Professor Mark Rush on WVTF Public Radio on Election Night Mark Rush, professor of politics at W&L, will join a team of political analysts on election night. WVTF Public Radio will begin broadcasting election coverage after the polls close in Virginia at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4 and continue overnight until Morning Edition, which begins at 5 a.m. the following day.
Professor's Research Warns of Psychological Effects of Unemployment As the current economic crisis and pending recession lead to rising unemployment, research by Arthur H. Goldsmith, the Jackson T. Stephens Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, warns of the devastating, and possibly permanent, psychological effects of joblessness.
Strict Enforcement of State Electioneering Laws Problematic Election officials who interpret their state's prohibitions against electioneering as prohibiting voters from wearing campaign buttons or T-shirts into the polling places on Election Day may be strictly within the law, but a Washington and Lee University expert on the First Amendment believes the interpretation would be unconstitutional.
Greer Examines Climate Change and Coral Reefs When Lisa Greer, assistant professor of geology, traveled to Houston, Texas, in early October, the impact of Hurricane Ike was still being felt in the region where the storm caused an estimated $31.5 billion in damage.
W&L Editor Wins Virginia Poetry Book of the Year Award Washington and Lee University's R.T. Smith, editor of Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review, has won the 2008 Library of Virginia Poetry Book of the Year prize. The award was presented Oct. 18 at a gala ceremony at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
W&L Commemorates 138th Anniversary of Lee's Death Washington and Lee University observed the 138th anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s death on Monday, Oct. 13, with a recognition ceremony for donors to the Campaign for Lee Chapel and Museum and a speech by Civil War scholar and author Ken Masterson Brown.
Kahn Participates in Landmark Study on Deforestation in Amazonas James R. Kahn, the John F. Hendon professor of economics and director of the environmental studies program at Washington and Lee University, was a participant in a landmark study that concluded that economic incentives for manufacturing have been responsible for the low rate of deforestation in the State of Amazonas in Brazil.
W&L's Lee Chapel and Museum Presents Remembering Robert E. Lee The Lee Chapel and Museum at Washington and Lee University presents Remembering Robert E. Lee, a program commemorating the 138th anniversary of his death, on Monday, Oct. 13. The program, a speech by Kent Masterson Brown, a Civil War scholar and author, will be at 12:15 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Business Journalism Expert Gives High Marks to Crisis Reporting As the biggest financial story in United States history has unfolded in recent days, financial journalists have done a generally solid job of reporting in spite of the fact that recent layoffs at major newspapers have left many newsrooms depleted. That is the assessment of Pamela Luecke, the Donald W. Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism at Washington and Lee University.
Author Richard Brookhiser to Speak at W&L Visit Sponsored by Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity Richard Brookhiser, author and senior editor with the National Review, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. He is the first speaker sponsored by W&L's Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity.