Author Archives: Jeff Hanna

About Jeff Hanna

Executive director of communications and public affairs at Washington and Lee University since 2008, previously directed public affairs operations at The College of Wooster, Illinois Wesleyan University, and University of Virginia.

New Meaning for a Snow Day

Roger Day performs for stranded school children via Skype

When Roger Day heard about grade school students being stranded in their school buildings overnight during last week's snowstorm that crippled parts of Georgia and Alabama, he decided to help—by singing to the kids.

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A Pledge Fulfilled

Mike Hughes '70

Washington and Lee alumnus Mike Hughes, of the Class of 1970, died last Sunday (Dec. 15). During the last year of his life, he kept a fascinating blog, which not only featured an autobiographical obituary but also led to a classic W&L story.

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W&L's Strong on the Tea Party Spirit in Irish Times

Robert Strong, interim provost and William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University

Remembering the courage of Revolutionary Bostonians on the 240th anniversary of the Tea Party.

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W&L Professor Reflects on Mandela's Legacy (Audio)

Tyler Dickovick, associate professor of politics, Washington and Lee University

As soon as he heard about Nelson Mandela's Dec. 5 death, Washington and Lee University politics professor Tyler Dickovick thought back to the moment in 2002 when he had a chance to introduce himself to the revered South African leader — and couldn't.

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New York Times' Baquet Predicts Increase in Anonymous Sources

Dean Baquet

Dean Baquet contends that the burden is to grant anonymity out of necessity and not convenience.

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W&L President Ruscio on the Teacher-Scholar in Peer Review

Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio is an article in the Summer 2013 edition of Peer Review, a publication of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The article is titled "What Does it Mean to Be a Teacher-Scholar?" To read the article, see President Ruscio's speeches on his website.

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Honorary Doctor of Divinity for Rev. Stephen R. Davenport III '64

Rev. Steven J. Davenport III

The Rev. Stephen R. Davenport III, a 1964 graduate of Washington and Lee, was honored with a Doctor of Divinity degree from Berkeley Divinity School of Yale University last month.

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Winning W&L Team Gets With the Program

Plugging away: from left, Richard Marmorstein ’14, Lauren Revere ’17, Jamie White ’17.

Two teams of students from Washington and Lee's Programming Club finished second and third at the annual Longwood Programming Competition, last month at Longwood University, in Farmville, Va.

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W&L Politics Professor Evaluates Gubernatorial Election Results (Audio)

Mark Rush, professor of politics and law

Mark Rush, the Waxburg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee, thinks pundits need to be cautious in drawing connections between the gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia

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NCAA Honors Dr. Erika Proko Hamilton '03

Dr. Erika Proko Hamilton

Congratulations to Dr. Erika Proko Hamilton, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 2003. A star tennis player during her student years, and a new member of our Athletic Hall of Fame, Erika just received a new honor, this one from the NCAA.

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