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New Dean of the College opens up about life before W&L, getting used to campus

New Dean of the College opens up about life before W&L, getting used to campus

Laura Calhoun

October 22, 2018


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Dean Lena Hill is excited to diversify the university as she works out of the newly renamed Simpson House

President’s address outlines plans for university’s future, focuses on speech’s location change

President’s address outlines plans for university’s future, focuses on speech’s location change

Liza Moore

October 14, 2018


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President Will Dudley attributed the change in location to both student discomfort and logistical issues with Lee Chapel.

Robinson Hall and Lee-Jackson House renamed, changes to Lee Chapel effective immediately

Robinson Hall and Lee-Jackson House renamed, changes to Lee Chapel effective immediately

Hannah Denham

October 9, 2018


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Among the changes, Robinson Hall will be renamed to Chavis Hall and Lee-Jackson House will be renamed to Simpson House.

Swiping finally comes to Sorority Row, frustrating upperclassmen Greek women

Swiping finally comes to Sorority Row, frustrating upperclassmen Greek women

Tate Mikkelsen

October 1, 2018


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Sorority members now have to swipe to eat meals on Sorority Row after a meal plan change was implemented for the new year. Previously, sorority members were able to eat all meals in the houses without having to swipe. The students believed their meals were accounted for in their dues. However, Jen Hi...

First-years add new class to schedule

First-years add new class to schedule

Laura Calhoun

October 1, 2018


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All first-year students will now get a taste of Orientation Week throughout the entirety of fall semester, as they are required to attend regular orientation sessions through December. Community and Citizenship, the title of extended orientation for the Class of 2022, meets almost weekly in Commons ...

Captain Scott Kelly captures audience, talks future of missions in galaxy

Captain Scott Kelly captures audience, talks future of missions in galaxy

Maya Lora

October 1, 2018


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Captain Scott Kelly told a sold-out audience that he sees no reason to add Space Force as a sixth branch of the armed forces. “Take the largest bureaucracy in our country and add another layer of bureaucracy?” Kelly said. “I don’t know that that’s going to be a great investment.” Kelly a...

Parents Weekend address moved from traditional Lee Chapel location

Parents Weekend address moved  from traditional Lee Chapel location

Sutton Travis

October 1, 2018


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President Will Dudley delivered his annual Parents Weekend address this Saturday in Wilson Concert Hall, in an intentional move away from the tradition of holding the speech in Lee Chapel. Dudley and the university decided to move the location for the address after a group of 12-15 students emailed...

Constitution Day speaker sparks protest event

Constitution Day speaker sparks protest event

Hannah Denham, Grace Mamon and Marilyn Sample

September 21, 2018


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On Tuesday afternoon, two different floors in Leyburn Library were occupied for the same purpose: to celebrate Constitution Day. What was the difference? One of the events was planned in direct protest of the presence of a former official of President Donald Trump. Former Trump officia...

The “Haves and the Have-Nots:” Housing at Washington and Lee University

The “Haves and the Have-Nots:” Housing at Washington and Lee University

Laura Calhoun

September 17, 2018


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Housing at Washington and Lee University has transitioned to a flat rate, regardless of room type or location. The university decided on a flat rate of $7,300 for single, double and triple rooms after considering housing costs at comparable liberal arts universities, David Leonard, dean of Student ...

First-years triple up in dorm rooms

First-years triple up in dorm rooms

Maddie Smith

September 17, 2018


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When thinking of first-year college roommates, a picture of two people perched atop twin beds usually comes to mind. But this is not the case for some Washington and Lee first-year students. Due to an increase in enrollment to 474 first-year students, more triples were added in both Gaines and Graham...

Former Phi Delta Theta starts school year as W&L’s only local fraternity

Former Phi Delta Theta starts school year as W&L’s only local fraternity

Tate Mikkelsen

September 17, 2018


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For many, being a part of a national Greek life organization offers a lifelong brother or sisterhood, networking opportunities or a resume booster. However, on April 11, 2018, the Zeta chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Washington and Lee University was provisionally approved to become a local fraternity, e...

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