Category Archives: Commentary

Mike Smitka Quoted in The Street

Michael Smitka, Professor of Economics, Washington and Lee University

Mike Smitka, professor of economics, was quoted by the business website, The Street, Aug. 20 in a story about foreign investors’ trust in Japanese companies in the wake of a Toshiba Corp. accounting scandal.

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Professor Emeritus Settle Explains Marshall’s Role in Atomic Bomb

Frank Settle

Frank Settle, professor emeritus of chemistry and author of a forthcoming book, “General George C. Marshall and the Atomic Bomb,” published a guest column in the Roanoke Times on the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima.

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W&L's Ruscio on Continuity and Change in The Roanoke Times

W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio addresses graduates at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony

W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio published an op-ed in the Sunday, June 21 issue of The Roanoke Times on "Continuity and Change." The piece is based on remarks that Ruscio made during the university’s recent commencement exercises.

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W&L Law’s Danforth Weighs in on Sweet Briar Case

Prof. Robert Danforth

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Virginia breathed new life into the fight to keep Sweet Briar College open. W&L law professor Robert Danforth co-authored an amicus brief in the case.

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Smitka Discusses Auto Financing on WalletHub

Michael Smitka, Professor of Economics, Washington and Lee University

Mike Smitka, professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, discusses auto financing in WalletHub. Smitka answers questions on the best time of year to buy a car; whether auto financing deals may change during the next year; how to make the car-buying process more transparent and hassle-free; tips for buyers with fair or poor credit and signs that the buyer may be getting ripped off in the auto buying process.

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Mark Rush Talks Baseball on May 3

Mark Rush

Mark Rush, W&L politics and law professor, will be the special guest on the "Sports Palooza Radio Show" May 3 from 7-9 p.m.

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W&L's Drumbl Gives Tax Advice on WalletHub

Michelle Drumbl, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Tax Clinic, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Michelle Drumbl, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Tax Clinic in Washington and Lee's School of Law, gives advice on WalletHub to people who do not have the funds to pay their tax obligations.

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W&L's Drumbl on CNN.com: "The Truth About Child Soldiers"

Mark Drumbl, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Mark Drumbl, the Class of 1975 Alumni Professor and director of the Transnational Law Institute at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, published a March 19 opinion piece, "The Truth About Child Soliders," on cnn.com.

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Thoughts on Lincoln

Lucas Morel, professor of politics and Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics

This past Saturday, Lucas Morel, the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics at Washington and Lee University, was part of the 150th celebration of President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Roger Mudd '50 Accepts Philanthropy Award from the Council of Independent Colleges

Roger Mudd

Roger H. Mudd, a 1950 graduate of Washington and Lee University and an award-winning journalist, received the Award for Individual Philanthropy from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) at its annual awards banquet Jan. 6 in San Diego, California. Watch the video and transcript of his acceptance speech.

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