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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

Phi Zeta Delta’s letters have been scrubbed from the group’s former house, which has been converted to over-flow housing. The fraternity won’t be allowed on campus until 2027.

Phi Zeta Delta suspended for 5 years

It’s unclear how the fraternity plans to move forward from last spring’s verdict
Emma Malinak and Shauna Muckle
September 25, 2023
The front of the Pi Beta Phi chapter house, a building at least three stories tall with white columns and a brick first story with several columns and archways between them.

Pi Beta Phi placed on probation until 2024

One hazing report set off an investigation, an appeal and backlash
Bri Hatch and Shauna Muckle
April 11, 2023
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

Local building inspector denied original construction plans due to safety concerns. After two years, construction will begin in June 2023
Jenny Hellwig, News Editor
April 11, 2023
Three Black Washington and Lee grads

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

Black women's contributions to the school included creating and leading dynamic student organizations
Caitlyn Thompkins, Staff Writer
April 11, 2023

President announces campus absence

His departure raises questions about who will preside over major events
Shauna Muckle, Editor-in-Chief
April 11, 2023
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

The student organization's first year on campus concluded with a night of music and movement from around the world
Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor
April 11, 2023

The Speaking Tradition’s greatest foe

Airpods are ruining our sense of community, and a century-old campus tradition
Will Pittman, Staff Writer
April 11, 2023
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

The Board of Trustees quietly removed portraits of the university namesakes in 2022 as a response to 'Change the Name' protests
Bri Hatch, Editor-in-Chief
March 28, 2023
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

Audrey Blumenstock, '22, says being on the SPEAK executive team made her feel "muzzled" by the administration
Jenny Hellwig, News Editor
March 28, 2023

The Greek tragedy

The legend of Lexington's downfall
Victoria Ernst, Staff Writer
March 28, 2023

Behind W&L’s sexual misconduct processes

Unpacking the university's reporting routes and outcomes
Bri Hatch, Jenny Hellwig, and Shauna Muckle
March 13, 2023
A table with a spinner, posters and information flyers.

SSA invites students to embrace liberal arts

Students will present their research and discuss their interests at the interdisciplinary conference
Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor
March 13, 2023
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