Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at W&L's Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics, published an op-ed about the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision in the July 1 edition of The Virginian-Pilot, Virgnia's largest newspaper.
In the Ellison Reading Room of the Library of Congress on May 22, W&L professors Marc Conner and Lucas Morel led the library's second Ralph Ellison Seminar for an international cohort of Ellison experts talking about the importance of his writing to 21st-century America.
Washington and Lee University has earned the CASE Educational Fundraising Award for Overall Performance for 2014, the highest and most prestigious recognition offered to a fundraising program by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Washington and Lee President Kenneth P. Ruscio cites the benefit of seeing the world from a wider perspective in a Richmond Times-Dispatch op-ed.
Marc Conner, Jo M. and James Ballengee Professor of English and associate provost, discusses the work of the late poet Maya Angelou, her place in American literary history, and her 1999 visit to Washington and Lee.
Bob Strong discusses the challenges of political moderation in the May 22, 2014, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Turner Meeks from Haymarket, Va., a member of the Class of 2015, has been awarded the G. Holbrook Barber Scholarship Award. The Barber Scholarship Award honors a member of the junior class who manifests superior qualities of helpfulness and friendliness to fellow students, public spirit, scholarship and personal character.
The Williams School's J. Lawrence Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship hosted its first Social Entrepreneurship Summit on May 2.
George Kester, Martel Professor of Finance at Washington and Lee, will be a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Fall 2014.
Julie A. Campbell, associate director of communications and public affairs at Washington and Lee University, has been named Communicator of Achievement for 2014 by Virginia Press Women (VPW), the statewide organization of women and men who are journalists, authors and communicators.