Author Archives: Sarah Tschiggfrie

The Origins of the Lexington Golf Club

Frank T. Glasgow, prominent attorney and founding president of the Lexington Golf Club

Old account ledgers might seem a dry subject to most people, but to a class at Washington and Lee University they offered a rare opportunity to shine new light on local history, including the origins of Lexington's golf club.

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19th-Century Accounting Ledgers at W&L Illuminate Local History

From left to right, Stephan Fafatas, the Lawrence Associate Professor of Accounting, Seth McCormick-Goodhart, senior librarian assistant, and Tom Camden, special collections librarian

Old account ledgers might seem a dry subject to most people, but to a class at Washington and Lee University they offered a rare opportunity to shine new light on local history.

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New Book by W&L’s Mayock Explores Immigration in Contemporary Spain

Ellen Mayock

An accelerated pace of immigration has brought profound ecological effects, cultural change and a plurality of languages to the streets of contemporary Spain. A new volume of essays co-edited by W&L's Ellen Mayock explores the overall issue in depth

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Scotland Votes 'No,' but Dreams Persist

Michelle Brock

Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history, writes about Scotland's vote on independence in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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W&L Junior Wins Entrepreneurship Award and Grant

Matthew Kordonowy tries his hand at weaving.

Matthew Kordonowy, a junior business administration major at Washington and Lee University, was awarded a $15,000 grant by the venture capital fund Entrepreneurs of New York this summer.

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Mudd Center for Ethics Focuses on Race and Justice in America

Race and Justice in America

To ignite serious inquiry and thoughtful conversation about the complex issue of racial justice in America, the new Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University will host a year-long lecture series, "Race and Justice in America."

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R.T. Smith’s Book of New and Selected Poems Reflects the Arc of his Career

R. T. Smith

R.T. Smith's new book of poetry, "In the Night Orchard: New and Selected Poems" (Texas Review Press, 2014), reflects the arc of his exploration as a poet for the past 33 years, during which he has been acclaimed as "a 21st-century master" (David Huddle).

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Rob Straughan Featured in International Business Times Articles on Big Food and Corporate Social Responsibility

Rob Straughan

Rob Straughan, an expert on corporate social responsibility, is quoted in two recent articles in The International Business Times on the new push by major food companies to address shortfalls in their corporate social responsibility, sustainability/environmental and organic/natural programs and offerings.

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W&L Purchases Times of London Digital Archive

Dick Grefe

Patrons of Washington and Lee University's Library may now read the digital archives of the Times of London, one of the best-known newspapers in the world, which has been covering world events since 1785.

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W&L Students and Alumni to Perform Aerial Dances in New York City June 12

aerial dance

On June 12, in New York City, student members of Washington and Lee University's Repertory Dance Company will join W&L dance alumni to perform two aerial dances at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre, a state-of-the-art performance space. The show is at 7:30 p.m., and a reception will follow.

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