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Calendar questions answered

Callie Ramsey

February 3, 2015


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To many, the Washington and Lee academic calendar is a mystery. Why do we start so late? What’s the reason for recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day but not until next year? Macy Foster ’17 said, “Every fall when my friends have left for their universities I sit at home wondering why on earth...

Students snap at photo retakes

Students snap at photo retakes

Rachel Stone

February 3, 2015


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Every student pays $75 for the school yearbook each year. So, last year, when many students who are not affiliated with Greek life were left out of the Calyx, some were not happy. “I think it’s hard for [the Calyx] to justify leaving out 20% of the student body just because we aren’t affiliated...

Five seniors awarded CFA exam scholarships

Maria Rachal

February 3, 2015


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Five Washington and Lee seniors have been recognized by the university and the CFA Institute as 2015 recipients of Chartered Financial Analyst exam scholarships. The CFA exam is a series of tests which people take to become a chartered financial analyst. This year’s senior recipients are Vincent...

White Book Committee set to move forward

White Book Committee set to move forward

Happy Carlock, Staff Writer

February 2, 2015


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The White Book Review Committee wants more involvement from the student body during its amendment process. The committee is done with its initial review of the White Book, which involved going line by line through the entire document. Law student Zack Wilkes ‘15 says the committee is seeking studen...

Mudd Center speaker discusses role of parents

Mudd Center speaker discusses role of parents

January 29, 2015


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If biological fathers use contraception or make it clear prior to conception that they do not want to be moral fathers, they should not have parental responsibilities like paying child support, said Tommie Shelby, Mudd Center for Ethics speaker. Tommie Shelby discussed the meaning of parenthood and...

Omicron Delta Kappa gets new inductees

Omicron Delta Kappa gets new inductees

Sarah Bartlett

January 29, 2015


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This past Monday, 32 student initiates and four honorary members were inducted into Washington and Lee’s Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. This year, the ceremony coincided with the school’s annual celebration of Founders’ Day, as well as the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. ODK was...

Students, professors discuss MLK’s ethical response to poverty

Students, professors discuss MLK’s ethical response to poverty

Happy Carlock

January 29, 2015


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In 1961, The Washington and Lee Board of Trustees rejected a faculty committee’s request to allow Martin Luther King, Jr. to speak on campus. But on Jan. 19, King’s voice projected throughout the Hillel multipurpose room as students and faculty members gathered to discuss his speech, “Where...

Anti-hazing policy may change pledgeship

Anti-hazing policy may change pledgeship

Callie Ramsey

January 29, 2015


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Winter term at Washington and Lee means new pledges, but thanks to a new Virginia anti-hazing law, pledgeship may look different this year. Titled "Model Policy Regarding the Prevention of and Appropriate Disciplinary Action for Hazing at Virginia's Institutions of Higher Education,"  the new standard...

Graham Lees gets a makeover

Graham Lees gets a makeover

Emma Deihle

January 19, 2015


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Walk into the newly remodeled Graham-Lees and you may wonder if you’ve just checked in to a top-notch hotel. Upperclassmen grimace and stare in disbelief when they hear about the new features and may harbor some jealousy that the new amenities weren’t around when they were first year students. ...

Hansel case comes to a close

Hansel case comes to a close

Neil Haggerty

January 19, 2015


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After hearing Judge Jay Swett read a sentence for three years in prison and seven years suspended, former Washington and Lee student Nicholas Hansel told the members of the courtroom that he was “profoundly sorry” for his actions. Hansel was the driver of an SUV that crashed and killed another W&am...

Former student files lawsuit

Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder

January 19, 2015


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A former Washington and Lee student has filed a federal lawsuit against the school claiming he was wrongly kicked out for false sexual assault accusations. The lawsuit claims that the student, referred to as John Doe, had consensual sex with another student twice. It claims the first encounter was ...

Third-year housing set to move forward

Maria Rachal

December 10, 2014


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The Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors has approved Washington and Lee’s third-year housing plan, after a 30-day postponement of the vote due to concerns over traffic and parking issues. At their meeting on Nov. 24, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 in favor of W&L’s special exception a...

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