Robert A. Strong, the William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University, will give a lecture at W&L on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 5:00 p.m. in Huntley 327. The title of the talk, which is free and open to the public, is "Politics and Principle: Jimmy Carter in the Civil Rights Era." Strong's talk is part of the 2014-2015: Race and Justice in America and is sponsored by W&L's Roger Mudd Center for Ethics. F
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Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, told a Millhiser Moot Court Room audience Jan. 23 that the totality of circumstances at a given time can change the interpretation of constitutional protections under the law.
Karla K. Murdock, professor of psychology at Washington and Lee University, will give her inaugural lecture marking her appointment as the David G. Elmes Term Professor of Psychology on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
It's never too early to start talking to kids about college, and Sarah Catherine Welch, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2011, introduced her students at St. Peter Claver School in Decatur, Georgia, to her alma mater via a virtual tour on Smartboard.
Hannah Shtein is a 3L from Milwaulkee, Wisconsin. In the final post in this series, she discusses the Israeli public defender system and the barriers, both literal and figurative, to Israeli and Palestinian lawyers working together for justice.
Here's the next installment of our roundup of events in the Lexington and Rockbridge area, compiled by 3L Hannah Shtein. You'll have choices to make, with live music at the local breweries and the always popular law school charity auction. Plus drones!
Deborah Miranda, the John Lucian Smith Professor of English at Washington and Lee, was quoted in a New York Times article Jan. 21 about Pope Francis' plans to canonize Father Junipero Serra.
While Tony Walker '64 visited campus this past fall for his 50th reunion, he stopped by the University's art collection in the Kamen Gallery in the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts. The Western theme struck a chord with him, and he decided to give W&L a contemporary painting of a Western landscape by Vermont-based artist David Brewster.
Marc Bregman, the Bernard Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will give the Weinstein Memorial Lecture of 2015 at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in Hillel 101.
Roger H. Mudd, a 1950 graduate of Washington and Lee University and an award-winning journalist, received the Award for Individual Philanthropy from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) at its annual awards banquet Jan. 6 in San Diego, California. Watch the video and transcript of his acceptance speech.
Ellen Mayock, Ernest Williams II Professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee University, provides advice for on structuring, revising and tailoring an academic curriculum vitae (C.V.) in the Jan. 23 edition of Inside Higher Ed.
George Evans Goodwin Jr., a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and public relations executive who received an honorary doctor of letters from W&L in 1997, died on Jan. 21 at his home in Atlanta.
Washington and Lee University's athletic teams set a new record when 224 students earned scholar-athlete awards during fall term of last year. The number of award recipients increased by more than 30 compared to previous fall terms.
With his newest, and fourth, book of poems, Christian Wiman, a 1988 graduate of Washington and Lee University, is a finalist for the 2014 poetry award from the National Book Critics Circle.
Area restaurants come together to benefit the Campus Kitchen's backpack program on Sunday, Jan. 25.
Washington and Lee University's Reeves Center and Watson Pavilion will have an official "opening" on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 5-7 p.m. They will now be open to the public on a regular basis and their new hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
"Holding History," paintings by artist and teacher Tania Karpowitz, will be on display at the McCarthy Gallery in Holekamp Hall at Washington and Lee University from Jan. 23-May 30, 2015.
On Jan. 23-24, Washington and Lee School of Law will host a first of its kind symposium taking a 360 degree look at the legal, social, political and economic issues spawned by Edward Snowden's disclosures of the National Security Agency's spying and surveillance programs.
Over the years, Marie Washington, Washington and Lee School of Law Class of 2003, has made her mark on her hometown of Warrenton, Virginia. Her efforts as an attorney, advocate for mental health services, animal lover and volunteer to numerous non-profits secured her the honor of Citizen of the Year as bestowed by the Fauquier Times.
Chris Volk, a 1979 graduate of Washington and Lee, rang in the new year—literally. He visited the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 2 to ring the opening bell of 2015 and to celebrate the recent listing of his company, STORE Capital Corp., on the exchange.
Hannah Shtein is a 3L from Milwaulkee, Wisconsin. In this blog post, she describes the second leg of her trip to the middle east with the Access to Justice practicum, during which she an her fellow students visited Ramallah for a U.S. trial demonstration and visit a juvenile detention center.
Richard G. Marks, professor of religion at Washington and Lee University, will give his inaugural lecture marking his appointment as the Jessie Ball duPont Professor on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Christian Martine, a 2014 graduate of Washington and Lee University, landed his first job out of college at Facebook.
Five seniors, Vincent Gennaro, Sarah Beth Hampton, Eduardo Olondriz, Bayan Misaghi, and Cathy Wang, have received scholarships to study for level one of the exam to become a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
The Columbus Monthly magazine interviews veteran actor Kevin McClatchy, Washington and Lee University Class of 1985, on playing Prospero, portraying characters outside his comfort zone and working with his theater students. You can read the December 2014 interview online.
In mid-November 2014, Jeffrey Barnett, professor of Spanish and director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Washington and Lee University, flew to Miami for the launch of his new book, a translation of Uva de Aragón's "The Memory of Silence" (Chico: Cubanabooks, 2014).
miriam cooke (sic), the Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures and director of the Middle East Studies Center at Duke University, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. in the Hillel House.
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Roy Lee Steinheimer Jr., the dean of the Washington and Lee University School of Law from 1968 to 1983, and the Robert E.R. Huntley Professor of Law Emeritus at W&L, died on Thursday, Jan. 8, in Lexington. He was 98. "Roy Steinheimer's deanship was a pivotal one for Washington and Lee's Law School," said W&L […]
Washington and Lee University's Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, will welcome four honorary and 32 student initiates at W&L's annual Founders Day-ODK Convocation on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall.
Washington and Lee University School of Law will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with panels on sentencing and immigration, as well as a keynote by Harvard Law professor Kenneth Mack.
Hannah Shtein is a 3L from Milwaulkee, Wisconsin. In this blog post, she describes the first leg of her trip to the middle east with the Access to Justice practicum, during which she an her fellow students visited Hebron University and conducted a mock U.S. trail for Palestinian law students.
James C. Cobb, award-winning author, historian of the American South and University of Georgia professor will be the featured speaker at Washington and Lee University's Founders Day-Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on Jan. 19, 5 p.m., at Wilson Concert Hall in the Lenfest Center for the Arts.
Roger H. Mudd, a 1950 graduate of Washington and Lee University and an award-winning journalist, received the Award for Individual Philanthropy from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) at its annual awards banquet Jan. 6 in San Diego, California.
Tom Gage, a 1970 graduate of Washington and Lee University, received the 2015 J.G. Taylor Spink Award, which makes him the first W&L alum to be inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown, NY.
Tommie Shelby, professor of African and African American studies and professor of philosophy at Harvard University, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Roslyn McCallister Brock, chairman of the national board of directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will highlight a series of lectures, panel discussions and performances as Washington and Lee holds its annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this month.
During the Lee Chapel renovations, the Lee Chapel staff would like to invite the community to visit the Reeves Center and Watson Pavilion to explore their galleries. The Watson Pavilion will host the portraits from the Washington-Custis-Lee Collection, a student curated ceramics exhibit, a Japanese tea room and a pop up museum shop. The Reeves Center houses the 4th largest ceramics collection in the United States.
Mark Rush, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law, writes about potential presidential candidates in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.