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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...

“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...

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