W&L English Professor Attends National Book Awards; Alumna is Finalist Lexington, Virginia • November 23, 2009 -- Marc Conner, professor of English at Washington and Lee University, attended the National Book Awards on Nov. 18 as a guest of novelist Charles Johnson, who received an honorary degree from W&L in June and was the Martin Luther King Jr. Day speaker at the university in 2008.
W&L Students' Business Plan Helps Amazon Villagers Lexington, Virginia • November 18, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University's Student Consulting is working to create a comprehensive business plan for a Brazilian village to develop consumer products from malva and jute that the villagers grow and then market those products in the United States.
Washington and Lee University Partners with QuestBridge Lexington, Virginia • November 18, 2009 -- As part of its continuing efforts to attract and enroll a diverse group of students, Washington and Lee University has partnered with QuestBridge, a non-profit organization that assists low-income, high-achieving students with college applications.
Generals Fall 2-0 to Lynchburg in NCAA Women's Soccer Lexington, Virginia • November 13, 2009 -- Washington and Lee scored four second-half goals, including a pair by senior midfielder Maggie Sutherland, to produce a 4-0 victory over Christopher Newport in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.
Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honor Society Started at W&L Lexington, Virginia • November 16, 2009 -- Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta), a national biological honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, and new to Washington and Lee, inducted 36 new members on Nov. 15 at Washington and Lee University.
SAAC Mobilizes W&L Troops for Soldier Care Package Drive Lexington, Virginia • November 8, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is working together with various groups across campus and within the Lexington Community to send care packages to 486 soldiers in Afghanistan.
W&L Women's Soccer Wins ODAC Championship Lexington, Virginia • November 7, 2009 -- The Washington and Lee women’s soccer team won the 2009 ODAC Tournament championship on penalty kicks, 3-2, after tying Virginia Wesleyan, 0-0, on Saturday at Foster Field in Virginia Beach, Va.
Exhibit by New York Artist Shirley Irons Opens Nov. 12 at W&L's Staniar Gallery Lexington, Virginia • November 6, 2009 -- Shirley Irons: A Perfect Day, an exhibition of paintings, will be on display at Washington and Lee's Staniar Gallery from Nov. 12 to Dec. 18. The artist will give a public lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall of Wilson Hall to be followed by a catered reception.
Robin F. Wilson Named to Chaired Professorship Lexington, Virginia • November 6, 2009 -- Robin Fretwell Wilson, a professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named Class of 1958 Law Alumni Professor of Law.
Great Trials as a Teaching Tool Lexington, Virginia • October 26, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University journalism professor Toni Locy, who spent 25 years covering legal issues for major newspapers, has created a course based on some of the great trials in American history.
W&L Symposium Examines Sports, Law and Media Lexington, Virginia • November 2, 2009 -- Two panels of attorneys, reporters, and pro sports executives will explore issues of sports, the law and the media during the third annual Reynolds Media, Courts and Law Symposium at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 11-12.
Call for Proposals: W&L’s Community Grants Committee Will Evaluate Proposals in November Lexington, Virginia • November 2, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its 2009-10 proposal evaluation schedule. Community Grants Proposals may be submitted at any time but are reviewed semiannually: at the end of the calendar year and at the end of the fiscal year. The deadline for submitting a proposal for the end of the 2009 calendar year is Monday, November 16, 2009.
A marriage equality bill that respects religious objectors Lexington, Virginia • November 1, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson published an opinion piece in the Nov. 1, 2009, edition of The Washington Post examining the District of Columbia's same sex marriage bill.