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Grant funds local classroom outreach

Educational Technology Leadership Academy made possible by a grant received by the W&L education department.

Polli Noskova

November 9, 2014

Both Washington and Lee’s Education department and local schools are getting a tech boost. Through a $20,000 grant, W&L’s education department will receive a classroom set of iPads and training to provide local teachers with technology skills. This grant will help develop the use of technol...

Lee Chapel to close for renovations, installations

Lee Chapel to close for renovations, installations

Sarah Bartlett

November 9, 2014

Lee Chapel will close for nearly four months this winter as the iconic campus building undergoes renovations and oversees the installation of a new fire suppression system. Beginning Dec. 12, neither the public nor members of the university community will be permitted to enter the chapel or the muse...

Registration limits put on business and accounting courses

Callie Ramsey

November 9, 2014

Registration is a stressful time, so imagine the way the sophomore business and accounting majors felt when the following message from Bob Ballenger, Head of the Business Administration Department, hit their inbox. “Due to the high number of expected Business Administration majors in the sophomore class a...

Date set for Hansel trial

Kieran McQuilkin

November 9, 2014

Judge Jay T. Swett has set a trial date for former Washington and Lee student Nick Hansel, who was charged with killing a student and seriously injuring three others in a car crash last December. Hansel is scheduled to appear on Jan. 20 for a four-day trial at the Rockbridge County Circuit Court. Swett sai...

Faculty votes to cancel class to observe MLK holiday

Faculty votes to cancel class to observe MLK holiday

Rachel Stone

November 9, 2014

Washington and Lee’s undergraduate faculty voted last Monday to cancel classes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, starting next school year. Faculty on both sides of the debate made it clear that this was a complement to the programs W&L already offers throughout the week. The journalism department...

Faculty vote to cancel classes to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Faculty vote to cancel classes to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder, News Editor

November 4, 2014

The undergraduate faculty voted on Monday to begin observing the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday starting in 2016. This vote to cancel class on the holiday follows demands made by a group of Washington and Lee Law School students last spring. The group, who calls themselves The Committee, submitted...

Former Russian advisor offers critiques

Former Russian advisor offers critiques

Callie Ramsey

November 2, 2014

The crisis in Ukraine is not a crisis at all. It is a war between Russia and Ukraine, according to Andrei Illarionov, the previous economic and policy advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a lecture titled “The Russo Ukrainian War,” Illarionov argued that calling the situation in Ukrain...

County supervisors delay request for third-year housing

Rachel Stone

November 2, 2014

Before Washington and Lee can say if current first-years will be affected by third-year housing, the proposal must receive zoning approval from both the city and the county. The County Board of Supervisors will re-evaluate the zoning request at the November meeting, and Lexington City Council will con...

New judge appointed to Hansel case

Kieran McQuilkin

November 2, 2014

The Virginia Supreme Court assigned a new judge to the trial of previous Washington and Lee student Nicholas Hansel after his plea was rejected and sealed in August. Jay T. Swett, a retired judge from Virginia’s 16th Judicial Circuit, will take over the case on Nov. 4 for a scheduled pre-trial con...

Professors, students create online database for ancient writings

The website allows visitors to search graffiti based on location, property type, drawing type or content

Maria Rachal

November 2, 2014

Two professors recently made a trip to Paris to present their ancient Italian graffiti search engine at an international conference through the Electronic Archive of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. Associate Professor of Classics Rebecca Benefiel and Associate Professor of Computer Science Sara Sprenkle ...

W&L homepage gets refreshed

W&L homepage gets refreshed

Happy Carlock

November 2, 2014

Viewers can now read senior David Robinson’s work on the Student Judicial Council, senior Kate LeMasters’ study abroad experiences in Switzerland and Morocco and junior Paqui Toscano’s passion for literature all on the updated Washington and Lee website homepage. The homepage was designed and...

Anger Management

University of Chicago professor of law and ethics Martha Nussbaum lectures on the topics of anger and justice in Lee Chapel.

John Tompkins

November 2, 2014

Anger in today’s society should not be encouraged, nor is it essential for justice to prevail, according to Martha Nussbaum, a professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago.

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