Category Archives: Commentary

Clearing a Path for Ethics in the 21st Century

Roger Mudd '50

Roger Mudd, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1950, writes about ethics and the new Roger Mudd Center for ethics in an op-ed in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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W&L's Strong on Kennedy and Frost in Irish Times

Robert Strong, interim provost and William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University

Robert Strong, William Lynne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University, published an essay in The Irish Times about John F. Kennedy's speech about Robert Frost.

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W&L's Conner Discusses Ellison's Unpublished Writings, Letters (Audio)

Mark Conner, associate provost and Ballengee Professor of English, Washington and Lee University

In his inaugural address for the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee 250th Anniversary Professorship, Washington and Lee's Marc Conner presents "The Identities of Ralph Ellison."

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W&L Law Professor Chris Seaman on the Supreme Court's Campaign Finance Case (Audio)

Christopher Seaman

Christopher Seaman, assistant professor of law, discusses the Supreme Court case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.

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W&L Economist Comments on Potential Impact of Government Shutdown (Audio)

Linda Hooks

Linda Hooks, professor of economics, discusses the possible ramifications of a shutdown of the federal government.

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Richardson Presents Redenbaugh Inaugural Lecture (Audio)

Brian Richardson

Brian Richardson, the Redenbaugh Term Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington and Lee, presented the lecture marking his appointment to the professorship.

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W&L Professor Weighs Winners, Losers in Syria Crisis (Audio)

Mark Rush, professor of politics and law

Mark Rush, Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee, examines the current state of affairs in light of Russia's proposal for international monitors to take over and destroy Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons.

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Seamus Heaney — An Appreciation

Irish poet Seamus Heaney died on Aug. 30, 2013, in Dublin.

Washington and Lee Writer-in-Residence R.T. Smith remembers the late Irish poet.

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W&L International Law Expert Discusses Syria (Audio)

Mark Drumbl, professor of law, Washington and Lee University

Mark Drumbl, director of the Transnational Institute at Washington and Lee's School of Law, sees Iraq's shadow on decisions about action in Syria.

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W&L Historian Reflects on March on Washington (Audio)

Ted DeLaney, Washington and Lee University Professor of History

Ted DeLaney, professor of history at Washington and Lee, remembers tears of joy during historic march in 1963.

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