A university is not a museum where change should be seen as a rejection of the past. Instead, advancing and improving are the ways universities like Washington and Lee honor their commitment to, and reverence for, the past.
Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton advised Washington and Lee University seniors at their May 27 baccalaureate service to “live life optimistically, be on the lookout for opportunities, jump in vigorously, and don’t worry about who gets the credit.”
Kenneth P. Ruscio will step down as Washington and Lee University's president on June 30, 2016. Ruscio, who announced his decision to the campus community today, will have completed a decade as president of his alma mater when he leaves the position.
Washington and Lee University celebrates its 228th undergraduate commencement May 28 when it will award bachelor’s degrees to 454 students.
Rachel Adams-Heard, a junior business journalism major at Washington and Lee University, has won first place for general news reporting-newspaper (small school division) in Region 2 of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2014 college journalism competition.
Parker Burrus of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Lee Sommerfeldt of Sealy, Texas, both first-year students at Washington and Lee University, have been selected as Kemper Scholars.
Jemma Levy, assistant professor of theater at Washington and Lee University, has won the 2015 Mednick Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC).
Shakespeare 2016! a year-long celebration of William Shakespeare's legacy, will be observed at Washington and Lee University with a full academic year of special events, performances, public lectures and courses at Washington and Lee University.
A Washington and Lee University alumnus who lived a year in Kyiv, Ukraine, as a Fulbright scholar observing the Ukrainian Revolution unfold will give a public lecture on "Ukraine in Crisis: A Witness to Revolution, War and Reform" April 1 at the university.
Rob Straughan, associate dean and professor of business administration/marketing at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has been named the next Crawford Family Dean of the Williams School.