January 27, 2011
David Foster ’98, president and CEO of the Greater Camden Partnership, will talk on anti-poverty efforts in Camden, N.J. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3 in Northen Auditorium in W&L’s Leyburn Library. Like many post-industrial cities, Camden, N.J., has seen considerable disinvestment and economic decline over the past 50 years. However, the Greater Camden Partnership (GCP) has had success in revitalizing the city through joint public/private ventures.
The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the University Lectures Fund.
Find out about the challenges Foster has faced in his efforts to manage the GCP: what has worked, what hasn’t and what our urban centers can teach us abaout everything from international trade to peace prospects in the Middle East.
The title of Foster’s talk is “Fixing Broken Cities: Lessons from the Poorest, Most Dangerous City in America and What it Means for All of Us.”
Foster’s organization has hosted Shepherd Alliance interns for the past two years.
March 16, 2010
Jeannette Walls, author of the best-selling memoir “The Glass Castle,” presented keynote remarks at Washington and Lee University’s seventh annual Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar on March 12, 2010. The seminar’s theme was “Hardship, Resilience, and the Art of the Memoir,” and it examined poverty in America and the art of the memoir. Walls’ memoir, which details her life growing up in extreme poverty, has sold more 2 million copies while “Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel” was selected as their “Best Read” by Independent Book Sellers.
February 23, 2010
Learn more about how the Shepherd Program is impacting W&L students and the local community through the Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee. http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=12025106
February 16, 2010
Alumnus Dr. Andrew Kumpuris ’71, a clinical cardiologist in Little Rock, Ark., and a Robert Wood Johnson Health Care Policy Fellow, presented a public lecture titled “Health-Care Reform: Is This THE Fork in the Road?” at Washington and Lee Univesity on Feb. 11. Kumpuris, who serves on the Alumni-Advisory Board of the Shepherd Program, came to the University as part of the University Lectures Series. To hear his talk, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaL5snRR6p0
December 15, 2009
Operators of the Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University (CKWLU) have teamed up with Natural Bridge Elementary staff to load backpacks with nutritious snacks to send home with students for the weekend. The new program could soon serve as a hunger relief model for all county schools and inspire other campus kitchens. To learn more, visit:
November 13, 2009
Richard Freeman, the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University and faculty director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, presented “Can the U.S. Restore Shared Prosperity After the Financial Meltdown?” at the Washington and Lee School of Law on Nov. 9. Freeman’s came to the University as part of the Johnson Lecture Series. To hear his talk, visit http://law.wlu.edu/tests/freeman.asp
October 5, 2009
Read about Cabell Brand’s visit to Baylor University in support of its Baylor Poverty Initiative. A member of the Shepherd Alumni Advisory Committee, Brand shared his philosophy on dealing with poverty with students and faculty. The Baylor program is modeled after the Shepherd Program at Washington and Lee.
October 5, 2009
David Super, professor at the University of Maryland School of Law presented “The Future of Poverty in America: Recession, Health Care Reform and Climate Change” at the Washington and Lee School of Law on Oct. 19. To hear his talk, visit http://law.wlu.edu/news/archivemultimedia.asp
September 18, 2009
Can the U.S. Restore Shared Prosperity
After the Financial Meltdown?
Richard Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University and faculty director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School
7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9
in the Washington and Lee School of Law’s Moot Courtroom
The Johnson Lecture Series
Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study
of Poverty and Human Capability
W&L’s Economics Department
June 24, 2009
The Shepherd Alliance student interns are doing their field work service. Read about the challenges and triumphs throught their 8-week internship and follow along with some of them on our blog: