Eric Wilson, Thomas H. Pritchard Professor of English at Wake Forest University, will be the second speaker in Washington and Lee’s year-long “Questioning the Good Life” interdisciplinary seminar series.
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"Mortify Our Wolves," Washington and Lee alumnus Christian Wiman's essay in The American Scholar, is subtitled "The struggle back to life and faith in the face of pain and the certainty of death."
CNN brought its Election Express bus to Lexington this past weekend and conducted a conversation with students from Washington and Lee and Southern Virginia universities.
The Entrepreneurship Program at Washington and Lee University will host 31 W&L alumni for its inaugural Entrepreneurship Summit on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 – 10.
Washington and Lee University seniors Jennifer Ritter and Ali Hamed will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation for October on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 11:45 a.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
“The American President,” a compelling Associated Press photo exhibit portraying American presidents during memorable events in American history, currently on display in Washington and Lee University's Leyburn Library.
An upcoming symposium at Washington and Lee School of Law will explore the legacy of this Gideon v. Wainwright , its impact on the criminal justice system, and the future of the right to counsel.
At its fall meeting in Lexington on Oct. 27, Washington and Lee's Board of Trustees approved projects to renovate Graham-Lees and Gaines halls for first-year students and Belfield as a guest house.
The Contact Committee and the Outing Club at Washington and Lee University will present Aron Ralston and the real-life story behind the movie “127 Hours" on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in Keller Theater.
Washington and Lee University dedicated its Campus Kitchen in memory of Thomas A. McJunkin, a W&L alumnus and former member of W&L’s Board of Trustees.
Carve a W&L Jack O'Lantern with our special Halloween stencils.
Nathan S. Feldman, professor of mathematics at Washington and Lee University, will give the Rupert and Lillian Radford Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 4:30 p.m.
Karen Haver is the executive director of the Berks Art Council in Reading, Pa.; a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 1991; and the subject of a detailed profile in the Reading Eagle. She’s making a pitch for the council’s Greater Reading Film Festival, which begins today, Oct. 25, but Karen, who holds […]
Washington and Lee's Global Service House opened this fall to provide a focus for internationalism, a locale for increased cross-cultural engagement, and a visible home for service activity.
A Sports Illustrated feature on a Maryland High School baseball team's triumph in the midst of tragedy involves a former Washington and Lee player, David Warrenfeltz, of the Class of 1984, whose son coached the Williamsport High School team.
Novelist Tom Robbins, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1954, remembers the University in a feature story in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Rockwell Bower and the brief writing team of Claire Hagan and Scott Weingart won top honors at the 2012 Davis Moot Court Competition.
Writers at Studio 11 reading series will present poet, author and scholar Ann Fisher-Wirth on Monday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Studio 11 Gallery.
Raquel Alexander, associate professor of accounting at Washington and Lee University, will discuss taxes on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Monday, Oct. 22.
A new course introduces Washington and Lee students to social entrepreneurship...and asks them to change the world.
Addressing the 54th Institute on Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University on Friday, David Carr, media and culture columnist at The New York Times, said that the time to be a journalist is now.
Washington and Lee alumnus W. Hayne Hipp, of the Class of 1962, will receive the Leader of Distinction Award from Leadership South Carolina next month.
Charles F. Phillips Jr., the Robert G. Brown Professor of Economics Emeritus at Washington and Lee University and the longtime mayor of Lexington, died on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Lexington.
Lauren Berger, CEO of InternQueen.com, will discuss strategies for finding internships and career opportunities on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of the Elrod Commons at Washington and Lee University. Prior to her presentation, which is free and open the public, Berger will be signing copies of her book, "All Work and […]
Ashna Sharan, a 2012 graduate of Washington and Lee, was named Miss Roanoke Valley on Oct. 13 and will compete in the Miss Virginia pageant next June.
Michael A. Anderson, professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, will give the Robert E. Sadler Jr. Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. in the Hillel House Multipurpose Room.
Lyman Johnson, Robert O. Bentley Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been tapped to give the 28th Annual Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law, one of the most prestigious corporate law lectures in the country.
The Richmond Times Dispatch recently featured the work of Lynn Tavenner, a 1989 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law, and her firm, Tavenner & Beran, PLC, which specializes in bankruptcy related cases.
Washington and Lee alumnus Lex Birney '78 demonstrated his theatrical sidewhen he flipped the ceremonial switch on a new solar array that is helping power Queenstown Harbor Golf Course on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Washington and Lee alumnus J. Donald Childress, of the Class of 1970, and his company, Childress Klein Properties, are the subject of a feature story that appeared in the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal on Oct. 14. Don is the senior managing partner and co-founder of Childress Klein, which has offices in both Atlanta and Charlotte. […]
Joseph Goldsten, the Mamie Fox Twyman Martel Professor of Management Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died on Thursday, Oct. 11, in Lexington. He was 83.
Mark Bear, the Picower Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 9 a.m. in Science Center 214.
David Carr, media and culture columnist at The New York Times, will present the keynote address of the 54th Institute on Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University on Friday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Washington and Lee University junior Haiying (Christy) Cui has examined how business report their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.
David H. Sylvester, author of Traveling at the Speed of Life, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Antonia LoLordo, associate professor in the Corcoran Department of Philosophy at the University of Virginia, will give a public lecture on Friday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library as part of the Locke Workshop.
Washington and Lee University will welcome visitors from around the world to its 11th National Symposium of Theater in Academe on Oct. 18 – 20.
Washington and Lee alumnae Stacy McLoughlin Taylor, of the Class of 2002 and Kelly Evans, of the Class of 2007, were honored on Friday, Oct. 5, with the 2012 Distinguished Young Alumni Awards.
Jenny Davidson, coordinator of Student Service Learning at W&L, and Campus Kitchens at Washington and Lee volunteer Patrick Poindexter, of Lexington. were honored at the Campus Kitchens Project annual conference.
A. Benjamin Spencer, Professor of Law and Director of the Frances Lewis Law Center at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed Associate Dean for Research by Dean Nora V. Demleitner.
David R. Novack, professor of sociology and department chair at Washington and Lee University, will give the Abigail Grigsby Urquhart ’11 Term Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.
John Embree, a 1975 Washington and Lee graduate and a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame, has been named the new CEO/Executive Director of the United States Professional Tennis Association Board of Directors.
A documentary about the Washington and Lee alumnus Tom Wolfe '51 and his new book, "Back to Blood," will begin airing on Public Broadcasting Service stations this month.
Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery will present a special screening of films by Brent Green on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in conjunction with the artist’s gallery exhibit.
Washington and Lee alumna Hollister Hovey, of the Class of 2000, has joined with her sister to create a new line of wallpaper for Anthropologie.
Christopher Wolf, of the Law Class of 1980, has been elected to the American Law Institute, the most prestigious law reform body in the U.S.
Addressing Washington and Lee University’s annual “Remembering Robert E. Lee” talk on Monday, Oct. 8, historian Jeffry D. Wert told the Lee Chapel audience that Lee had no choice but to make bold moves in the early days of his command of the Army of Northern Virginia. The title of Wert’s speech was “Lee and […]
Possessing a B.A., a J.D. and an M.B.A. makes for an interesting journey, from Lexington and Athens, Ga., to Brussels and Moscow. That’s the path taken by Washington and Lee graduate Buck Wiley, of the Class of 1988, and it has led him to a career in investment and to an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek’s “How I Got Here” […]
Washington and Lee alumnus Brent Beshore '05 has a new Forbes blog all about entrepreneurship.
The Center for Law and History at Washington and Lee University, in partnership with Virginia Sea Grant, will host a symposium exploring the impact that the colonial legal experience continues to have on eastern states.
A play written by Washington and Lee's Domnica Radulescu and directed by W&L's Kimberly Jew will be staged for the first time at the Thespis Theater Festival in New York City in October.
Two years after it was formed, the General Development Initiative (GenDev) at Washington and Lee University, a microfinance club, is ready to move to a new stage in its development and is seeking investors and new members.
Stephen E. Vogt, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 1986, is the new head of the FBI's Baltimore field office.
Contrary to economic research that suggested tougher return policies, a new study published in the September issue of the Journal of Marketing strongly recommends a policy of universal free product returns for online and distant retailers.
Tyler Dickovick, associate professor of politics at Washington and Lee University and an expert on the decentralization of government, spent part of this summer working with the Kenya Transition Authority as the country plans for decentralization.
Washington and Lee alumnus Alex HItz, of the Class of 1991, publishes a new cook, "My Beverly Hills Kitchen."
Lee Chapel and Museum presents Remembering Robert E. Lee with a speech by Jeffry D. Wert, noted author and Civil War scholar, on Monday, Oct. 8, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium.
Washington and Lee alumnus Scott Henderson and emeritus biology professor Cleve Hickman talk with WVTF radio about the Galapagos Islands.
Thomas Grove, a 2002 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will return to campus to give a lecture on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library. The title of the talk is "Our Man in Moscow: Reporting from Russia for Reuters." The event is free and open to the public. […]
Erich S. Uffelman, professor of chemistry at Washington and Lee University, will give the Cincinnati Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Friday, Oct. 5.
An exhibition of paintings and monotypes by artist Frank Hobbs will be on view in the McCarthy Gallery at Washington and Lee University from Oct. 6 to Dec. 31.
Michael Hanson, a travel and documentary photographer, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Stackhouse Theater at 6 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The third virtual issue of "Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review" is online at http://shenandoahliterary.org. The Fall 2012 issue (volume 62, number 1) debuts a new design and features the usual choice selection of poems, stories, essays, art and reviews. Authors include David Wojahn, David Huddle, Linda Pastan, Margaret Gibson, Andrea Null (W&L Class of 2010), Jim McDermott, Lisa Russ Spaar and […]
James Moliterno, Vincent Bradford Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has received the 2012 Rebuilding Justice Award from the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS).