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Suspects arrested after students report multiple break-ins off campus

Suspects arrested after students  report multiple break-ins off campus

Alison Murtagh

January 21, 2019

Police suggest students lock their car doors and keep valuables out of plain sight to avoid future incidents.

Students, administrator respond to lawsuit against university and counselor by W&L student

Students, administrator respond to lawsuit against university and counselor by W&L student

Hannah Denham

January 16, 2019

The school addressed the lawsuit for the first time in an email to the campus community, saying the university was unable to share information regarding an individual student or active litigation.

W&L counselor being sued for negligence, medical malpractice is still seeing students

W&L counselor being sued for negligence, medical malpractice is still seeing students

Maya Lora

January 14, 2019

Former Washington and Lee student Kionte Burnette is suing Rallie Snowden and the school for a total of $24 million.

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

Maddie Smith

December 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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