Devastation and Life Safety Concerns

Cover Letter for Rector’s Letter and Kamron Spivey’s ResponsePlus The W&L Spectator Article on University Officials Have Not Publicly Acknowledged “Life Safety” Concerns in Chapel Returning students have been welcomed back to campus by both President Dudley and Rector McAlevey, so we thought you would appreciate a reflection on what has transpired since the start…

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Let’s Have a Debate on Robert E. Lee at Washington and Lee

August 3, 2022-Editor, The News-Gazette: On July 15, W&L Professor, Denny Garvis, sent a letter to the editor criticizing Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. He argued that the Lees built walls because they were slave owners, yet so were many other prominent families at the time, including the families of Washington and Jefferson…

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Charles Priestley Letter to Board of Trustees

Charles Priestley’s Cover Letter 19 April 2022 Dear Members of the Board of Trustees, I hope that you will allow a British student of American history to comment on the proposed changes to your University in general and to Lee Chapel in particular. I have been fortunate enough to have visited Washington and Lee three…

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