W&L faculty share their perspectives on topics in the news.
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.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
W&L's Colón Offers Tips for Media Covering Donald Trump in The Conversation
The following opinion piece by Aly Colón, Knight Chair of Media Ethics at Washington and Lee, appeared in The Conversation, an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, on Jan. 27, 2016, and is reprinted here by permission.
Monday, December 14, 2015
W&L's Strong on Donald Trump and Ross Perot 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
Monday, December 07, 2015
Seaman Discusses Trade Secret Theft in Virginian-Pilot
Christopher Seaman, associate professor at the School of Law, was quoted Dec. 4 in The Virginian-Pilot, the commonwealth's largest newspaper, as an expert on trade secret law.
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.
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.