Another Book of the Week — Fraternity

 

One research topic of perpetual interest at Washington and Lee University is the Greek system — fraternities and sororities.

Best-selling author Alexandra Robbins recently contributed to the ever-growing collection of reliably controversial works on these groups with the publication of her book Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men (Dutton, 2019).   The book just arrived in our collection and the call number is included in its description in our Primo database.

Author Robbins describes her investigations which resulted in the book in an article in The Atlantic.

 

 

Shortened Hours During the Break

 

The undergraduate mid-term Washington Break already is upon us.   The pause brings with it shortened hours of operation in Leyburn Library and Telford Science Library, beginning today, Friday 15 February.

  • Friday 15 February  —  close at 6:00 pm

  • Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 February  —  closed

  • Monday through Friday, 18 through 22 February  —  open 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

  • Saturday 23 February 23  —  closed

  • Sunday 24 February  —   open at 12:00 noon and resume regular academic term hours

 

And it’s not just us:

 

Book of the Week!

 

OK, let’s try this.  Let’s look at a book just added to the Washington and Lee University Library collection — something interesting and/or cool.  Or just surprising.

This week’s nominee is Really Cross Stitch;  For When You Just Want to Stab Something a Lot.

Acquisition of this book was inspired by this term’s Politics 295B course taught by Robin LeBlanc and Ron Fuchs entitled “The Material Culture of Protest.”

You can view information on the book in our Primo database — and if you get to the shelf quickly, maybe you can check it out.