There’s been hot debate over the question of whether guns belong on today’s college campus, but scholars at Washington & Lee University have made a surprising discovery. It seems firearms were very common at school in the 1700s and 1800s.
That detail and other aspects of student life have emerged from a university construction site where archaeologists have found thousands of artifacts.
A hunger relief program at Washington & Lee University has garnered the attention of Governor McDonnell for contributing to the life and welfare of low-income rural residents in Rockbridge County. Volunteers at the Campus Kitchen Project put the saying “Waste not, want not” to good use.
We told you recently nearly all the professors in Virginia Military Institute’s English Department had quit. Hear now from one of the profs still there.
Kurt Ayau is one of the few who remains in VMI’s English Department but he’s already let the administration know of his intention to resign, too. A VMI spokesman says the profs quit after the dean announced a curriculum change, focusing more on writing and less on literature. But Ayau says that was just the tip of the iceberg. The impetus for the change in curriculum he says, was a 2011 faculty evaluation.