The Ring-tum Phi

Greek system attempts to hit “reset button,” promote inclusivity

The six National Panhellenic sorority houses sit in a row next to Wilson Field.

Grace Mamon

August 9, 2020

More than 100 anonymous submissions about inequality issues on campus have been posted by the @dearwlu Instagram account, since it was created on June 29. On Monday, over 20 posts submitted by students and alumni involved Greek life, prompting conversations about how to promote inclusivity in the Greek...

Board of Trustees announces committee to review name after efforts by faculty, student government

Grace Mamon

July 9, 2020

Washington and Lee’s Board of Trustees announced the creation of a board committee to review the school’s Confederate ties, including its name, in an email Tuesday. This announcement comes after support from many campus groups, including the Executive Committee and a resounding majority of the...

Petition demanding accountability from Washington and Lee gains momentum

In 2018, the Commission on Institutional History and Community recommended that Lee Chapel be reconfigured or turned into a museum.

Elizabeth Bell

June 9, 2020

More than 2000 people have signed a petition demanding accountability from Washington and Lee University, after the killing of George Floyd sparked national protests and the removal of many confederate monuments throughout the south.   The petition, which was started by Caroline Todd, ‘17, calls for Washington and Lee to “reject white supremacy and declare support fo...

Students respond to one-year graduation postponement

Charlie Radcliffe (left) and Caroline Buckley (right) took early graduation photos on the Colonnade. Photo courtesy of Charlie Radcliffe.

Hannah Denham

May 18, 2020

Some seniors won't be able to come back to Lexington in a year to walk across the stage. Others are counting on it.

The state of the honor system during remote learning

The Executive Committee white book for the 2018-19 academic year.
Photo by Hannah Denham, '20.

Kristen Xu

May 18, 2020

The transition to online classes brings up questions about the honor system

Law students consider withdrawing from Executive Committee after denial of diploma petition

A view of the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Photo by Elizabeth Bell.

Jin Ni

May 18, 2020

Some law students feel their interests haven't been adequately represented by student government

Meet next year’s editors-in-chief

May 18, 2020

Elizabeth Bell, '21, and Grace Mamon, '22, will take over the Ring-tum Phi as the incoming editors-in-chief

Judge requires university to turn over redacted Title IX records in federal lawsuit with former student

Washington Hall, from the steps of Lee Chapel. Photo by Hannah Denham.

Hannah Denham and Maya Lora

May 18, 2020

Attorneys have requested the trial date for John Doe v. Washington and Lee University be moved to November due to coronavirus

Dudley tells CNBC ‘we are doing everything in our power’ to bring back students in the fall

Washington and Lee University President Will Dudley was interviewed by Kelly Evans, '07, on CNBC on Wednesday, May 13. Screenshot of the interview.

Hannah Denham

May 13, 2020

Kelly Evans, host of "The Exchange" on CNBC and a 2007 graduate of Washington and Lee, interviewed him on May 13

For some students, remote learning means a loss of income

Traveller employees before a shift during Mock Convention weekend. Photo courtesy of Lauren Fredericks.

Maya Lora

May 4, 2020

Washington and Lee University is still paying work-study students; other jobs not guaranteed

Sophomore housing selection postponed “until further notice”

Students chalk the sidewalk at the Third-Year Village on March 14, 2020. Photo by Emma Coleman.

Maya Lora

May 4, 2020

Residential Life is looking into campus housing for sophomores unable to live in Woods Creek, especially theme houses with vacancies

University wrestles with financial impact of remote learning

Photo by Hannah Denham.

Hannah Denham

May 4, 2020

Washington and Lee has a committee dedicated to the development of a contingency plan in the case of remote learning extending through fall 2020

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