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Coleman Martinson

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1,100+ sign petition for credit/no credit option

Student petition asks university to change its grading system fall term
Coleman Martinson
November 19, 2020
An aerial view of Washington and Lee University. Photo by Coleman Martinson.

All spring term abroad courses canceled due to coronavirus concerns

The total cancellation of spring term abroad courses was decided on Thursday
Two sophomore students quarantined themselves in a Gaines Hall apartment. Photo by Coleman Martinson.

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

Washington and Lee University is enforcing a Virginia Department of Health policy that went into effect a week after the individuals returned to Lexington.
Coleman Martinson
March 9, 2020
Individual students pay more for printing than  departments and student organizations, study shows

Individual students pay more for printing than departments and student organizations, study shows

Students paid nearly $4000 in additional printing costs in the 2018-19 school year
Coleman Martinson
January 28, 2020
Dumpsters sit piled high with trash while loose garage litters the area surrounding it. Photo by Coleman Martinson.

Students adapt to dump site closures across the county

Businesses and landlords offer solutions to students and county residents
Coleman Martinson
November 18, 2019
Cade Gold played football during his first year. Photo courtesy of W&L Athletics.

University sued over handling of mental health care related issues, second time this year

Cade Gold, who was in the class of 2020, died in March of 2018
Coleman Martinson
October 21, 2019
Photo by Coleman Martinson, 21

Fate of Blue Phoenix Cafe remains uncertain

The local vegan option may be gone in months.
Coleman Martinson
September 15, 2019

Former university employee indicted on charges for embezzling fire department funds

The former cashier turned himself into authorities.
Coleman Martinson
September 15, 2019
A student slices apples during a Campus Kitchen shift. Photo by Coleman Martinson, 21.

New database to aid students in volunteering process

The Office of Community-Based Learning initiated the database to help students get involved with the community
Coleman Martinson
May 7, 2019

Fancy Dress reveals “Pop-Art” Theme

The annual gala found a one-year home in the Student Activities Pavilion.
Coleman Martinson
March 4, 2019
A poster at a table in the Commons Living Room explains the different aspects of Science, Society and the Arts Conference. Photo by Coleman Martinson, 21.

SSA still accepting student, faculty proposals

The multi-disciplinary conference can include music performances, poetry readings, drama productions, research presentations and more
Coleman Martinson
February 4, 2019

General’s Grilled Cheese returns

By popular demand, the beloved sandwich is back at the E-Cafe
Coleman Martinson
December 3, 2018

Woods Creek West: Unsafe and unjust

A sophomore Washington and Lee student talks with other sophomores about the "uninhabitable living situation" that is Woods Creek West
Coleman Martinson
November 6, 2018
The Washington and Lee University campus, featuring Huntley Hall and Newcomb Hall. Photo by Coleman Martinson, 21.

W&L drops in national rankings, says U.S. News & World Report

President Will Dudley calls the decrease from 10th to 11th “insignificant”
Coleman Martinson
October 22, 2018

O-Week: Too many activities, too little time?

Students complain of jam-packed schedule
Coleman Martinson
September 17, 2018
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