When her summer research trip to Nepal was canceled because of COVID-19, Danika Brockman went to work for the Rockbridge Area Relief Association, where she helps with the food pantry.
At Harvard, Leah Gose '15 has conducted a complex study of organizations that provide food to people in need.
Fon Teawdatwan '19 has led three service trips to Charleston, West Virginia, for Volunteer Venture, a service-learning, pre-orientation program for incoming students.
Ben Capouya '20 interviews Victoria Kumpuris Brown '98 about her career in food policy and health at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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.
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James Ricks '21 interviews Dr. Jonathan Wortham '04 about his work with the Centers for Disease Control.
Molly Mann '20 combined fitness and service learning during her Shepherd summer internship at Back on My Feet in Washington, D.C.
Anne Rodgers '20 completed a 2018 summer internship with Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE) through the Shepherd Program. These are her reflections.
Balen Essak '20 interviews Maisie Osteen '14L about her experiences with the Shepherd Program and as an assistant public defender.
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.”
Working in South Africa gave Will Hardage '20 a chance to combine his economics major and his poverty studies minor.
Peyton Powers '18 says studying poverty has helped him understand that "humans cannot be divorced from the dignity that is concomitant to life."
Zainab Abiza '19 spent the summer analyzing two Islamic State magazines in a timely project with Professor Seth Cantey.
After spending Spring Term in Ethiopia, Jack Kaelin '19 is in Austin, Texas, helping refugees find a place to call home.
Hannah Falchuk's passion for journalism has her reporting both in New York City and local Rockbridge.
Meet Laura Beth Lavette ‘17, a senior with a passion for introducing first-year students to W&L.
Meet Matt Lubas '18, an engineer who spends his spare time building communities.
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.
W&L students partnered with Augusta Correctional Center inmates for a new class that opened eyes and challenged stereotypes
Johnson Opportunity Grant Recipient Emma Swabb Explores Alternative Education Models in Washington, D.C.
Washington and Lee University senior Danielle (Dani) Breidung has become the first student at the University to earn a Certificate of International Immersion, awarded to students who demonstrate significant commitment to and understanding of global interaction.
Washington and Lee's Global Service House opened this fall to provide a focus for internationalism, a locale for increased cross-cultural engagement, and a visible home for service activity.
Journalists from around the country who write about poverty and economic justice will convene at Washington and Lee University next month for the inaugural Knight Poverty Journalism Conference.
Washington and Lee University’s Community-Academic Research Alliance (CARA) hosted its first annual celebration in May, which showcased the work that student researchers completed for area non-profits over the past academic year.
Two members of Washington and Lee University's 2012 graduating class, Tyler Grant of Suwanee, Ga., and Ryan Hartman of Yorktown, Va., have received grants for postgraduate study from the prestigious Fulbright Program while a third, Shiri Yadlin of Irvine, Calif., received a U.S. teaching assistantship to Austria.
Washington and Lee University students Kelli Jarrell and Stephen Deyarmin will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at noon in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons. Jarrell, a senior from Dry Creek, W.Va., is a biochemistry (pre-med) major with a minor in poverty and human capability studies. She is […]
This past August, Harlan Beckley, the director of W&L's Shepherd Poverty Program, told a group of entering Washington and Lee University students headed out to volunteer in impoverished communities that the U.S. poverty rate would soon rise above 15 percent. So Beckley was not surprised when the U.S. Census Bureau reported this week that 15.1 […]
Serving more than 600 meals a week to people in the community, the students of Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University (CKWL) will take all the help they can get. The Rockbridge County-based organization recently received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program to help them do more to fight hunger […]