Washington and Lee alumna Elizabeth Randol, of the Class of 1993, is bidding to become the first female mayor of Scranton, Pa. Liz is one of four Democratic candidates on the ballot in the May 21 primary. This is not her first foray into Pennsylvania politics. In 2011, she ran a primary campaign for Lackawanna [...]
Sometimes Washington and Lee turns up in the news in the most surprising ways. For Scott Sina, a member of W&L's undergraduate class of 1995 and the law class of 2000, his lost 1995 class ring turned up in a similarly surprising manner. Last week, in Huntington, W.Va., "Susan and Randal Custer were pulling weeds [...]
Washington and Lee honored its late alumnus Chris Coffland, a member of the Class of 1988, by dedicating to his memory a plaque on the Memorial Gates on Saturday, May 4, during Reunion Weekend. He was killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 13, 2009. Many of Chris' classmates, who were back on campus for their 25th [...]
Washington and Lee students Jinae Kennedy and Ellyn Kirtley are honored by the Cabell Brand Center to Promote the Common Good.
The Society of Professional Journalists has named Washington and Lee's "Rockbridge Report" newscast the Best Independent Online Student Publication in the nation, and has recognized a W&L senior and three alumni for the best Online In-Depth Reporting in the country.
When we watch an enormous, worldwide sporting event on TV like the Super Bowl XLVII, we might enjoy the sets without really thinking about how they got there and who built them. Thanks to a behind-the-scenes account from Thomas Meric III, a 2012 graduate of Washington and Lee, we know a lot more about that [...]
Washington and Lee's Teacher Education program is teaming up with Boxerwood Nature Center on a program to benefit local schools.
Got a hankering for the Atomic Chili Cheese Dog, a specialty of the Twirly Top, in Gardners, Pa.? Never fear, it will remain on the menu under the new owner—Sarah Keckler, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 2010. Sarah, who grew up on a farm two miles away from her new business, had [...]
The Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi (SPJ) awarded Steve Matrazzo, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1984, its award for "General Column Writing" for newspapers with daily circulations of less than 100,000 and non-daily newspapers.
"My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer," the new book by Washington and Lee alumnus Christian Wiman, of the Class of 1988, was released earlier this month and has been garnering lots of attention in the press.