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COVID-19 update: Restrictions loosened, but student concerns remain


October 21, 2020

Students call for mental health resources, grading changes and due process

Winter term schedule announcement met by mixed feelings

Under the new winter term schedule, classes will begin on Jan. 19.


October 21, 2020

While the change helps students to self-quarantine after the holidays, many fear burnout due to lack of breaks

Interim Head Police Chief Riley to become assistant director of public safety

Riley has collaborated with public safety for years, during his time at the Lexington Police Department.


October 21, 2020

Mark Riley is leaving law enforcement after almost three decades, but he’ll still be keeping the community safe

Students report multiple incidents of harassment in Lexington and on campus

Kaelan McCabe

October 7, 2020

“Every single one of us deserves to feel safe and welcome at W&L and in the surrounding area,” said President Dudley in an email

COVID-19 update: Conduct probation and internship cancellations

Avalon Pernell and Grace Mamon

October 7, 2020

Some students are asked to finish the term virtually. Others are told that their summer plans are cancelled

Peer counselors support first-years students virtually

Peer counselors spread positivity on Cannan Green on Oct. 2.

Kelsie Westmoreland

October 7, 2020

COVID-19 restrictions have made it more difficult for first-years to adjust to college life and build relationships

Campus environment level increases as more students are quarantined

The campus environment level was upgraded from

Avalon Pernell

September 22, 2020

26 students are in on-campus isolation and quarantine housing and 132 students are quarantining elsewhere

Pence expresses support for military, cadets at VMI

Pence greeted VMI cadets before his speech. Photo by Jin Ni, '22.


September 22, 2020

The vice president visited next- door VMI in an event that was closed to the public

Rockbridge-area schools reopen virtually

Shauna Muckle

September 22, 2020

City and county schools tout new resources for students

University eases rules due to low COVID-19 positivity rates during arrival and surveillance testing

Students social distance on the Colonnade.

Nobel Manaye, Vivek Kumar, Jin Ni, and Avalon Pernell

September 10, 2020

Students can now visit one another in their residences as long as they wear masks and social distance.

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