The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Washington and Lee University a four-year, $577,000 grant in support of the University's efforts to enhance the quality of programs and projects in international education.
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Washington and Lee is hosting Virginia Governor's Language Academies in Spanish, French and German this summer.
Washington and Lee alumnus Perry Mann, '49, '62L, is the author of a book of essays, "Mann and Nature."
Washington and Lee continues to dominate the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia. Roanoke lawyer Paul Black, of the Class of 1982, has been appointed a U.S. bankruptcy court judge by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
In this recent op/ed from the National Law Journal, Washington and Lee law professor Jim Moliterno argues that for its own self-interest, the legal profession should welcome the input of non lawyers and even cede some measure of power to them.
In May, Maggie Holland graduated as valedictorian of Washington and Lee's Class of 2013. Only a few weeks later she was scrubbing in on a hysterectomy operation in Antigua, Guatemala. She almost fainted.
When the new season of the reality game show Big Brother premieres on CBS tomorrow night, one of the 16 residents of the house will be a Washington and Lee alumna.
Christopher Seaman, assistant professor of law at Washington and Lee University, provides background and context to the landmark Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act.
Ann Massie, professor of law at Washington and Lee University, examines today's decision (June 24, 2013) by the Supreme Court in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Listen to Massie's commentary below:
Wayde Marsh, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in May, has been named the national leader of the year by Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society.
So here's an intriguing question: "How does a Midwestern jazz pianist turned lawyer then cornbread baker find himself selling the Southern staple at Brooklyn's most competitive flea market?"
Earlier this month, a website that focuses on sustainability in New York City made its debut, with Washington and Lee alumna Alden Wicker as its founder and blogger-in-chief.
Congratulations to Washington and Lee alumnus Robert Balentine, who has received the Metro Atlanta Chamber's 2013 Business Person of the Year — Lifetime Achievement Award.
Robert Strong, interim provost at Washington and Lee University, introduces MIICs — Massively Intensive Innovative Courses — in an op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
A team of Washington and Lee archaeologists have discovered an amazing array of 19th-century artifacts on a site adjacent to Robinson Hall.
After many years of taking his cues from executive producers of soap operas, Washington and Lee alumnus Grant Kunkowski will get to play one on a soap opera when he joins the cast of "Tainted Dreams." It begins filming in late July.
Shannon Elizabeth Bell, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky, recently won the 2013 Robert Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism from the Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association.
Chris Brady, a 2008 graduate of Washington and Lee's School of Law, was honored, along with a colleague at the Denver firm Husch Blackwell L.L.P., with a Distinguished Legal Writing Award from the 2013 Burton Awards for Legal Achievements.
The 4,500-square-foot co-location center serving both Washington and Lee University and the Rockbridge Area Network Authority was formally dedicated on Friday, June 14, as the Richard A. Peterson Center.
Agnieszka Flak '03 is carving out an adventurous career in journalism, as an energy and commodities correspondent with Reuters. She's about to leave her most recent posting, in Johannesburg, South Africa, with fond and vivid memories of this excellent 2011 adventure: a 5,600-mile round trip from Johannesburg to Dar Es Salaam—on a Vespa scooter.
The following op-ed by Michael McGuire, who graduated in May with a double major in journalism and Spanish, was published in The Baltimore Sun on Thursday, June 13, 2013, and is reprinted here by permission. A good problem to have: 'You can do anything' In quickly changing world, a liberal arts education may be more […]
Scott Sina was in the news last month for a couple of rather different reasons.
Washington and Lee alumnus John Zamoiski, of the Class of 1974, was honored last weekend at the 47th annual Cable TV Pioneer banquet, in Washington, D.C.
Washington and Lee University recognized five retiring members of the University's faculty during commencement exercises. Six retiring members of W&L's staff were recognized during the Employee Recognition Banquet in April.
The Board of Trustees approved the promotions and tenures of 14 faculty members during its meeting in Lexington in May.
When the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C., was preparing a new app, "Charles Lang Freer: Collecting Korea," the producers wanted to include a film of a Japanese tea ceremony. So they came to Lexington and filmed in the Senshin'an Tea Room in the Watson Pavilion at Washington and Lee.
92 college and law students gathered in Lexington last weekend to prepare for unusual eight-week internships with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society, sponsored by the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.
Toni Locy, the Reynolds Professor of Legal Reporting at Washington and Lee, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Monday, June 10, to discuss her new book, "Covering America's Courts: A Clash of Rights."
As you watch the Belmont Stakes tomorrow, be sure to toast the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's winning of the Triple Crown—he sped to that honor on June 9, 1973.
Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University (CKWL) was awarded the Outstanding Educational Institution Volunteer Program award for 2013 by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on Thursday, June 6.
Matthias Kaseorg's article on unauthorized network access was published in the May issue of Michigan IT Lawyer as a part of the 2012 Edward F. Langs Writing Competition.
Performing aerial dance is challenging under any circumstances, but Washington and Lee's Repertory Dance Company confronted some special challenges when it performed at Washington, D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery of Art last month.
What does Patsy Cline have to do with Washington and Lee? More than you might know.
Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English, writes about the surge of superhero movies since 9/11 in an op-ed titled "Downsizing the super war on war" in the Roanoke Times on June 3, 2013. The terrorist attacks, he writes, are a "transformative accident" that doubled the superhero's powers. Gavaler teaches a Spring Term course on […]
Summer's here, and you may be looking for a way to take off a few pounds —and keep them off. A new book by Lindsay Harris Hill, a 1997 graduate of Washington and Lee, could help.
"Observable Traits," an exhibit by Jason Clary and Doug Norman, is on display in McCarthy Gallery in Holekamp Hall at Washington and Lee University. It will run until August 28.
Charles Robson, a 1972 graduate of Washington and Lee, will be honored by the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association later this month when he receives the organization's Distinguished Service Award.
A number of Washington and Lee Law students have received external awards aimed at helping support students working at law-related public service jobs during the summer.
When last we wrote about Rebecca Makkai, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 1999, we noted her spot on NPR's "This American Life" and her first novel, "The Borrower." Now she's published a delightful blog over at Ploughshares, a literary magazine from Boston's Emerson College.
R. T. Smith has been awarded the 2012-2013 Gerald T. Perkoff Prize in Poetry by "The Missouri Review" for his suite of poems, "Mary Lincoln Triptych."
The winner of the 2013 Bevel Summers Prize for the Short Short Story is Seth Brady Tucker of Lafayette, Colo., for his narrative "Jigsaw."