A business plan to provide diabetics with a better way to manage their disease by using smart phone technology won Washington and Lee University's third annual Business Plan Competition.
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A four-week Spring Term course on robotics at Washington and Lee taught students to control a drone with hand gestures.
With college graduates looking for an edge as they enter the job market, does listing a study-abroad experience on one's résumé make a difference to potential employers?
When Waringa Kamau arrived at Washington and Lee in 2011, she had talked herself into the practicality of a business major. Her longtime love of journalism, though, tugged at her so much that she soon switched her major.
Back in November, not long after Superstorm Sandy had decimated the Jersey Shore, Washington and Lee alumna Victoria Taylor, of the Class of 2011, wrote this on FoxNews.com: "The Jersey Shore I know and love will bounce back."
Several hours after they received their diplomas in front of Lee Chapel, seven members of Washington and Lee's Class of 2013 filed inside the chapel to participate in commissioning ceremonies.
Remembering some of Washington and Lee's fallen heroes on this Memorial Day. (Click each image to enlarge).
The Washington and Lee Spring Term course on Chicano art was featured in a story titled "Virginia is for Chicano Art Lovers" in the "Departures" section of Los Angeles KCET's website on May 23, 2013. Taught by Andrea LePage, assistant professor of art at W&L, the course benefitted from the Stanier Gallery exhibition "Chicanitas: Small […]
A member of the first coeducational class at W&L, Patience Jones Garrett met her future husband, fellow student Bill Garrett, during her sophomore year. They are the first parents who are both W&L undergraduate alumni to have their child graduate from the University.
Washington and Lee awarded an honorary doctor of law degree to the Honorable Pamela J. White, a 1977 graduate of the University's School of Law and an associate judge of the Baltimore City Circuit Court for the 8th Judicial Circuit.
As they spent the final hours of their four years at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, May 23, members of the Class of 2013 were urged to think boldly and creatively and to cherish the ideals of a liberal education.
W&L seniors Renata Carlson and Taylor Maxey have accepted the offer from the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program to work as assistant language teachers (ALT) in Japan.
Kendré Barnes and Wayde Marsh, 2013 graduates of Washington and Lee University, have been named this year's winners of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion.
Charlotte Collins, from Dallas, Texas, a member of the Class of 2014 at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded the G. Holbrook Barber Scholarship Award.
Two Washington and Lee journalism alums, both of whom work for Bloomberg News, are finalists in the prestigious Gerald A. Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
On the day before they were to receive their undergraduate degrees, the members of Washington and Lee University's Class of 2013 heard a reminder of their obligations to others and an exhortation to be "interactive mediators of grace."
Washington and Lee University celebrates its 226th undergraduate commencement on Thursday, May 23, awarding bachelor's degrees to slightly more than 400 members of the Class of 2013.
When other competitors in the Spring Power Down Challenge at Washington and Lee University started to gain on the Sigma Nu fraternity, members turned to drastic measures by opting to live in the dark.
Jackie Yarbro '15 from Suwanee, Ga., has been selected as the winner of this year's Decade Award. The award is given to a rising junior who has shown involvement and leadership at W&L, and has furthered discussions of women's issues on campus and beyond.
Kerry Wilson, a 1981 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law, is the subject of this week's Monday Profile in The Ledger of Winter Haven, Fla.
James M. Rallo, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1988, was honored last week when the Tech Council of Maryland named him its CFO of the Year during TCM's 25th Annual Tech Awards Celebration.
W&L professors Rebecca Benefiel (classics) and Sara Sprenkle (computer science) will present their prototype of a new web application involving the ancient graffiti of Pompeii at the Linked Ancient World Data Institute (LAWDI) later this month.
Virginia Military Institute is hosting a lecture this Sunday, May 19, at 3:15 p.m, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the death of Stonewall Jackson. The keynote speaker, though, is a graduate of Washington and Lee: Frank O'Reilly, a National Park Service historian.
Morning Edition Sunday on National Public Radio aired a profile of Judy Clarke, visiting professor of law at Washington and Lee who has been appointed to defend alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Senior Jonathan Stutts, of Charlotte, N.C., has won the Alexander Thomas Boehling '10 Memorial Award at Washington and Lee University. The Boehling Award, selected by the vice president for student affairs, honors a senior for his or her campus leadership.
Howard Pickett has been named director of the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability at Washington and Lee. Pickett will succeed the program's founding director, Harlan Beckley, at the end of the academic year.
A fine-press, limited-edition collection of six short stories by Barry Lopez, the prize-winning American author, essayist and fiction writer, features an introduction by Jim Warren, the S. Blount Mason Jr. Professor of English at Washington and Lee.
Two alumni, Rick Dunlap and Andrew Asimos, became acquainted while they worked out at the Harris YMCA, in Charlotte, N.C. Last December, they met up under more dramatic circumstances—at the Emergency Stroke Care Center at the Carolinas Medical Center.
Robert Ballenger, professor of business administration and a specialist in e-commerce issues, discussed the Marketplace Fairness Act in an interview with WDBJ-TV in Roanoke on May 14, 2013.
Washington and Lee University journalism professor Toni Locy is the author of a column on MSNBC in response to reports that the Justice Department examined phone records of Associated Press reporters.
Several Roanoke media outlets featured Washington and Lee's Spring Term aerial dance class, which held its concert on the wall of Wilson Hall on May 15 and 16.
Washington and Lee University senior Kendré Barnes, of Omaha, Neb., has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Panama.
Closing in on their May 23 graduation from Washington and Lee University, every senior has a portfolio of accomplishments they'll take along when they leave Lexington. Joe Sussingham, of Lakeland, Fla., may be the only one, however, with a new, four-song EP that's the subject of a Huffington Post item. Joe and his duo partner, […]
The Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a multi-year matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program (LITC).
Jonathan Shapiro, visiting professor of law at Washington and Lee, was cited in a Christian Science Monitor story that examined how media leaks might impact a trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Two members of Washington and Lee's Class of 2000, Stephanie Leffler and Ryan Noble, are Central Midwest finalists in Ernst & Young's 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year awards, which are billed as the most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs.
Bethany Reynolds, of Timonium, Md., a senior at Washington and Lee University, has received a Fulbright research/study grant to China for her project "Acquiring an Education for Migrant Children in Zhejiang Province."
Washington and Lee University senior Isaac Webb, of Portland, Maine, has received a Fulbright research/study grant to the Ukraine for his project "Disability and Invisibility: Human Rights for the Handicapped in Soviet Ukraine from Brezhnev to Gorbachev."
Recent headlines out of Texas tell the sorry tale of a former county district attorney under arrest for allegedly hiding evidence, thus convicting an innocent man of murder. Now free after nearly 25 years in prison, that man is the subject of a new documentary, "An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story," co-written and produced by John Dean '76.
The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 158th commencement on Saturday, May 11, awarding 141 juris doctor degrees.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, of Virginia, had a simple message for the 141 students who received their juris doctor degrees from Washington and Lee University's School of Law on Saturday, May 11: "Be someone's hero." Addressing the 158th commencement ceremony in the W&L Law School's history, Kaine said that while the newly graduated lawyers may […]
The results are in and, as Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of the New Yorker, made clear, the results are final. Marthe Honts '97 won the special New Yorker/W&L cartoon caption contest.
Melissa Kerin, assistant professor of art history, has been awarded a Mednick Memorial Fellowship Grant to conduct research on an aspect of Tibetan Buddhist shrines in India.
Washington and Lee and Southern Virginia University have partnered to form the Rockbridge Teacher Education Consortium (RTEC), the first new teacher education program to be approved by the State Board of Education in almost a quarter of a century.
Taylor Gilfillan, a Washington and Lee senior from Raleigh, N.C., has been named the John W. Elrod General of the Year for 2012-2013.
A new composition by Washington and Lee music professor Terry Vosbein will have its premiere later this month at Carnegie Hall. "Charleston Episodes," a new work for flute, bassoon and string trio, was commissioned by Chamber Music Charleston for the group's Carnegie Hall debut. The group will perform it in the Weill Recital Hall of […]
CNN Health featured the story of Washington and Lee University music professor Barry Kolman's experience teaching clarinet to his 13-year-old daughter, Emmanuela, and the impact those lessons have had on her autism.
Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio was a guest on the Virginia Public Radio program, "Virginia Conversations," on Friday, April 26, 2013.
Washington and Lee third-year law student Ernest Hammond helped a group of Burmese and Bhutanese refugees set up a corporation for their business selling traditional arts and crafts.
Washington and Lee alumna Elizabeth Randol, of the Class of 1993, is bidding to become the first female mayor of Scranton, Pa. Liz is one of four Democratic candidates on the ballot in the May 21 primary. This is not her first foray into Pennsylvania politics. In 2011, she ran a primary campaign for Lackawanna […]
Sara Sprenkle, assistant professor of computer science at Washington and Lee, was recently named W&L's inaugural "Digital Humanities Scholar of the Month."
Robert Ballenger, a Washington and Lee professor of business administration who specializes in e-commerce, explores the Marketplace Fairness Act.
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Sometimes Washington and Lee turns up in the news in the most surprising ways. For Scott Sina, a member of W&L's undergraduate class of 1995 and the law class of 2000, his lost 1995 class ring turned up in a similarly surprising manner. Last week, in Huntington, W.Va., "Susan and Randal Custer were pulling weeds […]
Washington and Lee honored its late alumnus Chris Coffland, a member of the Class of 1988, by dedicating to his memory a plaque on the Memorial Gates on Saturday, May 4, during Reunion Weekend. He was killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 13, 2009. Many of Chris' classmates, who were back on campus for their 25th […]
Some children preparing to enter kindergarten at Central Elementary School in Lexington, Va., have received a helping hand from teacher education students at Washington and Lee University.
Washington and Lee University presented Distinguished Alumni Awards Saturday to three of its graduates and received major gifts from returning classes during the Generals Assembly, the annual meeting of the Alumni Association in Lee Chapel.
Washington and Lee students Jinae Kennedy and Ellyn Kirtley are honored by the Cabell Brand Center to Promote the Common Good.
Laurent Boetsch, director of international education at Washington and Lee, delivered the keynote address for the University's annual Alumni Weekend on Thursday, May 2.
Washington and Lee University senior Mohamad Shawki Amine was a member of a team from Virginia Tech's College of Engineering that presented the results of its earthquake research at Posters on the Hill in Washington last month.
Navy SEAL Clint Bruce will speak on leadership at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The talk is open to the public, and no tickets are required. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a decorated athlete, […]
The Society of Professional Journalists has named Washington and Lee's "Rockbridge Report" newscast the Best Independent Online Student Publication in the nation, and has recognized a W&L senior and three alumni for the best Online In-Depth Reporting in the country.
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Wendy Price, assistant dean of the College at Washington and Lee, has been chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the American Leadership Institute (AALI) to participate in a yearlong Senior Leadership Academy during 2013-14. The 26 individuals chosen for the academy are mid-level administrators in higher education who aspire to senior leadership […]
Washington and Lee University has announced new appointments in the University administration. Elizabeth Knapp, associate provost and associate professor of geology, will become senior assistant to the president and director of the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity. Marc Conner, the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee Professor of English, head of the English Department and director of Spring Term, will become associate provost.
Judy Clarke, a visiting professor of practice at the Washington and Lee School of Law, was appointed this week to join the team that will defend alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In addition, the Associated Press reported that the lead defense attorney in the case, Miriam Conrad, the chief federal public defender, had requested that […]
Washington and Lee University students Alvin Thomas and Erica Schwotzer will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation for May on Thursday, May 2, at 12:20 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
Washington and Lee senior Derek Barisas, of Fort Collins, Colo., has received a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Iceland.
Attorney Robin Wood, principal at Edmunds & Williams in Lynchburg, was honored recently during the annual Order of the Coif ceremony at Washington and Lee School of Law.