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Hiking and biking: Q&A with students who spent the summer outdoors

Laura Calhoun and Grace Mamon

September 15, 2019

Donovan Fiore, ‘20, shares his experience biking through the Netherlands, Italy and Iceland this summer

Virginia Court of Appeals judge, alum talks identity and lessons learned

Virginia Court of Appeals judge, alum talks identity and lessons learned

Laura Calhoun

September 15, 2019

Mary Grace O’ Brien was the final speaker for the 2018-19 Mudd Center for Ethics series.

Sex Week to return in November

Sex Week to return in November

Grace Mamon

September 15, 2019

The Sexual Health Awareness group is planning Sex Week, despite last year’s absence

Senior student sells English thesis on sexual harassment  

Senior student sells English thesis on sexual harassment  

Laura Calhoun

May 13, 2019

After Taylor Reese,’ 19, spent her senior year writing her English thesis that grew into a 172-page book, she’s selling copies of it.  “I ordered for myself and my thesis adviser hard copies,” Reese said. “Once people saw that, they started asking if I could get that printed for them.”  Reese described her ...

From the archives: W&L to go coed in ‘85

Mike Allen and Bruce Potter

May 8, 2019

Washington and Lee University will begin admitting women in the fall of 1985, the Board of Trustees decided July 14 after a two- day special meeting. The decision ends 235 years of all-male tradition at Washington and Lee and leaves only a handful of all-male, non-military liberal arts ...

Spring term: A student summary

Spring term: A student summary

Maggie Barker and Laura Calhoun

May 8, 2019

Though spring term only lasts for four weeks, Washington and Lee students manage to do incredible things, from studying abroad to tackling a full-time internship to making post-graduation plans. From the shores of western Ireland... Mary North Jones, ‘21, is spending her spring term studying abroad ...

2019 marks 30th reunion of first class of undergraduate women

Jack Eason

May 7, 2019

Alston Parker Watt ,’89, remembers touring Washington and Lee University in the mid 1980s. She was shopping around for colleges and after stepping on campus for the first time, she felt like she had found a perfect fit. Like many students throughout Washington and Lee’s history, Watt h...

English professor receives national poetry award

English professor receives national poetry award

MacKenzie Van Meter

April 23, 2019

English professor Leah Green received the Walt Whitman Award for her first poetry collection, “More Extravagant Feast.” Li-Young Lee, a renowned poet and recipient of a fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, selected Green for this award. “These poems remind us that when language ...

Professor Ted DeLaney’s swan song

Professor Ted DeLaney’s swan song

Hannah Denham

April 1, 2019

Ted DeLaney is known for his bow ties, for chasing students down until they say hello, for the number of books on the shelves of his office and for the story of his trajectory at Washington and Lee.  The history professor is retiring this year, but students and faculty say his legacy isn’t going a...

Senior art theses now on display in Staniar Gallery

Senior art theses now on display in Staniar Gallery

Maggie Barker

April 1, 2019

Six seniors publically debuted their artwork for the annual senior theses exhibition at a reception in the Staniar Art Gallery on Thursday, March 28. The reception celebrated the work of the graduating studio art majors. The exhibit opened on Monday, March 25 in the gallery and will be on display...

Aerial bungee featured in dance company show

Aerial bungee featured in dance company show

Laura Calhoun

April 1, 2019

The university’s repertory dance company performance showcased aerial dance in the Keller Theater for the first time during its show last weekend.  The concept for the piece was developed by Davis Straske, ’19, during an independent study course. Straske, who has been dancing since she was four ye...

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