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

A law enforcement officer carrying a rifle leaves a room in the Center for Global Learning, amid an hours-long campus search yesterday.

Washington and Lee community still shaken one day after lockdown

Students came in close proximity to rifles after a 'disjointed' threat was emailed to university officials
Emma Malinak, Fraley Williams, and Shauna Muckle
November 2, 2023
A group of law enforcement officers, including a K-9 unit, patrol Washington and Lee’s campus during an hours-long police search on Nov. 1, 2023. Photo obtained by the Phi

Washington and Lee placed under shelter-in-place order Nov. 1

The university has confirmed there "has been no active violence" after a possible threat Nov. 1
Shauna Muckle and Luke Fountain
November 1, 2023
Parked cars line the grass outside of third-year parking, a result of overflow.

Students slam campus parking enforcement

Students report a greater prevalence of parking tickets this year. What’s to blame?
Shauna Muckle, Editor-in-Chief
October 9, 2023
Police posted at Washington and Lees Natatorium after the bomb threat was reported Dec. 1.

Disciplinary routes unclear after bomb threats

Police began investigations at W&L and VMI after students posted anonymous threats online
Bri Hatch, Shauna Muckle, and Stef Chiguluri
December 12, 2022
Kipnes is accepting a campus safety position at a college in Rhode Island to be closer to family and friends.

W&L Public Safety director leaves after over nine years of service, remembers strong campus ties

Ethan Kipnes said W&L taught him the importance of fostering community relationships and being open-minded
Bri Hatch, Editor-in-Chief
December 12, 2022

You can run from Pub Safe, but you can’t make it past the DARC staircase

Public Safety officer gets a run for his money in an encounter with a student.
Victoria Ernst
October 26, 2021
The parking deck is often full, especially during weekdays. Photo by Grace Mamon, ’22.

W&L students say university parking policies are unreasonable

There is a general disconnect between Public Safety and students, some say. Public Safety just wants to give fair parking options to everyone.
Bri Hatch
October 26, 2021
Riley has collaborated with public safety for years, during his time at the Lexington Police Department.

Interim Head Police Chief Riley to become assistant director of public safety

Mark Riley is leaving law enforcement after almost three decades, but he’ll still be keeping the community safe
October 21, 2020

Students report multiple incidents of harassment in Lexington and on campus

“Every single one of us deserves to feel safe and welcome at W&L and in the surrounding area,” said President Dudley in an email
Kaelan McCabe
October 7, 2020
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