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Fate of Blue Phoenix Cafe remains uncertain

Fate of Blue Phoenix Cafe remains uncertain

Coleman Martinson

September 15, 2019

The local vegan option may be gone in months.

Former university employee indicted on charges for embezzling fire department funds

Coleman Martinson

September 15, 2019

The former cashier turned himself into authorities.

Virginia Court of Appeals judge, alum talks identity and lessons learned

Virginia Court of Appeals judge, alum talks identity and lessons learned

Laura Calhoun

September 15, 2019

Mary Grace O’ Brien was the final speaker for the 2018-19 Mudd Center for Ethics series.

Sex Week to return in November

Sex Week to return in November

Grace Mamon

September 15, 2019

The Sexual Health Awareness group is planning Sex Week, despite last year’s absence

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...

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