A timeline and coordination plan for recent academic and institutional projects.
"Activism and Black Life" is a yearlong series sponsored by W&L's Africana Studies program. The series includes participants from multiple disciplines and various academic and civic institutions and explores how the struggle for freedom shapes black identity. Events include lectures, panels, roundtables, debates, and the Looking at Blackness (LAB) initiative, which features film screenings and listening sessions. The series shows the complex legacies that created our current racial reality and, by studying the intersection between then and now, equips our community to chart a productive path forward. It is supported by the Rupert H. Johnson Jr. Program in Leadership and Integrity.
In December 2015, the University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate unanimously approved the University of Chicago 2015 “Statement on Freedom of Expression” and the AAC&U 2006 “Statement on Academic Freedom and Educational Responsibility” as guiding documents for how we think about freedom of expression on our campus.
At the August 31, 2020 university faculty meeting, the faculty voted to approve a 13-point action plan for systemic change on campus.
The charge of the General Education Development Committee (GEDC) will be to facilitate a conversation about changes to the Foundation and Distribution Requirements (FDR).
The Director of Fellowships, in collaboration with the Graduate Fellowships Committee, supports Washington and Lee students and recent alumni applying for nationally competitive fellowships. This report summarizes student engagement with the fellowships process, as well as the outcome of student applications.
The Lenfest University-Wide Colloquium is a new event designed to showcase the research that faculty members undertake using summer Lenfest grants.
Each year in January, W&L celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of events designed to commemorate his life and legacy. During this week long celebration, we feature several different events, ranging from student-led discussions on social change, to the traditional children's birthday party, to our featured MLK speaker. Our commemoration of Dr. King is also conceived of as a learning opportunity for our students and for our entire community.
A task force dedicated to addressing concerns and improving policies and practices as they relate to non-tenure track faculty.
Read about the Academic Immersion and Mentoring program (AIM) designed to provide a select group of students early access to campus resources during a 5-week summer program leading up to their First-Year Experience and continuing throughout their career at W&L.
Science, Society, and the Arts is a multi-disciplinary conference at which Washington and Lee undergraduate and law students present original work to an audience of their peers, faculty, and staff. Everyone from the Washington and Lee community is welcome to attend any of the events!
In 2017-18, building on our highly impactful "History in the Public Sphere" project, we have planned a series of events, speakers, gatherings, and forums that will all contribute to the ongoing study of our history and our culture.
This survey asks about usage of the Leyburn Library space and facility by students and faculty. It was designed by the University Library Committee and circulated by the Provost.