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The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

All content by Alison Murtagh
Furr Mills Road, where many of the break-ins occurred, is a popular location for off-campus seniors to live. Many of the students have cars to travel to and from campus. Photo by Emily Cohen, 19.

Suspects arrested after students report multiple break-ins off campus

Police suggest students lock their car doors and keep valuables out of plain sight to avoid future incidents.
Alison Murtagh
January 21, 2019
Marc Conner and Lucas Morel speak at Chavis lecture. Photo by Ellen Kanzinger, ‘18.

Two W&L professors reflect on Ralph Ellison and his writings

Marc Conner and Lucas Morel speak in honor of the first African-American student to attend W&L
Alison Murtagh
March 2, 2017

Sororities respond to newly-implemented recruitment rules

National Panhellenic Conference eliminates skits from formal recruitment
January 19, 2017
Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma participate in Tie Dye & Blue Sky. Photo by Alison Murtagh, ‘19.

Students get behind tie-dye and treats for a greater cause

Kappa Kappa Gamma partners with Blue Sky to provide books to children in need.
Alison Murtagh
October 10, 2016
Pre-orientation students on the Appalachian Trail.
Photo courtesy of W&L.

Pre-orientation programs grow to satisfy rising student demand

More upperclassmen returning to programs they enjoyed as first-years
Alison Murtagh
September 19, 2016

Executive Committee task force to raise awareness about Honor System

Executive Committee's Education Task Force to increase understanding, awareness about Honor System
Alison Murtagh
May 9, 2016

Carnival for a Cure raises over $19,000 to fight cancer

Relay for Life event raises funds, increases awareness about cancer
Alison Murtagh
March 28, 2016

W&L Habitat for Humanity group receives $5,000 boost

State Farm gives grant to build more homes
Alison Murtagh
March 22, 2016

AdLib Conference provides fresh perspective for students

Alumni in advertising jobs offer advice, experience
Alison Murtagh
March 17, 2016
W&L President-elect William Dudley

The Phi sits down with incoming president Will Dudley

Dudley addresses plans for future of university, first things on his list
Alison Murtagh
March 7, 2016
Journalism Professor turned his interest in Indianapolis author, Kurt 
Vonnegut, into a project. He interviewed the author’s family and colleagues to produce a documentary on Vonnegut’s life. Photo by Kiki Spiezio, ‘17.

Indianapolis author stars in W&L Professor’s new documentary

Journalism professor premieres documentary in Stackhouse Theater, features author Kurt Vonnegut
Alison Murtagh
February 1, 2016
Snowy stairs in the newly renovated quad

Handicapped students struggle to access older buildings

Lack of elevators, handicap accessible classrooms cause students struggle in navigating campus.
Alison Murtagh
January 27, 2016
Shoeboxes like this one will be collected and shipped across the world.

Students encouraged to donate to Operation Christmas Child this week

Donated toys go to children around the world who may not receive other holiday gifts
Alison Murtagh
November 17, 2015

Arabic classes now offered by W&L

Students no longer have to leave campus to learn Arabic
Alison Murtagh
November 9, 2015

Service fraternity recharters on campus

Co-ed fraternity to engage in service projects around community, aims to double current membership in upcoming years
Alison Murtagh
October 12, 2015
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