As the biggest financial story in United States history has unfolded in recent days, financial journalists have done a generally solid job of reporting in spite of the fact that recent layoffs at major newspapers have left many newsrooms depleted. That is the assessment of Pamela Luecke, the Donald W. Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism at Washington and Lee University.
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Nationally synidicated personal finance columnist for the Washington Post Michelle Singletary will speak in the Stackhouse Theater at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Her subject is "Borrowed Out and Flat Broke: What Now for America?" Her talk, beginning at 4:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Liza Mundy, an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and author of "Michelle: A Biography" about Michelle Obama, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 345 of the University Commons.
For Rebecca Harris, the puzzle begged an answer. Why, she wondered, was scientific evidence, ranging from DNA to lie detectors, admitted by the courts in some states and not others?
Washington and Lee University will host a seminar on the 2008 elections on Friday, Oct. 3, featuring W&L Politics Professors Mark Rush and Bill Connelly, as well as former Va. Governor Linwood Holton. It will take place in Lee Chapel from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
The team John Sorock and Shannon Sherrill won top honors at the 2008 Robert J. Grey Jr. Negotiations competition at Washington and Lee University School of Law
Campus Sustainability Week at Washington and Lee University, Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, is an educational and awareness event to bring sustainability to the forefront of the consciousness of W&L students, faculty and staff and the Lexington/Rockbridge community. All events are open to the public.
On the eve of the presidential election, Ambassador Constance A. Morella will discuss "Global Expectations for the Next Administration" at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24 in Lee Chapel. Her talk is the first in the new Francis McNulty Logan Lewis Annual Lecture Series, sponsored by the George C. Marshall Foundation.
Between 1941 and 1970, retreating glaciers in the Peruvian Andes caused three floods and two avalanches that resulted in the deaths of about 30,000 people.
Poet Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, associate professor of English at the University of Oklahoma, will read from her work on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Staniar Gallery in Wilson Hall at Washington and Lee University.