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Melissa Kerin, assistant professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, first became interested in Tibet as an undergraduate at Trinity College, after hearing about the Tibetan diaspora.
Recent graduate Leah Gose '15 reflects on her time at W&L and the lessons she's taken away from her four years in Lexington.
New academic partnership will advance privacy scholarship, create business/academic ties, and Incubate tomorrow’s privacy lawyers.
Johnson Opportunity Grant Takes Daniel Rodriguez '16 to Bangladesh to Study Microfinance
R.T. Smith, the award-winning author and editor of “Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review,” has published a new work of fiction, “Chinquapins” (Fiction Southeast).
Christopher Collins, a 1954 graduate of Washington and Lee University, returned to Boston on Oct. 17 to defend his title in the Grand Veterans age group at the Head of the Charles Regatta rowing festival.
Anthony (Antoine) Edwards has reassured students learning Arabic at Washington and Lee University that his own first encounter with the language was as a first-year student.
The Hon. Richard J. Leon, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia, will give a talk titled "Battle Hymn of a Federal District Judge."
Washington and Lee University School of Law will host the 2015 Law and Literature Seminar on Nov. 6-7, exploring the new book from award winning author Ian McEwan.
"I have learned that service in one's community can take on many forms."
Politics major and poverty studies minor Yashna Naidu '15 interns for the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in New Jersey.
"Pursuing my passions in and outside of the classroom gave me an amazing opportunity to fuse those passions into an incredibly interconnected liberal arts education."
"My journey through the world of theater has been one of the most formative aspects of my college career."
"I was lucky to start college in a supportive yet competitive program that set the precedent to succeed on and off the field."
"Here in Lexington I found a home away from home."
"I have been given incredible opportunities to embrace all that W&L has to offer."
"The most important thing I have learned is how to be myself."
"Over the past four years, Lexington has begun to feel more and more like my home."
"I had been drawn to W&L by the wide array of courses I would be compelled to take, but was hardly aware of how they could help my desired profession."
"W&L has prepared me to bridge the gap between policy makers and engineers and help lead our nation in a technology-driven world."
This month, the Women Law Students Organization at Washington and Lee University School of Law will host the 2nd Annual Lara D. Gass Symposium on Women in the Law.
Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its Fall 2015 proposal evaluation schedule. The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Fall 2015 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.
Johnson Opportunity Grant Recipient David Heinen Learns to Teach English in Chile
Johnson Opportunity Grant winner works on women's empowerment initiatives in Abuja, Nigeria
Johnson Opportunity Grant Takes Rachel Solomon '16 to Argentina for Medical Fieldwork
Law Changes Lives at Compassion International.
Taylor Gilfillan '13, a 2013 Teach For America (TFA) corps member, teaches underprivileged students at a school plagued by a high teacher turnover rate.
Wiemi Douoguih '92 pursued two passions to find career satisfaction.
Narrated by author and former CBS newsman Roger Mudd '50 and funded by W&L’s Class of 1953, “Mock Con” will air on public television stations in Virginia beginning Oct. 22.
James Shapiro, the Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, will give the Shannon-Clark Lecture at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. His appearance at W&L is sponsored by the English Department and Shakespeare 2016!
Winnifred F. Sullivan, professor and chair in the department of religious studies at the University of Indiana at Bloomington, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library, with a reception at 5 p.m. prior to the lecture.
Toshio Ohi, an 11th-generation descendant of the illustrious Ohi family of potters in the city of Kanazawa, will be giving a talk at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 24 from 10–11 a.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
David Shinn, professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and former U.S. ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia, will give two public lectures at Washington and Lee University.
“150 Years Later: Lee’s Lasting Vision,” Lee Chapel and Museum’s new changing exhibition, will mark the 150th anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s inauguration as the 11th president of Washington College, which took place on Oct. 2, 1865.
The Leyburn Library is hosting an Open Access (OA) Panel on Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Northen Auditorium. The panel is in celebration of Open Access Week (Oct. 19–25).
Washington and Lee University’s Glasgow Endowment and “Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review” will present a reading by editor and poet William Wright of Marietta, Georgia, on Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Hillel House on the W&L campus.
Jim Creal, a 1975 graduate of Washington and Lee University, won the 2D Excellence Award from the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg during its 42nd annual juried exhibition.
Joseph Carens, professor of political science at the University of Toronto, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
William Alexander Jenks, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died this past Monday, Oct. 12. He was 97. A 1939 graduate of W&L, he taught at his alma mater for 37 years, from 1946 until his retirement in 1983.
On Tuesday, October 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces will visit W&L Law to hear a challenge involving a Fourth Amendment claim in the case of U.S. v Matthew Hoffmann. 3L Loren Peck will appear before the Court.
American author and public speaker Taylor Branch will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel. Branch will speak about “Scalawags and Big Government: How Racial History Warps Politics.” It is free and open to the public.
Washington and Lee University welcomed Christopher Charles Dyson ’00 and David A. Lehman ’99 to its Board of Trustees during the fall board meeting, Oct. 8–10.
For the third consecutive year, Washington and Lee has made the list of the top 20 small colleges and universities (2,999 or fewer undergraduates) sending the most graduates to Teach for America.
More than a thousand students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends gathered in Lexington Oct. 9 to celebrate the conclusion of the second-largest campaign by a liberal arts institution.
Seth Michelson, an assistant professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University, will give a poetry reading on the Ethics of Citizenship on Oct. 26 from 12:15–1:20 p.m. in Hillel Multipurpose Room.
The renovation and restoration of the Colonnade would not have occurred during the Honor Our Past, Build Our Future campaign without the special support of Warren ‘79 and Harriet Stephens of Little Rock, Arkansas, and their children Laura ’12, John and Miles.
On Oct. 19, the Hon. Diane P. Wood, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, will address "The Quiet Crisis in Access to Justice" during this year's Tucker Lecture.
Ben Crystal, British actor and producer, will give the opening lecture as part of Washington and Lee University’s Shakespeare 2016! on Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. His talk is free and open to the public.
It’s been almost 50 years since Penney and A.C. Hubbard started transforming their two-acre garden in Baltimore into what is now recognized as one of the finest in Maryland.
The three-night run of “Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief” Oct. 11–13 kicks off Shakespeare 2016!, Washington and Lee’s year-long celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare in theater, music, dance, art and scholarship.
Year after year, Patrick Hinely, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1973 and has been the school’s photographer since 1980, has been publishing his favorites in the Annual Fund calendar.
Deborah Miranda, the John Lucian Smith Professor of English at Washington and Lee, will be talking about her new book, “Raised by Humans” on Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Book Nook. “Raised by Humans” was published in April, 2015.
Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery is pleased to present “Broken Land/Still Lives,” an exhibit of photographs by Eliot Dudik. The show will be on view Oct. 9–Nov. 4.
On Friday, Oct. 2, USAToday reported that Michael Missal, a 1978 graduate of Washington and Lee University, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the inspector general of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.
James Elkins, the E.C. Chadbourne Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will lecture as part of the Questioning Passion series at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Pia Antolic-Piper, professor of philosophy at James Madison University, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. in Huntley 327.
Comedian Julie Goldman will give a performance at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. This performance is free and open to the public.
Three years ago, Superstorm Sandy roared across the Eastern seaboard, devastating vast stretches of the shoreline. In particular, the tall grasses that grow along the Atlantic coast were destroyed, removing a vital protective buffer for the region's shoreline.
Lee Chapel and Museum will present multi-instrumentalist, composer and seasoned performer Bobby Horton on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium. The title of Horton’s event is “Songs and Stories of the Civil War.”
The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Oct. 1, 2015, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. Jimmy Carter at 91 by Robert Strong Today is Jimmy Carter’s 91st birthday, a day made more poignant by the news […]