Food for Fines

Washington and Lee students now can pay their University Library overdue fines with canned goods.
The food items then will be donated to W&L’s Campus Kitchens project.
How much is your can of peas worth in overdue fines?
$1-5 in Fines = 2 cans
$6-10 in Fines = 4 cans
$11-20 in Fines = 8 cans
$20-50 in Fines = 16 cans
And no — beer is not a “canned good.”
There are some limits to this “bartering”: (1) this arrangement applies only to current W&L students; and (2) all lost library materials must be paid for with cash, check, General debit, or charge.
A reminder that W&L students (and faculty, staff, and others) can use the View Your Library Record option on Annie‘s home page to see a list of library materials checked out.
If you have questions, please contact our Information Desk (458-8645).

Darwin on Display

A new Boatwright Room exhibit features Charles Darwin and his groundbreaking theory of evolution.
The year 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth, as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of his monumental volume, On the Origin of Species. The current exhibit includes Special Collections’ first edition of that publication, originally a gift of former Washington and Lee biology professor William Dana Hoyt.
The exhibit also includes material contributed by by current W&L biology professors Helen I’Anson, John Knox, and Larry Hurd and professor emeritus Cleve Hickman..
The Boatwright Room is located next to Special Collections, on Lower level 1 of Leyburn Library, and is open to the public Monday-through-Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.