Author Archives: Brian Eckert

Washington and Lee Named a "2014 Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education

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Washington and Lee University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, released in the newspaper's seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities.

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Frequently Asked Questions About President Ruscio's Recent Community Letter

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On July 8, W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio sent a letter to members of the University community, responding to concerns that a group of W&L law students raised this past spring. Since that letter was made public, reports appearing in the news and social media have resulted in many misapprehensions and misconceptions.This FAQ addresses the key issues.

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Jost: Courts Won’t Void the Affordable Care Act Over Semantics

Timothy Jost, Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University

Timothy S. Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law at Washington and Lee's School of Law, published a guest column in the July 10, 2014, Washington Post about lawsuits asking the courts to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. Jost concludes the lawsuits will not succeed.

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W&L Welcomes ODK's Convention, Centennial Celebration June 11-15

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Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society founded at Washington and Lee in 1914, returns home to Lexington June 11-15 for its 48th Biennial Convention and Centennial Celebration.

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W&L Trustees Authorize Preliminary Architectural Design of New Apartment-Style Residences on Campus for Upper-Division Students

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W&L's board of trustees has authorized preliminary architectural design of new apartment-style residences that would house approximately 320 upper-division students.

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Two 2014 Graduates Commissioned as U.S. Army Officers

Two Washington and Lee University graduates capped their Commencement day by being commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. John Bruch of Baltimore, Md., and Christina Lowry of Lexington, Va., received their commissions and first salutes in a late afternoon ceremony at Lee Chapel on the university's campus.

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W&L to Launch Construction of $13.5 Million Center for Global Learning

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Construction of a new $13.5 million Center for Global Learning at Washington and Lee University has received final approval from the university's board of trustees and is scheduled to begin the last week of May. Completion of the final phase of the center depends on completing the remaining $1.5 million of the fundraising goal.

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Washington and Lee Graduates 421 Students at 227th Commencement

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Graduating seniors at Washington and Lee University today were asked to remember and practice the ability college life gave them to step back and see the world from a different perspective.

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Annelise Madison and Alvin Thomas Awarded Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion

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Annelise Madison of Roca, Neb., and Alvin Thomas of Skokie, Ill., seniors at Washington and Lee University, have been awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion, the university's highest student honor.

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Baccalaureate Speaker: Build Community with Energy, Intelligence, Imagination and Love

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Recalling the Scots-Irish Presbyterians who founded Washington and Lee, the University's baccalaureate speaker asked the Class of 2014 to build community and provide for the common good using "energy, intelligence, imagination and love."

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