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

Leyburn Library reopened in August with modified hours.

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

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

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

Students can now visit one another in their residences as long as they wear masks and social distance.
Nobel Manaye, Vivek Kumar, Jin Ni, and Avalon Pernell
September 10, 2020
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

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

The fate of summer research programs: Canceled or virtual?

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.
Avalon Pernell
April 21, 2020
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

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

Fancy Dress refunds tickets

COVID-19 will have no lingering effect on future Fancy Dress events
Grace Mamon
April 13, 2020
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

Their goal is to supply two masks each to any local first responders in need
Hannah Denham
April 13, 2020
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

After Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race, John Harashinski, '20, explains the difficulty of the 2020 primary election
John Harashinski
April 13, 2020
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

Executive Committee President Will Bolton, '20, addresses the class of 2020
Will Bolton
April 13, 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

Organizations like FUDG and RUF are staying connected online
Kristen Xu
April 13, 2020
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

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

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

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