Faculty Commentary

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

Michelle Brock

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What Halloween Can Learn from History

Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee, writes about what today's revelers can learn from Halloween celebrations of the past.

Mark Rush

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Muddying Waters of Religious Protection

Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at W&L's Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics, published an op-ed about the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby...

Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio

Monday, June 02, 2014

Worrying for the Class of 2014

Washington and Lee President Kenneth P. Ruscio cites the benefit of seeing the world from a wider perspective in a Richmond Times-Dispatch op-ed.

Mark Conner, associate provost and Ballengee Professor of English, Washington and Lee University

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Maya Angelou Remembered

Marc Conner, Jo M. and James Ballengee Professor of English and associate provost, discusses the work of the late poet Maya Angelou, her place in American literary history, and her 1999 visit to...


Friday, May 23, 2014

A Moderate's Manifesto

Bob Strong discusses the challenges of political moderation in the May 22, 2014, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Mark Rush

Monday, May 19, 2014

On Prayer, Court Abandons Practicality

Mark Rush discusses the Supreme Court's recent decision on prayer at local government meetings in the May 13, 2014, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.