For the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability
Washington and Lee's Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability integrates sustained rigorous academic study and focused direct service to disadvantaged communities and persons. It supplements and enriches the education of undergraduate and law students in all majors and career paths. Students with differing social and political perspectives graduate prepared to take new initiatives through varied professional endeavors and civic engagements. We seek to introduce this educational program in many similar institutions in order to reduce domestic and international poverty that devastates individual lives and undermines communities and nations.
- Pickett Named New Director of W&L's Shepherd Poverty Program
Howard Pickett has been named director of the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability at Washington and Lee. Pickett will succeed the program's founding director, Harlan Beckley, at the end of the academic year.
- W&L Juniors Alvin Thomas, Erica Schwotzer Recognized as Generals of the Month for May
Washington and Lee University students Alvin Thomas and Erica Schwotzer will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation for May on Thursday, May 2, at 12:20 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
- W&L Sophomore Wins Davis Projects for Peace Grant
Emmanuel Abebrese, a Washington and Lee University sophomore, has won a $10,000 grant from the Davis Projects for Peace 2013.
- W&L Makes Community Service Honor Roll
Washington and Lee University has been named once again to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.
- W&L Students Help Local High-Schoolers Apply to College
A group of Washington and Lee students has established a new program, College Access, to provide college counseling to Rockbridge County High School students.