Ford joins W&L from Skidmore College, where she is the Quadracci Chair in Social Responsibility, professor of sociology, founder of the Intergroup Relations Program, and director of the Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning.
The Feb. 24 online lecture, titled “Black Entrepreneurs: Where Does Money Fit into Protest?,” will examine capitalism as a part of the Black freedom-fighting arsenal.
The conversation on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. will center on the intersection of LGBTQ+ identity and religious affiliations and practices.
The Office of Inclusion and Engagement (OIE) supports Washington and Lee University's mission by striving to foster a culture in which all community members feel entirely welcome and able to participate in everything the university has to offer.
W&L’s Office of Inclusion and Engagement is expanding, reaching an unprecedented number of people with its programming.
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W&L presents a monthlong schedule of events celebrating Black History Month.
A decade after the building's dedication, W&L Hillel shines brighter than ever.
Lena Hill, dean of the College and professor of English and Africana studies at Washington and Lee, has been appointed to be the university’s next provost, beginning July 1, 2021.
Lynn Rainville will participate in the virtual symposium "Revealing Fayetteville – A New Landscape" on Nov. 2 from noon to 3:30 p.m.
The Perry Minority Athlete Coalition aims to boost the W&L community.
The theme for this year's Black FLEX conference is "The Black Playbook."
At the virtual event, participants will explore how activism takes many forms, why specific actions are labeled as sedentary, and whether these forms of activism help, harm or do not affect the message.
As part of the yearlong celebration of Native American Heritage, W&L will host a free virtual lecture with Katrina Phillips, an assistant professor of American Indian history at Macalester College and an enrolled member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe.
Six accomplished artists will give virtual master classes for the Washington and Lee community this academic year, covering a wide range of dance styles, from hip-hop to K-pop.
Washington and Lee University’s Native American Cohort invites the community to celebrate Native American Heritage with special events throughout the academic year.
Twenty-four new full-time professors have joined the faculty this year.
Forty incoming first-year students participated in this year’s virtual Advanced Immersion and Mentoring (AIM) Scholars Summer Program, giving them an auspicious start to their W&L careers and a chance to help their peers this fall.
Kendi, author of three acclaimed books on the topic of race and discrimination in America, including “How to Be an Antiracist,” will address the W&L community on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m.
Tolu Olubunmi, a 2002 graduate of Washington and Lee, will return to her alma mater as the guest speaker for Washington and Lee’s first International Day of Peace event.
The Africana Studies Program at W&L, in partnership with the Rupert H. Johnson Jr. Program in Leadership and Integrity, will host a series of events focused on activism and Black life. It kicks off Aug. 26 with a panel discussion featuring three W&L faculty members.
With help from Hillel International, Director of Jewish Life Maggie Shapiro Haskett has been able to successfully adapt programming to suit the new normal.
Five professors from Washington and Lee University held an online panel offering “Perspectives on Black Protest: Comprehending the Current Crisis.”
A group of dedicated alumni took action to leverage meaningful changes on campus to increase inclusion and diversity.
In the “Unmarked” episode of the “Reel South” series, Rainville highlights her research into historic African American cemeteries.
W&L’s first Black Future Leaders Experience (FLEX) conference brought alumni and staff together to mentor students from across central Virginia on how to thrive in white spaces, navigate politics and serve as leaders.
Roy Abernathy and Evelyn Clark on W&L Law's LGBTQ organization.
W&L's Black Law Student Association fosters collegiality and mentorship.
The university’s first Black Future Leaders Experience Conference will take place on Feb. 8.
The Native American Cohort, which was created by faculty and staff with native heritage, aims to illuminate Native American history and culture, beginning with special events for Native American Heritage Month in November.
Jim Early ’59 and his husband Garland Tillery established the James R. Early ’59 Endowment for LGBTQ Programming to help W&L's LGBTQ students engage fully with the wider university community.
The popular pre-orientation program for first-year students at Washington and Lee University this year added a trip dedicated to black history and the civil rights movement.
Black Alumni Contribute Over $13,000.
John Chavis was an alumnus of W&L and the first African-American known to receive a college education in the United States.
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.
This year's observance of MLK day will comprise a variety of events, including a keynote address by the Rev. William Barber II.
Community and social support form the heart of W&L's newest theme house.
A Special 2019 Giving Opportunity for Washington and Lee Black Alumni
The 25th reunion committee chose to name the office, with a fundraising goal of $1 million, to help all W&L students thrive.