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New Book by W&L's Prager Examines Myths and Realities of the East in German Lit

Debra Prager

A new book by Debra Prager, associate professor of German, "Orienting the Self: The German Literary Encounter with the Eastern Other" (Camden House, 2014), examines novels that follow their protagonists' education or enlightenment predicated on an encounter with the East.

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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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Virginia Business Identifies W&L as a Leader in Efforts to Raise Faculty Salaries

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A story in Virginia Business singles out Washington and Lee University as a leader in acting to raise faculty salaries, an area that received extensive scrutiny in a 2013 study by Virginia's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC).

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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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Building Blocks

From l. to r.: Chris Flight ’16, Zack Dubit ’17, Cathy Wang ’15, Professor Elizabeth Denne and Emily Jaekle ’16 put the finishing touches on a level-two Menger Sponge.

A large paper cube, seemingly composed of symmetrical cutouts, sits on a table at the entrance to the Washington and Lee University Math Department in Robinson Hall. On closer inspection, it turns out to be a compilation of discrete smaller cubes.

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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 Myers Tells Untold Story of Southern Unionists in New Book

Barton Myers

Southern Unionists of the Civil War were erased from history by writers of the Lost Cause, who promoted the mythology of a united Confederacy. Now Barton A. Myers tells the story of one state's Unionists in "Rebels Against the Confederacy: North Carolina's Unionists."

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Writing on the Wall

Professors Rebecca Benefiel (left) and Sara Sprenkle at the entrance of the Collège de France, the site of the 2014 EAGLE Conference in Paris on Sept 29 - Oct. 1, 2014.

W&L professors Rebecca Benefiel and Sara Sprenkle presented their latest project—a searchable web application on ancient graffiti—at the 2014 EAGLE International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World.

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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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