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The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University

The Ring-tum Phi

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Governor Glenn Youngkin shares his vision for what the Republican Party needs to do to make America “a nation with no rivals” again.

Glenn Youngkin encourages Americans to vote to support ‘a nation with no rivals’

Virginia’s governor said he wants Republicans to lead America back to having a dominant economy and education system
Julianna Stephenson
February 14, 2024
Ruthless Podcast hosts sit back and discuss conservative politics during the final session of Mock Convention.

Conservative podcast jokes about Biden, journalism

Hosts of the Ruthless Podcast share conservative opinions, saying they did not come to bring facts
Julianna Stephenson
February 14, 2024
The university assigned a full-time staff member to fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year. Matthew Loar was hired in 2019.

Number of fellowship applicants, recipients on the rise since the hiring of Matthew Loar

The Director of Fellowships and Student Research connects W&L students to prestigious postgraduate programs
Julianna Stephenson
February 5, 2024
Graphic by Julianna Stephenson

Washington and Lee University drops in rankings when methodology emphasizes social mobility

Even though the university dropped in ranking, admissions officials are not concerned about prospective student applications
Julianna Stephenson
February 5, 2024
Timmy Hill vacuums the rugs at the Tennis Center at 6 a.m.

Day in the life of Washington and Lee’s facilities and grounds workers

In our “Day in the Life” series, reporters take a look behind the scenes of the most important, yet overlooked, jobs at W&L
Julianna Stephenson
January 22, 2024
Nearly half of the students who applied to enter Washington and Lee’s Class of 2025 did not submit test scores. Graphic courtesy of Juilianna Stephenson, ‘26

Washington and Lee will remain test-optional for the time being

Students and admissions officials alike weigh in on the positives and negatives of requiring test scores
Julianna Stephenson
December 11, 2023
Some children of alumni grow up with Washington and Lee as a central part of their lives, especially when they attend events such as Young Alumni Weekend. Photo by Julianna Stephenson, ‘26

W&L to keep legacy admissions after affirmative action strike-down

The admissions office is facing new challenges this year. Legacy admissions isn’t one of them.
Julianna Stephenson
November 30, 2023
Washington and Lee University’s ranking among national liberal arts colleges varies by source, ac-
cording to President Dudley’s statement.

Washington and Lee falls 10 spots in U.S. News and World Report college rankings

University administrators say the rankings are an incomplete reflection of the quality of a W&L education
Julianna Stephenson
October 9, 2023
W&L’s diversity could decline after affirmative action decision, admissions says

W&L’s diversity could decline after affirmative action decision, admissions says

The Supreme Court prevented race-conscious admissions programs. W&L is still navigating the implications
Julianna Stephenson
September 25, 2023
Three brick sorority houses with white columns.

Female transfer students face social barriers in sorority recruitment

Rush rules leave older students feeling isolated, especially those without campus connections
Julianna Stephenson, Staff Writer
May 8, 2023
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