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.

W&L's Williams Examines Gravitational Waves Discovery in Roanoke Times

H. Thomas Williams, Morris Professor of Physics Emeritus, Washington and Lee University

The following oped by H. Thomas Williams, Edwin A. Morris Professor of Physics Emeritus at Washington and Lee, was published in the Sunday, March 13, 2016, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. A Perfect Pass by H. Thomas Williams Whenever I see an NFL quarterback throw a pass to a receiver running […]

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Ruscio Publishes Journal Article on Presidential Leadership

President Kenneth P. Ruscio

Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio is the author of an article in the March/April 2016 edition of Public Administration Review, the preeminent professional journal in the field of public administration research, theory and practice.

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W&L's Strong on Jimmy Carter in the Roanoke Times

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

The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Oct. 1, 2015, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. Jimmy Carter at 91 by Robert Strong Today is Jimmy Carter’s 91st birthday, a day made more poignant by the news […]

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W&L's Strong Comments on Republican Debate in Richmond Times-Dispatch

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

The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Sept. 25, 2015, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and is reprinted here by permission. Donald and the Dictionary by Robert Strong It began with twaddle. I was watching the CNN Republican presidential debate last week […]

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A Students-Eye View of Higher Education Issues

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by Robert Strong, Hal Higginbotham and W&L's Politics 294 Class The pages of higher education journals and newsletters are filled with commentary by faculty and administrators, higher education experts and the journalists who cover the college beat. Given the opportunity, what would students — the people who matter most in discussions of higher education — […]

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Silliman: Project-Based Learning

by Mary Elizabeth Silliman "College is no longer about acquiring knowledge, but rather about knowing when, why, and how to use it," said the provost of Washington and Lee University in his lecture about the ever changing system of higher education. Daniel A. Wubah makes a great point; back when finding information was labor intensive […]

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Von Hassell: How Not to Graduate College in Three Years

by Christian von Hassell I am someone who gets anxious in the classroom. So, last summer, just before I started my junior year at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA, I decided that this year would be my last. After a very, very busy year, I have slowly come to realize how incredibly ill-suited […]

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Granirer: Diversifying Admissions

by Jonathan Granirer The collegiate admissions process has been receiving much attention in recent years, and despite many attempted reforms, one of the most glaring issues has remained largely untouched -the fact that socioeconomic diversity remains unchanged at many top institutions. The rich greatly outnumber the poor at highly-selective universities, and this is antithesis to the […]

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Musgrave: The Rule of Three

by Monica Musgrave It’s no secret that college is expensive. It’s also no secret that progress towards cheaper education is slow. However, the solution might lie in something a bit unconventional: three-year degrees. With the option of three-year degrees, the obvious benefit goes toward the families and students now only having to pay three years’ […]

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Bearden: Why State Schools Should Offer Three-Year Programs

by Caroline Bearden When a person thinks of college, they imagine the best four years of their life, the years where they learned about what interested them and their social life was more than fulfilling. But what if those four years could be three years, saving families money and allowing a student to jump into the […]

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