Washington and Lee alumna Allison Ballard, of the Class of 1996, has been honored by West Virginia Executive Magazine as one of the Mountain State's "Young Guns."
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U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte '77L has been elected chairman of the House Judiciary Committee when Congress convenes in January.
Several law students at Washington and Lee School of Law recently completed training to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children appearing in local juvenile and domestic courts.
Doug Scovanner, a 1977 graduate of Washington and Lee, was honored by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal when he received the Career Achievement Award in the magazine's fifth annual CFO of the Year Awards.
Lucas Morel, the Lewis G. John Term Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University and a Lincoln Scholar, thinks the new movie, "Lincoln," by Steven Spielberg gets it right.
Aaron Abrams, assistant professor of mathematics at Washington and Lee, says the odds of winning the Powerball lottery are low. But how just how low?
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
Keaton Fletcher, a Washington and Lee University senior from Littleton, Colo., has been named the 2012 recipient of the David G. Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology.
Peter Quinn, a 1978 graduate of Washington and Lee, has been named the next headmaster of Peddie School in Hightstown, N.Y.
by Christian Roden '11 Dusty and footsore, my 17-year-old brother, Nathan, and I trudged into Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, one of the most beautiful villages in France, one day this past June. I wondered why I had taken us on a two-day detour from the Camino de Santiago to see the summer home of artist Pierre Daura (1896-1976), […]
by Kenneth P. Ruscio '76 President, Washington and Lee University This is an unsettling period for higher education, but also for virtually every political, economic, religious and social institution. Words like volatility, anxiety, caution, risk and uncertainty dominate our conversation. When I was teaching at Washington and Lee, I saw my role as providing intellectual […]
For the Fall 2012 edition of W&L: The Alumni Magazine of Washington and Lee University, a panel of faculty discussed the issue of technology in the classroom.
A timely book on the history of U.S. taxes by Molly Michelmore, a Washington and Lee history professor, is cited in The New Yorker.
Writers at Studio 11 reading series features author Paul Hanstedt reading from his new book, “Hong Konged,” on Monday, Dec. 3, at the Studio 11 Gallery.
Ann Fisher-Wirth, poet, author and scholar, will give a Glasgow Endowment-sponsored reading on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in the Hillel House at Washington and Lee University.
Washington and Lee University's annual Christmas Candlelight Service featuring the W&L University Singers will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
A Washington and Lee University senior has completed a comprehensive study of whether or not tax expenditures that reduce revenues for social and economic purposes are helping those citizens who live in poverty.
Washington and Lee's English department uses social media to stage a poetry writing contest.
Looking for a way to bring a taste of Washington and Lee—that would be George and Robert E.—into your holiday cuisine? You can do just that with the help of a 2011 book published under the aegis of Mount Vernon, and the current issue of Southern Living magazine. “Dining with the Washingtons: Historic Recipes, Entertaining, and […]
Washington and Lee senior Uri Whang was featured in the cover story of the November/December edition "International Educator," the journal of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
Washington and Lee's Habitat Hotel featured on WVTF Public Radio.
Charles Taylor, emeritus professor of philosophy at McGill University is the third speaker in Washington and Lee University’s year-long “Questioning the Good Life” interdisciplinary seminar series.
Lev Grossman, The New York Times bestselling novelist and Time magazine book critic, will present a reading at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Singer/songwriter Julie Slonecki, a 2011 graduate of Washington and Lee, has released a new album, "Truth/Ideals."
Patricia Hobbs participated in the Southeast Museums Conference (SEMC) 2012 Annual Meeting, held Nov. 7-9 in Williamsburg, where she was a presenter on the topic of "Sustainable Partnerships with Academic Museums." Hobbs was also recently named to be the State Representative from Virginia to the Association for Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG).
Jessica Piltch and Shahnam Yazdani emerged as the winning team in the 2012 Client Counseling Competition.
On Nov. 26, Brigadier General Dirk Backen will deliver the keynote for Washington and Lee’s 2012 German Law in Context Program, discussing the role of the military in contemporary Germany.
Genelle Gertz, associate professor of English at Washington and Lee, has just published "Heresy Trials and English Women Writers, 1400-1670."
Washington and Lee journalism majors Alex Scaggs '09 and Michael Morells '10 joined about two dozen other national journalists who quizzed college presidents, including W&L's Kenneth P. Ruscio '76, during an event sponsored by Arizona State Wednesday night.,
Washington and Lee law professor Michelle Drumbl contributed her insight on tax law to a recent edition of Slate’s Explainer column, which examined the tax consequences of comedian and actress Janeane Garofalo’s recently revealed marriage.
Washington and Lee alumna Jennifer Agiesta, of the Class of 2000, is the new director of polling for Associated Press.
Joseph F. Lyles, who coached and taught at Washington and Lee University for 50 years, died yesterday, Nov. 13, in Roanoke. He was 83.
Dr. Hughes Melton, a 1989 graduate of Washington and Lee, is the new president of the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation.
Washington and Lee seniors Alexandra Fernández and Ronald Magee will be recognized at Generals of the Month for November on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
Washington and Lee students have created their own mentoring program, Student to Student, to take the place of the national Big Brothers, Big Sisters program on the campus.
Washington and Lee's young entrepreneurship program brought practicing professionals to campus for summit to share their lessons with students.
Washington and Lee University law school alumnus Parker Denaco ‘68L received the American Bar Association’s Arvid Anderson Public Sector Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year award for 2012.
Bruce Rider gets around in a variety of media. A member of the Class of 1966, he was the subject of this blog three years ago about the new Kindle on which Bruce, who’s legally blind, listened to the many published letters to the editors that he sends to the New York Times and other outlets. […]
Washington and Lee alumnus Grant Gish, the executive director of 20th Century Fox TV Animation, has been named one of Next Gen 2012: Hollywood’s Fastest-Rising Stars, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Two members of Washington and Lee's Class of 2010 — Jon Brown and Donavon Sawyer — won the 2012 William H. Sutton Barristers' Union Trial Competition at the University of Arkansas School of Law earlier this fall.
Does a stock’s price chart tell us anything about how that stock will trade in the future? A paper co-authored by Adam Schwartz, a Washington and Lee University business administration professor, aims to answer that and other questions.
Nora V. Demleitner, dean of Washington and Lee University's School of Law, writes that those who argue that law schools should do away with the third year miss the mark.
Forty returning Washington and Lee geology majors spent a daylong field trip in some familiar stomping grounds.
Several W&L law alumni were running for congressional office or up for reelection this year.
Washington and Lee's award-winning dance program will be on display in Wilmington, N.C., tomorrow at Dance-a-lorus, part of the Cucaloras Film Festival, an annual event that supports innovative artists and encourages creative exchange. W&L alumna Julia Pleasants, of the Class of 2007, invited her former W&L dance teacher, Jenefer Davies, to apply to the festival. Julia has coordinated Dance-a-lorus, which pushes […]
Allan H. Meltzer, the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, will give Washington and Lee University’s H. Parker Willis Lecture on Friday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.
One of the iconic images of Hurricane Sandy's destructive force on the Jersey Shore is the photograph of a twisted, crumpled roller coaster in the Atlantic Ocean. That is the Casino Pier roller coaster in Seaside Heights, N.J. For one Washington and Lee alumna, the image is very personal, indeed. Victoria Taylor's family owns two […]
Stephen Vetter, president of Partners of the Americas, will be the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Washington and Lee University this month.
In This Issue: From Blackboards to iPads: Technology in the Classroom
Washington and Lee's Radford Professor of Mathematics, Nathan Feldman, poses some election-eve puzzles.
Ellen Mayock, professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee University, will give the Ernest Williams II Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
Lenfest Center for the Arts will present a one-afternoon-only Staged Reading of "8" on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Keller Theatre.
Roots & Nests, an exhibition of photographic works by Christa Kreeger Bowden, opens on Nov. 12 in Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery and will remain on view through Dec. 12. There will be an artist’s talk, followed by an opening reception, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall. Christa […]
"Return to the Nest," an exhibition of work by former W&L photo students, will be open in Lykes Atrium in Wilson Hall from Nov. 12 through Dec. 12.
Horse-racing fans know the name Chenery–as in Penny Chenery (Tweedy), the woman who shepherded the career of the legendary racehorse Secretariat and is the subject of the recent movie. Washington and Lee cognoscenti know another Chenery–Penny's father, Christopher Chenery, who graduated from W&L in 1909 and served as a trustee from 1950 to 1970. He founded The […]
Southwest Virginia native David Huddle will be reading from his poetry and fiction at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.
Washington and Lee alumnus Michael Hanson is profiled in Outside magazine for his photography.