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Senior student sells English thesis on sexual harassment  

Senior student sells English thesis on sexual harassment  

Laura Calhoun

May 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

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 ...

From the archives: W&L to go coed in ‘85

Mike Allen and Bruce Potter

May 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Life

Washington and Lee University will begin admitting women in the fall of 1985, the Board of Trustees decided July 14 after a two- day special meeting. The decision ends 235 years of all-male tradition at Washington and Lee and leaves only a handful of all-male, non-military liberal arts ...

Spring term: A student summary

Spring term: A student summary

Maggie Barker and Laura Calhoun

May 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

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 ...

Summer substitutes for the Maury River

Josette Corazza

May 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The city of Lexington recently began demolition on the dam at Jordan’s Point Park. Visible from the pole houses, this dam has made the Maury River the slow-flowing summer destination for swimmers, shers and boaters for over 100 years. If you plan to stay in Lexington for summer research or oth...

Grocery shopping in a food desert

Emma Stoffel

May 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion

After being a student at Washington and Lee for two years, I have come to realize that finding good, fresh food in Lexington is a little hard to come by. In fact, Rockbridge County is considered a “food desert” by the American Nutrition Association due to its lack of food available for t...

2019 marks 30th reunion of first class of undergraduate women

Jack Eason

May 7, 2019


Filed under Arts & Life

Alston Parker Watt ,’89, remembers touring Washington and Lee University in the mid 1980s. She was shopping around for colleges and after stepping on campus for the first time, she felt like she had found a perfect fit. Like many students throughout Washington and Lee’s history, Watt h...

John Heilemann kicks off Mock Convention

Irina Koleva and Arthur Rodrigues

May 7, 2019


Filed under News

John Heilemann, Mock Convention’s Spring Kickoff speaker, didn’t hold back when discussing President Donald Trump. “Whether you’re conservative or liberal, whether you’re Trump’s friend or foe, these past three years have been crazy and chaotic,” Heilemann, who has interviw...

New database to aid students in volunteering process

New database to aid students in volunteering process

Coleman Martinson

May 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Washington and Lee Class of 1994 gives $1 million to Office of Inclusion and Engagement

Isabel Chiodo

May 7, 2019


Filed under News

Maurice “Moe” Cole had never told his Washington and Lee University classmates about how isolated he felt as an African-American on campus until this past September. That’s when Cole, who graduated in 1994, was back at Washington and Lee for the first time in 20 years as a member ...

Bringing the classroom outdoors

Bringing the classroom outdoors

Irina Koleva

May 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Two students file Title IX complaints against professor

Hannah Denham

May 7, 2019


Filed under News

The university is assessing two Title IX complaints filed by students this semester against English professor Kary Smout. And after serving as director of the Writing Center for 27 years, Smout resigned from the position in April. One of the complaints is about an interaction with a stud...

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