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Lee Chapel, a central landmark on campus, will be renamed University Chapel. Photo by Grace Mamon, '22.

W&L will not drop Lee from university name, but Lee Chapel will be renamed

Grace Mamon June 4, 2021
After almost a year of deliberation, the board’s special committee decided to retain the university name
Name change decision coming in June, rector says

Name change decision coming in June, rector says

Grace Mamon May 19, 2021
The board has been reconsidering the university’s relation-ship with Lee since July

COVID-19 update: Cases low, plans for fall unclear

Sophie Kidd May 19, 2021
Restrictions for next year are still in the works, but dining changes have been confirmed
Meet Chawne Kimber, new dean of the college

Meet Chawne Kimber, new dean of the college

Bri Hatch May 19, 2021
New dean said she aims to find“collaborative solutions”
The line at Hillel’s E. Cafe stretched out the door for lunch on May 3, the day it reopened. Photo by Grace Mamon, ‘22.

Hillel reopens after fire

Garrett Price May 19, 2021
The dining venue and Jewish life center welcomed students back for the last weeks of school
Students find pamphlets about Robert E. Lee’s legacy around campus. Photo by Avalon Pernell, ‘23.

Students, alumni, parents weigh in on university name

Avalon Pernell May 19, 2021
Tensions build on and off cam-pus as the Board of Trustees draws closer to making a decision on the university’s name
Daisy the bunny poses for a picture on the colonnade. Photo by her owner Jessie Ogden, ‘23.

Celebrating Easter and Passover in a pandemic for the second time

Mary Alice Russell April 13, 2021

Spring dresses, egg hunts and brunches with home groups all played a huge role in celebrating Easter in Lexington this year.  Even though spring holiday celebrations for Passover and Easter...

Street names associated with the Confederacy were a topic of heated debate at a recent City Council meeting. Photo by Lilah Kimble, ‘23

The possibility of city council renaming Lexington streets looms

Shauna Muckle April 13, 2021

Citizens are starkly divided on how Lexington City Council should deal with Confederate-associated street names. The council held a public hearing April 1 to consider the street renaming policy...

The WLUR studio is on the bottom floor of Elrod Commons. Photo by Grace Mamon, ‘22.

No visitors policy halts 49-year long WLUR show

Lilah Kimble April 13, 2021

Doug Harwood started his campus radio show, “The Anti-Headache Machine,” when he was a sophomore at Washington and Lee University in 1971. His four-hour show has been on-air weekly for most...

Sorority recruitment is finally complete, after shifting dates and lots of controversy. Photo by Lilah Kimble, ‘23.

Panhellenic sorority recruitment wraps up three months later than usual

Grace Mamon April 13, 2021

Panhellenic sorority recruitment, which is normally over before the start of winter term, finished up during the last weekend of March. The process was conducted virtually to comply with university...

Photo by Emma Coleman, '21.

Photos: March 23 Change the Name Walkout

March 30, 2021

A crowd of undergraduates, law students and faculty members marched from Canaan Green to the Colonnade March 23 to protest the university’s name. Read the full story here.   

Students organize walkout in response to board’s delay of name change decision

Students organize walkout in response to board’s delay of name change decision

Vivek Kumar and Grace Mamon March 30, 2021
Students, faculty and staff gathered on the colonnade in an effort to get the Board of Trustees to make a decision.
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