Washington and Lee University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, released in the newspaper's seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities.
On July 8, W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio sent a letter to members of the University community, responding to concerns that a group of W&L law students raised this past spring. Since that letter was made public, reports appearing in the news and social media have resulted in many misapprehensions and misconceptions.This FAQ addresses the key issues.
Timothy S. Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, was recently featured by WalletHub, an online financial information source for consumers and small businesses, commenting on a recent study examining the Rates of Uninsured by State before and after Obamacare.
Washington and Lee University writer-in-residence R.T. Smith is a finalist for the Library of Virginia's 2014 Poetry Award for "The Red Wolf: A Dream for Flannery O'Connor," a tour de force capturing the intricate details of O'Connor's life and character.
"Church Retreat, 1975" by Emily Pease of Williamsburg, Va., won the 2014 Bevel Summers Prize for the Short Short Story, sponsored by "Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review."
Business administration professor Denny Garvis has long been interested in the processes that govern boards. His research into the corporate governance of publicly held companies has shown that, while board governance has little impact on the performance of large companies, strong boards can make a big difference to small firms.
Natalia Toporikova, assistant professor of biology at Washington and Lee, has received a $2,000 grant from the Mednick Fellowship Committee of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) for her project "Role of Time-of-Day Signals in Hormonal Surges of Female Rats."
Washington and Lee University's Community Grants Committee has made 8 grants totaling $25,500 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County. They are the second part of its two rounds of grants for 2013-14. The committee chose the grants from 19 proposals requesting more than $96,000.
In the Ellison Reading Room of the Library of Congress on May 22, W&L professors Marc Conner and Lucas Morel led the library's second Ralph Ellison Seminar for an international cohort of Ellison experts talking about the importance of his writing to 21st-century America.
Washington and Lee University's Williams School announces the appointment of three term professorships. Each professorship extends for three years and goes into effect July 1, 2014. Term professorships are given to mid-career faculty members who are exceptional teacher-scholars.