Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

July 2008

School of Law Donates Law Books to Aid Liberian Legal System

Lexington, VA -- July 25, 2008 • On Monday, July 14, a truck carrying a shipping container backed up to the loading dock at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. One hour and 30,000 pounds later, the container began a 7 week, 5000 mile journey to Monrovia, Liberia.

New Book on the Role of Design in Marketing Praised by Industry

Lexington, VA -- July 25, 2008 • A veteran of the advertising industry, Bruce Macdonald currently teaches a course on Art in Business at the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University. “I was looking for a book for my students that covered this area but could find nothing suitable. So I decided to write my own,” says Macdonald.

Knopf to Publish Radulescu's Debut Novel

Lexington, VA -- July 24, 2008 • Sitting in her book-lined office, papers strewn over her desk, Domnica Radulescu, professor of Romance languages and Women’s Studies at Washington and Lee University, has years of impressive academic research under her belt, but in August 2008 she will realize a life-long dream by becoming a published novelist, acclaimed even before publication.

DePersia Wins Fulbright to Teach in Austria

Lexington, VA -- July 21, 2008 • Robert DePersia '08 has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Wels, Austria, for the 2008-09 school year. DePersia says it was his desire to see the world, experience another culture and improve his German that inspired him to apply for the Fulbright.

Jeffery G. Hanna Named Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Lexington, VA -- July 18, 2008 • Washington and Lee University announced that Jeffery G. Hanna will join its staff on Sept. 1 as the executive director of the Department of Communications and Public Affairs. Hanna is currently senior director for public affairs at the University of Virginia.

Journalism Professor Toni Locy Receives Press Freedom Award

Lexington, VA -- July 18, 2008 • Toni Locy, a veteran of 25 years covering the American justice system at all levels, has been recognized by the National Press Club with its John Aubuchon Freedom of the Press Award.

Washington and Lee Mourns Former Journalism Professor Ronald H. MacDonald

Lexington, VA -- July 3, 2008 • Ronald H. MacDonald, who taught Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington and Lee for more than three decades, died Thursday, July 3 in Lexington. He was 75.

W&L Law Professor Mary Z. Natkin Named Assistant Dean for Clinical Education and Public Service

Lexington, VA -- July 3, 2008 • Mary Z. Natkin '85, clinical professor of law at the School of Law, has been named assistant dean for clinical education and public service. In this new position, Natkin will oversee one of the chief initiatives of the School's new third-year curriculum: providing each student with a real law-practice experience.

W&L Announces First Recipients of Community Grants

Lexington, VA -- July 1, 2008 • Washington and Lee University's Community Grants Committee recently made $25,000 worth of grants to local agencies and organizations. Established this spring, the purpose of the program is to support non-profit organizations in the Lexington/Rockbridge community.

Resources For: