OVER AT DOREMUS
Jan Hathorn, director of athletics, was inducted
into the C-Club Hall of Fame at her alma mater,
SUNY Cortland, for her athletic and profes-
sional achievements. And Chris McHugh ’09,
a four-year letter winner in basketball as a
student, returned to the court as the new head
men’s basketball coach. A PRIZE FOR
R. T. Smith, editor of
Shenandoah: The Washington
and Lee University Review,
and W&L writer in residence,
won the 2017 William Peden
Fiction Prize from The
Missouri Review for the best
short story published in the
last year: “The Satans.”
W&L received a $21,800 grant from the Jessie Ball
duPont Fund to help fund a new sub-metering project in
the Village upper-division housing. It will allow students
to see, track and compare their electricity use through
an interface they can access on their phones. In related
news, the university increased its sustainability rating
from a bronze to a silver in the Sustainability Tracking,
Assessment & Rating System (STARS).
7. SUSTAINABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
The College welcomed two
new associate deans: Gwyn E.
Campbell, W&L professor of
Spanish, and Meredith McCoy,
former director of student
affairs and adjunct professor
for the department of
medicine at the David Geffen
School of Medicine at UCLA.
associate professor of
law, is the new director
of the Frances Lewis
Law Center. And David
Thompson ’19L and
Michael Stinnett-Kassoff ’19L have been
named co-directors for
law admissions for
Service 2 School, a
nonprofit that provides
and networking for
members and veterans
of the U.S. military.
Gordon Ball, visiting associate professor of English: “On Tokyo’s Edge: Gaijin Tales
from Postwar Japan” (Red Mountain Press, 2017), 23 short stories set in 1950s Japan
— where Ball grew up.
Joshua A. T. Fairfield, the William Donald Bain Family Professor of Law: “Owned:
Property, Privacy, and the New Digital Serfdom” (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
examines the intersection of smart technology and the law. If you’ve got a smart-phone, you’ll want to read this.
Chris Gavaler, assistant professor of English: “Superhero Comics” (Bloomsbury
Academic, 2017), a complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre.
Gavaler blogs about the multiverse of comics, pop culture and politics at “The Patron
Saint of Superheroes.”
Seth Michelson, assistant professor of Spanish, editor: “Dreaming America: Voices
of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention” (Settlement House, 2017),
a bilingual collection of prose and poetry gathered and translated by Michelson and
some of his students, who visited the facility as part of a course.
Barton Myers, associate professor of history, co-editor with Brian D. McKnight:
“The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War” (LSU Press, 2017),
which gathers the current work of top experts in this area of Civil War studies.
WORD IS LAW