A team of Washington and Lee engineering majors is designing and building a walking trail for children served by Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center’s Lexington location.
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The three authors of “We Are Charleston” will talk on Feb. 15 at 6:00 p.m. in Stackhouse Theatre, Elrod Commons. It is free and open to the public.
Students play a key role in creating the visual styling for upcoming productions by the theater department.
The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Spring 2018 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018.
Brundage’s talk is titled “A Vexing and Awkward Dilemma: The Legacy of a Confederate Landscape.”
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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.
The vase, which was made in the city of Deruta, illustrates two main influences on European ceramic design.
Sima Sharma ’18 used her time at W&L to explore her passion for the world and its various cultures through volunteering and study abroad.
A week of activities to mark the 45th anniversary of Title IX will culminate in a W&L visit by soccer great Mia Hamm on Feb. 1.
Through her catering business, Jenny Elmes '91 has supported the Souper Bowl fundraiser for Campus Kitchen at W&L since 2013. This year's event is Jan. 28 in Evans Dining Hall.
Those who wish to visit the Lee Chapel Museum between Jan. 22 and Feb. 9 may enter through the main museum entrance on the side of the chapel.
Washington and Lee students took to the court on Jan. 14 to raise money for a local nonprofit and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
The national leadership honor society will welcome four honorary and 35 student initiates.
Proceeds will support CKWL's Backpack Program, a hunger-fighting project that began in 2009.
The Shepherd Poverty Program put Brent Beshore '05 on a different career path than the one he imagined.
The daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will give the keynote address during W&L's annual multi-day observance of King’s birthday.
Whether doing research on campus or traveling across the world for internships and projects, W&L students made the most of summer 2017. In the new year, we invite you to take a look back at everything they accomplished.
A selection of our favorite W&L photos from 2017
Fishback was a member of the Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2010.
Meet our new dining services director, Jen Hickey, who loves the Philadelphia Eagles, going for long drives with her husband, and her job at W&L.
W&L alumni look back at the Vietnam War and how it changed them.
Kate Donnelly ’11 is using her education and Shepherd experiences to improve her local community.
The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship will allow Spiezio to attend the American University in Dubai during Winter Term 2018.
Community Grants Committee has made 19 grants totaling $30,760 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County.
Two tiny, leather-bound volumes in Special Collections feature signatures and bookplates that make them extraordinarily rare.
Jeremy Franklin has spent his life after college invested in his passion for music as the general manager of WLUR, W&L’s campus radio station.
In addition to signing up to donate blood, there are multiple ways to get involved the day of the drive.
Ansel Sanders ’04 seeks innovation in solving public schools’ challenges.
Pemberton taught at W&L for 42 years, from 1962 until 2004.
W&L's annual Christmas Candlelight Service featuring the University Singers will be held Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
The veterans in attendance included current and retired members of the W&L staff and faculty, as well as a student at the W&L School of Law.
W&L's University Store is hosting its fifth annual fall food drive through Nov. 17 to benefit Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee.
Students, faculty and staff gathered to sample tantalizing treats and learn some Arabic words at this year's event.
The event will benefit Carilion Children’s Hospital in Roanoke.
Here’s a look back at important milestones that shaped the program through the years. Pictured: Tom '52 and Nancy Shepherd, who made the gift that funded the Shepherd Program.
During his 43 years at W&L, John also served as dean of students and director of financial aid.
The Campus Kitchen Leadership Team at Washington and Lee University presents its annual “Turkeypalooza” from Nov. 9-16.
Washington and Lee Spanish professor Seth Michelson has compiled a book of poems written by incarcerated undocumented teens and translated by some of his students and him.
Good gourd! See W&L administrative assistants transform pumpkins into works of Halloween art.
Following the theme “Poverty, Inequality and Work Today,” the talk is titled "The Tumbleweed Society: What Happens When People Assume Job Insecurity Is Inevitable."
The show will run Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29.
Meet our digital content strategist, who loves random foods, random facts and random cats.
David Foster ’98 values W&L and the Shepherd Program as a training ground for the country's future leaders
The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Fall 2017 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.
Huntley taught at Washington and Lee University for 32 years until his retirement in 1994.
What do surf boards, oatmeal cookie dough and "dang it!" all have in common? Watch the latest @wluLex video, with Director of Outdoor Education James Dick, to find out!
Yellow Brick Road Early Learning Center has renovated its facility to accommodate more students thanks to a leading gift from W&L.
At W&L, Handelman taught popular courses in comparative politics, Chinese politics, Japanese politics, and U.S. foreign policy.
Lorena Hernandez Barcena '19 had an eye-opening summer internship with Harlem Children’s Zone, an education nonprofit in New York.
Money Matters Week, sponsored by the First-Generation Low-Income Partnership at W&L, runs Oct. 1-6.
Through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, Tyra Barrett '18 interned at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in New Jersey.
Washington and Lee University inaugurated William C. Dudley as the university’s 27th president.
The Shepherd Poverty Program set Victoria Kumpuris Brown ’98 on the path to a career in philanthropy.
Appalachian Adventure, which takes students on a four-night hike of the Appalachian Trail, is the most popular pre-orientation trip at W&L.
Students on the Sustainability Leadership pre-orientation trip had a chance to meet local food producers and learn about W&L's commitment to the environment.
There will be live music, food and a welcoming environment for all members of the campus community.
Over two weekends, our communications team talked with 86 of our incoming first-years, learning a bit about where they're from and why they chose to join the W&L community.
Check in with head sherpas as they pack for Appalachian Adventure, one of W&L's Leading Edge pre-orientation programs for first-year students.
Members of the W&L community gathered on the Front Lawn on Monday to watch the solar eclipse.
For many students at Washington and Lee, the Outing Club is about more than outdoor adventure — it’s about finding a place that feels a little bit like home.
Washington and Lee students are on the move thanks to a robust collection of club sports, intramurals and exercise classes.
Celebrating University Advancement's 2016-17 achievements
Alumni Wali and Wendy Bacdayan created scholarships to benefit students in business, nursing and allied health.
Annual Fund Sets New Record in 2016-17
Amateur photographers in the W&L community share a few of their favorite images.
Meet Suzanne Gardner, assistant director of annual giving at W&L
Students in Meg Griffith’s Spring Term art class created public works of art to draw attention to important causes in the community.
W&L's Community Grants Committee has made 12 grants totaling $25,850 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County.
Diplomas have been handed out and caps have been tossed. In this video, members of the Class of 2017 discuss what they'll miss most about Washington and Lee.
Take a look back at the Class of 2017 as they moved into W&L dorms as first-year students.
She begins her new job on July 17.
Sanders joined the W&L Board of Trustees on May 19.
The projects are part of a Spring Term class that allowed students to work with community nonprofits.
Dashiell Dericks ’18 and Jesse Evans ’20 are selling saplings grown from Colonnade oak trees in a new business that marries Dericks' love of silviculture and his fondness for W&L.
Brett Becker '18 and the W&L Pre-Dental Club teamed up with Rockbridge Area Health Center to distribute dental supplies to more than 700 local children.
Washington and Lee University owns a first edition of one of the most important — and controversial — books ever written.
The QEP is an exciting and important part of Washington and Lee University’s accreditation process by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Spring 2017 Community Grants evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017.
Whether they were doing service work in Birmingham, touring firms in NYC, or climbing an ice-encrusted mountain in New Hampshire, Washington and Lee students made the most of Washington Break.
Tammi M. Hellwig has been named the director of Community-Based Learning at Washington and Lee University. W&L Provost Marc Conner announced the appointment, which is effective July 1.
Three members of the Washington and Lee community will see their literary work highlighted this week at the Virginia Festival of the Book, in Charlottesville.
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.
Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee is the recipient of a $3,000 grant to address rural hunger in its local community.
A multi-disciplinary Community-Based Research project gave Washington and Lee University students a chance to help local organizations take a closer look at access to affordable healthy food.
Sejal Mistry ’17, a biology major and poverty studies minor, has completed a service project that aims to improve the nutritional value of foods in the Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee’s Backpack Program.
Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, will welcome four honorary and 39 student initiates at Washington and Lee University’s annual Founders Day/ODK Convocation on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Meet some of Washington and Lee University's talented crop of Johnson Scholars.
William C. Dudley took his oath as the 27th president of Washington and Lee on Wednesday, Dec. 28, and officially assumed the role on Jan. 1.
On Dec. 31, after 10 years as Washington and Lee’s president, Ken Ruscio leaves office. Earlier this fall, President Ruscio sat down with us in his Washington Hall office for a conversation, which appeared in the fall issue of W&L: The Washington and Lee Alumni Magazine.
Somehow, in addition to all of his coursework and extracurricular activities, Elliot Emadian has found the time to write, record and release his premiere album.
Historian Blaine Brownell ’65, who spent his career as a college professor, administrator and consultant, has completed a 608-page history of W&L, from 1930 to 2000.
After more than 10 years and $50 million, the restoration and renovation of Washington and Lee University’s hallowed Colonnade is complete.
Diana Banks, ‘17, fills us in on her actual title (although we are just going to run with "mayor"), the hot tub situation over there, and the awesome sense of community that makes the Upper Division Village a pretty sweet place to call home.
Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee has made 10 grants totaling $24,736.22 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County. They are the first part of its two rounds of grants for 2016-17.
Washington and Lee faculty participated in a panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 17, discussing the 2016 election from a variety of perspectives.
Shepherd Intern Zach Taylor explores a holistic approach to middle school education at the Washington Jesuit Academy.
Washington and Lee University conducted its annual Veterans Day gathering in front of Lee Chapel on Friday, Nov. 11.
Members of the W&L community packed a room at Elrod Commons on Nov. 3 to hear four faculty members discuss discrimination against Muslims in America.
Henry Eugene King, professor emeritus of psychology at Washington and Lee University, died on Oct. 31, at his home in Lexington, Virginia.
Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee will be accepting Fall 2016 proposals until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.
Campus Kitchen awarded a $15,500 grant from the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund to support its weekend backpack snack program and to help supply its mobile-food pantries.
A call for student proposals related to sustainability projects provided valuable results for the campus and community.
Ingrid Easton Wilson '06 started W&L's Campus Kitchen, and university employees and volunteers have kept it thriving for a decade.
Taking part in the Sustainability Leadership Pre-Orientation Program allowed a group of Washington and Lee first-years to understand the many facets of creating and supporting sustainable communities.
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