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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

A diploma sample in a picture frame. The diploma reads Washington and Lee University, above a wide artwork of the colonnade. The phrase Lexington, Virginia is placed under the artwork.

Confusion over diploma design highlights W&L’s turmoil with racial justice

Bri Hatch, Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2023

Controversy surrounding Washington and Lee’s namesakes has persisted on the university’s campus for years. But amid years-long calls for a name change, a lesser-known battle has persisted: to remove...

W&L Rector says the board needs more time for Lee name change decision

Grace Mamon February 16, 2021
The special committee has fin- ished researching, but the board still hasn’t made a decision.
The six National Panhellenic sorority houses sit in a row next to Wilson Field.

Greek recruitment debacle results in general discontentment on campus

Sophie Kidd February 16, 2021
Formal recruitment delays put pressure on administration and Greek life
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

Grace Mamon and Elizabeth Bell September 10, 2020
A final decision could take over six months
President Will Dudley delivers the Presidents Address to parents in Wilson Hall on Sept. 29. Photo by Liza Moore, ‘21.

President’s address outlines plans for university’s future, focuses on speech’s location change

Liza Moore October 14, 2018
President Will Dudley attributed the change in location to both student discomfort and logistical issues with Lee Chapel.

Board of Trustees postpones Third-year housing initiatives

Caroline Brady February 16, 2015

The Board of Trustees deferred making a final decision on proposed environmental initiatives for Washington and Lee’s third-year housing on Feb. 7.  A future meeting time has not yet been decided upon. This...

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