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CARPE Renamed Harte Center for Teaching and Learning The Board of Trustees approved renaming CARPE in memory of Houston H. Harte '50.

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At its October meeting, the Board of Trustees officially renamed the Center for Academic Resources and Pedagogical Excellence (CARPE) in memory of alumnus Houston H. Harte ’50 whose generous bequest will support the project. The Houston H. Harte Center for Teaching and Learning will promote educational achievement and teaching excellence at Washington and Lee from its location in Leyburn Library at the center of campus.

Construction is underway and on track for completion in summer 2021. Even without a physical space, the Harte Center is already serving the W&L community. When the coronavirus pandemic necessitated sending students home last March, Paul Hanstedt, founding director of the Harte Center, teamed up with colleagues in Academic Technologies to help faculty transition to virtual instruction. Hanstedt also launched programming for faculty and staff that addresses the challenges facing learning communities today.

For more information, listen to Hanstedt as he shares a first look at some of the ways that the Harte Center will serve W&L.

Fundraising is still underway. To support the Harte Center, contact the Office of University Development at development@wlu.edu.

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