, a 1978 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law, stepped down from the Missouri Supreme Court this month after 20 years, including two terms as chief justice.
Washington and Lee senior Michael McGuire argues that newspapers should not endorse political candidates in an op-ed for Editor & Publisher's "Critical Thinking" series this month.
Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery begins its 2012-2013 season with The Father Myths, an exhibition of ceramic sculptures by North Carolina artist Jim Tisnado. The show opens on Sept. 6 and will remain on view through Sept. 28. The artist will give a public lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson […]
Washington and Lee alumnus and trustee emeritus Tom C. Frost is sounding a warning about the banking industry.
A pilot study by Washington and Lee economics professor James F. Casey and a team of W&L students suggests that visitors to Belize would be willing to pay more in conservation fees than the $3.75 fee that the country currently charges.
Washington and Lee President Kenneth P. Ruscio on protecting the University's timeless values.
Hollister Hovey ’00 and her younger sister, Porter, have transformed blogging into a business.
Brothers David ’00 and Michael ’03 tour the country and publish a book on urban farms.
Washington and Lee alumnus and Rhodes Scholar John Vlahoplus '83 creates plan for addressing mortgage crisis.
Dr. Jane Horton, director of Student Health and Counseling at Washington and Lee University, offers suggestions to avoid common health problems that befall entering students.
Washington and Lee's Students for St. Jude program was recognized with a Danny Thomas Scholarship at the St. Jude Collegiate Leadership Seminar in Memphis.
Two solar photovoltaic arrays with a total capacity of 444 kilowatts on the Washington and Lee University campus met their performance goals for the first six months of 2012.
A new partnership between a Georgia specialty-syrup company and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University is supporting diabetes education in high-risk communities. It’s the result of another partnership, that of Harry Jones III, a member of W&L’s Class of 1978, who owns the company, Blackberry Patch, and his sister, Randy Jones, who […]
Washington and Lee law alumnus Gene Marsh '81L represented Penn State in its negotiations with the NCAA this summer.
Stephen Brooks, of the Class of 1984, transformed his initial interest in biology at Washington and Lee into art degrees and careers as a furniture designer and a painter. He’ll be displaying the fruit of the latter talent in an exhibition, “Light in the Forest,” opening today (Friday, Aug. 10), at Art and Artifacts in Blowing Rock, […]
Beverly Lorig, director of the Career Development Center at Washington and Lee, will share her knowledge of social media and recruiting at a conference sponsored by Monster.com.
David Millon, J. B. Stombock Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, took the helm as president of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) at its recent annual meeting.
Washington and Lee senior Josh Bareno's summer internship in New York City included an impromptu meeting with "The Most Interesting Man in the World."
Competing on Aug. 4 and 5 in the 2012 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Lisle, Ill., Washington and Lee German professor Roger Crockett captured a silver medal, finishing second in the long jump of the men's 60-64 age group. As we noted in an earlier blog post, Roger won a gold medal in the USATF East Region […]
Washington and Lee computer science professor Simon Levy and three Robert E. Lee Summer Research students are developing software to control small drones.
Washington and Lee University raised $32.1 million in new gifts and pledges in the 2011-12 fiscal year, while reaching new highs in the University's Annual Fund in both the amount of dollar support and the percentage of alumni who donated.
The Amazing Spider-Man turns 50 this month, and Chris Gavaler believes the superhero’s abiding popularity can be traced to his origins as, well, a jerk.
"Look @wlunews, 4 classes working together in NYC!" That tweet, from Washington and Lee alumna Coye Nokes, of the Class of 1997, tipped us off to an event last week that featured four W&L women — two alumnae and two current students. Coye has her own eponymous brand of women's shoes. This summer Anna Marie Haynie, […]
Today is a somber anniversary: 67 years ago, a nuclear bomb destroyed the Japanese city of Hiroshima. To readily explore that event and the wider world of nuclear issues, there’s ALSOS, a comprehensive digital library on the subject housed at Washington and Lee University. ALSOS provides “a vetted, annotated bibliography of over 3,000 books, articles, films, […]
More than 150 Civil War-era newspapers have found a home in the Special Collections of Washington and Lee University’s Leyburn Library thanks to Fred Farrar, a member of W&L’s Class of 1941 and a retired teacher of journalism.
Washington and Lee dancers are participating in the famed Edinburgh Festival Fringe this month.
It's that time of year. The 479 members of Washington and Lee's Class of 2016 are preparing to head to Lexington at the end of the month. Before they do, W&L alumni around the country are making their own preparations: to see the incoming first-year students off in style with the annual Summer Sendoff parties. In […]
A new consortium of colleges and universities that offer poverty studies will hold a two-day conference on Aug. 7 and 8 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP), established earlier this spring, introduces into undergraduate […]
Washington and Lee alumnus and trustee emeritus John Klinedinst, founder and CEO of San Diego-based Klinedinst P.C., is the top attorney for 2012 in corporate litigation according to San Diego's Daily Transcript. The award came from a vote of John's fellow attorneys. The Transcript received nearly 800 nominations from 14 pre-selected categories. The nominees were narrowed down to […]