Category Archives: Commentary

W&L's Cantey Examines U.S. Policy Toward Syria

Seth Cantey

The following opinion piece by Seth Cantey, Assistant Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared on USA Today's website on July 21, 2016, and is reprinted here by permission.

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W&L's Murdock Quoted on FUSION

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Karla Murdock, Elmes Professor of Psychology, was quoted in a recent piece on the media site FUSION.

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W&L's Strong Quoted on MSN

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

Bob Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in a recent MSN article on Why Presidential Candidates Keep Dumbing it Down.

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Fun Facts for July 4th

Gavin Fox

Ever wonder how much BBQ Americans consume on Independence Day? According to a feature on WalletHub, “Ask the Experts: Celebrating Independence the Right Way,” it’s around 900 million lbs.

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W&L President Ruscio on the Value of Civility in the Richmond Times-Dispatch

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The following opinion piece by Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee, appeared in the June 12, 2016, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and is reprinted here by permission. The Value of Civility: Pessimism or Optimism for the Class of 2016? by Kenneth P. Ruscio Standing in front of the Class of 2016 last month […]

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W&L Journalism Ethics Professor Colón Comments on Huffington’s Conflict of Interest

Aly Colón

Aly Colón, the Knight Professor of Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University, has contributed to the conversation about Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, and her new role on the board of directors of Uber.

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My Money is on the Horse

Scott Boylan

Kentucky Derby Day is just around the corner, and along with the traditional mint julep, the event calls for a wager or two. But what happens when the habit gets out of control?

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Strong: Examining the Political Commentary on the Presidential Race

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

The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the May 1, 2016, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. A Catalog of Commentary on the 2016 Presidential Race by Robert A. Strong Remember when commentators thought the 2016 presidential election cycle would […]

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Economics Professor Silwal Profiles Nepali Immigrant to Virginia

Shikha B. Silwal

Shikha B. Silwal, assistant professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, has linked Virginia with Nepal through her April 15 article, “Life of a Priest,” in República, a Nepalese online publication.

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W&L's Colón Quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Firing of Wendy Bell

Aly Colón

Aly Colón, the Knight Professor in Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in a March 30 Pittsburgh News-Gazette article about the termination of award-winning television journalist Wendy Bell.

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