Nuclear Digital Library "Mushrooms" Globally For all things nuclear visit http://alsos.wlu.edu. It is the Web site for the Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues, which received 172,000 visits from 163 countries (38% of the total visits) accessing 500,000 pages during the past year, according to the latest reports from Google Analytics and local server data.
Department of Journalism Covers Election Night At 1:30 a.m. Nov. 5, Brian Richardson, head of W&L’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications; Michael Todd, digital media specialist; and journalism student Jane Lee ’09 finally left W&L’s election night newsroom.
Goldsmith Inaugural Winner of VFIC Teaching Award Arthur Goldsmith, the Jackson T. Stephens Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, has won the new H. Hiter Harris Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC).
Tom Wolfe Elected to Virginia Legends Walk Washington and Lee alumnus Tom Wolfe, Class of 1951, has been elected to the Virginia Legends Walk, a monument created to honor Virginians and located one block from the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Wolfe is one of three new members of the Walk. The others are Katie Couric, anchor of the CBS Evening News, and Pulitzer Prize winner William Styron.
Tune in to Rockbridge Report for Local Election Coverage Rockbridge Report, the award-winning multimedia Web site produced by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, will launch its election-day coverage at 4 p.m. Tuesday with preview stories and accounts of voter turnout in the area. The site will be updated throughout the evening, and a new comprehensive site will be relaunched at about 8 p.m. and then again when the results are final.
The University is named for two of the most influential men in American history: George Washington, whose generous endowment of $20,000 in 1796 helped the fledgling school survive, and Robert E. Lee, whose presidency and innovative leadership brought the University into the national limelight.
George Washington's initial gift of $20,000 in stock to what is now Washington and Lee University continues to benefit W&L students over 200 years later. A portion of the income from the gift contributes to the University’s operating budget each year.