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Greek and independent women serve together

Greek and independent women serve together

Jack Eason

April 1, 2019

A week after the glitz and glamour of the 112th annual Fancy Dress Ball, members of all seven sororities and the independent women rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Saturday, March 29 marked the first Women’s Service Day for Washington and Lee University. The purpose of the event was twofold:...

Yes, those loud wrappers from “Coop” are actually compostable

Yes, those loud wrappers from “Coop” are  actually compostable

Jin Ni

March 18, 2019

Sustainability efforts on campus have grown this year, and students who are part of Compost Crew say it’s worth the stench. Bill Hamilton, the biology department chair, said he remembers when composting on campus started in 2002 with a regional grant.  “Students were going around picking up compost in a ...

Alum Marc Short, ‘92, returns to White House

Alum Marc Short, ‘92, returns to White House

MacKenzie Van Meter and Hannah Denham

March 18, 2019

Washington and Lee University alumnus Marc Short, ‘92, visited campus just before news broke that he was returning to the White House as Vice President Mike Pence’s new chief of staff. Short was the first speaker for the Washington Term series, “From the Colonnade to the Capital, and Back”...

Students provide dispatches from abroad

Students provide dispatches from abroad

Maggie Barker

March 18, 2019

Japan. Australia. Austria. Lebanon. Galapagos. Germany. New Zealand. Morocco. Bolivia. Switzerland. United Arab Emirates. Spain. Denmark. Ireland. Italy. Czech Republic. The Netherlands. France. The United Kingdom. That’s the full list of countries where a record number of 102 Washington and Lee...

Black alumni return to campus for reunion

Black alumni return to campus for reunion

Judy Park

March 18, 2019

Nearly 50 alumni returned to campus last weekend for Black Alumni Reunion for panels, networking events and Black Ball.  The reunion that takes place every other year is designed to recognize black alumni and connect them with black students currently on campus. Dean of the College Lena Hill w...

Geology department leads Brown Mountain hike

Geology department leads Brown Mountain hike

Arthur Rodrigues

March 18, 2019

Geology faculty members led a group of about 20 students and community members on a four hour hike through the Brown Mountain Creek Area.  The trip on Saturday, March 2 covered 200 million years of geologic history and 100 years of anthropological history of African-Americans that lived in the are...

Students ask: What happened to Sex Week?

Students ask: What happened to Sex Week?

Grace Mamom

March 18, 2019

The large banner of nude students with “Sex Week” painted on their backs wasn’t hanging from the staircase of Elrod Commons this year. No one from Sexual Health Awareness Group tabled in Commons with a display of lubricants or sex toys.  The week of events organized by SHAG to promote sexual...

Science, society and the arts unite on campus

Science, society and the arts unite on campus

Hannah Denham

March 18, 2019

Two years ago, Nick Mauer, ‘20, led a book colloquium with Howard Pickett, professor of poverty and human capability studies, on Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr. for Science, Society, and the Arts.  Flash forward to last weekend during the 2019 SSA event, the conference that occurs ev...

Student spotlight: Rossella Gabriele, ‘19

Student spotlight: Rossella Gabriele, ‘19

Jin Ni

March 4, 2019

"I was happiest when I stopped trying to fit in."

Multicultural Student Association hosts event to share migration stories

Multicultural Student Association hosts event to share migration stories

Grace Mamon

March 4, 2019

"...to share opinions that might not be heard otherwise."

Outing Club members kayak the Everglades during Washington Break

Outing Club members kayak the  Everglades during Washington Break

Sydney Lee

March 4, 2019

Fourteen students (plus James Dick). Thirteen miles. Five days.

Author Adam Nemett discusses recent novel, We Can Save Us All

Grace Mamon

March 4, 2019

Nemmet visited classes and spoke about his book, We Can Save Us All.

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