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Mock Convention is just one year away

Mock Convention is just one year away

Emma Deihle

February 15, 2015


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The student leaders of Washington and Lee Mock Convention 2016, in conjunction with the Alumni Affairs office, premiered a documentary highlighting 25 past mock conventions in Stackhouse Theater last Thursday night. The documentary, funded by the class of 1953 and narrated by former CBS newsman and...

Ruscio announces new Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Ruscio announces new Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Stuart Scott

February 15, 2015


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The face of Washington and Lee’s admissions and financial aid office will be changing with the start of the 2015-2016 academic year. In a Feb. 4 announcement, Washington and Lee went public with its decision to hire Sally Stone Richmond as its next Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid. Following...

W&L Law Celebrates Women with ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Alexandra Seymour

February 15, 2015


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Valentine’s Day: a time for loved ones, lots of chocolate and a reminder of female greatness. The Vagina Monologues, a production exposing the intricacies of the feminine experience, was sponsored by The Washington and Lee Women Law Student’s Organization on Saturday in Lenfest’s Johnson Theatre. “I...

Honoring Black History Month at W&L

Sam Bramlett

February 15, 2015


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The first ever Past Meets Present event was held in the University Commons last Friday, fusing spoken word, painting, and song to recognize Black History Month. Washington and Lee’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion organized the event in an effort to help students learn more about African-American...

Reeves Center, Watson Pavilion preserve history

Reeves Center, Watson Pavilion preserve history

Emma Deihle

February 8, 2015


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Amid Washington and Lee’s widespread construction, there is one section of campus that will remain entirely engrossed in history. The Reeves Center and Watson Pavilion currently house the fourth-largest collection of Chinese export porcelain in the United States and provide students, faculty, staf...

Music department hosts Samite

Music department hosts Samite

Clare Wilkinson

February 8, 2015


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In an attempt to broaden the Washington and Lee University community’s idea of music, the Department of music hosted Samite, a Ugandan musician, to the Wilson concert hall this past Saturday evening. The free concert was made possible by the Pauline B. and Paul D. Pickens fund, which the music and arts ...

A look at The Cabell Gallery

A look at The Cabell Gallery

Asha Campbell

February 8, 2015


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The Cabell Gallery hoped to coordinate a special event on Feb. 6 with Lexington’s monthly art walk by featuring the work of artist Virginia native Curney Nuffer and hosting him for an onsite painting demo. But due to a health issue, Nuffer was unable to attend. “I was so disappointed Nuffer coul...

Black Ball event returns to campus

Black Ball event returns to campus

Faith E. Pinho

February 8, 2015


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Washington and Lee is a school known for its traditions and the Students Association for Black Unity revived an old one this past Saturday. Students, faculty and alumni came together to celebrate SABU’s Black Ball—an event that the W&L community hadn’t seen since the 1980s. The Black Ball showc...

Lexington Farmer’s Market moves indoors

Lexington Farmer’s Market moves indoors

Caroline Hamp

February 1, 2015


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Although Lexington hasn’t seen much snow, with cold temperatures and gusty winds, winter is definitely in full swing. But that hasn’t stopped the Lexington Farmer’s Market from staying open this year, which braced itself for the cold by moving indoors for the first time ever. In the past, the...

Mock Trial off to a strong start

Mock Trial off to a strong start

Alexandra Seymour

February 1, 2015


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You’ve heard of Mock Con, but have you heard of Mock Trial? Washington and Lee’s Mock Trial program kicked off its season on a high note, capturing 1st and 2nd place at the first Charlotte School of Law Invitational from Jan. 23-25. Eight teams attended this conference in total, coming from all around...

‘A Divine Evening’ celebrates diversity

‘A Divine Evening’ celebrates diversity

Clare Wilkinson

January 25, 2015


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Evans Dining hall isn’t used only for freshman pre-orientation welcomes or midnight breakfasts.  On Saturday evening, the Multicultural Greek Council laid out the red carpet to welcome performers and guests to enjoy “A Divine Evening.” The W&L Multicultural Greek Council is made up of four...

Tear Night gets a makeover

Lindsey Burke

January 25, 2015


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This year’s infamous Tear Night was a change of scene for Washington and Lee students. Greek presidents and Panhellenic Council paired with the school to improve the night’s safety. Tear Night typically involves sororities and fraternities “tearing,” or pairing with one another before coming...

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