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“Know Your Rights” event educates and empowers students to self-advocate

Rachel Hicks

November 7, 2017


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Students’ college years may be the first time many of them get into potential legal trouble, whether it be for underage intoxication, possession of illegal substances or traffic violations. That’s why students gathered in Stackhouse Theater on Oct. 23 for a “Know Your Rights” lecture led by a...

Hotly-contested Virginia governor’s race captures students’ attention

Hotly-contested Virginia governor’s race captures students’ attention

Elyse Ferris

November 7, 2017


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As political advertisements flood local airwaves and polls show a dead heat race between the two candidates for governor, students at Washington and Lee are gearing up for the culmination of Virginia’s state election season on Nov. 7. The gubernatorial election between Republican Ed Gillespie and Dem...

Scoping out nation’s capital, Big Apple

Danika Brockman

November 7, 2017


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The recent Reading Days break was, for many, a chance to simply catch up on homework, make a quick trip home or just relax and appreciate the fall weather. But for about 80 students, these few extra days away from the classroom provided a unique opportunity to explore future careers and professions. ...

University approaches choice of next “Quality Enhancement Plan”

University approaches choice of next “Quality Enhancement Plan”

Maya Lora

November 7, 2017


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Eight proposals are still in the running for the Washington and Lee Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), an education and student experience improvement project the university must develop in order to renew its national accreditation next school year. And as of this week, the proposals are available online for th...

Student organization budget discrepancies present challenging year for E.C. funding

November 7, 2017


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After some delay, the spring budget allocations for student organizations for the 2017-18 academic year were reduced across the board after some organizations reported incorrect numbers. Elizabeth Mugo, ‘19, Executive Committee Vice President, said the university business office advised a “catch-up ye...

W&L Athletic Hall of Fame celebrates 30 years

Olivia Cooper and Lily Horsley

November 7, 2017


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A first team All-America swimmer, an ODAC lacrosse player of the year and a Division III national champion women’s tennis team were among those inducted into Washington and Lee’s 30th Athletic Hall of Fame class on Oct. 13-14. The Class of 2017 features lacrosse player Wiemi Douoguih ’92, basketbal...

Mock Con tri-chairs look to 2020, begin stage of staff recruitment

Mock Con tri-chairs look to 2020, begin stage of staff recruitment

Elizabeth Underwood

October 10, 2017


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Mock Convention 2016 may have earned Washington and Lee its 20th correct presidential nominee prediction less than two years ago, but the university is not resting on its laurels. Preparations for the next Mock Convention are already underway. The Mock Convention 2020 tri-chairs are three members of the clas...

Former WH communications director kicks off Parents Weekend

Olivia Cooper

October 10, 2017


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Anthony Scaramucci, who spent 11 days serving the Trump administration, was brought to campus by Contact Committee

Beyond Charlottesville: W&L begins exploration into own history

Maya Lora

October 10, 2017


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Work is well underway for W&L’s Commission on Institutional History and Community, a committee formed to examine university history and its present-day implications in the wake of August’s violent gatherings in Charlottesville. The “Unite the Right” rally and subsequent protests that ov...

SJC chair reinforces awareness of drunk driving consequences

Rachel Hicks

October 10, 2017


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Chair of the Student Judicial Council Sara Jones said this year is about getting to know the student body. The SJC was created by faculty at Washington and Lee to promote an understanding of individual responsibility. The SJC handles incidents of alleged student misconduct, excluding dishonorable acts, wh...

Students vie for $1,000 prize at 6th annual Entrepreneurship Summit

Danika Brockman

October 10, 2017


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With dozens of alumni in Lexington for Friday and Saturday’s Williams School-sponsored Entrepreneurship Summit, there was no better time for students interested in launching their own businesses to seek advisors and investors—or to just take home some cash. Nearly half of the pitches presented o...

W&L seeks greater socioeconomic diversity through national alliance

Olivia Cooper

October 10, 2017


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Washington and Lee has joined an alliance of top colleges which aims to increase the number of high-achieving, lower-income students attending America’s best universities, W&L administrators announced in September. Founded in 2016, the American Talent Initiative is now comprised of nearly 70 p...

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