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What the Executive Committee doesn’t do

Mac Trammell April 4, 2016

As the body charged with upholding Washington and Lee’s Honor System, the Executive Committee is seen by many as the judiciary body of W&L. Members of the EC decide the fate of students accused of...

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What the Executive Committee doesn’t do: The Phi weighs in

The Ring-tum Phi Staff April 4, 2016

In this week’s “Questioning Honor” article, What the Executive Committee doesn’t do, The Ring-Tum Phi explores the roles and responsibilities of Washington and Lee’s three judiciary bodies: the...

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Confidentiality: A double-edged sword, The Phi weighs in

The Ring-tum Phi Staff March 28, 2016

This week’s article on the Honor System, entitled “The Secret System,” reveals just how central confidentiality is to our community. In many ways, it is the glue of the Honor System. According to...

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The Secret System: How the Honor System operates on confidentiality

Kinsey Grant March 28, 2016

The Washington and Lee student body selected last week its new Executive Committee officers. Students know these young men and women as classmates, peers and people they pass on the colonnade. But the...

The Hearing Advisor Program:The Phi weighs in

the Ring-tum Phi Staff March 22, 2016

To many first-years at Washington and Lee, orientation week is one of the most memorable experiences here in Lexington. It’s the chance to go to your first college party, likely meet your future best...

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The Hearing Advisor Program:Who are the hearing advisors and what are their roles?

Leslie Yevak March 22, 2016

For students, finding out they’ve been accused of an honor violation might be as terrifying as learning that they’re facing criminal charges. To ensure no one goes through the process alone, Washington...

The investigation process: the Phi weighs in

Ring-tum Phi Staff March 17, 2016

In reading this week’s article, ‘The investigation process: An honor violation accusation,’ on the Executive Committee’s investigative process, most students will be struck by the amount of sheer...

The investigation process: An honor violation accusation

Jordan Cohen March 17, 2016

When a member of the Washington and Lee community suspects an honor violation, they are encouraged -- but not required -- by the White Book to report the action in question to the president of the Executive...

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Questioning Honor

March 7, 2016

Over the course of five issues, the Phi will cover the beloved Honor System that is synonymous with Washington and Lee. While the Honor System has given most students a feeling of safety and trust on campus...

A system vs. a code: the Phi weighs in

The Ring-tum Phi Staff March 7, 2016

Correction: As of Mar. 1, there have been seven closed hearings this academic year, not 14 as printed in the original story in issue 16, published Mar. 7.   Ask any Washington and Lee student,...

A look at the Honor System: what is it and who is it for?

Kelly Swanson March 7, 2016

Correction: As of Mar. 1, there have been seven closed hearings this academic year, not 14 as printed in the original story in issue 16, published Mar. 7.   “If you believe that demanding...

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