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Campus responds to coronavirus: All your questions answered

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

Ring-tum Phi Staff

March 13, 2020

The Ring-tum Phi staff is keeping Washington and Lee University informed with the latest coronavirus updates and answers to reader questions.

Washington and Lee University moves classes online for rest of academic year

Huntley Hall, where the Williams School is located. Photo by Kaelan McCabe, '21.

Hannah Denham

March 12, 2020

The decision impacts both undergraduate and law students and comes as a response to the growing impact of the new coronavirus

How professors are navigating canceled spring term courses and the potential of online classes

Washington Hall. Photo by Hannah Denham.

Hannah Denham and Avalon Pernell

March 12, 2020

The university is expanding spring term class numbers to account for students who were enrolled in cancelled abroad courses

Here’s a list of which university events are canceled and which are still on

Photo by Hannah Denham.

Hannah Denham

March 12, 2020

Some Washington and Lee University events have been canceled as part of a growing response to the new coronavirus

All spring term abroad courses canceled due to coronavirus concerns

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

Elizabeth Bell, Emma Derr, and Coleman Martinson

March 11, 2020

The total cancellation of spring term abroad courses was decided on Thursday

Students and faculty who traveled to Italy asked to quarantine themselves after initially attending classes

Two sophomore students quarantined themselves in a Gaines Hall apartment. Photo by Coleman Martinson.

Coleman Martinson

March 10, 2020

Washington and Lee University is enforcing a Virginia Department of Health policy that went into effect a week after the individuals returned to Lexington.

Washington and Lee University diplomas will keep namesake portraits

The current Washington and Lee University diploma, for both law and undergraduate students, displays portraits of George Washington and Robert E. Lee. [Image from online petition]

Jin Ni

March 5, 2020

The Board of Trustees rejected the petition started by law students

When Mock Convention nominated Bernie Sanders, his campaign said he couldn’t answer the call

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

Emma Derr

March 5, 2020

Mock Convention representatives say a campaign spokesman asked about the political views of the audience

Andrew Gillum encourages young people to get involved in politics

The 2018 Democratic nominee for Florida governor addressed the importance of restoring voting rights for felons. Photo by Lilah Kimble.

Elizabeth Bell and Tori Johnsson

February 16, 2020

"You all are what is right with America," Gillum told students in the audience

Bernie Sanders wins Mock Con’s Democratic nomination after contested convention

Luke Basham, Democratic party analyst, stands at the podium to introduce the roll call.

Grace Mamon, Laura Calhoun, Jin Ni, and Vivek Kumar

February 15, 2020

Washington and Lee University Mock Convention predicted Senator Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, after a projected contested convention for the first time since 1968. Misty Rebik, the Iowa state director for the Sanders campaign, accepted the nominat...

Cameron Kasky talks mental health, gun violence and activism

Photo by Lilah Kimble

Tanajia Moye-Green and Elizabeth Bell

February 15, 2020

“I do not think that gun control is number one on the list of things to look for in this election cycle,” said Cameron Kasky in his speech during session 3 of Mock Convention. “I think that gun violence is a problem with such a simple answer and yet we’re just not doing anything.” Kasky...

Trevor Noah discusses the political divide in America

Trevor Noah discusses the political divide in America

Avalon Pernell

February 15, 2020

The keynote speaker touched on serious topics while keeping the audience laughing with Trump and Obama impressions

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