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Washington and Lee pushes back graduation ceremonies to spring 2021

From left to right: Elizabeth Thompson, '20, Kathryn Gerbo, '20, and Elizabeth Underwood, '20 pose for early graduation photos on the Colonnade. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Underwood.

Hannah Denham

May 1, 2020

Undergraduate and law classes of 2020 are scheduled to walk the stage nearly a year after virtual graduation

The fate of summer research programs: Canceled or virtual?

An aerial view of Washington and Lee University. Photo by Coleman Martinson.

Avalon Pernell

April 21, 2020

President Will Dudley announced that all summer programs will be canceled or online, but the associate provost is hopeful that the program could still be in-person at the end of the summer.

Scrapbook: Final days on campus and life in quarantine

From left to right: Elizabeth Thompson, '20, Kathryn Gerbo, '20, and Elizabeth Underwood, '20 pose for early graduation photos on the Colonnade. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Underwood.

Ring-tum Phi Staff

April 13, 2020

Students sent in snapshots of how they’re creating memories, despite coronavirus cancellations

Mock Convention’s predicted nominee suspends bid for president

Mock Convention 2020 announces its nomination of Sen. Bernie Sanders as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Saturday, Feb. 15. Photo by Lilah Kimble.

Elizabeth Bell

April 13, 2020

Mock Convention is projected to make a seventh incorrect prediction

Empty pews: Celebrating Easter and Passover during a pandemic

Lee Bernstein, ‘20, has taken the opportunity with staying in Lexington for Passover to call extended family and cook her own kosher food for seder.

Hannah Denham

April 13, 2020

Christian and Jewish students find ways to stay connected to their religious communities, at home and in Lexington

Lexington prepares for major cut in tax revenue as local businesses shutter

April 12, 2020: Easter Sunday in Lexington. Photo by Hannah Denham.

Jin Ni

April 13, 2020

A few restaurants still offer curbside pick-up or delivery

The students who stayed: A day in the life of social distancing at Washington and Lee

Rafay Hassan, ‘22, volunteered with Rockbridge Area Relief Association
during the two-week recess. Photo by Hannah Denham.

Hannah Denham

March 30, 2020

The university approved 26 students to move into Woods Creek West after sending the rest of students home

Students in different time zones face added stress with online classes

An aerial view of Washington and Lee University. Photo by Coleman Martinson.

Sydney Lee

March 30, 2020

Students who are back home in California, Morocco and Vietnam weigh in

University proposes adjustments to grading and registration for rest of academic year

Photo by Hannah Denham.

Maya Lora

March 27, 2020

Washington and Lee University has announced several potential changes to registration and grading policies for the winter and spring semesters as students transition to online learning.  According to an email sent to the Ring-tum Phi by University Provost Marc Conner, faculty are currently voting on...

Lexington has its first coronavirus case

The novel coronavirus. Photo illustration courtesy of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hannah Denham

March 21, 2020

City Manager Jim Halasz said the first case in the Rockbridge area is a 60-year-old woman

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