Strasser is urging residents of hard-hit Louisiana to be on the lookout for criminal activity.
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After hearing about job loss following the Coronavirus outbreak, Eric Chaffin knew he wanted to do something to help.
3L Kyle Hess reflects on the Global Corruption and Good Governance Practicum.
As city manager of New Rochelle, New York, Chuck Strome ’80 is at the center of New York's pandemic.
Kaylee Hartung '07, a graduate of the W&L journalism program, contracted the virus that causes COVID-19 while covering the outbreak in Washington State
Melissa Lagoumis '20L writes about how a 3L externship changed her outlook and her career.
For anyone participating in online learning during this time, there are several resources available through the museums that can help enrich the virtual classroom experience.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Washington and Lee University’s CARPE and Academic Technologies offered expertise and resources to faculty preparing for online courses.
The following interview with Linda Hooks, professor of economics and head of the Washington and Lee Economics Department, appeared in the March 25, 2020, edition of The News-Gazette and is reprinted here by permission.
Miller is currently clerking for Judge Lawrence VanDyke on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kate and Colin Emrich '21L reflect on choosing to settle in the Shenandoah Valley for three years.
Art Goldsmith was featured on the Morning Brew podcast “Business Casual”
Helen Gray Dunnavant '20L shares experiences from her internship last summer.
Kevin Euceda, a Honduran immigrant seeking safety from persecution in the United States, saw confidential therapy notes used against him in court. Now, legislation has been introduced to stop the practice.
The university has canceled all campus events featuring external speakers or visitors beginning at noon on Saturday, March 13 and continuing through Saturday, April 18.
The Kauders family talks about their experience joining the W&L Community.
Hundreds of teams participate each year in this competition focused on a dispute between nations.
Sascha L. Goluboff, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Washington and Lee University, has been named the university’s next director of community-based learning. W&L Provost Marc Conner announced the three-year appointment, which will begin on July 1.
Mary Kate Nicholson '20L reflects on her externship, saying the general counsel is a "jack of all trades."
Author and historian Ryan Cole will give a public lecture at W&L on March 23.
This summer, Sezen will receive two months of intensive training with leading faculty at Michigan State University in microeconomics, math, econometrics and research methods.
Representatives from area day camps and sleepover camps will be available to share information about their 2020 summer programs.
Temi Adeyanju '21 describes her many adventures in Australia during her Internship and Study Semester in Asia-Pacific.
Washington and Lee University’s studio art majors will present their senior projects in an exhibition that opens in Staniar Gallery on March 30.
Her talk is titled "Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted: Observations on the Historic and Contemporary Role of the Liberal Arts.”
Jessiah Hulle ‘20L and Tomi Akinmola ‘21L were the runners-up in the National Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition, held this weekend in Cincinnati during the National Black Law Students Association conference.
Kasia Wiggins '20L, a future public defender, has advocated for clients during two bond hearings and two trials in the CJC.
Washington and Lee University is proud to announce this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award winners
Student Caseworkers Andrew Salinas '20L and Isabella Gray '20L delivered strong, creative arguments that beat the odds.
Annie Echols '21 explores some surprising similarities between Sydney and Lexington while in Australia for the Internship and Study Semester in Asia Pacific program.
Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled "Barely Legal: Political Ads, Social Media and #sponcon."
Washington and Lee University's Office of Community-Based Learning has partnered with Lexington on projects that provide real-world learning experiences for students while also advancing the city's goals.
Six students from Washington and Lee University participated in The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ 21st annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl in February.
Michelle Lyon Drumbl, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Tax Clinic at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has published a new book that identifies shortcomings in how the United States delivers social benefits through its tax system.
Professor Meera E. Deo will discuss her book "Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia," on March 10 in Classroom A.
3Ls Whitney Davis and Mahalia Hall were runners-up in a regional ABA competition.
Moyers will speak on addiction and recovery.
Wheeler will host a public book launch for her fifth full-length poetry collection, “The State She’s In,” on March 22 from 2:30-4 p.m. at Sweet Treats Bakery in Lexington.
Will Bolton '20 has made the most of his college years by serving as president of the Executive Committee, doing ROTC training at VMI, traveling to Germany and interning for a U.S. Senator.
A new play by Professor Domnica Radulescu gives voice to local immigrants.
Atkinson will speak on “Where I am is Who I am: Plotting Spatial Demographics in Renaissance Florence.”
The conference is titled Ethics and Technology: Surveillance, Civil Rights, and Cyber-Security.
The event is free and open to the public, and books will be available to purchase following the reading.
Writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who based this play on the anonymous 15th-century "Everyman," presents a new take on an old story and the old question of what happens when we cross over to the other side.
Two W&L students dramatically upgraded security preparations for the biggest Mock Con yet.
Madeline Morcelle '15L is lobbying congress, drafting bills, analyzing legislation, developing strategies to safeguard health access, and more.
No tickets are required.
W&L presents a faculty recital featuring Julia Goudimova on cello and Anna Billias on piano in an evening of romantically inclined music of Nordic countries.
W&L’s first Black Future Leaders Experience (FLEX) conference brought alumni and staff together to mentor students from across central Virginia on how to thrive in white spaces, navigate politics and serve as leaders.
Quashie teaches black cultural and literary studies at Brown University.
Strong spoke on President Jimmy Carter’s pre-White House days and his complicated relations with the civil rights movement in Georgia.
The conference is free and open to the public.
Keynote speech by Washington and Lee University Dean of the College and Professor of English and Africana Studies Lena Hill at the Black Future Leaders Experience conference, Feb. 8, 2020
“Considering Matthew Shepard” tells the now infamous true story and aftermath of the kidnapping, torture and murder of Matthew Shepard near Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998. Tickets are required for the performance.
In February, students from PAACE and SAIL raised over $650 from around 50 donors to support coronavirus relief in China.
Having played in every kind of venue imaginable, from coffee houses to world-class concert halls, Haimovitz creates music for every kind of audience.
The Rhodes Scholarship, which averages $70,000 per year and up to as much as $250,000, fully funds two to four years of study at the University of Oxford in England.
A class in Denmark, an internship in India and lots of eye-opening experiences in the Lexington community have encouraged Amanda Dorsey '21 to advocate for inclusion in the public health field.
The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Spring 2020 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020.
The celebration includes a film screening, a faculty panel and a trivia game. All events are free and open to the public.
Vaughan holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard University, a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctorate from Arizona State University. She succeeds John Tombarge, who will step down on June 30 after serving in the role for seven years.
Tickets are not required.
Roy Abernathy and Evelyn Clark on W&L Law's LGBTQ organization.
The prediction is the result of years of research conducted by student state and territory chairs, regional chairs and national and democratic party analysts.
John Knox, Skip Williams, and Maryanne Simurda were awarded $15,000 for their research on Helenium virginicum, or Virginia sneezeweed.
W&L's Black Law Student Association fosters collegiality and mentorship.
Robinson ’94 joined the W&L Board of Trustees on Feb. 14.
A panel discussion will feature six leading business journalists who cover big financial and economic stories.
The title of his op-ed is "It's Time to Get Rid of Distribution Requirements."
Nominations for W&L’s LEAD Banquet Awards allow any member of the university community to recognize a student or group’s outstanding contributions in one or more of 23 areas.
Hellwig, Dean and Professor of Law, spoke on the tax plight of high-salary employees after the 2017 tax legislation.
Eight students and three faculty received Fulbright awards for 2019-2020.
A Q&A about the importance of the Annual Fund.
W&L’s Mock Con, one of the most ambitious student political research projects in the country, this year aims to predict the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.
The Washington and Lee School of Law Black Law Students Association moot court and mock trial teams have advanced to nationals following top finishes at the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association competitions.
Professor Timothy Waters to give a talk on borders, secession, instability and violence.
What does it mean to be an ethical lawyer in today's business environment?
As director of communications for Mock Con 2020, Annie Lentz '20 applies her love of mass communications and politics to promote and protect a 112-year-old legacy.
The title of Rush’s piece is “If the electors can be faithless, why have an Electoral College?”
A student-led annual celebration of black literary culture opened the Student Association for Black Unity’s programming for Black History Month at Washington and Lee University.
Named in honor of Leslie Devan Smith Jr. '69L, the law school's first African American graduate, the new lecture series celebrates the contributions of all students from underrepresented groups.
Shrayer will read from and discuss his new book, “A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas.”
Jackson Roberts ’19, Ryann Carpenter ’20 and biology professors Sarah Blyth and Natalia Toporikova co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Endocrine Research.
“Running Home” tells the story of humanitarian, accomplished middle-distance runner and coach Tony Ruiz.
Joukhadar will read from and discuss his new novel, “The Thirty Names of Night.”
Mock Con Political Chair John Harashinski '20 hopes to carry on the event's legacy of accurate predictions using lessons from courses in political analysis and leadership.
Foster Friedman '21 discusses the highlights of his experience with the Internship and Study Semester in Asia Pacific Program.
Mary Kate Nicholson ‘20L received second place in a national student legal writing competition sponsored by the Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation.
Bapi Bikkani '20L reflects on his semester working on environmental law issues in Washington, D.C.
When she isn't keeping the offices of Lifelong Learning and Institutional History humming, Emily King likes to spend time with her family, bake and collect more books than she will ever read.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
The concert is free, and no tickets are required.
A snapshot of alumnae in leadership positions.
Shaun Soman '17, was appointed assistant news director of WORT, a community radio station in Madison, Wisconsin.
An all-student team has created a versatile app for Mock Con 2020, bringing ticketing, program information and image sharing onto attendees’ phones and eliminating thousands of pages of printed material.
Lainey Johnson '16 values connections with a variety of people from different backgrounds, which is something she learned to prize at W&L.
Their talk is titled "The New Appendage: Cellphones in Cognitive and Behavioral Context."
Friends of Professor DeLaney established the scholarship to honor his commitment to teaching and mentoring students.
Contributors to a recent book on child soldiers will participate in a panel discussion on Feb. 4 at 10:00 a.m. at the Law School.
The university’s first Black Future Leaders Experience Conference will take place on Feb. 8.