The Islands Society named Danielle Breidung, a 2013 graduate of Washington and Lee University, as its inaugural Lowcountry Emerging Leader by its constituent society for the Lowcountry — the Sea Islands Society. She received the award based on her focus on empowering local communities in the Lowcountry through collaborations with human services and other organizations in South Carolina.
It’s March, and that means it’s time for the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville — and for two members of the Washington and Lee University literary community to shine.
As members of the W&L community made their way across campus March 7–10, they noticed a myriad of posters, signs, postcards — and people — all of them giving thanks. The goal of this gratitude was to remind students of the many ways that donors make the W&L experience special.
During February, PBS aired Kent Masterson Brown’s ninth documentary film, “The Lincolns in Kentucky,” which chronicles the 34 years Abraham Lincoln’s family lived in Kentucky.
Two years ago, Lara Gass, a third-year law student at Washington and Lee University, died when her car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer truck. Her Saturn had a critical safety defect that prevented her driver-side airbag from deploying.
One of Chattanooga’s biggest tourist attractions, the Tennessee Aquarium, has tapped businessman and 1980 Washington and Lee University graduate Keith Sanford as the institution’s fourth president and CEO.
With the 2016 presidential campaign well underway, we’ve found several Washington and Lee University alumni on social media who are either covering the campaign or part of it. If you’re a campaign staff member or a journalist covering a candidate, please let us know, and we’ll add you to the list.
For his last exhibition before he retires from Washington and Lee University as a professor of studio art, Larry Stene has sorted through 43 years of work and chosen pieces that tell a story.
Louis Wendell Hodges, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Professor of Journalism Ethics Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died yesterday, Feb. 8, from complications of a severe head injury he received in a fall six years ago. He was 83. Hodges taught religion and ethics at W&L for 43 years.
The Birmingham Business Journal has named Bill Fox '05 and Bebe Goodrich '07 to its 40 Under 40 list for 2016.