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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 ...

Windfall rebuilding efforts target March completion

Windfall rebuilding efforts target March completion

Emma Derr and Tate Mikkelsen

January 17, 2018


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The well known off-campus house, Windfall, should be fully rebuilt by this March. Windfall had been a staple in the Washington and Lee community for decades, as it was the first house on Windfall Hill and a popular place for socialization. The house was occupied by members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE)...

Students bring Spoon University to campus

Students bring Spoon University to campus

Liv Cooper

January 17, 2018


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Spoon University brings food, health and wellness to college campuses across the country through social media. Students Melinda Kauffman, ‘19,  Rachel Hicks, ‘19, and Madison Hutchins, ‘18, are founding a chapter at Washington and Lee University. Spoon University is a nationally recognized ...

Promise Committee Remembers Kelsey Durkin

Promise Committee Remembers Kelsey Durkin

Rachel Hicks

January 17, 2018


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It is the first year that no students present for Kelsey Durkin’s death are on campus, and the Washington and Lee Promise Committee is hard at work to maintain drunk driving awareness. Kelsey Durkin, ‘14, was a senior when she was killed in a drunk driving car accident leaving a party in the co...

New police chief strives to establish stronger relationship with students

New police chief strives to establish stronger relationship with students

Bryn McCarthy

November 20, 2017


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Some Washington and Lee students have expressed grievances over the past few years regarding interactions with local law enforcement, but with a new police chief in town, there’s an opportunity for change. Lexington’s newly appointed chief of police, Sam Roman, was sworn in Oct. 2. Rom...

Geology students show off their hard work on the West Coast

Geology students show off their hard work on the West Coast

Lily Horsley

November 7, 2017


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Washington and Lee students, professors and alumni gathered at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Conference in Seattle last week to celebrate student accomplishments in the field and meet with renowned geologists from across the country. The GSA was founded in 1888 as a nonprofit organization ded...

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