The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

The CARE program delivers books to Central Elementary School.

CARE expands program to donate books with diverse characters to local schools

The Reading in Color initiative works to make Lexington a more inclusive community
Emily Scaff, Contributing Writer
May 13, 2024
The number of women in different categories of majors at Washington and Lee since 2003. Data courtesy of Washington and Lee.

Female W&L students prefer social science, STEM and commerce, data shows

Here’s how women’s preferences have changed since W&L went co-ed in 1985
Bridget Osas, Contributing Writer
May 13, 2024
The Generals Redoubt purchased the historic Fancy Hill mansion in Lexington for $1 million in 2023.

A conservative alumni group is pushing for more student outreach. Are progressive groups doing the same?

The Generals Redoubt raised $1.95 million in 2022 to fund high-profile campus events and property purchases. Liberal alumni groups have adopted a quieter approach
John Little, Contributing Writer
May 13, 2024
Ricardo Vergara will spend six years in prison and five on probation.

Former first-year sentenced to six years in prison

Ricardo Vergara, formerly ’26, was sentenced Monday in Rockbridge Circuit Court after pleading guilty to a rape charge
Jenny Hellwig, Editor-in-chief
April 8, 2024
A behind-the-scenes look at administration

A behind-the-scenes look at administration

The president and his cabinet keep “the small city that is W&L” running smoothly
Julianna Stephenson
April 8, 2024
Currently, at the Tea House, long lines form during peak hours and students have to wait to get their orders. Photo by Emma Malinak, ’25

Tea House will adopt mobile ordering system during spring term

The app will go live for other campus dining venues, including Café 77, this fall
Emma Malinak
April 8, 2024
The White Book is a document that provides a written framework for the Honor System. All students are required to sign the book upon their entrance to the university. Photo by Aiden Kelsey, ’27

White Book review committee releases proposed amendments

The new amendments aim to increase accountability for the Executive Committee
Aiden Kelsey
April 8, 2024
There are counselors of color who work remotely via telehealth, but no in-person counselors of color at the counseling center. Photo by Erika Kengni, ’27

With no in-person counselors of color, students must look elsewhere for care

The director of counseling initially denied the importance of race when it comes to care
Erika Kengni, Contributing News Editor
April 8, 2024
Tracking Title IX progress and challenges amid renewed discussions

Tracking Title IX progress and challenges amid renewed discussions

Students and professors weigh in the Title IX office as discussions on sexual misconduct have increased on campus
Cami Knott
April 8, 2024
Nour Alshaer, 22, is from Gaza and returned there to attend medical school.

Former student in Gaza fears for her life while saving others

Palestinian medical student Nour Alshaer, ’22, is helping wounded and starving Gazans. Alumni asking the administration to support her are met with silence
Jenny Hellwig, Editor-in-chief
April 8, 2024
Students can now opt to meet in-person at the University Counseling Center. Photo by Stefani Chiguluri, 24.

Students receive less care from short-staffed university counseling center

The counseling center is down three providers, leaving students with longer wait times between appointment
Shauna Muckle, Editor in Chief
March 25, 2024
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W&L senior acquitted of stalking charge

Judge Christopher Billias warned Brandon Konlian, ’24, that further contact with the victim in the case would result in jail time
Shauna Muckle, Editor in Chief
March 25, 2024
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