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Transgender pride flags line the walkway to University Chapel on Monday, Sept. 18, the day Matt Walsh is scheduled to speak.

Matt Walsh comes to campus today after controversy last March

Claire Hamlet, Contributing Writer September 18, 2023

Matt Walsh, conservative political commentator who once called himself “transphobe of the year” in his Twitter bio, will speak in the University Chapel today. Walsh’s appearance was first scheduled...

A closed sign hanging in the glass of a red door.

Lex Bowls bids farewell, for now

Christian Basnight, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Greg and Amie Phillips felt there was a market for açaí in Lexington—the city where their son attended school at Virginia Military Institute. So the pair uprooted from New York and opened their own...

Three women and one man hold signs supporting abortion rights and stand on a street corner. Two dogs are also present.

Limited reproductive health care options harm Rockbridge County residents

Addie-Grace Cook, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Jodi Williams was 15 minutes away from the hospital when she realized she wasn’t going to make it in time to give birth. Her husband pulled the car over onto the highway shoulder and jumped out. Two...

Three brick sorority houses with white columns.

Female transfer students face social barriers in sorority recruitment

Julianna Stephenson, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Eugénie Rovegno, ’24, remembers sitting alone in a theme house while all her friends were at a sorority house watching a movie. She wasn’t allowed to join because of Panhellenic recruitment rules. Rovegno...

The front of the Pi Beta Phi chapter house, a building at least three stories tall with white columns and a brick first story with several columns and archways between them.

Pi Beta Phi placed on probation until 2024

Bri Hatch and Shauna Muckle April 11, 2023

Editors' note: For this piece, the Ring-tum Phi reached out to three administrators, a Panhellenic Council executive, and six active, involved members of Pi Beta Phi, including President Kaylin Jury and...

A photo rendering of the inside of a chapel, mostly white but with brown accents. A central arch is filled by a set back white wall.

Lexington city official approves construction of University Chapel wall blocking Lee statue

Jenny Hellwig, News Editor April 11, 2023

Washington and Lee University’s new plan to build a wall in University Chapel was approved early last month after multiple permit denials and arguments over the chapel’s history. Building inspector...

Three Black Washington and Lee grads

DeLaney Center researches untold stories of Black women on W&L’s campus

Caitlyn Thompkins, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

In 1987, the Student Activities Board of Washington and Lee University announced their 80th annual Fancy Dress Ball theme. “Slap on Your Banana Republic cumberbund and get ready for the African jungle...

President announces campus absence

Shauna Muckle, Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2023

Washington and Lee President Will Dudley will work entirely remotely for the rest of the school year. His departure will allow him to remain in Massachusetts with his child, who has a “serious health...

A photo shows multiple signs and papers. The focus is a yellow and black sign reading What is a Fallacy? with Matt Walsh.

Petition opposing Matt Walsh visit nets over 600 signatures

Shauna Muckle, Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2023

UPDATE:  President Will Dudley released a statement Tuesday evening in response to the petition. In a published statement to leaders of queer affinity groups, Dudley said the university allows any...

A diploma sample in a picture frame. The diploma reads Washington and Lee University, above a wide artwork of the colonnade. The phrase Lexington, Virginia is placed under the artwork.

Confusion over diploma design highlights W&L’s turmoil with racial justice

Bri Hatch, Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2023

Controversy surrounding Washington and Lee’s namesakes has persisted on the university’s campus for years. But amid years-long calls for a name change, a lesser-known battle has persisted: to remove...

A group of people, appearing mostly female, hold lit candles and walk in a loose line on a brick pathway under columned porches. The photos lighting is dim and indicates twilight.

The other side of sexual misconduct programming

Jenny Hellwig, News Editor March 28, 2023

Content Warning: This coverage includes references to rape, sexual assault and violence. Candles illuminated the colonnade as sexual assault survivors and supporters gathered last Thursday during Take...

A brown haired white man in a blue button down shirt smiles in front of a white and brick building. The photo shows his head and torso.

W&L welcomes part-time dietitian

Claire DiChiario, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Clark Simcoe, the new part-time dietitian at Washington and Lee, is enjoying the process of blazing a trail in his new job position.  A 2011 graduate of Washington and Lee, Simcoe majored in geology...

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