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Washington and Lee denies it acted with anti-male bias in 2017 sexual misconduct case

Washington and Lee denies it acted with anti-male bias in 2017 sexual misconduct case

Hannah Denham and Maya Lora

July 18, 2019

The former male student is suing the university after he was suspended for non-consensual sexual penetration of a female student, denied readmission

Politics professor Tyler Dickovick has died. Here’s how the W&L community is remembering him.

Politics professor Tyler Dickovick has died. Here’s how the W&L community is remembering him.

Hannah Denham

July 8, 2019

Students, alumni and faculty submitted memories with Dickovick to the Ring-tum Phi. Here are their stories.

Senior student sells English thesis on sexual harassment  

Senior student sells English thesis on sexual harassment  

Laura Calhoun

May 13, 2019

After Taylor Reese,’ 19, spent her senior year writing her English thesis that grew into a 172-page book, she’s selling copies of it.  “I ordered for myself and my thesis adviser hard copies,” Reese said. “Once people saw that, they started asking if I could get that printed for them.”  Reese described her ...

Spring term: A student summary

Spring term: A student summary

Maggie Barker and Laura Calhoun

May 8, 2019

Though spring term only lasts for four weeks, Washington and Lee students manage to do incredible things, from studying abroad to tackling a full-time internship to making post-graduation plans. From the shores of western Ireland... Mary North Jones, ‘21, is spending her spring term studying abroad ...

New database to aid students in volunteering process

New database to aid students in volunteering process

Coleman Martinson

May 7, 2019

A simplfied process for students wanting to volunteer in the community will roll out this fall thanks to a new database created by the Office of Community-Based Learning at Washington and Lee University. Engage W&L will launch in the fall of 2019 and will simplify volunteering in the Rockbridge communit...

Bringing the classroom outdoors

Bringing the classroom outdoors

Irina Koleva

May 7, 2019

Next fall, Washington and Lee faculty will be able to teach classes outdoors, allowing them to conduct classes while enjoying the campus’s bountiful greenery and nature. The dell below Leyburn Library will be turned into an outdoor classroom that will incorporate wireless technology, writi...

English professor receives national poetry award

English professor receives national poetry award

MacKenzie Van Meter

April 23, 2019

English professor Leah Green received the Walt Whitman Award for her first poetry collection, “More Extravagant Feast.” Li-Young Lee, a renowned poet and recipient of a fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, selected Green for this award. “These poems remind us that when language ...

Professor Ted DeLaney’s swan song

Professor Ted DeLaney’s swan song

Hannah Denham

April 1, 2019

Ted DeLaney is known for his bow ties, for chasing students down until they say hello, for the number of books on the shelves of his office and for the story of his trajectory at Washington and Lee.  The history professor is retiring this year, but students and faculty say his legacy isn’t going a...

Senior art theses now on display in Staniar Gallery

Senior art theses now on display in Staniar Gallery

Maggie Barker

April 1, 2019

Six seniors publically debuted their artwork for the annual senior theses exhibition at a reception in the Staniar Art Gallery on Thursday, March 28. The reception celebrated the work of the graduating studio art majors. The exhibit opened on Monday, March 25 in the gallery and will be on display...

Greek and independent women serve together

Greek and independent women serve together

Jack Eason

April 1, 2019

A week after the glitz and glamour of the 112th annual Fancy Dress Ball, members of all seven sororities and the independent women rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Saturday, March 29 marked the first Women’s Service Day for Washington and Lee University. The purpose of the event was twofold:...

Professor DeLaney discusses racism with relative of Robert E. Lee on campus

Professor DeLaney discusses racism with relative of Robert E. Lee on campus

Liza Moore

April 1, 2019

Professor Ted DeLaney sat down with Reverend Robert W. Lee IV, a relative of Washington and Lee University’s namesake, to introduce his new book, “A Sin by Any Other Name: A Reckoning with South’s Past,” but the Q&A focused more on Rev. Lee IV’s perspective on racism in the country and...

First black woman elected as SJC Chair

First black woman elected as SJC Chair

Elizabeth Bell

April 1, 2019

The student body elected Joëlle Simeu, ‘20, who currently serves as junior justice of the Student Judicial Council (SJC), to take over as chairwoman of the SJC next year. She is the first black woman to hold the position on campus and will replace current president Andrew Agrippina, ‘19.  “I hope to be someone that my peers feel comf...

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