The Columns
Happy 100th Birthday, Doremus Gym
Doremus Memorial Gymnasium was dedicated 100 years ago today (June 13, 1916) with what the Ring-tum Phi described as a “flow of oratory enthusiastically received by a large gathering of alumni which occupied the main floor of the gymnasium and many spectators who filled the galleries.”
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Strong: Examining the Political Commentary on the Presidential Race
The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the May 1, 2016, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. A Catalog of Commentary on the 2016 Presidential Race by Robert A. Strong Remember when commentators thought the 2016 presidential election cycle would […]
Faculty Focus
Politics
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W&L's Williams Examines Gravitational Waves Discovery in Roanoke Times
The following oped by H. Thomas Williams, Edwin A. Morris Professor of Physics Emeritus at Washington and Lee, was published in the Sunday, March 13, 2016, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. A Perfect Pass by H. Thomas Williams Whenever I see an NFL quarterback throw a pass to a receiver running […]
Faculty Focus
The College
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W&L's Strong on Jimmy Carter in the Roanoke Times
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 […]
Politics
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W&L's Strong Comments on Republican Debate in Richmond Times-Dispatch
The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Sept. 25, 2015, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and is reprinted here by permission. Donald and the Dictionary by Robert Strong It began with twaddle. I was watching the CNN Republican presidential debate last week […]
Politics
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A Students-Eye View of Higher Education Issues
by Robert Strong, Hal Higginbotham and W&L's Politics 294 Class The pages of higher education journals and newsletters are filled with commentary by faculty and administrators, higher education experts and the journalists who cover the college beat. Given the opportunity, what would students — the people who matter most in discussions of higher education — […]
Politics
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Silliman: Project-Based Learning
by Mary Elizabeth Silliman "College is no longer about acquiring knowledge, but rather about knowing when, why, and how to use it," said the provost of Washington and Lee University in his lecture about the ever changing system of higher education. Daniel A. Wubah makes a great point; back when finding information was labor intensive […]
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Von Hassell: How Not to Graduate College in Three Years
by Christian von Hassell I am someone who gets anxious in the classroom. So, last summer, just before I started my junior year at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA, I decided that this year would be my last. After a very, very busy year, I have slowly come to realize how incredibly ill-suited […]
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Granirer: Diversifying Admissions
by Jonathan Granirer The collegiate admissions process has been receiving much attention in recent years, and despite many attempted reforms, one of the most glaring issues has remained largely untouched -the fact that socioeconomic diversity remains unchanged at many top institutions. The rich greatly outnumber the poor at highly-selective universities, and this is antithesis to the […]
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