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Students participate in Get Out the Vote efforts, vote in midterm elections

Maddie Smith

December 3, 2018


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On Nov. 6, Americans voted in the 2018 midterm elections, which saw record turnout across the country. The Democrats more than exceeded the 23 seats needed to retake the house, but Republicans man- aged to gain ground in the Senate, solidifying control with 53 seats. The days before the...

University Public Safety officials say investigation into KKK fliers is ongoing

Hannah Denham

December 3, 2018


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It’s been over a month since Ku Klux Klan leaflets were found across Washington and Lee University’s campus, and the investigation is ongoing. The Office of Public Safety is working with Lexington and state police to find out who distributed the fliers that demanded the university ke...

Washington and Lee contributes strong numbers to Teach for America

Elizabeth Bell

December 3, 2018


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The number of graduates from Washington and Lee University who join Teach for America tripled last year, making the university a top contributor. “When compared to other universities similar in size, W&L had one of the highest number of students from the 2018 graduating senior class ...

Winter 2019 will see 103 students abroad, setting university participation record

Winter 2019 will see 103 students abroad, setting university participation record

Tate Mikkelsen

December 3, 2018


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A record high of 103 Washington and Lee students will study abroad during winter term 2019, according to Study Abroad Advisor Cindy Irby. Washington and Lee students already study abroad at a significantly higher rate than most U.S. college-aged students. Sixty percent of Washington ...

University acknowledges trailblazers in controversial renaming of buildings

University acknowledges trailblazers in controversial renaming of buildings

Laura Calhoun

December 3, 2018


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Signs installed during Thanksgiving break of officially recognize the new identities of Chavis Hall and Simpson House on Washington and Lee’s campus. The renaming decision has sparked a variety of reactions from students, alumni, faculty and outsiders when the decision garnered na...

University public safety says investigation into KKK fliers is ongoing

University public safety says investigation into KKK fliers is ongoing

Hannah Denham

November 14, 2018


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Washington and Lee Public Safety shares information it has gathered about the leaflets found on campus three weeks ago.

W&L moves to need-blind admissions

Liza Moore

November 6, 2018


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Universities such as Harvard and Yale also use need-blind practices

Student Activities sponsors free trip to Busch Gardens for students

Student Activities sponsors free trip to Busch Gardens for students

Isabel Chiodo

November 6, 2018


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Student Activities Director Kelsey Goodwin says student participation in sponsored activities is increasing

History Department launches search to replace two beloved professors

History Department launches search to replace two beloved professors

Ben Soullier

November 6, 2018


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Professors Ted DeLaney and T.J. Tallie both brought unique backgrounds and teaching abilities to the department

Bike Shop re-opens in new location, promotes sustainability, outdoor activity

Bike Shop re-opens in new location, promotes sustainability, outdoor activity

Liv Cooper

November 6, 2018


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The university Bike Shop plans to host several community events, including “Breakfast Burrito Rides"

Q&A with New York Times Senior Writer David Barstow

Q&A with New York Times Senior Writer David Barstow

Hannah Denham

October 31, 2018


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"My first piece of advice [for young journalists] is not advice at all. It’s a plea: God, we need you, right?"

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