Commission on Institutional History and Community

In August 2017, President Dudley appointed the Commission on Institutional History and Community to lead W&L students, faculty, staff and alumni in an examination of how our history — and the ways that we teach, discuss and represent it — shapes our community. This commission and its work will set a national example by demonstrating how the divisive issues confronting us can be addressed thoughtfully and effectively.

One of the Commission's first tasks is to refine the scope of the work, determining how to involve interested community members and gathering input on the important questions that we need to examine. Opportunities to provide input and updates on the Commission's work will be posted to this website and distributed via email to the extended W&L community.

Messages to the Community

Community Update: Sept. 29, 2017

On Sept. 29, Chairman Brian Murchison gave an update on the Commission's first meeting and outlined the process and principles that will guide its work in the year to come.

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