When it comes to community service, John Folsom '73, a trustee emeritus of W&L and the president-CEO of the commercial real estate firm Colliers International, said, "We all do a better job if we are totally committed to the causes we support."
Ray V. Hartwell III '69, '75L, of Anniston, Ala., who served on the Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2009, died on Feb. 7. He was a retired attorney and partner with the law firm of Hunton & Williams, in Washington.
Alumnus Isaac Webb '13, a Fulbright scholar in Kyiv, Ukraine, has been reporting regularly on the extensive anti-government demonstrations there for the online magazine, Russia! The demonstrations started in November and recently turned violent. He notes that both sides appear prepared to continue the standoff without negotiations.
As we celebrate Presidents Day this year, alumna Megan Davis '99 reminds us that W&L's namesake, George Washington, was not only the country's first president and an early benefactor of Washington and Lee, but also is credited as one of the nation's first engineers.
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.
While the career of Dennis Brack, a member of Washington and Lee University's Class of 1962, shows you can make a photojournalist out of a history major, his new book, "Presidential Picture Stories: Behind the Cameras at the White House," proves you can't take the history major out of this photojournalist.
Delegate Lacey Putney was the subject of a front-page profile in the Roanoke Times on Sunday, Dec. 15. The occasion was the conclusion of his distinguished 53-year career in the Virginia General Assembly, a post he has held longer than anyone.
Readers of the December issue of Southern Living magazine are enjoying the expertise of two W&L alumni: event designer Calder Britt Clark and cookbook author Alex Hitz.
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.
Reading our blog last May about John Dean and "An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story" may have whetted your appetite to see the documentary, which tells the story of an innocent man convicted of the murder of his wife. Now's your chance.