Category Archives: Commentary

The Culture of Victim Blaming

Michelle Brock

Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee University, examines the culture of victim blaming in a guest blog for the Global Justice Acdemy website.

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W&L's Myers Discusses "Southern Unionists" on Virginia Insight

Barton A. Myers

Barton Myers, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee University, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Monday, Dec. 15, to discuss "Southern Unionists," or Southerners who opposed secession during the Civil War.

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W&L's Lind Discusses Holiday Television Specials on "Virginia Insight"

Stephen Lind

W&L's Stephen Lind appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Monday, Dec. 1, to discuss television's top holiday specials and why they're so enduring.

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W&L's Colón Quoted in New York Times on F.B.I.'s Investigative Tactics

Aly Colón

Aly Colón, the Knight Professor in Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in an article in the Nov. 7 edition of The New York Times about the F.B.I.'s impersonation of an Associated Press reporter to catch a school bomb threat suspect.

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W&L's Rush Co-Authors Opinion Column on Opportunities for Innovation in Higher Education

Mark Rush

Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law in W&L's Williams School of Commerce, co-wrote a guest opinion column, "Higher Ed Is an Opportunity for Innovation," published in the Oct. 14 edition of Virginia's the (Norfolk-Virginia Beach) Virginian-Pilot.

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W&L's Youngman Discusses Digital Humanities on WMRA's "Virginia Insight" Show

Paul Youngman

W&L's Paul Youngman discussed how scholars are using digital humanities to explore the arts, literature and history on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, Nov. 6.

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What Halloween Can Learn from History

Michelle Brock

Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee, writes about what today's revelers can learn from Halloween celebrations of the past.

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W&L's Connelly Quoted on Anniversary of "Contract with America" in CQ Roll Call

William F. Connelly, John K. Boardman Professor of Politics, Washington and Lee University

Bill Connelly, the John K. Boardman Professor of Politics, was quoted in the Oct. 6 edition of CQ Roll Call about the 20th anniversary of the Republican 'Contract with America' election.

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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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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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