Abraham Lincoln scholar and Washington and Lee University professor Lucas Morel's new book, Lincoln and Liberty: Wisdom for the Ages, will be released Jan. 2, 2015.
Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed the next director of W&L's Center for Global Learning.
Washington and Lee University has been named to President Barack Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, one of 120 schools in the nation to receive this designation. This is the third year in a row that the University has attained this status.
Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder of Tallahassee, Florida, a junior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a 2014 Barbara L. Frye Scholarship from the Florida Capitol Press Corps. The scholarship is awarded to aspiring journalists.
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.
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.
Washington and Lee University's Community Grants Committee has made 16 grants totaling $28,160 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County. They are the first part of its two rounds of grants for 2014-15.
The Williams Investment Society has named its 2015 directors. James Emanuelson '16 will serve as the Society's executive director. Kiril Krendov '16 and Brian Krouskos '16 will serve as directors.
The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation of Richmond has approved a $350,000 challenge grant to Washington and Lee University — to be matched two for one — toward the $13.5 million renovation and restoration of Tucker Hall, part of the National Historic Landmark front campus in Lexington.
After 15 years in legal limbo, Mikhail Sebastian has been granted asylum in the U.S. thanks to the efforts of Washington and Lee law students and the Immigrant Rights Clinic.