Delegate Lacey Putney was the subject of a front-page profile in the Roanoke Times on Sunday, Dec. 15. The occasion was the conclusion of his distinguished 53-year career in the Virginia General Assembly, a post he has held longer than anyone.
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Readers of the December issue of Southern Living magazine are enjoying the expertise of two W&L alumni: event designer Calder Britt Clark and cookbook author Alex Hitz.
In This Issue: Building a Community: Welcoming First-Year Students to W&L Nick Tatar '96, Bricklayer General Stats The W&L Promise, Online Course Registration, Teach for America, Disposable Cups Speak Hurrah for the Honor System Omicron Delta Kappa Along the Colonnade New IQ Center Dazzles Users Larry Connolly '79 Transforms Entrepreneurship and Shepherd Programs Alumna Headlines […]
Brett Schwartz, director of Hillel at Washington and Lee University, has received a grant from the Richmond Jewish Foundation to support W&L's annual Holocaust Remembrance Week, taking place this year from April 26-May 4, 2014, on campus.
A new exhibit of paintings, "All My Friends and Enemies," by Elise Schweitzer, is on display at the Williams Gallery in Huntley Hall at Washington and Lee University from Jan. 15-May 15, 2014.
Washington and Lee alumnus Mike Hughes, of the Class of 1970, died last Sunday (Dec. 15). During the last year of his life, he kept a fascinating blog, which not only featured an autobiographical obituary but also led to a classic W&L story.
Reading our blog last May about John Dean and "An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story" may have whetted your appetite to see the documentary, which tells the story of an innocent man convicted of the murder of his wife. Now's your chance.
Remembering the courage of Revolutionary Bostonians on the 240th anniversary of the Tea Party.
This fall, a dozen Washington and Lee law students got the chance to see what it's like to work and live full time as a lawyer in the nation's capital.
Washington and Lee University's Community Grants Committee has made 11 grants totaling $25,055 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County. They are the first part of its two rounds of grants for 2013-14.
Students at Washington and Lee University who have difficulty performing well in early-morning classes may take some comfort in knowing that their chronotypes are governing their performance. In other words, they are naturally night owls.
John Jensen has been named director of Career Development and associate dean of students at Washington and Lee University. Sidney Evans, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, announced the appointment, which begins on Jan. 1, 2014.
As soon as he heard about Nelson Mandela's Dec. 5 death, Washington and Lee University politics professor Tyler Dickovick thought back to the moment in 2002 when he had a chance to introduce himself to the revered South African leader — and couldn't.
Ken Ujie, associate professor of Japanese language at Washington and Lee University, has received a Sakura Grant from the JCAW (Japan Commerce Association) Foundation to conduct classes on understanding and making nigiri-zushi, a hand-pressed style of sushi.
Jonathan Eastwood and Peter Grajzl have received a grant from the American Sociological Association's Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline to support the pilot project, "Tracing the Global Spread of National Identity."
Washington and Lee University is kicking off the Green Office Initiative to encourage staff, faculty and students to practice sound environmental practices in their offices, classrooms and residence halls.
The Washington and Lee University Habitat for Humanity Chapter has received one of four nationwide $10,000 State Farm Insurance Company matching grants for 2013–2014.
Margaret Howard has been tapped to lead a major empirical study for the American Bankruptcy Institute focusing on individual filers for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Washington and Lee University's annual Candlelight Service featuring the W&L University Singers will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. in Lee Chapel. Seating will begin at 7:15 p.m. The public is invited to the presentation at no charge, and the service will be broadcast live online.
Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English, writes about superheroes as role models for terrorists in an op-ed titled "Paul Revere: superhero or terrorist?" in the Roanoke Times on Nov. 30, 2013.
The authentic Thanksgiving feast held on the Washington and Lee campus was the subject of a feature story on WVTF, the public radio station based in Roanoke, Va.