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Hurricane Florence ravages Southeast, affects Lexington weekend plans

Hurricane Florence ravages Southeast, affects Lexington weekend plans

Sutton Travis

September 17, 2018


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After monitoring the projected path of Hurricane Florence as it built over the Atlantic Ocean, Washington and Lee officially canceled Young Alumni Weekend on Sept. 10. Executive Director of Alumni Affairs Beau Dudley said plans to reschedule the reunion event, which was originally to be held last week...

Colonnade Oaks Project blossoms at W&L

Colonnade Oaks Project blossoms at W&L

Rachel Hicks, News Writer

May 18, 2018


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Dash Dericks, ‘18, and Jesse Evans, ‘20, run a business of selling oak seedlings grown from nuts found on Washington and Lee University’s colonnade. “The value of the proposition is that you have a living piece of the university—not just a t-shirt,” Evans said. So far, the team—Evans...

Fulbright Scholars talk future plans

Fulbright Scholars talk future plans

Adit Ahmed, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018


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Four graduating Washington and Lee students received Fulbright Scholar awards this year. According to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars’s website, the Fulbright Scholar Program provides grants to support international exchanges for students and scholars. About 1,600 U.S. students rece...

Woods Creek East renovations beginning after commencement

Woods Creek East renovations beginning after commencement

Gus Cross, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018


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The Woods Creek Apartment complex is facing its second round of renovations this summer, this time with work being done on the Woods Creek East building. The University Board of Trustees approved funds up to $10 million for the renovation project that will begin the day after the Undergraduate Class o...

The Hungry General: A look at the university’s new food pantry

The Hungry General: A look at the university’s new food pantry

Hannah Denham, News Writer

May 18, 2018


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One in five college students experiences food insecurity, according to national statistics. What does this look like at a private university, at which one in five students come from family incomes in the “Top One Percent?” This is a question that students, faculty and administrators at Washingto...

Outing Club heads west

Outing Club heads west

Jamie Archie, News Writer

April 30, 2018


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While many Washington and Lee students spent their spring breaks relaxing on the beach, some members of the Outing Club took a different approach to their time away from campus. The crew of ten students, led by Outing Club director James Dick, spent the week hiking and camping in Utah’s Zion Nati...

Reevaluation of federal work-study policy could mean changes to W&L program

Gus Cross, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


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The U.S. Department of Education program that funds over $1 billion for work-study programs in America’s colleges and universities is under scrutiny, with a measure currently in Congress to shift money to institutions with more low-income students. Tim Powers, of the National Association of Indepen...

Local landlords wary of future of student real estate market

Local landlords wary of future of student real estate market

Julia Gsell, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


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Since construction was completed on Washington and Lee University’s Third Year Housing Village in 2016, the required housing complex for juniors has halved the potential renters population for Lexington landlords. “There aren’t enough students to go around anymore,” owner of H and K Properties Hea...

News anchor alumna shares industry tales with revamped club

News anchor alumna shares industry tales with revamped club

Lily Horsley, News Writer

April 9, 2018


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Since it’s return to campus in 2015, Washington and Lee’s chapter of Society of Professional Journalists has worked hard to increase its membership among students. The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is the nation’s largest journalism organization. It is dedicated to encouraging the...

Veteran representative voted in to chair the SJC

Veteran representative voted in to chair the SJC

Maya Lora, News Writer

April 9, 2018


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The Student Judicial Council, which investigates alleged instances of student misconduct that fall beyond the Executive Committee’s jurisdiction of lying, cheating or stealing, received two new executive representatives following an election on Tuesday, March 20. Andrew Agrippina, ‘19, was slated as...

New dean of College announced, ending contentious hiring process

New dean of College announced, ending contentious hiring process

John Tompkins, News Writer

April 9, 2018


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Lena Hill, the interim chief diversity officer and associate vice president of the University of Iowa, has accepted an offer to become Washington and Lee University’s next dean of the College, effective July 1. Provost Marc Conner made the announcement in an email to students and faculty on April 6. ...

Lack of racial diversity spans campus, Lexington businesses

Olivia Cooper, News Writer

March 26, 2018


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More than 80 percent of Washington and Lee students are white, according to Forbes. This stark statistic has prompted university President William Dudley to make increasing ethnic diversity a focus of his tenure. But in Lexington, racial homogeneity is as much of a local issue as it is a campus one. S...

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