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Leyburn Library reopened in August with modified hours.

Campus dining, library and book store reopen with new safety precautions and restrictions

Henry Barden September 10, 2020
Use of campus facilities is restricted to current students and employees
Students social distance on the Colonnade.

University eases rules due to low COVID-19 positivity rates during arrival and surveillance testing

Nobel Manaye, Vivek Kumar, Jin Ni, and Avalon Pernell September 10, 2020
Students can now visit one another in their residences as long as they wear masks and social distance.
Washington and Lee University President Will Dudley was interviewed by Kelly Evans, 07, on CNBC on Wednesday, May 13. Screenshot of the interview.

Dudley tells CNBC ‘we are doing everything in our power’ to bring back students in the fall

Hannah Denham May 13, 2020
Kelly Evans, host of "The Exchange" on CNBC and a 2007 graduate of Washington and Lee, interviewed him on May 13
An aerial view of Washington and Lee University. Photo by Coleman Martinson.

The fate of summer research programs: Canceled or virtual?

Avalon Pernell April 21, 2020
President Will Dudley announced that all summer programs will be canceled or online, but the associate provost is hopeful that the program could still be in-person at the end of the summer.
From left to right: Elizabeth Thompson, 20, Kathryn Gerbo, 20, and Elizabeth Underwood, 20 pose for early graduation photos on the Colonnade. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Underwood.

Scrapbook: Final days on campus and life in quarantine

Ring-tum Phi Staff April 13, 2020
Students sent in snapshots of how they’re creating memories, despite coronavirus cancellations
The Andy Warhol-themed Fancy Dress 2019 was held in the Student Activities Pavilion. Photo by Hannah Denham.

Fancy Dress refunds tickets

Grace Mamon April 13, 2020
COVID-19 will have no lingering effect on future Fancy Dress events
Linda Floyd (left) sews the two pieces of cloth together to make the base of the mask. Mary Katherine Lawrence (right) tests out the sizing on her face. 
Photo by Hannah Denham.

How three Rockbridge area women are sewing masks for first responders

Hannah Denham April 13, 2020
Their goal is to supply two masks each to any local first responders in need
Mock Convention Political Chair John Harashinski, 20, explains the contested convention on February 14, 2020. Photo by Lilah Kimble.

Letter to the editor: A letter from the Mock Convention Political Chair

John Harashinski April 13, 2020
After Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race, John Harashinski, '20, explains the difficulty of the 2020 primary election
The Class of 2020, during their first-year orientation week in August 2016. 
Photo by Kevin Remington.

Letter to the editor: To the class of 2020

Will Bolton April 13, 2020
Executive Committee President Will Bolton, '20, addresses the class of 2020
A night at Friday Night Underground, a popular party alternative for students, in January 2019. Photo by James Ricks, 21.

Student Activities seeks to maintain the ‘social’ in distancing

Kristen Xu April 13, 2020
Organizations like FUDG and RUF are staying connected online
Lee Bernstein, ‘20, has taken the opportunity with staying in Lexington for Passover to call extended family and cook her own kosher food for seder.

Empty pews: Celebrating Easter and Passover during a pandemic

Hannah Denham April 13, 2020
Christian and Jewish students find ways to stay connected to their religious communities, at home and in Lexington
April 12, 2020: Easter Sunday in Lexington. Photo by Hannah Denham.

Lexington prepares for major cut in tax revenue as local businesses shutter

Jin Ni April 13, 2020
A few restaurants still offer curbside pick-up or delivery
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