Washington and Lee University senior Lorraine Simonis, from Philadelphia, Pa., has been awarded a U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) fellowship to Austria for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Washington and Lee University senior Eric Shuman of Black Mountain, N.C., has received a Fulbright research grant to Israel. His project is "Can Anger Lead to Conflict Resolution? Redirecting Anger Responses to Promote Peace."
Nicole Gunawansa, a senior at Washington and Lee University, has won a Luce Scholarship that will enable her to spend 10 months living and working in Asia.
With Washington and Lee University exploring ways to reimagine international education, three members of the W&L faculty recently traveled to Greenland to investigate possible connections there for internships, student projects and spring term abroad courses.
Washington and Lee University has added a new element to The Leading Edge, its week-long pre-orientation program for entering students — a Leadership Venture to encourage student leadership.
Washington and Lee University has awarded the second group of Johnson Opportunity Grants for the upcoming spring and summer to 15 juniors and seniors.
Nine Washington and Lee University seniors have won Student Summer Independent Research (SSIR) grants for study this year.
From Ireland to Peru, New York to Israel, the 12 Washington and Lee juniors and seniors who were awarded Johnson Opportunity Grants for the summer of 2010 are traveling not only across the country, but also across the globe to take part in their summer dream projects.
Cailin Slattery, a Washington and Lee University student from Nyack, N.Y., has won a $10,000 prize to establish a microfinance initiative with women entrepreneurs in northern Haiti, from the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Projects for Peace.
Two Washington and Lee University seniors – Stephanie Dultz of Chester, N.J., and Grace Wang of Richmond, Va., – have been awarded teaching assistantships through the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the French Embassy and will teach English in France next year.