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Law student group presses administrators, undergrads for swifter campus change

Law student group presses administrators, undergrads for swifter campus change

Maya Lora

February 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Students at Washington and Lee University’s School of Law have formed a coalition to unite both sides of campus to bring about social change. But it remains unclear if their message has been effective or uniting. When Danielle Phillips, 2L, arrived on campus for the new year, she had a discussion ...

University announces next Quality Enhancement Plan following yearlong proposal review

University announces next Quality Enhancement Plan following yearlong proposal review

Lily Horsley

February 16, 2018


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A committee of W&L community members has selected the Advanced Research Cohort (ARC) Program to be the focus of its next Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), after soliciting widespread university input. The ARC Program is a five-week summer research program for incoming first-year students with an int...

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...

Donuts, Dorm Storm and Driving: How W&L students pursue on-campus entrepreneurship

Donuts, Dorm Storm and Driving: How W&L students pursue on-campus entrepreneurship

Laura Calhoun

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Since the start of the 2017-2018 school year, a few enterprising W&L students have initiated business start-ups, using concepts they learned in the classroom and capitalizing on the unique student demands at a somewhat rural college campus. Sleepless Donuts The most recent startup on W&L’s campus is Sleepl...

W&L cast adapts children’s play to college stage

Elizabeth Underwood

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee University’s Theatre, Dance and Film Department performed the live adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” in the Keller Theatre at Lenfest Hall last weekend. Arthur Love ‘18 played James in the play that follows his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in a ...

NPR television critic educates on media’s perpetuation of stereotypes

Emma Derr

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Journalist and media analyst Eric Deggans gave a talk on Feb. 6 about how race is portrayed in, and perceived from, news media. “Racism and sexism limit white people and men too,” Deggans said, commending the important benefits of diversity in businesses and newsrooms to an audience of W&L facul...

Pyeongchang opening ceremony: a shared culture or a “stolen” culture?

Xiaoxia Yin

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The world watched the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Feb. 9. While many viewers in the United States are interested by the attendance of Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump and are looking forward to watching the competitions unfold, in Chinese internet forums, angry...

Ice, ice, baby: How to make your way through campus this winter

Josette Corazza

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Icy conditions on campus can impact students significantly. Often, you must plan to leave earlier for class in order to take your time navigating the frosted grounds. Most importantly, you need to mentally and physically prepare yourself for the potential dangers of slipping on ice. The university is...

A more experienced Generals lacrosse team shows optimism for a strong season

A more experienced Generals lacrosse team shows optimism for a strong season

Jimmie Mack Johnson III

February 16, 2018


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After sporting a relatively young team least year, Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse points to a year of experience and maturity setting the team up for a strong season. Head Coach Gene McCabe said last season the team had lots of talent, but their lack of experience hindered them from reaching the...

Men’s and women’s swim teams dominate at ODACs

Men’s and women’s swim teams dominate at ODACs

Tanner Smith

February 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After building up to the event all season, both the men’s and women’s swim teams decisively claimed first place in the ODAC Championship meet during the weekend of Feb. 9-11 in Greensboro, N.C., besting nine other schools. On the men’s side, Tommy Thetford, ’18, Corey Connelly, ’18, Evan Kra...

General of the Week: Clayton Murtha

General of the Week: Clayton Murtha

Elly Cosgrove

February 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

Ring-tum Phi: How do you feel like the season has been going up to this point? Clayton Murtha, ‘18: It’s been going really well. We’ve played a pretty tough schedule so far and, no matter what happens the last couple of games, [we] will have a winning record after this season for the first time i...

Generals baseball starts season strong with pair of home wins

Kathryn Young

February 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a historic 2017 season, the Washington and Lee baseball team is looking to continue its momentum into this season. The Generals competed in the ODAC Championship game last season for the first time since 2009, and for just the sixth time in program history. The Generals also tied a single-seas...

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