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Washington and Lee University Recognizes Its Ties to Slavery

Washington and Lee University Recognizes Its Ties to Slavery

In 1826, a local landowner bequeathed 84 slaves to what was then Washington College. For at least 30 years the college owned slaves. Recently, a historical marker was unveiled on campus listing the names of all the slaves that were owned by the college.

Three Black Scholars Take on New Teaching Assignments

Three Black Scholars Take on New Teaching Assignments

Llewellyn J. Cornelius was appointed to a named professorship at the University of Georgia School of Social Work. Elicia Cowins is a new assistant professor of accounting at Washington and Lee University in Virginia and Jimmie Witt has joined the faculty at Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois.

Washington and Lee University Black Law Students Win Mock Trial Competition

Washington and Lee University Black Law Students Win Mock Trial Competition

The team from Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, competed against 18 teams in the finals competition held in Portland, Oregon. It was the only undefeated team in the three-day competition.

Washington and Lee University Decides to Stop Holding Classes on MLK Day

Washington and Lee University Decides to Stop Holding Classes on MLK Day

The issue of the holiday honoring Dr. King is of particular significance to Washington and Lee University. General Robert E. Lee’s tomb is located in a chapel on campus. Before the Civil War, the university had owned between 70 and 80 Black slaves.

Washington and Lee University Addresses Its Past Ties to Slavery and the Confederacy

Washington and Lee University Addresses Its Past Ties to Slavery and the Confederacy

Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, has issued a response to student demands that the university take actions to address its past.

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Lucas Morel was named to an endowed chair at Washington and Lee University. T. Elon Dancy II was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at the University of Oklahoma and Maurice Jackson of Georgetown University was named chair of a government commission.

Daniel Wubah Selected as the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University

Daniel Wubah Selected as the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University

Dr. Wubah is currently professor of biological sciences, vice president for undergraduate education, and deputy provost at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg.

Six African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Administration

Six African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Administration

Stephen McDaniel, Remica Bingham-Risher, Blane Harding, Loretta Moore, A. Benjamin Spencer, and Latanya Walker are the appointees.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Harriet Davis, Pamela White, Shawn McShay, Kawachi Clemons, Will Sutton, James Spencer, and Emily London-Jones will be taking on new duties.

Historically Black Sorority Establishes Chapter at Washington and Lee University

Historically Black Sorority Establishes Chapter at Washington and Lee University

Two of the first 12 members of the chapter at the university are White.