The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

Elizabeth Bell, Co-Editor-in-Chief

All content by Elizabeth Bell

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

Students call for mental health resources, grading changes and due process
October 21, 2020
Lee Chapel, a central landmark on campus, will be renamed University Chapel. Photo by Grace Mamon, 22.

Board of trustees still considering whether to change school’s name

A final decision could take over six months
Grace Mamon and Elizabeth Bell
September 10, 2020
More than 750 students tuned in for Kendis talk. Many gathered to watch with their home group.

“How to be an antiracist” author gives virtual talk

Kendi’s talk was scheduled for last spring, but postponed
Elizabeth Bell and
September 10, 2020
Lee Chapel, a central landmark on campus, will be renamed University Chapel. Photo by Grace Mamon, 22.

Petition demanding accountability from Washington and Lee gains momentum

“Without an explicit commitment to antiracist action, an institution such as ours with direct ties to a Confederate general and the perpetuation of the Lost Cause narrative remains complicit in violence against people of color,” the petition said.
Elizabeth Bell
June 9, 2020
This photo, from Mock Convention 2020, shows students celebrating after announcing Mock Conventions nomination of Sen. Bernie Sanders as the Democratic Partys presidential candidate in 2020. A similar process will happen for the GOP presidential nominee this year. Photo by Lilah Kimble

Mock Convention’s predicted nominee suspends bid for president

Mock Convention is projected to make a seventh incorrect prediction
Elizabeth Bell
April 13, 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
The 2018 Democratic nominee for Florida governor addressed the importance of restoring voting rights for felons. Photo by Lilah Kimble.

Andrew Gillum encourages young people to get involved in politics

"You all are what is right with America," Gillum told students in the audience
Elizabeth Bell and Tori Johnsson
February 16, 2020
Photo by Lilah Kimble

Cameron Kasky talks mental health, gun violence and activism

“You can’t save the whole world if you’re not taking care of yourself,” he said.
Tanajia Moye-Green and Elizabeth Bell
February 15, 2020
Dining Services temporarily required students to sign these slips when they swiped for meals in the sorority houses. Photo by Elizabeth Bell.

Campus implements strategies to prevent cheating and stealing

Some students are concerned that they're not trusted by the university to adhere to the honor system
Elizabeth Bell
November 19, 2019
Photo courtesy of Washington and Lee University

Director of Greek Life Corey Gant steps down

Gant's stepping down comes after nearly a year and a half in the position
Elizabeth Bell
November 4, 2019
Churchill and Rodgers at a vineyard for their engagement photos. Photo courtesy of Christophe Genty.

Washington and Lee couple wins fight against Jim Crow-era racial law in Virginia

A federal judge ruled that it's unconstitutional for Virginia to require couples to list their race on their marriage license
Elizabeth Bell
October 21, 2019
Students returned this year to see the results of the mostly cosmetic renovation of D-hall. Photo by Elizabeth Bell, 21.

Dining Services doubles down on checking meal swipes

The Executive Committee would not say if not swiping for a meal counts as an honor violation
Elizabeth Bell
October 1, 2019
The Executive Committee white book for the 2018-19 academic year.

First black woman elected as SJC Chair

Three candidates ran unopposed in this year’s Executive Committee and Student Judicial Council elections
Elizabeth Bell
April 1, 2019
A Marketplace employee prepares the salad bar for dinner. Photo by Kaelan McCabe, ‘21.

D-Hall to close for half of spring term

During Marketplace renovations, first-years will be able to use their meal swipes at any dining location on campus
Elizabeth Bell
March 18, 2019

Washington and Lee contributes strong numbers to Teach for America

Seven graduates from the class of 2018 are currently teaching at low-income schools through the program
Elizabeth Bell
December 3, 2018
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