Faculty Commentary

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

Seth Cantey

Saturday, July 23, 2016

W&L's Cantey Examines U.S. Policy Toward Syria

The following opinion piece by Seth Cantey, Assistant Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared on USA Today's website on July 21, 2016, and is reprinted here by permission.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

W&L's Murdock Quoted on FUSION

Karla Murdock, Elmes Professor of Psychology, was quoted in a recent piece on the media site FUSION.

Robert Strong, interim provost and William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

W&L's Strong Quoted on MSN

Bob Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in a recent MSN article on Why Presidential Candidates Keep Dumbing it Down.

Gavin Fox

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Fun Facts for July 4th

Ever wonder how much BBQ Americans consume on Independence Day? According to a feature on WalletHub, "Ask the Experts: Celebrating Independence the Right Way," it's around 900 million lbs.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

W&L President Ruscio on the Value of Civility in the Richmond Times-Dispatch

The following opinion piece by Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee, appeared in the June 12, 2016, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and is reprinted here by permission. The Value of Civility: Pessimism or Optimism for the Class of 2016? by Kenneth P. Ruscio Standing in front of the Class of 2016 last month […]

Scott Boylan

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

My Money is on the Horse

Kentucky Derby Day is just around the corner, and along with the traditional mint julep, the event calls for a wager or two. But what happens when the habit gets out of control?

Robert Strong, interim provost and William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University

Monday, May 02, 2016

Strong: Examining the Political Commentary on the Presidential Race

The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the May 1, 2016, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. A Catalog of Commentary on the 2016 Presidential Race by Robert A. Strong Remember when commentators thought the 2016 presidential election cycle would […]

Mark Rush

Thursday, March 17, 2016

W&L's Rush Discusses the Supreme Court Nomination on WRVA

Mark Rush, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law and director of international education at Washington and Lee, discussed President Obama's Supreme Court nominee on The Jimmy Barrett Morning Show on Thursday, March 17, at 7:05 a.m.

H. Thomas Williams, Morris Professor of Physics Emeritus, Washington and Lee University

Monday, March 14, 2016

W&L's Williams Examines Gravitational Waves Discovery in Roanoke Times

The following oped by H. Thomas Williams, Edwin A. Morris Professor of Physics Emeritus at Washington and Lee, was published in the Sunday, March 13, 2016, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. A Perfect Pass by H. Thomas Williams Whenever I see an NFL quarterback throw a pass to a receiver running […]

Mark Rush

Monday, February 29, 2016

W&L's Rush Discusses Primary Results on WRVA

Mark Rush, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law and director of international education at Washington and Lee, will discuss Tuesday's Virginia presidential primary results on The Jimmy Barrett Morning Show on Wednesday, March 3, at 6:35 a.m.