W&L faculty share their perspectives on topics in the news.
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 […]
Saturday, September 26, 2015
W&L's Strong Comments on Republican Debate in Richmond Times-Dispatch
The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Sept. 25, 2015, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and is reprinted here by permission. Donald and the Dictionary by Robert Strong It began with twaddle. I was watching the CNN Republican presidential debate last week […]
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
A Students-Eye View of Higher Education Issues
by Robert Strong, Hal Higginbotham and W&L's Politics 294 Class The pages of higher education journals and newsletters are filled with commentary by faculty and administrators, higher education experts and the journalists who cover the college beat. Given the opportunity, what would students the people who matter most in discussions of higher education […]
Friday, August 21, 2015
Mike Smitka Quoted in The Street
Mike Smitka, professor of economics, was quoted by the business website, The Street, Aug. 20 in a story about foreign investors' trust in Japanese companies in the wake of a Toshiba Corp. accounting scandal.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Professor Emeritus Settle Explains Marshall's Role in Atomic Bomb
Frank Settle, professor emeritus of chemistry and author of a forthcoming book, "General George C. Marshall and the Atomic Bomb," published a guest column in the Roanoke Times on the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima.
Monday, June 22, 2015
W&L's Ruscio on Continuity and Change in The Roanoke Times
W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio published an op-ed in the Sunday, June 21 issue of The Roanoke Times on "Continuity and Change." The piece is based on remarks that Ruscio made during the university's recent commencement exercises.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
W&L Law's Danforth Weighs in on Sweet Briar Case
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Virginia breathed new life into the fight to keep Sweet Briar College open. W&L law professor Robert Danforth co-authored an amicus brief in the case.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Smitka Discusses Auto Financing on WalletHub
Mike Smitka, professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, discusses auto financing in WalletHub. Smitka answers questions on the best time of year to buy a car; whether auto financing deals may change during the next year; how to make the car-buying process more transparent and hassle-free; tips for buyers with fair or poor credit and signs that the buyer may be getting ripped off in the auto buying process.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Mark Rush Talks Baseball on May 3
Mark Rush, W&L politics and law professor, will be the special guest on the "Sports Palooza Radio Show" May 3 from 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
W&L's Drumbl Gives Tax Advice on WalletHub
Michelle Drumbl, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Tax Clinic in Washington and Lee's School of Law, gives advice on WalletHub to people who do not have the funds to pay their tax obligations.
Friday, March 20, 2015
W&L's Drumbl on CNN.com: "The Truth About Child Soldiers"
Mark Drumbl, the Class of 1975 Alumni Professor and director of the Transnational Law Institute at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, published a March 19 opinion piece, "The Truth About Child Soliders," on cnn.com.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Thoughts on Lincoln
This past Saturday, Lucas Morel, the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics at Washington and Lee University, was part of the 150th celebration of President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Roger Mudd '50 Accepts Philanthropy Award from the Council of Independent Colleges
Roger H. Mudd, a 1950 graduate of Washington and Lee University and an award-winning journalist, received the Award for Individual Philanthropy from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) at its annual awards banquet Jan. 6 in San Diego, California. Watch the video and transcript of his acceptance speech.
Monday, January 05, 2015
Who will run for president in 2016?
Mark Rush, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law, writes about potential presidential candidates in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The Hobbit: Heroism for Our Age
Peter Jackson's concluding film in his Hobbit trilogy is a fitting conclusion to the way he has conceived and rendered J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel.