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English professor receives national poetry award

English professor receives national poetry award

MacKenzie Van Meter

April 22, 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 ...

Late nights with Jeremih: a review

Zach Christian

April 1, 2019

I’d like to preface this review with some important information about me. I am a fan of Jeremih, but I am not a Jeremih fan. I would not list him as my favorite artist or even put him on my top ten artists list. But I was extremely excited when I heard that he was coming to perform at Washington and...

Registration regrets: One student’s alternative

Coleman Martinson

April 1, 2019

This past week was many Washington and Lee students’ worst nightmare: course registration. Paired with the stress of a looming finals week, date functions and much more, fall term course registration could not come at a worse time. The university has a unique system for picking classes. Pick-one...

Recycling in Rome and at home

Josette Corazza

April 1, 2019

For the past three months, I have been studying abroad in Rome, Italy. Despite all of the food, architecture, language, culture and history that has shocked and delighted me, I was very pleasantly surprised upon first entering the dorm at my new university to see a sign posted that read, “Recycling...

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...

Aerial bungee featured in dance company show

Aerial bungee featured in dance company show

Laura Calhoun

April 1, 2019

The university’s repertory dance company performance showcased aerial dance in the Keller Theater for the first time during its show last weekend.  The concept for the piece was developed by Davis Straske, ’19, during an independent study course. Straske, who has been dancing since she was four ye...

Student vigil honors mosque shooting victims

Student vigil honors mosque shooting victims

Grace Mamon

April 1, 2019

About 200 members of the Washington and Lee and Lexington community gathered on the Colonnade to unite against Islamophobia one week after the mosque shootings in New Zealand. Amnesty International organized the vigil on Friday, March 22 in remembrance of the 51 lives lost in the mosque attacks in...

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:...

Q&A with Washington Post executive editor, Marty Baron

Q&A with Washington Post executive editor, Marty Baron

Hannah Denham

April 1, 2019

Marty Baron, the executive editor of the Washington Post, visited campus last week. Alecia Swasy, professor of business journalism, interviewed him on stage in Stackhouse Theater on Tuesday night, and he visited classes and spoke with journalism students on Wednesday.  Baron was previously editor of the Boston Globe,...

Dudley selects first director of institutional history

Gus Cross

April 1, 2019

President Will Dudley announced Lynn Rainville of Sweetbriar College as the new director of institutional history earlier this month. Rainville, originally an archaeologist with a doctorate degree in the field, began teaching anthropology and archaeology courses at Sweet Briar College in 2001. She...

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