Tag Archives: Transformative Education

Launching the Digital Humanities Movement at W&L

Sara Sprenkle, Jeff Barry, Julie Knudson and Paul Youngman

Washington and Lee faculty members Sara Sprenkle, Paul Youngman, Jeff Barry and Julie Knudson have published a case study on blended learning in the liberal arts.

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You’re Never Too Old to Ask Your Former Professors for Advice

Ramsey Kubal '13

It's not unusual for Washington and Lee students to keep in touch with their favorite professors after they graduate. But what they really love—no matter how long their students have been out of school—is being asked for advice.

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Water Filtration Systems Built for Two Elementary Schools in Guatemala by W&L’s Chapter of Engineers Without Borders

Caption: Pictured with children from La Cumbre, Guatemala, are W&L students Mary Carson Irvine ’16, Meera Kumar ’16, John Hillman ’15, Cort Hammond ’15 and Azhar Ali ’15.

Members of W&L's chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) recently traveled to Guatemala to build much needed water filters for elementary schools.

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W&L Repertory Dance Company Performs at Gala Concert of Route 11 Dance Festival

Straight Duet

Members of the Washington and Lee Repertory Dance Company performed the dance "Straight Duet" as part of the Gala Concert performed by professional dancers from around the United States at the Route 11 Dance Festival on Thursday, May 8.

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W&L Announces Final Winners of 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants

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Washington and Lee University has announced the final round of students who will receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants cover living, travel and other costs associated with the students' proposed activities, which are designed to help them with their future careers and fields of study.

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Beauty is Only the Beginning for Ad Class

Washington and Lee's Ad Class, taught by business administration professor Amanda Bower, earned a third-place finish at the District 3 American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The event was held in Raleigh on April 4.

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W&L Students Learn the Real Value of Money

Colin Elliott

We live in a society where using money is like breathing. It makes our lives easier, but we don't really understand why, according to Colin Elliott, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in classics and ancient history at Washington and Lee University.

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Inaugural Dance Festival Provides Opportunity for W&L Students

Davon Doane of Dance Theatre of Harlem (photo by Rachel Neville).

The Route 11 Dance Festival occurring May 5–10 in Lexington, Va., will provide a special opportunity for students at Washington and Lee University to manage the event and work directly with a nonprofit arts organization.

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W&L Archaeology Students Discover Artifacts of Their Predecessors

Alison Bell, right, with students from her archaeology class, senior John Cheretis, left, and first-year student Sarah Mae Selnick during their class exercise outside Newcomb Hall.

Students in four Washington and Lee classes benefit from archaeology major find at Robinson Hall.

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Student Researchers Travel the World to Preserve Iconic Paintings

A team of students traveled between France, Norway and Denmark this summer to determine why certain pigments in iconic paintings are fading, and to determine how to stop the process.

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