Washington and Lee University is named for George Washington, whose gift of James River Canal stock to Liberty Hall Academy in 1796 ensured the school’s survival, and Robert E. Lee, whose leadership as President of Washington College from 1865 until his death in 1870 restored the institution after the Civil War.
Is Lee University an Ivy League school?
Answer: Washington and Lee University is not one of the original eight Ivy League colleges and universities. The original Ivy League schools include: Cornell University, Harvard University, Princeton University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth College, Yale University, and Brown University.
Who is buried at Washington and Lee?
His wife, mother, father (“Light-Horse Harry” Lee), all of his children and other relatives are now buried in the crypt as well.
Will W&L change its name?
(WDBJ) – Washington and Lee University will not change its name, choosing to continue under its current name. That decision was made via a 22-6 decision by its Board of Trustees. The board also decided to expand diversity and inclusion initiatives and make changes to campus buildings, practices, and governance.
Is Lee University a dry campus?
Vice President of Student Development Mike Hayes said that there are a variety of reasons as to why Lee remains an alcohol-free campus. ‘We had a group of our staff look at this issue a few years ago to articulate why we continue to ask students to abstain from alcohol,’ Hayes said.