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“Ad Class” in home stretch toward creative collegiate competition

Rachel Hicks, News Writer

March 26, 2018


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“BUS370: Integrated Marketing Communications” is more commonly known on campus as “Ad Class” -- an intensive, four-credit course in which students work on a semester-long marketing campaign for a real world client, culminating with a presentation at the National Student Advertising Competition. ...

Campuswide election slates EC leaders for upcoming school year

Campuswide election slates EC leaders for upcoming school year

Maya Lora, News Writer

March 26, 2018


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The student body has spoken -- Executive Committee veterans Elizabeth Mugo, ‘19, Grace Smith, ‘20, and Gabriella Miggins, ‘19, will lead the EC as president, vice president and secretary for the 2018-19 school year. The Student Election Commission (formerly known as the Voting Regulations Board) announ...

W&L community mourns passing of Cade Gold, ‘20

W&L community mourns passing of Cade Gold, ‘20

Tyler Lilie - Special Contributor

March 26, 2018


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Editor’s note: Tyler Lilie attended Dallastown Area High School in York, Pa., a year behind Cade. They were football teammates and close friends in class. Tyler says he and Cade shared the same passion for biology, chemistry and anatomy. Cade invited Tyler to visit Washington and Lee while he was sti...

For pyschology majors, gender disparity not necessarily a downside

Maya Lora, News Writer

March 19, 2018


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Washington and Lee President William Dudley emphasized the importance of fostering greater diversity on campus in his inaugural speech last September. But some undergraduate students seem to benefit from a lack of gender diversity within the psychology department. “One thing that I’ve noticed is th...

University reviewing first round of community grant proposals for 2018

Olivia Cooper, News Writer

March 12, 2018


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Numerous non-profit organizations across the county are currently waiting to see whether they will receive funding from Washington and Lee, as the university’s Community Grants Committee begins conducting its Spring 2018 evaluations. The Community Grants Committee, which was established in 2008, ...

Digital, social media strategist keynotes Ethics Institute in Media

Digital, social media strategist keynotes Ethics Institute in Media

Maya Lora, News Writer

March 12, 2018


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The 65th Media Ethics Keynote Address speaker Sree Sreenivasan does not believe anyone has mastered the delicate art of social media quite yet, including the heads of major social media networks. “If they had mastered it, there would be no Russian trolls; there would be no fake news,” Sreenivasan...

Walkout planned in solidarity with victims of school gun violence

Lily Horsley, News Writer

March 12, 2018


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Washington and Lee University’s chapter of Amnesty International will host a walkout on Wednesday on the one-month anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla. The event, which encourages students and school employees to leave class in recognition of gun violence and...

President Dudley reflects on his first year at helm of university

President Dudley reflects on his first year at helm of university

Rachel Hicks, News Writer

March 12, 2018


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William C. Dudley became Washington and Lee University’s 27th president on Jan. 1, 2017. Dudley was provost and a philosophy professor at Williams College before coming to Lexington, Va. After a little more than a year on the job, he said he feels he’s accomplished much, but has many goals yet to...

National attention turns back to school safety, campus gun control

Anthony Lorson, News Writer

March 5, 2018


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The recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School intensified the ongoing national conversation about school safety and gun control—a conversation that has now spread to the campus of Washington and Lee. Many members of the community are now asking, “What if it had happened here?” ...

Beta Theta Pi suspended until 2022 for hazing violations

Beta Theta Pi suspended until 2022 for hazing violations

Maya Lora, News

March 5, 2018


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As one fraternity prepares to return to campus after a three-year suspension following hazing allegations, another was suspended last week after similar accusations surfaced. The International Beta Theta Pi General Fraternity suspended Washington and Lee University’s chapter of the fraternity on Fe...

Law student group presses administrators, undergrads for swifter campus change

Law student group presses administrators, undergrads for swifter campus change

Maya Lora

February 16, 2018


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Students at Washington and Lee University’s School of Law have formed a coalition to unite both sides of campus to bring about social change. But it remains unclear if their message has been effective or uniting. When Danielle Phillips, 2L, arrived on campus for the new year, she had a discussion ...

University announces next Quality Enhancement Plan following yearlong proposal review

University announces next Quality Enhancement Plan following yearlong proposal review

Lily Horsley

February 16, 2018


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A committee of W&L community members has selected the Advanced Research Cohort (ARC) Program to be the focus of its next Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), after soliciting widespread university input. The ARC Program is a five-week summer research program for incoming first-year students with an int...

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