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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 wi...

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...

University leaders examine new tax bill’s effects on endowment

University leaders examine new tax bill’s effects on endowment

Anthony Lorson

February 16, 2018


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In an estimate from the Office of University Development, Washington and Lee will pay approximately $800,000 in excise taxes this year following the passage of President Donald Trump’s new tax plan. University President William Dudley further estimated the plan will cost the university about $1 mill...

Public Safety addresses recent upswing in thefts on campus, cautions students

Bryn McCarthy

February 16, 2018


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The Washington and Lee community is known for its welcoming, safe environment, but recently there have been several instances of theft on campus. (calling that sense of security into question) Washington and Lee Director of Public Safety Ethan Kipnes said that there have been more reported incidents of...

W&L hosts sports icon Mia Hamm

W&L hosts sports icon Mia Hamm

Rachel Hicks

February 16, 2018


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"Women don't need to stand still. We move, flow [and] evolve."

A Q&A with Dean Keen: Interview by Maria Rachal

A Q&A with Dean Keen: Interview by Maria Rachal

Maria Rachal

February 16, 2018


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Dean of the College Suzanne Keen joined the Washington and Lee community in 1995, giving her over two decades to experience the university’s modern development. Though she was originally hired to teach English -- which remains her foremost passion -- Keen added an administrative role in 2012 as in...

UCLA professor focuses on laws enabling police brutality during Mudd Center lecture

Rachel Hicks

January 30, 2018


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Equality and its relation to the Fourth Amendment was the focus of the most recent lecture in Washington and Lee University’s “Equality and Difference” series. Devon Carbado, professor of law at UCLA School of Law, examined the constitutional circumstances behind racial inequality and policing ...

Williams School administrators quell rumors of overcrowding, class caps

Williams School administrators quell rumors of overcrowding, class caps

Maya Lora

January 30, 2018


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Majors in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics are in high demand. But department professors aren’t concerned and said students shouldn’t be either. Head of the Business Administration Department Sandy Reiter said that there are about 70 majors per class in her department alo...

W&L student teachers begin 2018 as part of an officially accredited program

W&L student teachers begin 2018 as part of an officially accredited program

Lily Horsley

January 30, 2018


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  The Rockbridge Teacher Education Consortium (RTEC), a teacher program partnering between Washington and Lee University and Southern Virginia University, recently received accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP.) CAEP is a professional accreditor that ...

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