In writing the collection, Smith drew from historical sources and used his imagination and empathy to bring voices of the past to life.
Ben Peeples '21 is enjoying a chemistry internship at Brown University while training for the World Canoeing Championships in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
For Darcy Olmstead '21 and Lindsey Hewitt '21, analyzing art in the Netherlands and the U.S. with Professor Erich Uffelman has been an educational 'dream come true.'
Horowitz’s article is titled “Sherlock Holmes Comes to Paris: True Crime and Private Detection in the Belle Époque.”
The article discusses taxation and Democratic aspirations.
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Myers will hold the position for a three-year period.
Working with ICU patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center through the Allen Grant has reaffirmed neuroscience major Laney Smith's desire to become a surgeon.
The article is titled “The Changing Shapes of Latin American Welfare States."
The grant will help fund a project to bring professors from the six ACS dance departments to participating campuses and create a model for shared teaching.
Four Washington and Lee University students are spending time this summer in Beirut, where they are immersed in Arabic language and Lebanese culture.
The fellowship lasts a full academic year and allows students to conduct formal research and pursue advocacy efforts on a specific topic.
Through coursework and connections, Hannah Archer '20 helped to create a school food service program to ensure that local children have enough to eat during the summer.
Baumeyer is working this summer as a SHECP intern in Charleston, West Virginia.
James Ricks '21 is spending the summer working for The Oda Foundation in Nepal, where he is researching tobacco use and working with children to create a mural that represents health in their town.
Adriana Corral on her Installation of "Unearthed: Desenterrado" in Rural Virginia
Scholars will spend four weeks of their summer exploring the world of modern scientific research at some of the nation’s leading laboratories and universities.
W&L courses in economics and biology used community-based learning to engage in partnerships and make an impact on food insecurity at a local level.
After learning about natural hazards and their impact on society, students in this geology course took a mind-blowing field trip to Mount St. Helens.
With the support of faculty and fellow students, Charlotte Cook '19 acted in seven theater productions at W&L while juggling a major, two minors and other extracurricular activities.
As a candidate on the Fulbright Specialist Roster, Rush is now eligible to be matched with projects designed by host institutions in over 150 countries globally.
Blunch will visit the Economics Department in the Business School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul.
In Professor Rob Mish’s Spring Term class, students take on virtually every aspect of creating a fully staged theatrical production.
Sascha Goluboff's Spring Term class, Cults, took an in-depth look at the development and process behind misunderstood religions.
Artist Adriana Corral spent two days creating a site-specific wall drawing in W&L's Staniar Gallery to accompany her exhibition. Here's a look at that process.
Green was recently interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition for the bicentennial of American poet Walt Whitman’s birth.
In Professor David Marsh's Spring Term class, the Blue Ridge Mountains became a living laboratory for the study of salamanders.
The medical researcher travels, teaches and conducts research to eliminate neglected tropical diseases.
This year’s seminar will focus on “The Impact of Digitalization on the Future of Higher Education.”
In his Commencement address, President Dudley described the multitude of ways in which the Class of 2019's W&L education has prepared them for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service.
While at Washington and Lee, Lencioni has taken several German classes and studied abroad in Berlin.
Each scholar is awarded $7,500 to support undergraduate research in their junior or senior year.
W&L celebrates its 232nd undergraduate commencement Thursday, May 23. LIVESTREAM: 10 a.m.
As part of an immersive Spring Term sociology course, students created a campus-wide event to serve as a real-world study on inclusivity.
Professor Yumiko Naito’s Spring Term class, Cool Japan: Manga, Business Etiquette, Language and Culture, approaches learning in a delicious and hands-on way.
“The House of Yes” is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
The scholarship was created to encourage more American students to study in the Middle East.
The fellowship, made possible by The Lila Wallace – Reader’s Digest Fund, is designed for scholars who explore “Italy in the World.”
In the Genetic Engineering and Society SIn the Genetic Engineering and Society Spring Term class, students focus on the intersection of science, medicine, law, agriculture, ethics and public policy.pring Term class, students focus on the intersection of science, medicine, law, agriculture and public policy.
At Harvard, Leah Gose '15 has conducted a complex study of organizations that provide food to people in need.
Virginia's largest craft brewer, Devils Backbone Brewing Co., serves students of analytical chemistry hands-on learning, grain to glass.
W&L’s Alpha Circle of ODK, the national leadership honor society, inducted seven new undergraduate members and five honorary initiates.
Hester will participate in an intensive eight-week Chinese language course at Shaanxi Normal University.
Jin will be working for Dürr System AG in Bietigheim Bissingen in Baden Württemberg, Germany, a small town near Stuttgart.
Although W&L has produced student-cast operas in the past, this is the first time students have been able to enroll in a credit-bearing opera workshop.
Current Advances in Psychological Science: Sleep, Health and Society, a Spring Term course taught by Ryan Brindle, explores the basics of sleep, why people need it, and the impacts of sleep deprivation.
Megan Hill Gambrill ’05 had long fantasized about a job where she’d get to play in the dirt all day.
Krista Camp ’13 is on the front lines of one of America’s most contentious issue — immigration.
Christina Cheadle ’16 is a community and events manager for KonMari Media Inc., the company founded by tidying expert and Netflix star Marie Kondo.
All three shows are free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.
We asked professors to share course materials and discussion questions to offer a sneak peek at the breadth of opportunities available during the best term of the year.
The scholarship will cover his remaining undergraduate tuition, a stipend, summer internships and then a job upon graduation.
Students in the Spring Term course Drawing in Place practice observational drawing in a beautiful setting near Lexington.
Our favorite term is well underway! Here is a glimpse inside some of the many fascinating courses being taught off-campus this year.
The keynote speaker for kickoff weekend will be John Heilemann, a political journalist who hosts Showtime’s “The Circus” and serves as a political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News.
Reese is an English major and studio art minor.
Professor of Art Christa Bowden's Spring Term course, Antique Photo Processes, focuses entirely on 19th-century photo processes.
Syed is a biology major and a Middle East and South Asia studies minor.
Camp’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Discovering Baghdad: How Writing My Father’s Story Took Me to the Tigris.”
Hiromasa says her time at Washington and Lee and various volunteer opportunities she has participated in have prepared her for this next step in her educational journey.
Layne Setash '19 recently earned a Distinguished Teacher Award from the Virginia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.
Xinxian Wang '21, a student at Washington and Lee University, has won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant.
W&L will recognize the outstanding contributions of professor and alumnus Ted DeLaney ’85.
Christopher McCrackin ’20 has won a $34,000 Beinecke Scholarship to help fund his graduate studies.
Reid Gaede ’19 has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany.
Sophie Wilks ’21 has won a $4,300 Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship for her project.
Six student teams, selected from 11 semi-finalist teams, participated in the annual W&L Business Plan Competition finals on Saturday, April 6. The teams took home a total of $7,000 in cash prizes.
Gastañaga's lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled "Racial Justice at the Ballot Box: Moving Beyond Restoration of Rights."
W&L students and faculty, as well as members of the Rockbridge Ballet, will participate in the event.
Hannah Denham '20 and Maya Lora '20 earned awards for their reporting and writing.
Tsvetkova will be working at Robert Bosch GmbH a large multinational engineering and electronics company.
CBYX is a yearlong fellowship, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress through the U.S. Department of State.
Washington and Lee University senior Kathryn McEvoy ’19 has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain for summer 2019.
Washington and Lee University senior Jackson Ellis ’19 has won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany for summer 2019.
Sigler was nominated her for the award by a current student.
The Geology and Archaeology departments collaborated with W&L's Outing Club to create a fun, educational hike just a short drive from Lexington.
Students took first place in three categories in the Society of Professional Journalists’ regional college journalism competition.
Agrippina has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain.
NEH grant awards support cultural infrastructure projects, advanced scholarly research, humanities exhibitions and documentaries and the preservation of historical collections.
In Tanzania, Mugo will study the perception of the life of refugees after resettlement.
The weekend’s seminar will feature Delia Owens, author of the critically acclaimed debut novel “Where the Crawdads Sing."
The show will be on display from April 22–May 24.
Carpenter will study in Lübeck, Germany, at the University of Lübeck. She will work in a lab that focuses on the dietary regulation of tissue circadian clock function in mice.
Thanks to an exchange program funded by the Japanese government, a group of W&L students spent Washington Break immersed in the culture of Japan—and welcomed Kanazawa University students to W&L one month later.
Delegates representing the more than 300 circles of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina, to review and vote upon a new governance structure.
Dau will live and work in Vienna for nine months.
The event celebrated many individual and student accomplishments.
Fon Teawdatwan '19 has led three service trips to Charleston, West Virginia, for Volunteer Venture, a service-learning, pre-orientation program for incoming students.
The partnership will bring the company’s national tour and on-site workshops to W&L’s campus.
Mimi Miller '21 interviews Jennifer Smyrnos '12L about practicing immigration law, a career that was inspired in part by her family heritage.
At Washington and Lee University, Hernandez is majoring in sociology and anthropology and French.
The PPIA fellowship program helps students achieve a master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field.
Minson is a politics major, with a minor in women’s gender and sexuality studies.
Leah Naomi Green, visiting assistant professor of English at W&L, was selected by Li-Young Lee as the winner of the 2019 Walt Whitman Award.
The all-student band is comfortable performing in a wide range of styles, and this concert will present an impressive gamut.
The show is free and open to the public.
At W&L, a combination of incredible courses, extracurricular opportunities and a warm community made for an experience Will Shannon '19 calls "uniquely mine."
Her scholarship will fund a nine- to 12-month study of small-scale cultural heritage looting operations in the Golden Triangle of India.
The concert is open to the public, and no tickets are required.
Jeff Schatten, assistant professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University, said he launched the podcast in part because of student input.
Patterson will be interning with a lab at the Senckenberg Natural History Collections in Dresden, Germany.
His statement was given at a public hearing at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Mon., Mar. 18.
The performance is a preview of the group’s upcoming tour of Scotland.
Lynn Rainville, community initiatives fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities and former dean of Sweet Briar College, will be the inaugural Director of Institutional History at Washington and Lee University.
The program will include multifaceted dance works created by nationally renowned choreographers, as well as new aerial dance technology.
The show is free and open to the public.
Each spring, the W&L art department showcases the senior theses of studio majors in a professional gallery setting.
Area day camps and sleepover camps will be available to share information on their 2019 summer programs.
Baron became executive editor of the Post in 2013. There, he oversees print and digital news operations and a staff of more than 800 journalists.
Reid Calhoun ‘17 shares how his vision for the future inspires his annual giving.
At W&L, sustainability starts with a seed and blossoms into sea change. Take a peek inside our gardening and composting effort to see how it's impacting our community — and the future.
Edwin Castellanos Campos '20 came up with the idea for the special edition after taking a Spring Term sociology/anthropology course about U.S. immigration and refugees.
Sykes will be working this summer with Ernst & Young in Frankfurt.
The Science, Society and the Arts conference at W&L, which takes place March 15-16, brings together people of all disciplines to celebrate the good work taking place within the university community.
Finch will give a public talk on March 20 at 4:30 p.m. on the main floor of Leyburn Library on the W&L campus.
Lear's talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “What Would It Be to Mourn Gettysburg?"
In his lecture, which is free and open to the public, Phillips will discuss his newest book “Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future.”
Becoming a part of the Outing Club at Washington and Lee completely changed Matt Richards's college experience. "My time with the Outing Club has without a doubt had the biggest impact on my time here," he said.
Washington Break at W&L is about exploration, whether that discovery involves Texas mountaintops, Japanese culture or career opportunities in New York.
Olubunmi is an entrepreneur and global advocate for migrants, refugees, and internally displaced people. Her talk, free and open to the public, is entitled “When Lions Write: Innovations in Advocacy.”
Yeboah's talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Africa Economic Transformation: The Role of Youth.”
MaKayla Lorick '19 is collecting oral histories from African-American alumni, faculty and staff as part of a project that aims to include those missing perspectives in Washington and Lee University's history of desegregation and integration.
Barabas’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Dodging Silver Bullets: Understanding the Role of Technology in Social Change.”
“The Cherry Orchard” is the final full play written by Anton Chekhov, who is considered by many to be the father of modern drama.
On March 1, W&L’s University Collections of Art and History will open its newest exhibit, "Breaking the Chains: Ceramics and the Abolition Movement."
The title of McMahon’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “Brexit on the Border: What We Know and Don’t Know about Irish/UK Relations.”
The title of his talk, which is free and open to the public, is “Grammatical Gender and Roman Conceptions of Poetry, Gods, and the More-Than-Human.”
The award recognizes faculty at Virginia’s institutions of higher learning who exemplify the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and service.
Alexander’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “The Untold Story of Africa's Migrant and Refugee Crisis."
Luban’s lecture, which is titled "The Ethics of Professional Identities in Law and War,” will explore facets of professional identity.
Will’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Lowering the Temperature, and the Stakes, of Politics.”
McGowan’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “The Politics of Sacrificial Enjoyment: Freud and the Death Drive."
Their public performance is titled “Old Made New.”
Talamantes has released two albums: “Heaven and Earth: a Duke Ellington Songbook” and “Canciones Españolas.”
W&L is included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Students.
The two-day event focused on ethics and social justice issues.
The title of Barnett’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “Lost (And Found Again) in Translation.”
University Collections of Art and History recently purchased prints by iconic American artists Thomas Hart Benton and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and they are already being incorporated into courses in art and art history.
Mark Rush's piece was published Feb. 13 in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Margaret Kallus ’19 will be the second W&L alumna to join a team of economists at the Harvard University research institute, Opportunity Insights.
Washington and Lee will host a public screening of “Triton: America’s Deep Secret” on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater on the W&L campus.
The title of Gary Staab’s presentation is “Digital Dinosaurs: Fleshing out the Past."
Hannah Denham, ’20, is one of the top 20 finalists in the Hearst Journalism Awards’ enterprise writing contest.
Zainab Abiza '19 interviews Morten Wendelbo '12 about his research focusing on economic development, humanitarian aid and food security.
Averett’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Frightening the Frightful: Grotesque Visages from Ancient Cyprus.”
Fred LaRiviere, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Washington and Lee University, is the new associate dean of the college, beginning Feb. 11.
Students in General Physics Lab I send eggs bungee jumping in the Science Center. The goal? Calculate correctly lest your project be a bust.
“An Afternoon with Rebecca Traister,” on Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Professor Emeritus Harry Pemberton 1925-2017
In the Feb 5. op-ed, Strong examines Trump's "norm-shattering presidential behaviors."
The duet features W&L music faculty Julia Goudimova, on cello and Anna Billias, on piano and highlights 20th-century composers.
The Elizabeth Lewis Otey Professor of East Asian Studies takes a bug-eyed view of history.
He taught at W&L from 1974 to 2011.
Andy Smithey '20 is editor-in-chief of a new student publication, founded by Liv Cooper '20 and Genna Feirson '20, that aims to amplify unheard voices on campus.
The concert will take place in Wilson Hall, and is free and open to the public.
The artists will present their work in a talk on Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.
Hannah Denham '20 has combined business journalism with women and gender studies at W&L to create a liberal arts education that suits her interests and ambition.
The title of her talk, which is free and open to the public, is "Exile in Memory."
Don't miss the one-night performance of “Antigone” on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre.
The title of Wayne Dymacek’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “My Life and Times with Dots and Lines.”
The leadership organization also presented the James G. Leyburn Award to Srimayi B. “Tinni” Sen.
In her speech, which is free and open to the public, Mourao will discuss the role news organizations play, not only in spinning news, but also in legitimizing topics and people.
Proceeds will support CKWL's Backpack Program, a hunger-fighting project that began in 2009.
He taught at W&L from 1960 to 2007.
Coleman's talk, “In Times Like These: Responsive and Responsible Leadership,” can be viewed in full online.
Three Washington and Lee alumnae and lawyers, two from the law school and one from the college, have been recognized for their work in the legal field of mergers and acquisitions.
Studying Arabic in Jordan and Lebanon has given Sierra Terrana '20 a new outlook on Islam and the Middle East—one that she hopes to parlay into a legal career.
BodyVox comes to Lexington for a one-night performance at the Keller Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 10.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil will give a public reading from her work on Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
The performance will take place on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre on the Washington and Lee University campus.
Three donors have recognized the role coaches play in educating and mentoring W&L students, both in the competitive arena and in the classroom.
The artist will give a public artist’s talk on Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall.
Washington and Lee University’s Martin Davies, associate professor of economics, was appointed a member of the Fulbright Specialist Program for three years.
This year's observance of MLK day will comprise a variety of events, including a keynote address by the Rev. William Barber II.
Steven Jones ’69 helps his alma mater plan for the future.
W&L's Chanoyu Tea Society will host their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. tea ceremony on Jan. 21
At prestigious labs around the country, W&L students have pushed themselves and the frontiers of science in the quest to find a cure for a rare disease.
Bob Strong's piece was published on Dec. 9 in The Virginian-Pilot.
Women in Technology workshops introduced Ruopeng Zhang '21 and Caroline Blackmon '19 to basic web development in a collaborative and fun environment. They urge other students to take advantage of the next round of workshops.
Washington and Lee's Special Collections is an educational resource fit for a queen, but this 543-year-old book really has royal connections.
Community and social support form the heart of W&L's newest theme house.
Abiza will receive a master’s degree in global affairs from Tsinghua University in China.
Deepthi Thumuluri '20 won a Virginia Academy of Sciences grant to continue her research into the relationship between diet-induced obesity, exercise and the gut microbiome.
Lewis Perkins '93, the self-described “liberal arts kid” who received the Distinguished Alumnus Award at his 25th reunion in April, nurtured his creative spirit at W&L. Now he brings that spirit to a nonprofit that encourages sustainability.
Beth Staples reinvents W&L's Shenandoah magazine with a commitment to diverse voices and intensive collaboration.
Morgan Luttig '14, who studied vocal performance and education at W&L, has returned as visiting instructor of music while Professor Shane Lynch is on sabbatical.
Tickets may be obtained by trading a non-perishable food item to benefit Campus Kitchen at W&L.
Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, a sociomedical scientist, is the fourth speaker in the 2017-18 “Ethics of Identity” series.
Alumnae business reporters recently visited W&L to offer advice and invite students to lean in and learn.
Ben Capouya '20 interviews Victoria Kumpuris Brown '98 about her career in food policy and health at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Pellicciaro taught at W&L from 1966 to 1999.
Zainab Abiza ’19 studied at Princeton and spent time in Rabat, Morocco, with a Davis Projects for Peace grant. This semester, she's working to expand her Davis project.
The historic institutions will temporarily exchange iconic portraits of George Washington, which will go on public view in mid-December.
The concert is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.
Ron Ginder '75 isn't one of Santa's elves; he's a thoughtful alumnus who makes 800 wooden toys each year for Rockbridge-area children.
Max Adler ’04, editorial director at Golf Digest magazine, used golf and art to facilitate the release of a wrongfully convicted man.
Whether he's working with the Williams Investment Society or playing jazz guitar, Joe Wen '19 makes the most of his W&L experience.
The event is free and open to the public.
W&L Anthropology Professor Alison Bell discusses grave sites on "With Good Reason Radio."
This production is open to the public, but tickets are required.
The event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for sale following the reading.
The Benjamin Borden Grant, the original grant for the land on which W&L now sits, turns 279 this month. It has been conserved and is stored in W&L's Special Collections.
Straske is a psychology major and dance minor and has been a member of Professor Megan Fulcher’s developmental psychology research lab since the winter of her freshman year.
The talk is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.
Joel Bernstein ’57 brings his passion for Native American art to W&L with a groundbreaking new exhibition.
The Antioch Chamber is one of the most highly regarded chamber choral groups in the United States.
The show will be on view Nov. 5 – Dec. 7.
Both events are free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Mathematics professor Elizabeth Denne helped design one of the Fleet Museum's most popular exhibits yet.
Dannick Kenon '19, who plans to attend law school and devote his career to positive social change, has co-founded a new student publication at W&L called The Vigil.
The event will focus on how data is shaping sports, entertainment, and healthcare.
The talk is free and open to the public and the discussion will also be streamed live.
Sarah Helms '15 shares her documentary on the beauty and hardships of rural Nepal at the 14th National Symposium of Theater and Performance Arts in Academe.
As part of an art class, W&L students built the university’s first earth oven, which will be a permanent fixture in the Campus Garden.
The discussion will take place Nov. 9. at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
After spending the summer teaching and exploring in Costa Rica, Taylor Casey '20 can't wait to return.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled "Fame and Fortune in the Age of Austen."
The talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Climate Change: Local Agriculture and Rainforest Solutions – A 7 Point Plan."
Washington Term, study abroad opportunities and internships—including one with the Philadelphia Eagles—have helped to shape Jason Renner's plans for the future.
Tombarge’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Championing the Lead Casket: Library Leadership in the 21st Century.”
Friends and classmates of Jeanne de Saussure Smith ’08 have dedicated an E. E. Cummings painting to W&L in her memory.
This free family program is geared for ages 7-11; children must be accompanied by an adult.
The house's new Bike Shop offers free and low-cost rentals, lessons on bike maintenance, and opportunities for exploring the outdoors on two wheels.
This year’s event focuses on Exploring Careers and Issues in Social Innovation and Responsible Leadership.
Vogel's talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “The Art of Tolerance.”
In his talk, which is free and open to the public, Barstow will discuss his coverage of the Trump administration and other projects.
Megan Engeland '19 spent her summer in a research laboratory in the psychology department at the University of Sydney in Australia.
James Ricks '21 interviews Dr. Jonathan Wortham '04 about his work with the Centers for Disease Control.
The group consists of current W&L faculty members Jaime McArdle, violinist, Julia Goudimova, cellist and Timothy Gaylard, pianist.
The event is free and open to the public and tickets are free, but required.
Staff and students in the costume shop at Lenfest Center have been hard at work creating fabulous costumes for this upcoming W&L production.
The show runs Oct. 25-27 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. in Keller Theatre on the W&L campus.
The reading will be Oct. 18 at 8:15 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
In response to student demand, Washington and Lee University has added three new interdisciplinary minors to enrich its curriculum.
In their discussion, the duo will address "Transatlantic relations between Poland and the United States."
The title of Foeman's lecture is "DNA and Identity: Changing the Conversation About Who We Are."
Alexander explains why we should expect to see more rule-breaking in Congress from now on.
Molly Mann '20 combined fitness and service learning during her Shepherd summer internship at Back on My Feet in Washington, D.C.
Payne joined the W&L Board of Trustees on October 5.
Whether she's leading the Student Association for Black Unity, acting in a play or volunteering in the community as a Bonner Scholar, Sasha Edwards '20 is ever mindful that education can happen anywhere.
Caroline Caruso '21 loved Costa Rica so much that she wants to open a medical practice there after graduate school.
Daniel Rhoades '19 spent the summer immersed in the language and culture of Costa Rica.
The panel, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Kavanaugh, SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings, and #whyididntreport.”
Oring visited W&L in conjunction with her Staniar Gallery exhibit, "Writer's Block."
O’Neil’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled, “How Big Data Promotes Inequality and Threatens Democracy.”
Language and culture courses at W&L prepared Marissa Miller '21 for a fun, educational trip to Nicoya, where she met the vice president of Costa Rica (left, center).
W&L History Professor Sarah Horowitz addresses "the upper-class claim to a right to rule — and misrule" in the Washington Post.
Jobarteh is the first female virtuoso player of the kora, a 21-string African harp.
The show will be on display Oct. 5 – Nov. 1.
Lunch will be served, and the event is free and open to the public; however, RSVP is required by Oct. 22 to email@example.com.
This exhibit, which is free and open to the public, focuses on the work of two contemporary Native American potters from the Southwest, Lorraine Gala Lewis and LaDonna Victoriano.
Her latest novel, "The Great Believers," was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction and was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.
Virginia McGhee ’19 spent the summer at Stanford University building polymers in Bob Waymouth ’82’s chemistry lab.
The grant will help fund a multidisciplinary team from three institutions, including W&L, that will investigate how variation in adhesive-protein components of spider silk relate to differences in the glue’s material properties.
Anne Rodgers '20 completed a 2018 summer internship with Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE) through the Shepherd Program. These are her reflections.
David Cox, professor of history at Southern Virginia University, will give Lee Chapel’s fall lecture on Oct. 8 at 12:15 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Sharp taught at W&L from 1983-1991.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Midha Ahmad '21 and Sawera Khan '21 to spend the summer in Pakistan, where they compared alternative medicine to traditional treatment.
Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center’s Lexington branch recently held a grand opening celebration for a nature trail built by Washington and Lee University engineering students through a community partnership.
In the article Strong argues that "Now, more than ever, we need to take George Washington’s warnings to heart."
Balen Essak '20 interviews Maisie Osteen '14L about her experiences with the Shepherd Program and as an assistant public defender.
In his talk, which is free and open to the public, Mounk will discuss the rise of populism around the world.
The exhibition, “The Mock Convention Through the Years,” is on display on the first floor of Leyburn Library between Sept. 15-29.
Jesse Evans '20 spent his summer ensuring that this year's summit, which took place Sept. 21-22, would be a success.
Join members of the W&L choral program for a Parents and Family Weekend choral concert on Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall.
The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Who Is America?! A Response to Michael Anton’s Constitution Day Lecture.”
A Washington and Lee University faculty recital will present “From the Salon to the Dance Hall,” a concert of works by Schumann, Brahms and Astor Piazzolla.
Mark Donohue '19 spent the summer working as a software engineering intern at a company called AGCO, located in southern Bavaria.
As a senior ecologist with Trihydro Corp., Jana Heisler White '98 works on environmental protection and remediation.
This elegant bowl, which is part of W&L's Reeves Collection, can be traced back to the Opium War of 1839-1842.
Appiah will speak on “The Ethics of Identity: The Injuries of Class.”
Erin An '19 has spent time this summer researching immunotherapy treatments for pediatric cancer at the University of Virginia.
Evans will discuss the history behind several fraudulent copies of Lansdowne-style George Washington portraits that were produced based on the original.
Strickler will give a talk on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.
A panel discussion and reception for "The Unfreedom of Expression: Artworks from the Augusta Correctional Center" will take place Sept. 13, but the exhibit will remain on display through Sept. 30.
After taking a course at Augusta Correctional Center, two W&L juniors helped to organize an exhibition at the university featuring artwork by artists who are incarcerated. The exhibit is entitled “Unfreedom of Expression.”
Professors Michelle Brock, Sarah Horowitz and Molly Michelmore discuss the message and weight behind Confederate monuments on college campuses
In the op-ed, Professor Kevin Finch argues that Virginians should end the debate about debates.
Ed Spencer ’53, who has made plans to support a scholarship fund at W&L, is still a cornerstone of the university 17 years after his retirement.
The Professor Sidney M.B. Coulling ’46 Scholarship Endowment.
Working in South Africa gave Will Hardage '20 a chance to combine his economics major and his poverty studies minor.
Anton's talk about constitutional self-government and the Trump presidency will be held in Northen Auditorium on Sept. 18 at 5 p.m.
The show will be on view Sept. 1-30. Oring will give a public artist’s talk on Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.
Members of Washington and Lee's newest class arrive on campus and talk about why they chose W&L.
Charles Philip Blackledge ’38 gifted an important and fascinating collection of Roman coins to Washington and Lee Special Collections.
Professor Kevin Finch, who just released a new documentary, loves that W&L faculty have “this wonderful combination of academic credentials and practical experience.”
Benefiel explains how she has spent more than a decade studying what the people of Pompei and Herculaneum wrote on their walls.
W&L Campus Kitchen summer interns practice leadership development through community service.
DeLaney’s talk is titled “W&L History: Traditions, Transformations and the Consequences of Change."
Newbolt taught at W&L from 1962 to 2000.
Catherine Savoca ’19 explored the real estate development industry this summer as a sales and marketing intern in Lisbon, Portugal.
Dr. Ling-ting Chiu, a Fulbright Scholar and assistant professor of history at Soochow University in Taiwan, spent the summer at Washington and Lee studying the works of former W&L professor and artist Professor I-Hsiung Ju.
The Critical Language Scholarship Program has allowed Riley Ries '19 to strengthen his Russian and learn more about politics and culture in Kyrgyzstan.
Take a peek behind the Lenfest curtain for 2018-19.
While digging at the Athenian Agora Excavation in Greece this summer, Allison Schuster '19 indulged her passion for archaeology and classics.
The award recognizes a lawyer under the age of 36 who has demonstrated an overwhelming commitment to public service, service to the bar and exceptional leadership.
The conference brings more than 65 students to Lexington from Aug. 12-17 and includes two public events.
Gonz Ferrero ’04 and Lenny Enkhbold ’17 blend their shared concern for the environment with a dash of business savvy to promote eco-friendly outdoor wear.
Yoko Koyama '19 put her W&L learning to work this summer at National Instruments Japan.
The Darrold and Kay Cannan Associate Term Professor of Business Administration studies what she calls “the intersection of business and the natural environment.” She arrived at that spot after studying engineering, management, business — and philosophy.
Bob Chandler ’92 charts his own course as co-owner of omnichannel retailer Tactics.
Jackson Ellis '19 is working with a German consulting agency to help international student-athletes navigate the college application process.
W&L students Graham Novak '19 and Mourad Berrached '20 won a $15,000 prize at the 2018 Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge.
This summer, Davis Straske '19 is researching children's play in psychology professor Megan Fulcher's Gender Development Lab.
Jeffrey Rahl, professor of geology at Washington and Lee University, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Xinxian Wang '21 was able to marry two interests in an internship with The Visual Arts Center in Richmond.
A new book by Harvey Markowitz, associate professor of anthropology, examines Native Americans and Catholic missionaries.
Mark Rush, Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at W&L, has recently discussed constitutional amendments, 3D-printed guns and electoral maps.
The $7,000 Virginia Humanities grant will support an upcoming exhibit in Staniar Gallery.
As a Presidential Leadership Scholar, Dana Bolden '89 discussed effective leadership styles with Presidents Bush and Clinton.
Moataz Khalifa discusses his new job as Leyburn Library's director of data education.
The scholarship will be the first awarded in the 2018-19 academic year.
Attending the Princeton Environmental Ideathon was a natural progression for Juliana Keeling '19, who started a sustainable packaging company when she was still in high school.
Tolu Olubunmi ’02 speaks up for immigrants and refugees.
Dr. Daniel “Trey” Lee ’98 leads groundbreaking research and clinical trials of immunotherapy treatments to fight pediatric cancers.
The assistant professor of Spanish, who devotes time both inside and outside the classroom to writing and translating poetry, recently compiled a book of poems written by incarcerated undocumented teens.
Washington and Lee students utilize their summers through research, volunteer work and internship opportunities, both on campus and across the globe.
Ali Greenberg ’13 has opened a flexible workspace and social club in Richmond that emphasizes community for women and gender minorities.
Horowitz is an associate professor of history at Washington and Lee.
Strong is the William Lyne Wilson Professor in Political Economy at Washington and Lee.
Washington and Lee students partnered with Eagle’s Nest Clubhouse members to create a 32-foot community mural around the theme of recovery.
The A. Paul Knight Internship Program in Conservation, named in memory of a late Washington and Lee student, turns 30 this year. It has provided internships to 132 students and is still going strong.
Elmes taught at Washington and Lee University for 40 years until his retirement in 2007.
The summit will take place Friday and Saturday, September 21-22, 2018. Alumni registration is now open.
The professor of psychology emeritus died June 4.
Professor David Harbor and his Spring Term class chased particles of sand from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Barrier Islands and the high plains of Utah.
Youngman succeeds Marcia France, who becomes dean of undergraduate studies at Duke Kunshan University in China.
Professor Ricardo Wilson's Spring Term class spent 10 days writing short fiction at Skylark Nature Preserve and Lodge in Raphine.
She is one of eight applicants to receive a $33,000 grant.
Evan Kueffner ’18 remains mindful of the friends, professors, coaches, staff and community members who opened doors to multiple opportunities for him.
Donald Gaylord's Spring Term class introduced students to archaeological lab methods through hands-on experience, readings and field trips.
Doan Bui ’21 and Hashim Syed ’19 have won Gilman Scholarships to study abroad.
Diplomas have been handed out and caps have been tossed. In this video, members of the Class of 2018 discuss what they'll miss most about W&L.
In his Commencement address, president Will Dudley encouraged the Class of 2018 to take the habits they have learned at W&L "and change the world, one small encounter at a time.”
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) research fellowship will allow her to conduct research at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense.
Pinho’s award is part of ODK’s 2018 General Russell E. Dougherty National Leader of the Year competition.
W&L celebrates its 231st undergraduate commencement Thursday, May 25. LIVESTREAM: 10 a.m.
With the support of teammates, professors and friends, Nicholas George '18 was able to balance two majors and a spot on the basketball team.
W&L will recognize the outstanding contributions of professors Marjorie Agosín and Harlan Beckley at its 231st commencement.
More than any other experience at W&L, the Outing Club has taught Bowen Spottswood '18 about living life joyfully.
The performance is free and open to the public.
The performance is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.
Truth Iyiewuare '18 looks back at his growth as a member—and then president—of the Student Association for Black Unity at W&L.
The performance is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.
Elizabeth McDonald heads to Japan, Emily Austin to Indonesia and Riley Ries to Kyrgyzstan.
Boldt’s lecture is titled "Conversing a Great Deal with Your Picture: Portraiture and Society in Early Virginia.”
Courtney Hauck '18 looks forward to continuing her debt-free education with a fellowship to Columbia Law School.
Wolfe, one of W&L's most accomplished alumni, will be remembered for his talent, wit and generosity.
Ellen Kanzinger '18 provides a snapshot of the many opportunities she had to hone her photography skills at Washington and Lee.
The NSF only funds about 11,000 of the 40,000 proposals it receives annually for research, education and training projects.
Jenefer Davies, associate professor of dance and theater, will be among approximately 25 fellows focusing on their own creative projects at the working retreat.
Senior Stephanie Williams '18 says W&L's First-Generation Low-Income Partnership (FLIP) gave her support to overcome obstacles and mentor other low-income students.
W&L’s University Collections of Art and History partnered with Professor Eric Moffa’s teacher education class to create a fun lesson plan for local middle school students.
The event allows students to present coursework and research conducted over the duration of the term.
Kathelen and Daniel Amos made the gift in memory of her son, John Kyle Spencer, a 2013 graduate of W&L. Professor Robert Humston (pictured) will be the new director.
Journalism professor Aly Colón weighs in on Fox News support of Hannity.
Emily Perszyk ’18 reflects on what W&L has to offer in the classroom and on the court — and how it led to her interest in the study of taste, smell and flavor.
Matthew Rickert '18 completed the daunting task of updating the "Outing Club Guidebook."
As she prepares to work for the Equality of Opportunity Project, Amanda Wahlers '18 is grateful for the education, opportunities and research experience she has had in Lexington.
The spring issue announces the retirement of R.T. Smith and the hiring of new editor Beth Staples.
Bell will discuss her second book, “Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia.”
DeVogt taught at W&L from 1962 to 2000.
The W&L Office of Sustainability will hold the sale May 4 and May 11.
Shapley Davis '18 produced and premiered his own short film, and he hopes to continue making films as he heads off to USC's film school after graduation.
Myers, associate professor of history, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the CIC and Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Carson Bryant '18 has been awarded a Fulbright grant for an English Teaching Assistantship in Germany.
ODK inducted four honorary and seven student initiates
Daniel Rhoades '19 joined a group that traveled to Monterrey, Mexico over Washington Break to continue a STEM program for elementary school students.
In addition, stories by two students were chosen as finalists in the SPJ Mark of Excellence national competition.
The title of Radulescu’s talk is: “Dream in a Suitcase: How Literature Saves/Changes Lives.”
Jared Shely '18 will use the grant to continue his work teaching English to students in Latin America.
Edwin Castellanos '20 created a system that allows students to save money by borrowing donated textbooks.
His talk is sponsored by the Glasgow Endowment Committee and the Provost Lecture Fund.
This reading is sponsored by the Glasgow Endowment and is free and open to the public.
Hannah Falchuk '18 hopes to improve her cultural understanding and language proficiency in the country.
More than 500 ancient graffiti are now available online through the project website.
Reese and two friends brought the First-Generation Low-Income Partnership to W&L, where it provides resources and a voice for students.
Professor Bill Patch publishes book on the Labor Movement’s political influence on German democracy.
Spring Term allows W&L students to focus intensely on one topic for four weeks, or to create an experience that is unique to their educational path.
The title of Bello’s talk is: “A Bug-eyed View of Environmental History.”
The talk, titled “Storytelling in the Digital Age," is free and open to the public.
A reception and book sale will follow the reading, which is free and open to the public.
In total, 89 members of the W&L community ran the race.
She will attend the PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Princeton followed by a service project in Morocco.
Swasy's piece was published in Splinter News.
Mugo will attend the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon.
Tom Wolfe '51 will be in attendance.
On April 15, the University Singers will give a public performance in Richmond with world-renowned composer Ēriks Ešenvalds.
As a first-year student at W&L, Jane Chiavelli '18 had no idea that she would face a huge challenge — and come out of it with strong leadership skills.
Lena Hill, senior associate to the president, interim chief diversity officer, and associate vice president at the University of Iowa, has been named dean of the College at Washington and Lee University.
The work of Patrick Hinely '73 is currently on exhibit at Nelson Gallery, which is located on Washington Street in Lexington.
After completing the academic year at W&L, he will begin his new role on July 1.
From Lexington to London, Faith E. Pinho '18 has had a vast array of experiences.
The show will be on display April 23 – May 24.
Che Malambo comes to the Keller stage for a one-night performance on April 26.
In a recent visit to campus, Alisha Laventure ’09, a television news anchor in Dallas, told journalism students about how a national story became personal.
Coralie Chu '18 has always been a performer, but W&L helped her discover confidence both on and off the stage.
One psychology class led Kelsey Jervis '18 to a long-term research project, a degree, and a spot on the Institutional Review Board.
Audience members will hear a wide range of genres and original compositions by Denny Euprasert.
The ensemble consists of students, staff and alumni.
The concert will feature Concerto-Aria Competition Winner Lisa Roth ’19 on piano.
Smith has edited Shenandoah since 1995 and received a 2008 Virginia Governor’s Arts Award for publishing excellence.
Bri Shaw has spent her college career studying how humans work. Now, the senior has some ideas about how the humans at W&L could work better together.
Joseph Guse, John C. Winfrey Associate Term Professor of Economics, will give a talk in honor of his professorship on Tues., April 3 at 5:00 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
Washington Break gave students a chance for learning and personal development, as well as all-out fun.
The event celebrated many individual and student accomplishments.
The grant will help train faculty and community partners to implement new partnerships and courses.
The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at W&L welcomed 41 members of the junior and senior classes and two graduates from the Class of 2017.
“The Mountaintop” comes to the Keller stage for a one-night performance.
After Tucker Hall was restored, University Collections of Art & History worked to find the perfect art to adorn its walls — including four bas-relief sculptures that hung on campus more than 100 years ago.
At this small-town university, Nora Devlin '19 has been exposed to viewpoints from all over the globe.
Laventure will speak on the ethical journalist’s role in the modern media age.
Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “An Untold Story of Black Intellectuals and Egyptology.”
The title of his talk is “The Hamlet Fire and the Deadly Costs of Cheap.”
The weekend’s full schedule is available online. The colloquium is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The title of their talk is “How We'll End Gerrymandering and Fairly Represent All Women and Men?"
Peyton Powers '18 says studying poverty has helped him understand that "humans cannot be divorced from the dignity that is concomitant to life."
Her talk is titled "Does it Make Sense to Blame Corporations?"
Hermione Wang '18 has spent so much time in Lenfest that people jokingly ask her if she lives there. Her job? Making sure that the show always goes on.
Journalism professor Aly Colón weighs in on Sam Nunberg interviews.
“The Goddess Diaries” is an ongoing theatrical production featuring true-life stories of women.
Gay’s poetry often explores questions of race, as well as his symbiotic passions for gardening and community activism.
The title of Guelzo’s talk is “Did Robert E. Lee Commit Treason?”
Her poem "Nasty Woman" and performance were the inspiration for a student-created dance.
Staniar Gallery showcases work by the Art Department’s graduating studio majors.
His talk is titled “A Heartful Way of Living with Mindfulness, Compassion and Responsibility.”
Beck is the 22nd General to receive the distinction over the last 15 years.
Bell is an old-time musician and square dance caller, as well as a poet.
Taylor is the author of two collections of poetry and a chapbook.
Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy-winning vocal project dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice.
Wodak will speak on “Fake News and Echo Chambers.”
Robert Humston's Aquatic Ecology class collected ecological data about the Maury River in preparation for the removal of Jordan's Point Dam.
The concert will include works from a wide range of 20th-century composers influenced by the blues, jazz and Broadway.
The concert is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.
Rouhi’s talk is titled “A Radical Reassessment of Accepted Wisdom on Miguel de Cervantes' Fiction on Islam.”
The title of his talk is “Common Sense in Uncommon Times: Lessons for the Digital and Physical Worlds.”
The program helps American students secure three-month long business internships in Germany.
Women in Technology and Science gives girls from local middle and elementary schools an opportunity to perform science experiments in all disciplines during the academic year.
Professor Jenefer Davies talks about her new book on aerial dance and the physical and artistic challenges of working against gravity.
This marks the third time since 2006 that the orchestra, previously known as Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, has performed at W&L.
The talk is titled “Poverty, Inequality and Public Policies: Reflections on the End of the Safety Net As We Know It.”
Byron Petty, Shuko Watanabe and William McCorkle will perform French, German and Italian works from the baroque.
The title of her talk is “Epistemic Equality as a Condition of Well-Functioning Blame.”
Washington and Lee's Special Collections contains a rare volume of poetry by Wheatley, the first published African-American poet.
Majo Bustamante '18 was a marketing and communications intern for NASA Automotriz, the company that owns the rights to sell Ford and Volkswagen in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The interactive exhibit will be on display in Staniar Gallery through March 17.
Kat Oakley '19 has spent a lot of time contemplating the idea of "place" - both in Lexington and across the world.
Jenefer Davies will talk about her recent book, “Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness.”
The British author will deliver the lecture, titled “The Word-Hoard: A Counter-Desecration Phrasebook for The Anthropocene.”
The title of his talk is "A Hesitant Intimacy: Medicine’s Response to the Unchosen Vulnerability of the Sick and Suffering.”
Sloan Evans ’99 and Rhett McCraw ’07 credit their liberal arts education with helping them build a strong foundation for their careers.
Dr. Jeffrey Lacker, former CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will give the H. Parker Willis Lecture in Political Economy.
There will be three seatings on Mar. 3 at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. and tickets are free.
The program will feature a variety of works from Centuries of Psalms to modern music to traditional American folk songs.
Harleigh Bean ’18 studied in Paris, spent a summer at one of Middlebury's competitive language schools and attended the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute at Princeton University.
W&L welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees Feb. 9.
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.
Flower’s talk is titled “The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Roman Local and Household Religion.”
Performances will run March 1-6.
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.
Graham Novak '19 may only be a junior at W&L, but he has already lined up a job — at his own company.
Over the years, her reporting from disadvantaged communities in the United States and abroad has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur Genius Grant and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing.
Brundage’s talk is titled “A Vexing and Awkward Dilemma: The Legacy of a Confederate Landscape.”
The W&L team will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities.
The university's Office of Diversity and Inclusion presents a month-long schedule of events, including film screenings, lectures and discussions.
Washington and Lee University has selected the Advanced Research Cohort (ARC) program as its next Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). President Will Dudley and Provost Marc Conner announced the selection at the undergraduate faculty meeting on Feb. 5.
The vase, which was made in the city of Deruta, illustrates two main influences on European ceramic design.
Brett Strohsacker ’06, who played soccer and majored in mass communications at W&L, has worked his way to the top of the Philadelphia Eagles PR team.
Gyatso is best known for his work mixing Buddhist iconography with pop imagery.
Lex McGriff '18 has grown into a leader in W&L's Student Association for Black Unity. As she prepares for graduation, she hopes more underclassmen will become leaders like her.
“James and the Giant Peach” follows the story of James, a forgotten and lonely child, played by Arthur Love ’18.
Parks is the eighth speaker in the 2017–18 Equality and Difference series, sponsored by the W&L's Mudd Center for Ethics.
The title of Deggans’ talk is: “Building Bridges, Not Walls: Decoding Media's Confusing Coverage of Race and Culture.”
Trio ZBR will present a program that expands the definition of virtuosity in music.
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.
Andrew Mah ’18 has spent his undergraduate career studying the circadian rhythms of spiders.
The concert will feature W&L’s Ting-Ting Yen on violin and Anna Billias on piano.
Students and alumni members of the award-winning W&L Repertory Dance Company will perform in NYC the last weekend in Jan.
The historian, author and museum professional swears by the value of tramping the terrain where history happened.
Kirkland, who joined W&L in 1997, has practiced education law and employment law for 25 years.
“The Cross-Cultural Clarinet” is a concert of contemporary works for the solo clarinet that explores the versatility of the clarinet.
Wheeler will read from her poetry chapbook, “Propagation,” while Senechal De La Roche will read from her poetry collection “Blind Flowers.”
Allen’s speech is titled: “Why Hide Anything?” She is the fifth speaker in the year-long Questioning Intimacy series.
The title of his talk is “Equality and the Fourth Amendment.”
Uma Sarwadnya '19 knew she wanted to be a doctor her whole life. What she didn't know was how many unique opportunities she would find at W&L to support her journey — including a project with ants.
The national leadership honor society will welcome four honorary and 35 student initiates.
Kelly Douma ’16 is on track to complete her doctorate in early modern German history and women’s studies by 2021.
The concert will open with Louise Héritte-Viardot’s “Piano Quartet No. 1 in A Major.”
Luce's talk, “Trump and the Crisis of Western Democracy,” is free and open the public.
Higgins will perform pieces by Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Gian Carlo Menotti and others.
Dew’s speech, titled "The Making, and Unmaking, of a Racist," will precede the ODK induction.
As public information specialist for the airport in Austin, Texas, Kaela Harmon ’05 combines data analysis with creativity for the aviation industry.
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.
Broadcast journalism opportunities have been plentiful at W&L for Ford Carson '18, but the highlight of his college career has been founding a satirical publication, The Radish.
Jordan Goldstein's Washington and Lee journey can be followed through her love of music, her adventures on the stage — and the length of her hair.
Bass will give a public artist’s talk on Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.
The stand-out, 10-member ensemble is praised for its confident execution of a wide range of styles.
Charles Montgomery, urban design consultant and award-winning journalist, is the fourth speaker in the Questioning Intimacy Series.
The associate professor of classics won a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the digitization of Pompeian epigraphy, along with Sara Sprenkle, associate professor of computer science.
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.
Monica Musgrave '18 is already double-majoring, but that didn't stop her from spending six-weeks in England studying two completely different subjects.
Suzanne Keen, dean of the College and Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, has been named vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York. She will begin her new role on July 1, 2018.
As a geology summer research assistant in Crete, Greece, no two days were the same for Chantal Iosso '20.
History professor Molly Michelmore discusses the evolution of tax policy in America, and how Republicans became the party of tax cuts.
Chris Gavaler discussed the paper he co-authored with professor Dan Johnson, The Genre Effect, with The Guardian.
The best place to research your thesis? Some would say the library, but for Jacqueline Moruzzi '18 that place is the Cambridge University's Medieval Studies Summer Program.
As a research assistant at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Rachel Steffen ’18 gathered data on the environmental thresholds of juvenile sandbar sharks.
Jackson Roberts '19 had the opportunity to intern in Quito, Ecuador, exploring local customs, becoming part of the community, and learning the ins and outs of healthcare.
W&L's Chanoyu Tea Society will host their second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. tea ceremony on Jan. 15
The Rockbridge Teacher Education Consortium has received accreditation for its teacher preparation program.
Kathryn E. Young '19 got a Reynolds Business Scholarship that allowed her to intern at her hometown newspaper, the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Shadowing surgeons in Thailand made neuroscience major Emily Ellis '18 even more excited about her chosen career path.
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.
As a general assignment intern at The Roanoke Times, Rachel Hicks '19 learned how to be firm with difficult sources.
For Christine Starer-Smith ’99, a love of animals led to a veterinary career and volunteer service at a remote Dakota reservation.
Marta Regn ’19 used her internship to throughly explore all aspects of a sustainable, ethical jewelry startup.
Lee Sommerfeldt '18 found a home away from home in a honky-tonk in the heart of Tokyo.
The performance will be comprised of work choreographed, designed and performed by students.
A three-month internship with New York-based artist Taryn Simon presented Sara Dotterer '18 with myriad possibilities for her future career.
Beginning with the 2018 Spring Term, Washington and Lee will provide institutional grants to meet the full cost of Spring Term domestic and international travel programs for students with financial need.
An internship at Warner Music Group in Nashville allowed Mary-Michael Teel '18 to marry her two loves: music and communications.
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.
Katrina Lewis' business reporting internship took her to the Boston Business Journal, where she covered real estate news and development.
Ethiopia Getachew '19 always had an interest in science, but working in the biochemistry lab and volunteering with local EMTs helped her future plans take shape.
Vicky Kazmierczak '18 spent the summer in Memphis, learning the ins and outs of non-profit work — and how to hope.
Working for the documentary filmmaking company Ark Media allowed Claire Hoffert '18 to exercise her research muscles and learn new skills.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Xiaoxia Yin '20 and Sesha Carrier '20 to study traditional folk singing in China.
The story featured Bell and her work studying cemeteries in the Shenandoah Valley.
The award will help to fund a trilingual translation of poetry by Mapuche-Argentine poet Liliana Ancalao.
Caroline Blackmon interned this summer with The Dunwoody Crier in Georgia.
The program will open with Dr. Shane Lynch’s setting of “Gloria.”
Over 1,200 miles of biking and hiking trails led Ralston Hartness '18 from Spain to Ireland, discovering the meaning of pilgrimage along the way.
Alex Meilech '18 spent the summer in Santiago, Chile, learning the language, exploring the culture, and caring for the people of the country.
Julia Kaczmar '19 spent a summer in New York City, learning the logistics of the latest fashions.
On the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, we take a closer look at a special item in the Reeves Collection — a plate that bears the image of Martin Luther.
Professor George Bent and his team of students are working on a digital recreation of Florence that Bent describes as the “project of his career.”
Abigail Summerville '19, a business journalism major, interned on the CNBC.com breaking news desk.
W&L's annual Christmas Candlelight Service featuring the University Singers will be held Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
The event is a fundraiser for the W&L Chapter of the National Honor Society of Dance Arts.
This is Brodie’s third writer’s fellowship this year.
Laura I. Gómez, founder and CEO of venture-backed startup Atipica, Inc., is the sixth speaker in the 2017-18 Equality and Difference series.
Celebrating a major milestone in the Shepherd Poverty Program.
As director of the Shepherd Program, Howard Pickett focuses on bringing different voices to the table.
Students, faculty and staff gathered to sample tantalizing treats and learn some Arabic words at this year's event.
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.
Professors share the inspiration for their first-year seminars, and what they hope students will take away.
Mandy Witherspoon ’18 combined her love of art with her expertise in business at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
The program will feature traditional and contemporary works written about dreams and colors.
Emily St. John Mandel will read from her most recent book, “Station Eleven.”
Caroline Rivers test drove her Spanish—and her courage in unfamiliar environments—during a summer teaching gig in Argentina.
Quincy Springs '02 is set to open a Chick-fil-A that will also serve up a helping of civil rights history.
Brian C. Murchison, the Charles S. Rowe Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, will be the new Roger Mudd Professor of Ethics and director of the Mudd Center for Ethics, beginning July 1, 2018. He succeeds Angela Smith, who was named the Mudd Center’s inaugural director in 2013 and is returning to her full-time faculty role as professor of philosophy.
Danielle Hughson's honors thesis will be focused on male editorial control and how it affects female writers, within a familial and patriarchal context.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed engineering students Alfred Rwagaju '18 and Kennedy Gibson-Wynn '18 to spend the summer studying hydroelectric power in Rwanda.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Yoko Koyama '19 and Maren Lundgren '18 to open a store in Cameroon that will fund transportation for local children to go to middle school in a neighboring town.
The Campus Kitchen Leadership Team at Washington and Lee University presents its annual “Turkeypalooza” from Nov. 9-16.
The prize recognizes a student who has shown extraordinary promise in psychological science through outstanding scholarship in basic or applied psychology.
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.
Piotr Krzywiec will give a lecture on “Geology in Central Europe – How It All Started: The Early (XVI – XVII Cent.) Development of Earth Sciences in Central Europe."
Maggie Little, director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) at Georgetown University, will speak on “Research With Pregnant Women: A Moral Imperative.”
Four Martin Luther tracts housed in W&L's Special Collections were fully restored in time for the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation.
The show will be on view through Dec. 8.
The ensemble has two electric bass players and will offer the world debut of "Dueling Basses," along with works by Bill Monroe and more recent bluegrass bands.
Over the summer, students worked with Professor Robert Humston to examine the potential effects of smallmouth bass on native brook trout populations in the Virginia watershed.
The University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Denny Euprasert, will present interpretations of jazz standards and contemporary works.
Sandberg’s adaptation follows one character as he grapples with the unnerving grip Big Brother, the overpowering political party, has on Oceania.
Following the theme “Poverty, Inequality and Work Today,” the talk is titled "The Tumbleweed Society: What Happens When People Assume Job Insecurity Is Inevitable."
Join the University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Christopher Dobbins, for its fall concert, “Shipping Out.”
Eugene M. and Judith F. Kramer’s exhibit collection “A Passion for Art: The Collection of Eugene M. and Judith F. Kramer” will be on display from Nov. 6–June 30.
Based in Marseilles, France, the group sings in the ancient Occitan language, accompanied by stomping, body percussion and drumming.
Brownell, author of “Washington and Lee University, 1930-2000: Tradition and Transformation” will lecture on the history of W&L.
Steele will speak on “Reflecting Before Reacting: Why Ethics Matters.”
Each year Appalachian State honors distinguished undergraduate or graduate alumni from a department within the college.
The show will run Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29.
As a summer counselor with the nonprofit Camp Fire Alaska, Chase Wonderlic '18 got in touch with his inner child and his adventurous spirit.
The Journalism Department will host a conversation between Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Eric Eyre and First Amendment attorney Patrick McGinley.
The Marlbrook Chamber Ensemble presents “A Classical and Romantic Afternoon,” a concert of works by Mozart and Brahms.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation sent Trang Duong '20 and Hannah Denham '20 to Vietnam, where they had enlightening interviews with both men and women about marriage in modern Vietnamese society.
Rogowski joined the W&L Board of Trustees on October 20.
The sculptor's latest exhibit runs through Dec. 8 at Davidson College’s Van Every/Smith Galleries.
Brock's piece, “No, there is no witch hunt against powerful men,” was published in The Washington Post on October 18, 2017.
Journalism professor Aly Colón shared his expertise with PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter
This year’s event focuses on “Exploring Careers and Issues in Social Innovation and Responsible Leadership.”
Olivia Kubli '18's summer volunteer work included photographing lions, giraffes and elephants in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Vishnuvajjala’s talk is titled “Arthurian Authority: Face-to-Face With the King.”
Clay uses a comparative approach with primates to investigate the evolution of human behavior.
With a Davis Projects for Peace grant, Angel Vela de la Garza Evia ’18 created an educational summer program for children in his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico. [With time-lapse VIDEO]
Her lecture, titled “À Propos Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp,” will consider the friendship and artistic relationship between two important 20th-century artists.
W&L's Theater, Dance and Film Studies, along with the Department of Music, present the Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley fall musical, “The Addams Family, A New Musical.”
Scanlon will speak on “Further Reflections on Tolerance (and Some Implications for Immigration).”
Joining the Washington and Lee University Singers are the women's choir, Cantatrici, and the Men’s Glee Club.
Anna Milewski '18 has spent time in fields, labs, carpenter shops and seminar rooms - and it was all part of one internship at the home of George Washington.
Huntley taught at Washington and Lee University for 32 years until his retirement in 1994.
W&L's Kyle Friend received a $100,000 grant from the Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Tiffany Ko '20 and Jiwon Kim '20 to study religion in South Korea during summer 2017.
Sutton Travis '19 gained a wide breadth of journalism experience as a summer intern at Texas Monthly magazine.
W&L's Marc Conner co-chaired a conference on Ellison at the University of Oxford.
Michelmore's piece, "Republicans have none of the ingredients necessary for tax reform," was published in The Washington Post on October 2, 2017.
Matt Lubas '18 spent the summer in Zacapa, Guatamala, working at a prosthetic clinic for the Range of Motion Project.
Jonathan Rauch of the Brookings Institution will give a lecture titled “Unpresidented: Governing in the Age of Chaos.”
Hannah Palmatary '18 spent the summer discovering the ancient ruins of Greece, as well as her own talent and passion for creative writing.
W&L presents Cajun-Creole musicians David Greely and Cedric Watson on Oct. 19.
Lundberg, along with bassist David Slack and an ensemble of Knoxville musicians, will explore the unforgettable television music of the 1970s and 1980s.
John Bovay ’07, an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut, focuses on the economics of food and agricultural policy
Yavuz Durmaz ’20 worked with Professor Kyle Friend to probe mRNA instability.
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.
Woodzicka's talk is titled “Are All Jokes Created Equal? Differential Effects of Group-Based Disparagement Humor.”
Anna Billias and Julia Goudimova will present “An Exploration of the Russian Soul: Selections from the ‘Mighty Five’ Russian Composers.”
A public artist’s talk and reception will be held Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.
Liz Todd '19 was able to extend her Spring Term Abroad and spend the summer in Brazil, where she worked for an environmental agency.
A summer at UC San Diego gave Katie Volk '18 experience working in a big research environment
Farrell will speak on “Richard Nixon and Donald Trump: Two American Presidents and the Politics of Grievance.”
The title of Noe's talk is “A Storm to Destroy My Hopes: Weather and Robert E. Lee’s Cheat Mountain Campaign.”
Faculty and students from W&L's department of music will present a recital entitled “An Eclectic Potpourri.”
Elora Fucigna '19 completed an internship in social media and marketing for Ground Floor Farm, an urban farm in her hometown of Stuart, Florida.
Stewart’s talk will include readings from her poetry collection “Cinder.”
Greg Buppert, senior attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center, will speak on “The Case Against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.”
Shadowing doctors in Peru allowed Bryan D'Ostroph '19 to practice his Spanish and firm up future career plans in health care.
Futch taught at Washington and Lee University for 46 years, until his retirement in 2008.
Through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, Tyra Barrett '18 interned at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in New Jersey.
Soon Ho Kwon '17 and Claire Meyers '18 spent the summer looking at how Corporate Social Responsibility plays a role in the bottom line.
Mary Catherine Greenleaf '19 collected and archived artifacts revolving around the Prohibition-era murder of Franklin Crosby Bearse.
Washington and Lee University inaugurated William C. Dudley as the university’s 27th president.
Laura Wang '19 interned for the Shell company in Shanghai, putting her communications skills to the test and making new friends along the way.
Washington and Lee University’s Williams School will hold its sixth annual Entrepreneurship Summit Sept. 29-30.
Tim Gaylard, professor of music at W&L, will present a faculty recital of the final Beethoven piano sonatas.
Elly Cosgrove '19 stayed busy this summer with internships at the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and WECT (Channel 6).
Swimmer, computer coder, and Speaking Tradition advocate Will McMurtry '18 chose W&L over nine other schools, in large part because of its community.
Fahrenthold’s talk, titled "Journalism in the Time of Trump,” is free and open to the public.
The prize is presented by The Missouri Review for the best short story chosen from their four issues published in the last year.
Col. Ty Seidule '84, professor and head of the history department at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, will deliver W&L's Constitution Day lecture.
Appalachian Adventure, which takes students on a four-night hike of the Appalachian Trail, is the most popular pre-orientation trip at W&L.
Zainab Abiza '19 spent the summer analyzing two Islamic State magazines in a timely project with Professor Seth Cantey.
Translating Aimé Césaire: A conversation with A. James Arnold and Clayton Eshleman will be held Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. in the CGL.
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.
W&L's Center for International Education presents Science Without Borders at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
Ramadan will speak on “Equality as a Social Requirement and a Human Ideal.”
W&L joins a diverse set of institutions united in a shared goal of educating 50,000 additional high-achieving, lower-income students nationwide.
W&L will host a panel discussion on “The Liberal Arts and the Professions” as part of President Dudley's inauguration.
Through the U.Va. Field School for Public Health Research, Julie Sklar '18 was able to work with a medical anthropologist and epidemiologist in South Africa this summer.
A public artist’s talk and reception will be held on September 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.
The grant will support digitization of Pompeian epigraphy as part of the Ancient Graffiti Project.
Klinenberg's talk, “The Sociology of Connection: From Going Solo to Modern Romance,” is open to the public.
The first lecturer will be Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University, whose talk is titled: “Equality as a Social Requirement and Human Ideal.”
Matt Kaminer '18 stepped outside his comfort zone to work on some big stories during an internship with the Charlotte Observer.
Through numerous clubs, her classwork and her peers, JoAnn Michel '18 has found a place to grow at W&L.
Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, will address W&L's 2017 Fall Convocation.
Meredith McCoy has joined Washington and Lee University as an associate dean of the college.
Daisy Norwood-Kelly '18 worked in marketing research for Paramount Pictures over the summer.
W&L's Myers discusses what ties together George Washington and Robert E. Lee.
Melina Bell discusses “2017’s Best & Worst States for Women’s Equality in a recent WalletHub article.
University Collections teamed up with the Art History and Chemistry departments at W&L to examine a tiny painting surrounded by mystery.
After spending Spring Term in Ethiopia, Jack Kaelin '19 is in Austin, Texas, helping refugees find a place to call home.
Julia Poppenberg '19 spent the summer as a translator in Guatemala, helping doctors and patients alike and learning to "talk strong."
Leyburn Library's Author Talk Series will begin this academic year with a talk by W&L Associate Professor of History Barton Myers and Brian McKnight, a history professor at U.Va.-Wise.
The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Strawbridge ’01, associate professor in New Testament Studies at the University of Oxford a will speak on “Skulls and Scripture: Reception of the Sacred.”
Ellen Kanzinger's summer internship allowed her to work on films for the nonprofit GroundTruth Project in Boston, Massachusetts.
Anukriti Shrestha '19 has found an intersection of mathematics, computer science and research — all in the heart of Lexington.
This summer, Allison Jue '20 dove into the books to learn more about the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and the second Earl of Essex.
As head of brand communications for Adidas, Alegra O’Hare ’94 advises young women to 'break barriers.'
A Bible in the Special Collections vault turned out to be the 1642 New Testament that belonged to France’s King Louis XIII.
W&L's Mark Rush talks to USA Today about Russia sanctions.
Twelve Class of 2021 students visited W&L for a five-week Advanced Research Cohort program that allowed them to dabble in STEM projects and establish quality relationships.
Professor Chris Dobbins and Ben Whedon ’18 are reviving a forgotten musical score for its 21st-century premiere by the W&L Orchestra.
Will Schirmer ’20 investigates the fluid dynamics of periodic water surges.
Chandler Wickers '18 has spent her summer as a researcher in Special Collections, where she has been exposed to fascinating materials and learned how professors and students can take greater advantage of the collection.
W&L and VMI will host the 2017 Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty Frueauff Closing Conference and Symposium July 30 and 31.
Ben Schaeffer '18 is working with German professor Paul Youngman on a project involving references to the railway in German literature.
This lecture is part of the Alumni College's summer program, "Camelot Reconsidered: The Presidency of John Fitzgerald Kennedy."
This lecture is part of the Alumni College's summer program, "Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age."
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.
Annie Jeckovich ’18 is studying the effects of obesity on reproduction in W&L's Fat Rat lab.
Josh Fox '19 has spent his summer conducting geology research on campus and in Crete, Greece, with Professor Jeff Rahl.
This lecture is part of the Alumni College's summer program, "The Ireland of Yeats and Joyce."
An independent-study class at W&L allowed students to put together a short animated film from start to finish in only 12 weeks, but it turned out to be much more challenging than they expected.
Students practiced stage magic, sculpted severed fingers and whipped up batches of fake blood in a Spring Term course on special effects for the theater.
Kaela Harmon ’05 makes the case for airports to by combining data analysis with creativity
Radulescu has received a Fulbright Research Teaching Fellowship to study and teach at the University of Bucharest.
Receiving a thunderous standing ovation after performing in the Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall in New York was “truly one of those great life events” for the University Singers, according to Director Shane Lynch.
Annie Woodford, a community college teacher in Roanoke, Virginia, is the winner of this year’s Graybeal-Gowen Poetry Prize for Virginia Writers.
Journalism professor Aly Colón talks about the spread of fake news on The Academic Minute.
W&L recognized 20 retiring members of the University's faculty and staff this spring.
Angel Vela de la Garza Evia ‘18 learned that research is two parts patience, two parts fun with lasers
President Dudley's remarks at the 2017 commencement exercises have been published in The Roanoke Times.
He is internationally recognized for his theories and pioneering research techniques exploring human memory accessibility and retrieval.
Students in Meg Griffith’s Spring Term art class created public works of art to draw attention to important causes in the community.
Elena Diller '17 and Caroline Todd '17 saw a need for more perspective in academics — so they got to work.
W&L to Host the Virginia Governor’s Foreign Language Academies June 24 - July 15.
Andre Zeromski '20 has been selected from a group of finalists for the Class of 2020 of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.
T.J. Tallie, assistant professor of African history, talked to Forbes about the cultural appropriation of recipes.
Rush's piece on legislative terms appeared in The Hill.
Professor Angie Smith's spring term class grapples with the question of just war theory in an age of terrorism.
Helping the Charlotte Observer figure out what, where, when and how millennials consume news.
Graduating seniors at Washington and Lee University today were given a primer in existentialism along with four pieces of advice from President William C. Dudley.
The Roanoke Times profiled graduating senior Matt Carl in today's commencement story.
W&L's undergraduate mock trial team is now ranked 16th nationally.
Jake Roberts' study abroad trip started with an earthquake, and ended with him finding a passion for public health.
Participating in Mock Trial required loads of time for Avery Field '17, but he wouldn't trade the experience and relationships for a whole case of trophies.
Stephen Mitchell '17 credits students, alumni, and W&L academics for helping him to find the right career path.
Dancer, choreographer, musician, mathematician: Elliot Emadian '17 has many roles, both on and off the stage.
Steven Yeung '17 has been in classrooms from Lexington to Ghana to Shanghai and back — and now plans to run a classroom in Japan.
Zachary Taylor '17 and Austin Piatt '17 believe leadership, collaboration and responsibility are the keys to a successful conference.
Melina Knabe was inspired by her own bilingualism to study the effects of knowing two languages on the brain.
Amirah S. Ndam Njoya ‘17 believes leadership, travelling, service, and scholarship are all vital parts of the W&L experience.
Washington and Lee University celebrates its 230th undergraduate commencement Thursday, May 25. LIVESTREAM: 10 a.m.
Shaun Soman ’17 has found an unlikely home at Common Ground, an intentional community where he did his environmental service learning placement.
She begins her new job on July 17.
Washington and Lee University’s new natatorium is open!
Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history, talked to Motto about use of the phrase "witch hunt."
The Volume 65 winner of the $1000 James Boatwright Poetry Prize is Thomas Reiter for his poem “St. Wynfed’s Parishioner.”
JASC is a student-exchange program, initiated in 1934 by university students concerned by the breakdown of bilateral relations prior to World War II.
“Duet” is about mountain dulcimer players Jean and Bayliss Ritchie, of Viper, Kentucky, and will be on the website Poetry Daily on May 20
What can you do in four years at W&L? How about manage a radio show, start a service organization, found a club, or publish an EP? Austin Frank ’17 has done them all.
Cory Walker ’15, who graduated from James Madison University with her master’s in computer science and digital forensics, works in cyber security with the government.
"The Battle of Minden" will be on display at W&L through the end of Fall Term 2017, when it will return on loan to Mount Vernon.
The life mask is perhaps the single most valuable item in a collection of more than 1,000 Dickey items in W&L Special Collections.
Free performances will take place at Wilson Hall at 3:30 p.m. on May 18 and 11 a.m. on May 19.
Families and people of all ages are encouraged to take part in “The Many Stories of Main Street,” an interpretive downtown Lexington walking tour.
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.
WDBJ-7 interviewed Dana Gary '18 and Austin Frank '17 about student-run label Friday Underground Records.
Sierra Noland and Tara Cooper received Critical Language Scholarships sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Michael Hudson '85 (pictured) and Scott Bronstein '93 both worked on the Pulitzer-winning Panama Papers investigation, which relied on the collaboration of some 400 journalists around the world.
Alexander Rurka '17 knows the ups-and-downs (and loop-de-loops) of flying and competing in an international plane building competition
Alora Martin, who is participating in an intensive language program for Arabic in Amman, Jordan, sees studying abroad as a necessary part of a modern education.
An inheritance of Civil War letters led to Professor Roberta Senechal's book about Civil War sharpshooters.
Professor, poet and author Stephen Cushman will speak on the journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
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.
Guen splits his time between hiking the mountains of Rockbridge and traveling the world.
The Marlbrook Chamber Ensemble will play “A Love Triangle,” featuring Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.
Washington and Lee University Department of Music presents Jonathan Chapman Cook in a piano recital of four sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Ben Fleenor ’19, Mohini Tangri ’19 and Kenta Sayama ’19 talk about the opportunities that await them as they look forward to a year at Oxford.
Briggs will speak on “James Dickey and ‘Life’: How Poems Are Made.”
James W. Ceaser, the Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at U.Va. and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, will speak on “The First 100 Days: Reflections on the Trump Presidency.”
Tyler Grant ’12, a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the University of Virginia School of Law, is a regular editorial contributor to several national publications.
Author Lauren Groff will present the keynote address at W&L's 14th Annual Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar.
Physics and engineering students at Washington and Lee put their creations to the test in the final week of Winter Term.
In his new book, Professor George Bent explores the cultural messages of Italian paintings from the Proto-Renaissance period.
LaPointe, who says his personal motto is "being genuine goes a long way," is a world traveler, professional debater, and Johnson Scholar.
Kukla will speak on “Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty.”
Webster's research and teaching interests include ancient science and medicine, and ancient philosophy.
Meet Eleni Timas ‘17, a chemical engineering major who has been swept up studying tornadoes.
Washington and Lee University owns a first edition of one of the most important — and controversial — books ever written.
Professor Jeff Barnett publishes a translation of Cuban poetry.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner will speak on Thursday, April 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
As director of Iowa State University's conservation camp, Jennifer Schieltz ’08 follows the lives of elk, deer, moose, bears, wolves and mountain lions.
To be eligible for Phi Eta Sigma, a student must be in the top 20 percent of the class at the end of his or her first term.
The QEP is an exciting and important part of Washington and Lee University’s accreditation process by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
W&L's Staniar Gallery presents a traveling exhibition that explores the impact of immigration to the U.S. through artworks made by those who are left behind and often separated from their loved ones.
The Lenfest Center for the Arts presents “Judgment at Nuremberg” by the L.A. Theatre Works (LATW), a one-night performance in the Lenfest’s Keller Theater on April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
W&L senior Harrison Westgarth has been awarded a Fulbright grant to Brazil, where he will study the “Development of an Animal Model of Direct and Congenital Zika Virus Transmission.”
W&L senior John Dannehl has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain.
Quincy Springs ’02 didn't think college was in his future — until he spent a summer at W&L.
Every once in a while someone comes along who reminds us that philanthropy is both profoundly creative and simpler than we think. For Eileen Small ’15, being a philanthropist is as simple as taking the ideas you have for how things could be better and doing something about them.
Register now for the LACOL Popup Discussion, You Are the New Gatekeeper of the News, led by W&L's Aly Colón
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.
Alecia Swasy, Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism, writes about the journalists' use of Twitter.
W&L's Melissa Kerin talked to WMRA's Jessie Knadler about the Staniar Gallery's recent exhibit by artist and researcher Joy Lyn Davis.
Five W&L faculty members are featured in a new book from Cambridge Press about the NSA surveillance scandal that grew out of Edward Snowden’s now infamous disclosures.
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.
W&L junior Angel Vela de la Garza Evia has won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant.
Karishma Patel '18 loves finding the intersections of technology and business - while studying abroad in Madrid.
George Bent will discuss his new book, “Public Painting and Visual Culture in Early Republican Florence.”
Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street will hold a joint reading and talk on ecological approaches to poetry.
R.T. Smith, Shenandoah editor and Washington and Lee University writer in residence, has published his sixth collection of stories, “Doves in Flight.”
MK Moran's work with the LGBTQ Resource Center at Washington and Lee is impacting student perspectives.
Colonel Chris Goff, U.S. Marine liaison to the Japan Self Defense Forces, will speak on “Japan and East Asian Security Challenges.”
Marquita Robinson ’10 loves the uncertainty of life as a sitcom writer for “New Girl.”
The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University welcomed 49 members of the junior and senior classes and seven graduates from the Class of 2016 into the prestigious honor society at the Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation on Sunday, March 19.
A passion for asking questions has led Batsheva Honig ‘17 from America to Argentina to study women’s health in both countries.
Hannah Falchuk's passion for journalism has her reporting both in New York City and local Rockbridge.
Matthew Rickert ‘18: avid outdoorsman by day, corporate fraud analyst by night
Meet Andrew Mah ‘18, an accomplished mathematician who found an unlikely passion - spiders!
Washington and Lee will host a reception celebrating Paqui Toscano's selection as a Rhodes Scholar on Friday, March 17, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Commons Living Room.
Meet Yolanda Yang ‘18, who has traveled to China and back to discover the true purpose of cinematic censorship. Yang and study partner Savannah Kimble ’18 conducted research on this project in 2017 under the auspices of a grant from the Endeavor Foundation.
Highlights include live performances, including “Exile is My Home” by W&L professor Domnica Radulescu.
Robert Reich, professor of political science at Stanford University, will give a lecture on “Repugnant to the Whole Idea of a Democratic Society?: On the Role of Philanthropic Foundations.”
Twenty-nine composers from around the Southeast will spend two days in Lexington presenting their original works.
New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara will speak on “A Storyteller’s View of the First World War.”
Six Washington and Lee University studio art students will present their senior thesis work in an exhibition at Staniar Gallery that runs from March 27-April 7.
Generalprobe, the German student language drama group at Washington and Lee University, will perform two one-act comedies written and directed by the students.
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.
Dana Gary, whose first EP is recorded, produced and publicized by a student-run record label, will present songs at SSA.
Meet Laura Beth Lavette ‘17, a senior with a passion for introducing first-year students to W&L.
Orthopaedic surgeon Michael Magoline '89 will speak on “From Lexington to Afghanistan, My Tribute to Washington and Lee.”
The Washington and Lee University’s Department of Theatre, Dance and Film Studies presents the W&L Repertory Dance Company’s winter concert in a program of multifaceted dance works created by nationally renowned choreographers.
Alecia Swasy, the Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism at W&L, will discuss her book, “How Journalists Use Twitter: The Changing Landscape of U.S. Newsrooms.”
The Jazz Ambassadors, the United States Army’s Official Touring Big Band, will be at W&L for a one-night engagement on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theater.
A new exhibit, “Mementos of the Great War: Toby Jugs Commemorating Allied Leaders of World War I,” is open to the public in the Watson Pavilion at Washington and Lee University through December 2017.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and professor of law at George Washington University will speak on “The Curse of Bigness: What Would Brandeis Say about Privacy in the Age of Google and Facebook.”
The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at W&L will induct new members into the prestigious honor society at the Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation on Sunday, March 19.
The group was chosen to perform, along with only three other choirs from around the nation, after a highly competitive selection process.
Marlon West, head of effects animation at Walt Disney Animation Studios, will give the keynote address for the 2017 SSA conference, to be held March 16 and 17.
UVa professor Shankar Nair will be speaking on "An Iranian Philosopher Roams India: Making Sense of an Early Modern Muslim Interpretation of Hinduism."
The work of four Washington and Lee University photography students was accepted in the 2017 Southwest Virginia Juried Student Photography Competition at the Radford University Art Museum Downtown.
An opinion piece by Chris Gavaler, assistant professor of English, appeared in the Mar. 5 2017 edition of the Roanoke Times.
For World Thinking Day, W&L's foreign language teaching assistants led local Girl Scouts in a variety of internationally themed activities.
Meet Ashley Faulkner ‘18, a University Ambassador with a passion for showing others why she loves W&L
Meet Shlomo Honig ‘18, whose day consists of analyzing rocks, protecting the environment, and ultimate frisbee
MacArthur Fellow Jeff Weeks, a geometer, cosmologist and educator, will speak about “The Shape of Space.”
Three nationally acclaimed journalists will participate in a discussion of the challenges facing the news media in covering the Trump administration.
Roy Matthews's shaky start at W&L did not hint at his future career as a successful university professor. During a recent telephone conversation from his home in Washington, D.C. he described his journey from struggling during his first term at W&L to being a history scholar and author. He also talked about his decision to support the W&L History Department, where his journey began, through his IRA.
Sahar Akhtar, assistant professor in the department of philosophy at U.Va., will speak on "Why Religious and Racial Immigration Bans are Wrong."
Jill Geisler, the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago, will deliver the keynote address at Washington and Lee University’s 63rd Institute in Media Ethics.
Washington and Lee University is one of the newest members of the Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning.
This associate dean of the college is interested in green chemistry, playing the flute and teaching her Science of Cooking class in Italy
Pianists Shuko Watanabe and Byron Petty all perform on March 5.
The two-day event will feature a film screening of "Bridge of Spies" and a panel discussion with lawyers who have represented notorious clients.
This seemingly ordinary subscription list from 1776, which has long been a part of W&L Special Collections, has a fascinating connection with American independence.
W&L will host a Public Interest Law Careers Panel on Feb. 28 at 7:15 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
Enjoy a home performance by the Washington and Lee University Singers as they return from their 2016 tour of the South.
Registration is now open through the W&L website for students and alumni to reserve a spot for the sixth annual AdLib Conference Mar. 2-3.
Courtney Hauck helped organize the Public Interest Law Careers panel (Feb. 28), which she hopes will allow people to take a closer look at public interest law as it relates to a variety of nontraditional legal fields.
On Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. Jonathan Holloway’s recent ODK Lecture on “The Price of Recognition: Race and the Making of the Modern University” will be shown in Stackhouse Theater, followed by a panel discussion.
Deborah G. Johnson, the Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics and Emeritus, Science, Technology and Society Program at U.Va., will discuss the question, “Does Engineering Need a Code of Ethics?”
Filiz Garip, professor of sociology at Cornell University, will speak about her book “On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-U.S. Migration.”
Kathleen Lynch, associate professor of classics at the University of Cincinnati, will give the 2016-2017 Hoyt Lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 7 at 7 p.m. in Staniar Art Gallery, Wilson Hall.
Quincy Springs IV '02 will give the keynote address at Washington and Lee's Black Alumni Reunion.
The CEO of a top sales-training company says everyone is in sales.
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.
Scott Boyd, a neurosurgeon who graduated from W&L in 1986 with a B.S. in biology, was sworn in as a trustee of his alma mater on Feb. 10, in Lexington.
R.T. Smith, editor of Shenandoah and the Writer in Residence at W&L, will have his poem, “Maricon,” featured in The Best American Poetry 2017.
Alvin Carl Hollingsworth was a leading African-American artist whose works can be seen in W&L's Leyburn Library.
Meet Lenny Enkhbold '17, a computer scientist with a passion for the outdoors, who isn't afraid to have a good laugh.
The Antioch Chamber Ensemble will give a performance at Washington and Lee University on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of Wilson Hall.
Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review seeks submissions from Virginia poets for the 2017 Graybeal-Gowen Prize.
All students are invited to stop by the Fellowships and Opportunities Fair on Monday, February 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the main floor of Leyburn Library to get information on fellowships and a wide variety of other opportunities.
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.
W&L's Colón's piece, "You are the new gatekeeper of the news," was recently published on The Conversation.
Professors Marc Conner and Lucas Morel will present the John Chavis Lecture in African-American Studies, titled "The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the 21st Century."
Meet Tessa Horan '18, a pre-med, self-proclaimed "tree-hugger" with big plans for making the university - and the world - a little greener.
Ginsburg’s visit was a year in the making and came 20 years after she penned the majority opinion in United States v. Virginia, the landmark case that struck down VMI’s male-only admissions policy.
Meet Harry Lustig ‘17, a scholar-explorer who’s hiked everywhere from the Blue Ridge to Alaska.
Marketing maven Tina Tison ’95 is inspired by tradition and innovation.
Meet Matt Lubas '18, an engineer who spends his spare time building communities.
Fulbright Scholar and foreign language TA Imad Baazizi gave W&L students an introduction to Moroccan culture, including traditional Moroccan tea.
In the first installment of this new series, Tom Camden offers the story of a Sumerian clay tablet that is the oldest recorded document in W&L's Special Collections.
Marina Silva, Brazilian environmentalist and politician, will give the keynote at the Brazilian Economy in the 21st Century colloquium.
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.
W&L students reflect on their experiences at the Women's March.
The Washington and Lee Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies presents “Dracula” on Feb. 9 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 10 at 10 p.m.; and Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Keller Theater, Lenfest Center.
Michelle D. Brock, assistant professor of history, will discuss her first book, “Satan and the Scots: The Devil in Post-Reformation Scotland, c. 1560-1700.”
Sandra Reiter, associate professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University, will give a talk on Feb. 15 as part of W&L’s Roger Mudd Center for Ethics Markets and Morals series.
Dr. Mark Rankin, associate professor of English at James Madison University, will give a public lecture on "The Illustrations of Foxe's ‘Book of Martyrs’ and their Publishing History."
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.
On Jan. 26 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., Generalprobe will celebrate 25 years of German language theater the production of an original Singspiel.
Anna Piperato, tour guide for Rick Steves’ Europe and a freelance translator, will speak on “The Many Faces of Catherine of Siena: 14th-Century Mystic, Political Activist...Trouble.”
A new exhibit-installation, directed by Stephanie Sandberg, will be on display in McCarthy Gallery of Holekamp Hall at the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics beginning Jan. 26.
Maurizio Albahari, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, will speak on “Crimes of Peace: Methods and Ethics of European Responses to Mediterranean Migrations.”
University of Maryland professor Jennifer Golbeck will speak on “Footprints in the Digital Dust: How Your Online Behavior Says More Than You Think.”
Alex Meilech '18 has experienced tradition - from Lexington, Virginia to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Meet Tara Loughery, a junior who was considering going pre-med, but decided to pursue a different path after the STEM Career Trip to Richmond.
Meet Olivia Sisson, a senior who has wanted to be an artist since she was little - but didn’t know how - about her experience on the Humanities Career Trip to New York.
Over Reading Days, three groups of students traveled out of Lexington - and into the “real world.” Their goal was to find alumni and recent graduates who had found success in their fields of interest - and learn from them.
Michael Hill, associate professor of English at the University of Iowa, will deliver a public lecture on “‘American Dreamin’: Adolescence in the Black Imagination.”
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.
In the first installment of our new series, Ron Fuchs tells the story behind a 4,000-year-old jar in Watson Pavilion.
Meet Ryder Babik '19, a student who enjoys college as much as he enjoys helping others apply to college.
Meet Graham Novak '19, an aspiring - and already accomplished - entrepreneur
Meet Harrison Westgarth '17, a pre-med varsity athlete with a passion for teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages.
Washington and Lee's ceramics expert, Ron Fuchs, has been named chairman of the board of the American Ceramic Circle.
Award-winning British writer Nikesh Shukla to kick off the winter 2017 schedule of speakers of the 2016-18 Center for International Education Colloquium on Borders and Their Human Impact
Through the generosity of the Ruth E. Flournoy Theater Endowment, the Washington and Lee Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies will present Little Matchstick Factory’s “The Other Mozart,” written and performed by Sylvia Milo.
The one-night performance is at the Lenfest Center on Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Wilson Concert Hall. No tickets are required and admission is free.
Poet and author Susan Briante will read from “The Market Wonders,” a lyric investigation into the stock market.
Diane Nash, peace activist and pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement, will be the featured keynote speaker during Washington and Lee University’s annual multi-day observance of King’s birthday, "Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
Meet Stephanie Chung '18, an anthropology major with a passion for women's health advocacy.
Finding answers in the space where science and art intersect.
Writer Charles Johnson mentioned two members of the Washington and Lee community in a New York Times piece.
“Aliyah, The Rebirth of Israel,” by Salvador Dalí, a suite of 25 lithographs commemorating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, will be on view from Jan. 9-Feb. 3.
W&L's Staniar Gallery is pleased to present erin o’Hara slavick’s exhibit “Illuminated Artifacts.” The show will be on display from Jan. 9 to Feb. 3, 2017.
Gwyn E. Campbell, professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University, is the new associate dean of the college, beginning July 1. She succeeds Marcia France, who has held that post since 2012.
As a student at Washington and Lee, Noelani Love ’05 made jewelry for fun and extra income. Today, she has turned that hobby into a thriving business.
Meet Andy Cuthbert '18, a pre-med neuroscience major with a serious love of the outdoors.
In an interview with the Christian Science Monitor, Colón points to the key questions that must be asked when determining if the graphic nature of a photograph outweighs its journalistic importance.
Jonathan Holloway, historian of post-emancipation American history and black intellectualism and dean of Yale College, will be the featured speaker at Washington and Lee University’s Founders Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet comes to the Lenfest Center for a one-night engagement on Jan. 11.
W&L's Chanoyu Tea Society will host a Martin Luther King Jr. tea ceremony on Jan. 16, 2017 in the Senshin'an Tea Room, Watson Pavilion.
Richard Bidlack, the Martin and Brooke Stein Professor of History, writes about reconnecting with a former student in her hometown of Tbilisi, Georgia, 27 years after she was an exchange student at W&L.
W&L's Alpha Circle of ODK is a recipient of a 2017 Maurice A. Clay Leadership Development Initiative Grant, designed to enhance leadership development
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.
Kara Karcher '11 is parlaying her studies in poverty and women's and gender studies into a law career dedicated to helping women and children.
Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review released its fall 2016 digital issue on Dec. 1. Volume 66, Number 1 includes original poetry, fiction, essays, reviews and visual art, as well as four Poems of the Week per month.
W&L's 8th Annual Writer in Residence Poetry Reading will feature John Hoppenthaler and R.T. Smith.
Witt Hawkins ’18, a global politics major and mass communications minor from Memphis, Tennessee, received a William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship to attend the American University in Dubai.
Ward Briggs ’67 has memorialized his longtime friend, writer James Dickey, with a large donation of Dickey materials to Washington and Lee Special Collections.
"It's been exciting to serve in this role and see others get interested in the advertising field, as well as having the opportunity to spend time and plan with several fabulous members of the Williams School staff."
"The conference is a great way to meet and network with alumni, and a leadership role with AdLib allows more opportunity to speak with and gain valuable advice from alumni in my interested field."
"When you’re involved with a large-scale project like AdLib that’s sponsored by the school, you come to learn that your work is a reflection of W&L as a whole."
Ken Ruscio was presented with the VMI Superintendent’s Meritorious Achievement Award in recognition of extraordinary service and dedication to the Institute an individual who is not a VMI employee.
Matthew Reichel '17 didn't expect to be cast as Edward in Washington and Lee's production of "Sense and Sensibility," but now he is embracing the part.
Kick off the holiday season with traditional and contemporary arrangements of favorite holiday tunes!
As superintendent of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Sula Jacobs ’00 enthusiastically promotes the virtues of the National Park Service, which turned 100 years old this year.
Alecia Swasy's new book tackles the impact of social media on journalism.
Mark Rush's "A Thanksgiving Prayer" was published in The Roanoke Times on Thanksgiving day.
Alecia Swasy, Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism, writes about the media's coverage of rural America.
Michael Sullivan spent his summer interning at the Cultural Heritage Institute of the Netherlands in Amsterdam
Ricardo Dominguez, American artist and associate professor of visual arts at UC San Diego, will speak on “Disturbance Gestures: Art Between the Lines.”
Pasquale “Paqui” Toscano, a classics and English double major, is Washington and Lee’s 16th Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Trust announced Sunday that Toscano, 22, of Kettering, Ohio, was one of 32 scholars chosen this year. The scholarships, valued at between $50,000 to $200,000, fully fund two to four years of study at the University of Oxford in England.
The title of Myers talk is “A Nation Remembers: Fredericksburg.” It will recall the events of December 1862 and their enduring legacy.
Children’s author, educator and social activist will discuss “Education, Poverty and Social Justice in an Age of Persistent Inequality.”
Geology professor Lisa Greer, who has been taking students to Belize since 2011 to monitor the health of coral reefs, said their research indicates that the latest El Niño, on top of global climate change, may be harming the Belize Barrier Reef.
Washington and Lee's contract to host three Virginia Governor’s Foreign Language Academies each summer has been renewed through 2021.
The University Singers will perform the "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" at W&L's annual Christmas Candlelight Service.
Washington and Lee faculty participated in a panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 17, discussing the 2016 election from a variety of perspectives.
Alana DeJoseph ’92 is fulfilling her dream of creating a documentary history of the Peace Corps.
Shepherd Intern Zach Taylor explores a holistic approach to middle school education at the Washington Jesuit Academy.
Johnson Opportunity Grant Winner Cameron Lee interns at the Cluj School of Public Health in Romania.
"My W&L experience has been defined by my love of biology and my passion for being active in my community."
Harvard Business School professor Nien-hê Hsieh to lecture on “The Role and Responsibilities of Business in Society: Back to Basics.”
Macy, an award-winning journalist and author, spoke as part of the Fishback Visiting Writers program.
The Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University presents “Modern Art Goes Pop: Selections from W&L's Art Collection.” The show will be on view Nov. 7 – Dec. 9.
The following opinion piece by Mark Rush, Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law and director of international education at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on November 6, 2016.
A discussion of "Gender Shrapnel in the Workplace," mentoring students and supporting W&L athletics.
John Donaldson ’92, who returns to campus next week as executive-in-residence at the Williams School, is helping to map the future of the music industry at Pandora Internet Radio.
Henry Eugene King, professor emeritus of psychology at Washington and Lee University, died on Oct. 31, at his home in Lexington, Virginia.
Carolyn Karcher to lecture on “Fighting Racism: Albion Tourgée and His African American Alliance During the 1890s.”
On Nov. 10-12, the award-winning Washington and Lee Repertory Dance Company will perform "W&L Dancers Create….”
“Streaming Wars and the Future of Music” will be the topic of John Donaldson’s address when he speaks at W&L Nov. 15.
Join one scientist on a journey through sleep, space, and safety.
University College London historian to give talk titled, “The Eye of the Other: Travel Writing and Travel Polemics in Eastern Europe from the 18th Century to the Present.”
The neuroscience major and philosophy minor will use her $500 research grant to fund her senior honors thesis.
Keith Woods, vice president of diversity in news and operations at NPR, will deliver the keynote address for the 62nd Ethics Institute in Journalism.
The Center for International Education at Washington and Lee University will present a panel discussion on “Brexit and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe” on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons at W&L. The discussion is free and open to the public.
Washington and Lee University this year welcomes seven foreign language teaching assistants.
Michika Nakada is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Anna Jerusalem is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Lucía Cespedes is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Camille Bouillon is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Olga Dunaevskaya is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Hospice chaplain Kerry Egan '95 reflects on the important lessons her dying patients passed on to her.
Mengsu Kong is one of seven foreign languaga teaching assistants on the W&L campus this year.
Imad Baazizi is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Jamie Hayes ’17 spent two summer months in New Zealand, where he conducted research that could eventually help to improve the diagnosis of gastrointestinal ailments.
Taylor Gulotta '17 discusses the challenges and rewards of stage managing the fall 2016 Bentley Musical "The Theory of Relativity."
Johnson Opportunity Grant Winner Bogdan Bors '17 interns with Community Empowerment Solutions, a social entrepreneurship company focusing on microconsignment opportunities in Ecuador.
The new musical, inspired by the actual stories of the millennial generation, celebrates the connections that unite and define us. .
David Sugerman '99 combines medicine with social service, responding to crises around the world and training those on the front lines of disease control. He will give a public talk on his career in public health on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 5:30 p.m. in Science A214. .
Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the U.S., will speak on “German Policy Toward the European Refugee Crisis” at W&L's Institute for Honor Symposium.
Aly Colón, Knight Professor of Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University, recently shared his expertise in an Associate Press story titled, "Experts: No Clear Criminal Case Over Trump Tax Disclosure."
Jake Burnett, a Washington and Lee University senior from Anaheim Hills, California, has been awarded the 2016 David G. Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology.
Kimberly Krawiec, the Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor of Law at Duke University and senior fellow and faculty council member at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, will give a lecture on “Gifts Within Markets? Taboo Trades in the Human Body.”
Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, will speak on “The Passionate Utterance: Black Women’s Literature and Freedom Dreams.”
Neeti Nair, associate professor in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, to speak on "The Historian as Judge: Free Speech Case Laws in Postcolonial India and Pakistan.”
Four W&L faculty will talk about their experiences with Open Access publishing, both from the editorial and authorial perspectives, on Oct. 24 from 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Steven Yeung, who turned 21 in June, was one of the youngest members of the Virginia delegation — and one of the youngest delegates nationwide — at the Democratic National Convention in July.
A call for student proposals related to sustainability projects provided valuable results for the campus and community.
Award-winning financial journalist and author will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Macy will speak on "Reporting From the Margins: 30 Years of Covering Exploitation, Greed and Race." Her talk is free and open to the public and a book signing will follow.
Sasha Goluboff talks about her farm, the influence of technology on student sociality and her most recent project involving a black church in Brownsburg, Virginia.
The new musical, inspired by the actual stories of the millennial generation, celebrates the connections that unite and define us.
Westgarth spent the summer interning at the NIH researching the rare congenital lysosomal storage disease, Neimann Pick Type C.
Above or below the water, Sasha Doss '13 studies and connects with fish and their environment.
Dan Claroni spent the summer working on unmanned aerial vehicles used to monitor gas emissions in Iceland.
The conference will explore two fundamental but related themes: the ethical issues surrounding the valuation of ecosystem services and the proper role of preference satisfaction in the development of environmental policy.
David Sugerman '99 combines medicine with social service, responding to crises around the world and training those on the front lines of disease control.
W&L physics professors Irina and Dan Mazilu join forces to mentor students and build a nanoscience program.
Seth C. Lewis, the Shirley Papé Chair in Electronic Media in the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon, will give a talk on “Journalists, Audiences…and Bots?! New Ways of Thinking about What’s Happening with News” on Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Gordon Ball, visiting associate professor of English at Washington and Lee, says Bob Dylan's Nobel recognition is "vindication" after Ball nominated the singer-songwriter for the award 15 years in a row.
Bonner Scholar Peyton Powers helps to plan the Fall Bonner Congress Meeting, taking place on W&L's campus Oct. 14-16.
American students traveled abroad with international students for summer projects they created together. .
MK Asante, bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker, rapper and professor, will give the Oct. 15 keynote address for the annual Bonner Congress, held this year at Washington and Lee University. The lecture will be at 9 a.m. in Stackhouse Theater and is free and open to the public.
Aly Colón, Knight Professor of Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University, recently shared his expertise in an Associate Press story titled, "Experts: No Clear Criminal Case Over Trump Tax Disclosure."
In an essay recently featured on Paint This Desert, Andrea Lepage, associate professor of art at Washington and Lee University, shares her thoughts on artist Vincent Valdez.
Philip Kitcher, the John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will give a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The title of the lecture is “The Case for Secular Humanism.”
Diana Henriques, an award-winning financial journalist and author, will give a talk at Washington and Lee on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons. The title of her speech is “The Timeless Lessons of the Bernie Madoff Scandal.”
Dr. Gregory Kulacki, the China project manager and senior analyst in the Global Security Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists, will lecture at Washington and Lee on Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. in Elrod Commons 345. The title of the talk, which is free and open to the public, is “The Risk of Nuclear War between the United States and China.”
Using the university's IQ Center to fabricate some of the parts, students designed an airplane for an engineering competition.