Jobarteh is the first female virtuoso player of the kora, a 21-string African harp.
Appiah will speak on “The Ethics of Identity: The Injuries of Class.”
Mugo will attend the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon.
Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “An Untold Story of Black Intellectuals and Egyptology.”
Washington and Lee's Special Collections contains a rare volume of poetry by Wheatley, the first published African-American poet.
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The university's Office of Diversity and Inclusion presents a month-long schedule of events, including film screenings, lectures and discussions.
After spending Spring Term in Ethiopia, Jack Kaelin '19 is in Austin, Texas, helping refugees find a place to call home.
Joelle Simeu '20 is working this summer on "The Politics and Poetics of Space in the Works of Martin Luther King Jr. and Leopold Senghor," a project with Professor Mohamed Kamara.
T.J. Tallie, assistant professor of African history, talked to Forbes about the cultural appropriation of recipes.
In February and early March, performances, panel discussions, film screenings and lectures put the focus on black history and the black experience at Washington and Lee.
Washington and Lee University has named Marc C. Conner as provost. Conner, the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee Professor of English, has been serving as W&L’s interim provost since January 2016.
Professor Tim Diette testified before the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Associate Professor of History.
Seniors Teddy Corcoran and Stephanie Foster get students from around the country talking about ethics.
"All around me, I was exposed to ideas and opinions I had not considered before."
ODK National Leader of the Year Paqui Toscano talks about his approach to leadership.
Amber Cooper '12 brings her passion for creativity and communications to her marketing career.
"W&L has given me the resources and experiences that I need to continue my intellectual, professional, and emotional growth outside of Lexington."
"The greatest thing for me about the W&L journalism program is the numerous opportunities you have to succeed and keep learning."
Katie Baird '10 connects with students interested in consulting careers.
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