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Analyzing Presidential Elections

G. Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas, who double majored in history and journalism from Washington and Lee University in 1977, has been analyzing numbers for a long time.

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Leyburn Library’s Author Talk Series Features David Bello

David Bello

David A. Bello, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee, will talk about his book “Across Forest Steppe and Mountain: Environment, Identity and Empire in Qing China’s Borderlands” on Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Book Nook in W&L’s Leyburn Library.

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Joseph Ellis, Author and American Historian, to Speak at W&L Founders Day-ODK Convocation

Joseph J. Ellis. Photo by Erik Jacobs

American historian and author Joseph Ellis will be the featured speaker at Washington and Lee’s Founders Day-Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

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W&L Professor David A. Bello Explores Relationships Among People, Environment and History in New Book

David Bello

David A. Bello, associate professor of East Asian history at Washington and Lee University, is interested in how relationships between people and their environment shape history. He explores that idea in his latest book, “Across Forest, Steppe and Mountain: Environment, Identity, and Empire in Qing China’s Borderlands” (Cambridge University Press).

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William A. Jenks, Professor of History Emeritus at W&L, Dies at 97

William A. Jenks '39, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History Emeritus

William Alexander Jenks, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died this past Monday, Oct. 12. He was 97. A 1939 graduate of W&L, he taught at his alma mater for 37 years, from 1946 until his retirement in 1983.

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Author Taylor Branch to Speak about "Scalawags and Big Government" at W&L on Nov. 3

Taylor Branch (photo by J. Brough Schamp)

American author and public speaker Taylor Branch will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel. Branch will speak about “Scalawags and Big Government: How Racial History Warps Politics.” It is free and open to the public.

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Author Jonathan Horn to Focus on Lee at Washington College

Jonathan Horn

Lee Chapel and Museum presents “Remembering Robert E. Lee” with a speech by author and former White House presidential speech writer Jonathan Horn on Oct. 12 at 12:15 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium.

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Washington and Lee Graduate Receives ODK Leader of the Year in Athletics Award

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Jillian Katterhagen, a 2015 graduate of Washington and Lee University from The Woodlands, Texas, has been named Omicron Delta Kappa’s (ODK) Leader of the Year in Athletics.

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Mellon Foundation Grants W&L Funds for Digital Humanities, Study of History

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Washington and Lee University has received project grants totaling $950,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — one to develop new methods of teaching the humanities using technology and another to study how the lessons of history help us interpret contemporary issues.

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Hu and Katterhagen Earn Top ODAC Awards

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The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced on Monday that Washington and Lee University has swept the conference’s top scholar-athlete awards for the first time since the 2010-11 school year.

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