Professor Mark Rush comments the recent Supreme Court ruling which upheld Michigan's ban on the use of race as a factor in admissions to state universities. Rush is the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics.
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The Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program (LITC). This is the seventh straight year that the Tax Clinic has received federal dollars to support its efforts.
We live in a society where using money is like breathing. It makes our lives easier, but we don't really understand why, according to Colin Elliott, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in classics and ancient history at Washington and Lee University.
Washington and Lee's Ad Class, taught by business administration professor Amanda Bower, earned a third-place finish at the District 3 American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The event was held in Raleigh on April 4.
Author and poet Tim Seibles will be reading from his latest book, "Fast Animal" (2012), on Monday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Douglas Bradburn, the founding director of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of Washington and Lee University's Friends of the Library on Saturday, May 3.
Christopher Wolf '80L, National Civil Rights Chair of the Anti-Defamation League and recipient of the law school's 2010 Outstanding Alumnus Award, will deliver this year's commencement address during the 2014 graduation exercises at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery is pleased to present Tell Me Again the World Will Be Beautiful, an exhibit of works by photographer Alyssa Salomon. The show will be on view until May 23.
Many in the University community are well informed as to the athletic exploits of W&L's 472 varsity student-athletes. The accomplishments are many. Thus far in 2013-14, the Generals have already won three conference titles while claiming just better than 60 percent (169-111-6, .601) of their athletic contests.
Poet Anna Lena Phillips will give a reading at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the Outing Club Room (room 114), in Elrod Commons. The reading is free and open to the public. She will be reading from her latest work. Phillips is the author of "A Pocket Book […]
Salman Hameed, the director of the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies (SSiMS), will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m. in Leyburn Library's Northen Auditorium. The title for Hameed's talk, which is free and open to the public, is "The Crescent and the […]
Washington and Lee's Office of University Advancement is expanding its lifelong-learning offerings to include a four-part Virtual Learning Series on Contemporary Issues in Society. Airing in April and May to coincide with W&L's four-week Spring Term, the series will be hosted by Associate Provost Marc Conner and will focus on four topics in the headlines, each of which is being explored in depth by W&L faculty and students in a Spring Term course.
Elizabeth Strout, the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist for her short story collection "Olive Kitteridge," will present the keynote address at Washington and Lee University's Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar on Friday, April 25, at 4 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
A copy of "Old George," the 1842 folk sculpture of George Washington that has topped the cupola of Washington and Lee University's main building since 1844, traveled to Winchester recently for display in a 10-month exhibition at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.
The Route 11 Dance Festival occurring May 5–10 in Lexington, Va., will provide a special opportunity for students at Washington and Lee University to manage the event and work directly with a nonprofit arts organization.
Washington and Lee law professor Johanna Bond has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to study access to legal aid in criminal proceedings in Tanzania and Zanzibar.
The next Writers at Studio Eleven event will be Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Studio Eleven Gallery in Lexington, and after three years of robust and enriching readings, it will be the last event.
Washington and Lee University senior Lorraine Simonis, from Philadelphia, Pa., has been awarded a U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) fellowship to Austria for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Washington and Lee University senior Thomas Bowen of Fredericksburg, Va., has received a Fulbright research grant to Germany. His project is "Black Walnuts as Bio-inspired Packaging."
Albert Blackwell, Reuben B. Pitts Professor Emeritus of Religion at Furman University, will present a lecture-demonstration on the theme, "Sounding Music: Relations of Melody and Harmony to Religious Sensibility and Expression" on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at R.E. Lee Memorial Church. The free public lecture is part of a three day visit sponsored […]
Seniors Sophia Maxstadt and Zoey Ryu (Mi Hung) have joined the Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS). They were nominated by Washington and Lee University based on their outstanding GPA and inducted into the JNHS-College Chapter. Rhu is a psychology and East Asian Language and Literature (Japanese concentration) double major. Maxstadt is a business administration and […]
College students just don't present in national academic conferences every day. Nonetheless, a few months ago, 12 geology students and one computer-science student presented posters and talks at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.
Two water hoses and lots of dirt played a major role in teaching local school children about archaeology last week at Washington and Lee University.
Washington and Lee law professor J.D. King will spend the fall semester studying the evolution of criminal defense in Chile on a Fulbright Scholar Grant.
There has been a renewed interest in the W&L Polo Association (Polo Club) this year and the organization received U.S. Polo Association (USPA) recognition for the first time since 2008. W&L played its first matches at the end of March in the Virginia Polo Center against two teams from the University of Virginia. Although W&L […]
AdClass students at Washington and Lee University are giving the makeup industry a taste of its own medicine at the district level of the National Student Advertising Competition on April 4 in Raleigh, N.C.
Isaac Webb '13 has been named a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow for next year, in the Russia/Eurasia program.
In this audio, Christopher Seaman, assistant professor of law at Washington and Lee University, provides background on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission and assesses its impact.
Ge Bai, assistant professor of accounting at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has been awarded the 2014 IMA Research Foundation's Emerging Scholar Manuscript Award by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
Darby Shuler and Johan (Manuel) Garcia Padilla, seniors at Washington and Lee University, have won a $10,000 grant from the Davis Foundation Projects for Peace 2014. The grant will fund their work in El Salvador this summer to provide amputees with prosthetic hands created by a 3D printer.
Law students participating in the International Human Rights practicum last fall have released a report on their fact-finding mission to Tanzania to research access to legal aid.
Washington and Lee University senior Eric Shuman of Black Mountain, N.C., has received a Fulbright research grant to Israel. His project is "Can Anger Lead to Conflict Resolution? Redirecting Anger Responses to Promote Peace."
Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of students selected to receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants, and the second round of selections is underway.
Six Washington and Lee students and the staff of "The Rockbridge Report" have won awards in the Society of Professional Journalists' regional Mark of Excellence college journalism competition.
Richard Bidlack, professor of history at Washington and Lee University, places the Ukrainian crisis in its historical context.
Undergraduate degrees in German and economics plus a master's of divinity from Yale isn't an obvious route to the corporate leadership of the world's largest soft drink company. But Clyde Tuggle, Coca-Cola senior vice president and chief public affairs officer, told a recent gathering of Washington and Lee students that it is "the perfect education for the business world."
Washington and Lee University has unveiled an anonymous gift to the University of a 19th century contemporary copy of "George Washington Crossing the Delaware."
Nicole Gunawansa, a senior at Washington and Lee University, has won a Luce Scholarship that will enable her to spend 10 months living and working in Asia.