Arthur S. Brisbane, a longtime journalist who most recently served as public editor of The New York Times, will be the Visiting Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee University for the 2013-14 academic year.
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A new study shows that Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee's work is reaching deep into the Rockbridge area.
Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of Johnson Opportunity Grants for 2013, naming eight undergraduates to receive awards to support their research activities during the upcoming summer
Washington and Lee alumnus Lacey Putney '50, 57L, Virginia's longest-serving legislator, will not seek reelection after 52 years.
Zolotoj Plyos, the colorful and popular Russian folk ensemble, is returning to Washington and Lee University with a new concert program. They will be performing on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. Zolotoj Plyos was formed in 1994 and has toured all over […]
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan will present the keynote address for Washington and Lee University’s 10th annual Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar on Friday, April 5, at 4 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Robert Strong, interim provost and William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to serve as the Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College Dublin during the 2013–14 academic year.
Washington and Lee alumnus Michael Hanson is recognized as one of the world's top emerging photographers.
Washington and Lee students continued their variety of community service activities by partnering with Habitat for Humanity and Fear 2 Freedom.
Five paintings from Washington and Lee's art collection are featured in a major exhibition of Southern paintings at Colonial Williamsburg’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.
A new book from W&L Law Professor Jim Moliterno examines how the legal profession fought to maintain the status quo as it faced various crisis throughout the 20th century.
Even if you are not attending Alumni Weekend on May 2–4, you’ll want to see an exhibit by two members of the Class of 1973, both of whom live in Lexington and will be celebrating their 40th reunion. “Recent Work by Two Guys Who Came Back and Stayed” comprises paintings by Michael Kopald and photographs […]
Emmanuel Abebrese, a Washington and Lee University sophomore, has won a $10,000 grant from the Davis Projects for Peace 2013.
Washington and Lee alumnus Tyler Grant '12 writes about
Washington and Lee's student investment group, the Wiliams Investment Society, aims to pick winners for the University's endowment.
In a ceremony at the Newport News Shipyard last Saturday (March 16), the keel was laid on the USS John Warner (SSN 785), a Virginia-class fast attack submarine named for Washington and Lee alumnus John Warner '49.
Richard P. “Duke” Cancelmo Jr., a partner with Bridgeway Capital, will be the final speaker in Washington and Lee’s yearlong “Questioning the Good Life” interdisciplinary seminar series on Thursday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.
University of Notre Dame English professor Laura Dassow Walls will give the Shannon-Clark lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, March 28, at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Two Washington and Lee University ecologists recently co-authored a paper that examines for the first time the effect of drought in terms of fish species' diversity in the Amazon.
Washington and Lee University has been named once again to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.
Three members of Washington and Lee’s English department will be featured at the 19th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book, produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Washington and Lee University law student Monica Tulchinsky, a member of the Law Class of 2013, has been named a recipient of the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award by the Virginia State Bar.
Beverly Lorig, director of Career Development, has been recognized by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) for satisfying the established knowledge standards in coaching as well as completing the Board Certified Coach Examination.
Washington and Lee University accounting professor Racquel Alexander is quoted in a the story, "Tax lobbyists help businesses reap windfalls," in the the March 17, 2013, edition of the Boston Globe.
William F. Connelly Jr., the John K. Boardman Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in the story, "Why Obama (And Any President) Fails To Meet Expectations," by Alan Greenblatt on the National Public Radio's "It's All Politics" blog on March 12, 2013.
When they chose to study abroad in Rome this semester, a half dozen Washington and Lee juniors would never have guessed what awaited them beyond their academic work.
Author, speaker and filmmaker Jean Kilbourne, internationally recognized for her work on the image of women in advertising, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, March 18, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. Kilbourne’s talk is free and open to the public. There will be a book signing following the talk. […]
A musical by creator/writer/lyricist Washington and Lee alumnus Richard Rosser '84, "Piggy Nation The Musical," opens at the Jerry Orbach Theater in New York this month.
On Friday, March 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit will hear oral arguments in three cases at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Barry Kolman, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, will appear on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, to discuss the healing power of music.
Elizabeth Varon, of the University of Virginia, told the annual Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation at Washington and Lee Thursday that historians must walk a fine line between detachment and engagement and need to be humble in their judgments.
Research by a Washington and Lee University economist demonstrates that adult literacy programs have had the unintended success of decreasing child mortality.
Washington and Lee alumnus Ted Goebel '86 is exploring the first Americans.
Angela M. Smith, associate professor of philosophy at Washington and Lee University, has been named the first Roger Mudd Professor of Ethics and the first director of the University's new Roger Mudd Center for Ethics.
Washington and Lee alumnus Neville Fogarty '10 finishes 69th in national crossword tournament — and would have finished higher had it not been for the Honor System.
Deb Margolin, playwright, performance artist and Yale University professor of theater studies, will perform her most recent play on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
Ray Suarez, the Washington-based senior correspondent for the “PBS NewsHour,” told a Washington and Lee University audience Monday that rather than talking about things that matter to the American people, too much of the national election was spent obsessing about "what Joe Biden might call 'malarkey.' "
A team from Washington and Lee University School of law has advanced to the finals of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition after going 5-0 in their regional competition this past weekend.
Washington and Lee University has named Daniel A. Wubah, currently vice president for undergraduate education and deputy provost of Virginia Tech and professor of biological sciences, as provost, the second-highest-ranking position at the University.
Elizabeth R. Varon, the Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia, will address the Phi Beta Kappa//Society of the Cincinnati Convocation at Washington and Lee on Thursday, March 14, at 11:45 a.m. in Lee Chapel.
Alia Al-Saji, associate professor in the department of philosophy at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, March 25, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Washington and Lee alumnus Nick Tartar has`taken the LEGO building bricks to new levels.
The Russian language students of Washington and Lee University will perform Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Theater at the Lenfest Cente
Washington and Lee English professor Lesley Wheeler's narrative poem “The Receptionist” has landed on the Tiptree Award Honor List for 2012
Washington and Lee law professor David Bruck comments extensively in an Associated Press story looking at Virginia's death row population.
Washington and Lee’s Mock Trial “A” Team placed fifth at the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earlier this month and gained a spot in the upcoming Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS).
Generalprobe, the German language theater group at Washington and Lee, will perform Märchenwald, four dramatized tales of the Grimm Brothers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 14 to 16, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theater in the Lenfest Center.
Riley Hampsch, a junior at Washington and Lee, has been fighting cancer since she was three-years-old.
Washington and Lee University seniors Megan Bock and Wayde Marsh will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation for March on Thursday, March 7, at 11:45 a.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
Washington and Lee alumna Hillary Strasser is the only American, and the second woman, to serve as a guide in Malawi. She's now training guides there.
Timothy Shenk, coordinator of the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., will give a public lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 12, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Richard J. Davidson of the University of Wisconsin will present the next lecture in Washington and Lee’s yearlong “Questioning the Good Life” interdisciplinary seminar series on March 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.
Fiction writer Danielle Evans will give a reading at Washington and Lee University on Monday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
A "ghost opera with dance" by Washington and Lee alumnus Dave DeChristopher, of the Class of 1975, has been playing in New York during February. "Circle of Haunts" is based on themes from Henry James' "Turn of the Screw" and features appearances of such famous supernatural figures as the ghost of Hamlet's father and the witches of Macbeth. Billed as […]
Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute are partnering thanks to a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to enhance collaboration between select liberal-arts colleges and their neighboring military institutions of higher education.
John Delane Wilson, the president who led Washington and Lee University during its transition to coeducation, died on Saturday, March 2, in Lexington. He was 81.
Christopher D. Connors, professor of geology at Washington and Lee University, will give the William E. Pritchard III Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Thursday, March 14, at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Along with observers around the world, Tyler Dickovick, a Washington and Lee University politics professor, will be watching Kenya's election on Monday with a mixture of apprehension and hopefulness.
Tim Kaine, U.S. Senator for Virginia and former Virginia Governor, will deliver this year’s commencement address during the 2013 graduation exercises at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Washington and Lee alumnus Brian Higgins can hardly imagine a better assignment than the part-time gig he’s got as a White House Social Aide.
Christopher Graves, CEO of one of the world’s largest public relations networks, Ogilvy Public Relations, will give the keynote address for the 55th Media Ethics Institute at Washington and Lee University.