Faculty Commentary

W&L faculty share their perspectives on topics in the news.

Mark Rush

Thursday, March 17, 2016

W&L's Rush Discusses the Supreme Court Nomination on WRVA

Mark Rush, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law and director of international education at Washington and Lee, discussed President Obama's Supreme Court nominee on The Jimmy Barrett Morning Show on Thursday, March 17, at 7:05 a.m.

H. Thomas Williams, Morris Professor of Physics Emeritus, Washington and Lee University

Monday, March 14, 2016

W&L's Williams Examines Gravitational Waves Discovery in Roanoke Times

The following oped by H. Thomas Williams, Edwin A. Morris Professor of Physics Emeritus at Washington and Lee, was published in the Sunday, March 13, 2016, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. A Perfect Pass by H. Thomas Williams Whenever I see an NFL quarterback throw a pass to a receiver running […]

Mark Rush

Monday, February 29, 2016

W&L's Rush Discusses Primary Results on WRVA

Mark Rush, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law and director of international education at Washington and Lee, will discuss Tuesday's Virginia presidential primary results on The Jimmy Barrett Morning Show on Wednesday, March 3, at 6:35 a.m.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

W&L's Strong on the Trump Phenomena in the Roanoke Times

The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Feb. 17, 2016, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. The Trumpery before Trump by Robert A. Strong Though the Trump phenomena in this year's presidential election is unlike anything we have […]

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

W&L's Mock Convention Featured on WMRA

Mock Convention leaders Andrew McCaffery '16, Randy Karlson '16, John Crum '17 and Kevin Ortiz '16 sat down with WMRA's Jessie Knadler to discuss the convention's history, the research process, and the challenges facing this year's students in making their nomination.

Washington and Lee economics professor Jim Casey

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Casey, Richardson: "A Path Forward for Coal Country"

Jim Casey, associate professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, co-authored a Feb. 5 opinion piece, "A path forward for Coal Country," with Jeremy Richardson, senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, in the Bristol Herald-Courier.

Robert Strong, interim provost and William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University

Monday, February 01, 2016

Strong: A Trump Triumph Runs Against All Odds

For most of the 2016 presidential election cycle, the conventional wisdom about the Republican Party Convention has been that Donald Trump could never win the party's nomination. He was too brash, too crude, too rude, too divisive, too inexperienced, too liberal, too strangely coiffed to win a major party nomination for the presidency.

Mark Rush

Sunday, November 08, 2015

In praise of judicial activism

The following opinion piece by Mark Rush, director of International Education and Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Nov. 4, 2015, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Robert Strong, interim provost and William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University

Thursday, October 01, 2015

W&L's Strong on Jimmy Carter in the Roanoke Times

The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Oct. 1, 2015, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. Jimmy Carter at 91 by Robert Strong Today is Jimmy Carter's 91st birthday, a day made more poignant by the news […]