The Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club has named W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary’s highest honor and a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation — world understanding and peace.
Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its Fall 2015 proposal evaluation schedule. The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Fall 2015 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.
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.
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.
In “The Liberal Arts in Practice,” his address to the Sept. 9 opening convocation of the 2015–2016 academic year at Washington and Lee University, Brian C. Murchison told the audience of first-year students, undergraduate seniors and third-year law students that the liberal arts at W&L are about “the enlargement of mind and soul, the process of questioning and discovering the meaning and worth of things, and ultimately about defining what it is to be human and what it is to take up civic and moral responsibility.”
David Brooks, an author and a bi-weekly op-ed columnist for The New York Times, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel on W&L’s campus. It is free and open to the public.
The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University will examine “The Ethics of Citizenship” during its 2015–2016 lecture and conference series.
Brian C. Murchison, the Charles S. Rowe Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, will address the 2015 Fall Convocation on Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. on the Front Lawn. Murchison will speak on “The Liberal Arts in Practice.”
Earlier this summer, Elizabeth Knapp, senior assistant to the president at Washington and Lee University; Ted DeLaney, W&L associate professor of history; and Tom Camden, head of Special Collections and Archives at W&L, attended the inaugural meeting of a new consortium, Virginia’s Colleges and Universities Studying Slavery.
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.