Writer Tom Wolfe will have a lot more room in his home library, now that 1951 graduate of Washington and Lee is moving 190 boxes of his papers to the New York Public Library.
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Sharp-eyed readers of the New York Times may have recognized some familiar W&L names in a Nov. 8 story about websites and apps that help people plan tailgate parties. Caroline Hundley, mother of Hal Hundley, a football player and a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 2014, is a satisfied customer of one of the websites—ourtailgate.com—which is the brainchild of Harry St. John, a member of the W&L Class of 2009.
Two W&L alumni and their burgeoning business are the subject of a nice profile in the Nov. 25 edition of the Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat. Stephanie Leffler and husband Ryan Noble, both Class of 2000, co-founded Juggle.com, which serves as an umbrella for companies CrowdSource, RIOmedia and ClickableNames.com.
Internationally noted scholar James Moore, professor of the History of Science at The Open University, will give a lecture on "Darwin's 'Sacred Cause' " at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Leyburn Library's Northen Auditorium.
Washington and Lee's Sara Sprenkle, associate professor of computer science, is one of 60 people profiled to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
One week before Americans sit down for their Thanksgiving dinner, anthropology and history students at Washington and Lee University tasted recipes from the original Thanksgiving dinner—well, except for the eels and hard cider.
Washington and Lee third-year law student David Knoespel placed second in the 2012-13 writing competition for law students sponsored by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy, we thought we would rerun a blog from three years ago. It concerned James S. Legg Jr., of W&L's Class of 1965, who wrote a letter to Jacqueline Kennedy three days after her husband's death.
Professor Mark Rush comments on the change to the filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate, why it was considered necessary and the political ramifications for the Senate.
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, two W&L historians talk about the event from their very different perspectives. Ted DeLaney, associate professor of history, recalls his personal memories and feelings about the event. Andrew McGee, historian of the 20th century and a visiting instructor of history at W&L, talks […]
Typhoon Haiyan didn't surprise anyone, so should government officials in the Philippines be held responsible for not doing more to prepare the country for the storm's onslaught?
The Washington and Lee University Singers, an a cappella choir, is the featured collegiate performing choir at the 2013 Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Conference, at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, on Friday, Nov. 22.
This week, students at Washington and Lee University will be sleeping outside in near-freezing temperatures, trying to buy groceries for $1.40 per meal, and distributing Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need.
Marc Conner, associate provost and James and Jo Ballengee Professor of English, writes about the limitations of online learning in an op-ed in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Sarah Beth Hampton, a junior from Chapel Hill, N.C., has been elected executive director of the Williams Investment Society (WIS) at Washington and Lee University.
Eric Shuman, a Washington and Lee University senior, from Black Mountain, N.C., has received the 2013 David G. Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology.
Thomas Carlson, religion professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will give a public lecture on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Northen Auditorium.
Judge Jack L. Lintner, a 1969 graduate of Washington and Lee's School of Law, received the 2013 Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law, in October.
When Erich Uffelman gave Andrea Lepage a tour of W&L's new IQ Center, she was immediately intrigued by the potential that the 3D High-Performance Visualization Lab might have for using reflectance transformation imaging (RTI) to enhance teaching in the arts and humanities.
Students in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University can now receive scholarships from the University to study for the exam to become a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
Stephen Lind, visiting assistant professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, Nov. 14, to discuss the art of public speaking.
David J. Getsy, the chair of the department of art history, theory and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will deliver the inaugural Pamela H. Simpson Lecture in Art History at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in the Elrod Commons.
Morris Berman, cultural historian and social critic, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. in Leyburn Library's Northen Auditorium. Berman is currently serving as Class of '63 Scholar in Residence.
After 20 years of building and directing some of the world's largest brands, Washington and Lee alumnus Tim Halloran, "The Brand Guy," is sharing some of his secrets in a new book, "Romancing the Brand," which will be published in January by Jossey Bass/Wiley.
Washington and Lee commemorated Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, with its traditional gathering of veterans from the ranks of the University's staff, faculty, retirees and students.
Dean Baquet contends that the burden is to grant anonymity out of necessity and not convenience.
Donovan Eason '15L and James Pickle '15L won the 2013 negotiations competition and Krystal Swendsboe '15L was named best oralist in the 2013 appellate advocacy competition.
The Rev. Stephen R. Davenport III, a 1964 graduate of Washington and Lee, was honored with a Doctor of Divinity degree from Berkeley Divinity School of Yale University last month.
Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio is an article in the Summer 2013 edition of Peer Review, a publication of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The article is titled "What Does it Mean to Be a Teacher-Scholar?" To read the article, see President Ruscio's speeches on his website.
Mark Rush, the Waxburg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee, thinks pundits need to be cautious in drawing connections between the gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia
Two teams of students from Washington and Lee's Programming Club finished second and third at the annual Longwood Programming Competition, last month at Longwood University, in Farmville, Va.
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance, the award winning W&L Repertory Dance Company is performing "W&L Dancers Create" on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., on Keller Stage at Lenfest Center for the Arts in Lexington.
Award-winning poet and accomplished librettist Nathalie Anderson will give a reading at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 4:30 p.m. in Leyburn Library's Northen Auditorium.
Congratulations to Dr. Erika Proko Hamilton, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 2003. A star tennis player during her student years, and a new member of our Athletic Hall of Fame, Erika just received a new honor, this one from the NCAA.