Tag Archives: Spring Term

19th-Century Accounting Ledgers at W&L Illuminate Local History

From left to right, Stephan Fafatas, the Lawrence Associate Professor of Accounting, Seth McCormick-Goodhart, senior librarian assistant, and Tom Camden, special collections librarian

Old account ledgers might seem a dry subject to most people, but to a class at Washington and Lee University they offered a rare opportunity to shine new light on local history.

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W&L's Interim Provost on MIICs vs. MOOCs

Robert Strong, interim provost and William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University

Robert Strong, interim provost at Washington and Lee University, introduces MIICs — Massively Intensive Innovative Courses — in an op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Robots and Spring Term

A four-week Spring Term course on robotics at Washington and Lee taught students to control a drone with hand gestures.

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W&L's Spring Term Course on Chicano Art Featured on KCET

The Washington and Lee Spring Term course on Chicano art was featured in a story titled "Virginia is for Chicano Art Lovers" in the "Departures" section of Los Angeles KCET's website on May 23, 2013. Taught by Andrea LePage, assistant professor of art at W&L, the course benefitted from the Stanier Gallery exhibition "Chicanitas: Small […]

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Washington and Lee Wins Teagle Foundation Grant for Study-Abroad Planning

Marc Conner, Ballangee Professor of English, leads a class on Yeats's poetry at Galway, Ireland, during a 2012 Spring Term study abroad program.

Washington and Lee University, in collaboration with Union College, of New York, and Gettysburg College, of Pennsylvania, has received a $230,000 grant over 25 months from the Teagle Foundation, of Philadelphia, to improve learning outcomes on their respective campuses.

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W&L Course Examines Effect of Public Policy in Two Richmond Schools

Thank-you note to Washington and Lee students at Richmond's Falling Creek Elementary in Richmond.

Washington and Lee students in a Spring Term course on Urban Education spent three weeks embedded in Richmond public schools where they evaluated various educational policy proposals.

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Former Diplomat Gives W&L Students Real-World Lessons

Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz, diplomat in residence at Washington and Lee University, talks with W&L senior politics major Dominika Kruszewska.

Retired U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz is teaching Washington and Lee students about diplomacy as he practiced it during 36 years as a career diplomat and a member of the Senior Foreign Service.

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W&L Students Examine, Attempt to Achieve Peak Performance

Brodie Gregory, visiting assistant professor of psychology at W&L

A Washington and Lee University psychology course on achieving peak performance is more than a mere academic exercise. According to Brodie Gregory, visiting assistant professor of psychology, by the time the students complete the four-week Spring Term course she’s offering, they will not only understand the underlying psychological theories but they will also have a […]

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W&L Spring Term Course Explores Animal Behavior, Human Morality

Nicolaas Rupke, Johnson Professor of The College, Department of History, Washington and Lee University

A new spring term course at Washington and Lee University, "Animal Behavior and Human Morality," is delving into the history of how people hve looked to animal behavior for answers on how humans should conduct themselves.

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Comparing Financial Crises: From Antiquity to Today

Sarah Bond, Mellon Faculty Fellow in History and Classics, Washington and Lee University

Students in the Washington and Lee Spring Term course "Too Big to Fail: Commerce, Corruption and Crisis in Antiquity," have discovered how ancient financial crises really are.

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