Self-Taught W&L Musician Publishes First Album Lexington, Virginia • December 23, 2009 -- When she entered college, Julie Slonecki was a self-taught musician who could not read music. Two years later, as a junior music major at Washington and Lee University, Slonecki has published her own indie rock album called "Borders."
Music Professor’s Progressive Jazz CD Honors Stan Kenton Lexington, Virginia • December 20, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University music professor and composer Terry Vosbein's new CD, "Progressive Jazz 2009," is a rousing tribute to Stan Kenton performed by the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.
Law Dean Rodney Smolla Named President of Furman University Lexington, Virginia • December 14, 2009 -- Rodney A. Smolla, dean and Roy L. Steinheimer, Jr. Professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named president of Furman University in Greenville, S.C. Smolla will assume his new position on July 1, 2010.
Four W&L Students Selected for Trip to Israel through Taglit-Birthright Lexington, Virginia • December 11, 2009 -- Four Washington and Lee University students were selected to participate in a free, 10-day trip to Israel during their December break through Taglit-Birthright Israel. This is the seventh year that W&L Hillel is participating in this program.
W&L's First LEED Certification Effort On Target Lexington, Virginia • December 10, 2009 -- In its first attempt at earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for a campus building project, Washington and Lee University has made significant strides with its Newcomb Hall preservation project , especially with its related construction waste management plan.
GAO Report Highlights W&L Black Lung Clinic Lexington, Virginia • December 10, 2009 -- he U.S. General Accounting Office has released a report examining processes and outcomes in the Federal Black Lung Benefits program and cites The Black Lung Clinic at Washington and Lee University School of Law as a prominent provider of legal services for those seeking federal benefits.
Fighting Pollution at Hays Creek Lexington, Virginia • December 11, 2009 -- With a modest grant from Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality, Robert Humston, assistant professor of biology at W&L, hopes to enlist the help of Rockbridge County landowners to fight pollution in Hays Creek.
W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio Joins Presidents’ Trust to Advance Liberal Education Lexington, Virginia • December 3, 2009 -- Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio is among 82 college and university presidents and chancellors who have joined a new Presidents' Trust formed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to make the case for liberal education and its value in today's world.