Washington and Lee University has established the J. Lawrence Connolly Endowment for the University's Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability, thanks to a gift of $1 million from Leigh and Larry Connolly, of Atlanta. The endowment will support curricular and co-curricular programming.
Archive ( Stories)
Here's a W&L Halloween tale for you: "Zombies stumble into my class all the time." So writes Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English, in an essay published on Oct. 29 in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Washington and Lee University has named Brian H. Eckert as the executive director of communications and public affairs, effective Nov. 11. He comes to W&L after 14 years as director of media and public relations at the University of Richmond.
Barry Kolman's new book, "The Origins and Early History of American Wind Music: Instrument Makers, Composers, Instructional Methods and Ensemble Performance," (Edwin Mellen Press, Sept. 2013) is the first volume to examine the earliest musical beginnings of the tradition of community bands in America during the half century following the American Revolution.
Barry Kolman, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, has published a Spanish language version of his acclaimed book "The Language of Music Revealed" (Universal Publishers, 2012).
What are the differences between the German and United States views of surveillance?
Renowned author, academic and former Canadian politicians explores the role of democratic deliberation in human rights interventions.
On Nov. 7-8, Washington and Lee University School of Law will host a symposium exploring Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
On Nov.1-2, Washington and Lee University will host the 21st annual Law and Literature Seminar.
Roger Mudd, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1950, writes about ethics and the new Roger Mudd Center for ethics in an op-ed in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Halloween at Washington and Lee means using the W&L symbols in creative ways.
The former home of Washington and Lee's legendary dean of students, Frank J. Gilliam, will serve as a venue for overnight guests to the University.
Dick Kuettner has been named president-elect of the Foreign Language Association of Virginia
Washington and Lee University's Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its Fall 2013 proposal evaluation schedule. The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Fall 2013 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
Jane Ledlie Batcheller and Paul S. Trible III received Distinguished Young Alumni Awards from their alma mater during Young Alumni Weekend.
Robert Strong, William Lynne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University, published an essay in The Irish Times about John F. Kennedy's speech about Robert Frost.
Another day, another Washington and Lee alum in a hall of fame. In Thursday's blog, we wrote about the induction of John Bassett III, of the Class of 1959, into the American Furniture Hall of Fame. Today it's Richard Duchossois' turn.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and managing editor for news at The Times will address "Why the Big News Organizations and Their Anonymous Sources Matter."
Washington and Lee alumnus John Bassett III, of the Class of 1959, has been inducted into the American Furniture Hall of Fame.
That's Washington and Lee alumnus Andrew Keller staring out from this week's cover of Adweek magazine, and the tagline for the story is "CP+B (And K)."
Washington and Lee University's Department of Philosophy will present a lecture by Chauncey Maher, assistant professor of philosophy at Dickinson College, entitled "Varieties of Minds," at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Huntley Hall 327. Sponsored by the William W. Morton Endowment for Philosophy and Religion, the lecture is free and open to the […]
"Echo and Silft" is an exhibition of recent paintings, prints and drawings by the New England artist.
In his inaugural address for the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee 250th Anniversary Professorship, Washington and Lee's Marc Conner presents "The Identities of Ralph Ellison."
On Friday, Nov. 1, the W&L Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment will host a panel discussion on Uranium Mining in Virginia, a hot issue during the current governor's race.
The honors and awards just keep coming for Reggie Aggarwal, a 1994 graduate of Washington and Lee's School of Law and the founder and CEO of Cvent, a cloud-based event-management platform headquartered in McLean, Va. Reggie was honored as CEO of the Year by the Washington Business Journal, which selected him from a list of […]
More than 200 students and 60 alumni convened in the second annual Entrepreneurship Summit sponsored by the J. Lawrence Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship.
As part of a program to upgrade Washington and Lee's indoor athletic and recreation facilities, the site for a proposed new swimming pool is just northwest of Lewis Hall.
Alumni Michael R. McAlevey and B. Craig Owens join W&L's 33-member board during fall meetings.
Meagan Miller, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1996, will make her Metropolitan Opera debut on Nov. 16 in the role of The Empress in Richard Strauss' "Die Frau ohne Schatten." The New York Times billed Meagan's pending performance as an "under the radar treat" and noted that "the rising American soprano" takes […]
The Richmond Times-Dispatch writes about the new Washington and Lee financial aid initiative, the W&L Promise, in its Oct. 16 editions. The story is available at http://myw.lu/H35CVo.
A study on the psychological impact of stalking on its victims that was undertaken by a team of faculty and students at Washington and Lee was the basis for a major feature story in the Roanoke Times on Oct. 16, 2013. To read the story, go to http://myw.lu/19IcnUB
Washington and Lee's new IQ Center was the focus of a feature story on Roanoke's WDBJ-7 on Oct. 16, 2013. To watch the story, go to http://myw.lu/174wWOG
After years of having his letters to the editor printed in the New York Times, a Washington and Lee alumnus receives singular recognition.
Paul M. Smith, former law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell '27, '31L, will discuss his role the gay rights case Lawrence v. Texas during a talk on Monday Oct. 21.
The new lobby that tells the story of George Washington's gift and honors donors receives major recognition.
Renowned author, academic and former Canadian politician will address "American Democracy, Human Rights, and the Use of Force."
Washington and Lee's R.T. Smith remembers Patsy Cline's Lexington days in poetry.
Washington and Lee University's second annual Entrepreneurship Summit will bring together alumni, students and faculty from all corners of the University to exchange ideas, share knowledge and establish valuable connections for present and future entrepreneurial endeavors during the two-day event on Oct. 18-19.
Gene Foreman will teach courses during Washington and Lee's Spring Term.
Keri Klein Geiger, of the Class of 2008, is using her nursing skills in Hawston Hospice.
New plan guarantees free tuition for admitted students with family income of $75,000 and below.
Students readers from Washington and Lee, VMI and Dabney Lancaster will also participate.
Bob Halloran, a 1985 graduate of Washington and Lee, has just published his latest book, which tells the story of one of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger's victims.
Carolyn Maro Angelaccio, of W&L's Class of 2000, has been named one of "Forty Under 40" in Bucks County, Pa.
Utah native Spencer Cox, a 2001 alumnus of the Washington and Lee School of Law, has been selected by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to serve as the state's new lieutenant governor.
Victims of talking two to three times more likely to suffer from psychological distress.
Thanks to the government shutdown, some of W&L law students are getting some hard lessons about what it means to work for a government seemingly paralyzed by a partisan budget fight.
Washington and Lee associate provost and English professor will talk on "The Identifies of Ralph Ellison"
Sumnima Udas, a 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee, has been with CNN in various roles since her graduation.
Christopher Seaman, assistant professor of law, discusses the Supreme Court case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
W&L's Archaeology program is joining forces with the Historic Lexington Foundation (HLF) to conduct research on Jordan's Point as part of HLF's effort to get the area designated as a state and national historic district.
Washington and Lee English professor to study work of John Haines.
The men's and women's lacrosse teams at Washington and Lee got training from the Marine Corps on Wilson Field.
The Law News, the student newspaper at Washington and Lee University School of Law, was honored at the ABA annual meeting as the finest overall student newspaper in the nation.
Better Homes and Gardens singles out Lexington as a charming college town.
Kentucky's Stewart Home School has in the family of Washington and Lee alumnus Dr. John P. Stewart II '48 for 120 years.
Frank A. O'Reilly will give the Remembering Robert E. Lee speech on Oct. 14, 2013.