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Pi Beta Phi placed on probation until 2024

Bri Hatch and Shauna Muckle April 11, 2023

Editors' note: For this piece, the Ring-tum Phi reached out to three administrators, a Panhellenic Council executive, and six active, involved members of Pi Beta Phi, including President Kaylin Jury and...

A photo rendering of the inside of a chapel, mostly white but with brown accents. A central arch is filled by a set back white wall.

Lexington city official approves construction of University Chapel wall blocking Lee statue

Jenny Hellwig, News Editor April 11, 2023

Washington and Lee University’s new plan to build a wall in University Chapel was approved early last month after multiple permit denials and arguments over the chapel’s history. Building inspector...

Three Black Washington and Lee grads

DeLaney Center researches untold stories of Black women on W&L’s campus

Caitlyn Thompkins, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

In 1987, the Student Activities Board of Washington and Lee University announced their 80th annual Fancy Dress Ball theme. “Slap on Your Banana Republic cumberbund and get ready for the African jungle...

President announces campus absence

Shauna Muckle, Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2023

Washington and Lee President Will Dudley will work entirely remotely for the rest of the school year. His departure will allow him to remain in Massachusetts with his child, who has a “serious health...

A group of male and female dancers in black and white Polynesian outfits half-kneel and spread their arms toward the audience.

Around the Globe hosts spring festival, celebrates culture with dance

Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor April 11, 2023

Washington and Lee University’s Around the Globe club hosted its second annual spring festival on April 8 to showcase cultural dances. Around the Globe co-founders Aishwarya Vemagiri, ’25, and Irina...

The Speaking Tradition’s greatest foe

Will Pittman, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

Around 1910, Robert and Jessie Doremus happened to be traveling through Lexington and found themselves at our very own Washington and Lee University. Robert Doremus, longtime New York stock brokerage clerk...

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...

A group of people, appearing mostly female, hold lit candles and walk in a loose line on a brick pathway under columned porches. The photos lighting is dim and indicates twilight.

The other side of sexual misconduct programming

Jenny Hellwig, News Editor March 28, 2023

Content Warning: This coverage includes references to rape, sexual assault and violence. Candles illuminated the colonnade as sexual assault survivors and supporters gathered last Thursday during Take...

The Greek tragedy

Victoria Ernst, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

I stumbled down what I came to recognize as the bridge along West Nelson Street. Clouds hung low on the gray sky to match the dull, cracked pavement below. Ash dusted the once-red Lexington brick, which...

Behind W&L’s sexual misconduct processes

Bri Hatch, Jenny Hellwig, and Shauna Muckle March 13, 2023

Students are questioning the sexual misconduct procedures at Washington and Lee after two students were arrested on charges of sexual misconduct in the last month. Former first-year Ricardo Vergara was...

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SSA invites students to embrace liberal arts

Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor March 13, 2023

Washington and Lee University will host its 10th Science, Society and the Arts (SSA) conference from March 16 to 18. The conference is designed to give undergraduate and law students the opportunity to...

Author Camille Dungy shares Black heritage

Anneliese Schneider, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

Camille Dungy gave a public reading of poetry and nonfiction in Washington and Lee’s Northen Auditorium on Feb. 28. Dungy is this year’s Glasgow Distinguished Visiting Writer and was invited by the...

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