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Q&A with Washington Post executive editor, Marty Baron

Q&A with Washington Post executive editor, Marty Baron

Hannah Denham

April 1, 2019


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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


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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...

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


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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


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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...

From chemistry major to CEO: Alumna shares her career path

Emma Stoffel

March 18, 2019


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On March 5, students gathered in Stackhouse Theater to see the second speaker of Washington and Lee’s Washington Term Speaker Series, Tolu Olubunmi, ‘02.  As the advisor to the United Nations Department of Public Information, Olubunmi is dedicated to giving voices to migrants, refugees and in...

Former attorney general addresses Washington and Lee traditions

Former attorney general addresses  Washington and Lee traditions

Gus Cross

March 18, 2019


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Speaking at Lee Chapel on March 7, the first African-American woman to serve as attorney general of the United States opened her talk by noting the importance of discussing history and tradition. Appointed by Barack Obama in 2015, Loretta Lynch was the Contact Committee’s winter term speaker this...

Fancy Dress to “pop” up in new location

Fancy Dress to “pop” up in new location

Liza Moore

March 18, 2019


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With the reconstruction of the gymnasium, Fancy Dress has been relocated to the pavilion on the university’s back campus, which has caused obstacles in planning this year’s 112th annual ball. Fancy Dress has been one of Washington and Lee’s oldest and most admired traditions on campus since...

GAB Instagram post sparks frustration

GAB Instagram post sparks frustration

Gus Cross

March 18, 2019


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On March 6, the General Activities Board announced the musician for their winter term show, who will perform the Thursday before Fancy Dress. The announcement came in the form of an Instagram post that was taken down in about five minutes, according to GAB co-chair Alec Gustafson, ‘19. Th...

D-Hall to close for half of spring term

D-Hall to close for half of spring term

Elizabeth Bell

March 18, 2019


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Breakfast on Friday, May 3 will be the final chance for students to enjoy all-you-can-eat meals at the Marketplace this academic year. The dining hall will close for about a month in order to accomodate for renovations. “Those are our slowest two weeks by far,” Andrew Watling, an assistant di...

Dining Services regulates number of meals served on Sorority Row

Dining Services regulates number of meals served on Sorority Row

Liza Moore

March 4, 2019


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Sororities have been swiping (or not swiping) for almost a year. Who does that affect?

Author Rebecca Traister delivers speech on anger as a communicative tool for those who are marginalized

Author Rebecca Traister delivers speech on anger as a communicative tool for those who are marginalized

Donald LeCompte

March 4, 2019


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Traister spoke openly about her experience as an openly feminist journalist throughout her career and in the Trump era.

fLEX Fitness celebrates six months on the Lexington exercise scene

fLEX Fitness celebrates six months on the Lexington exercise scene

Lily Horsley

March 4, 2019


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The fitness center wants to reach a clientele beyond Washington and Lee students and Lexington residents.

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