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Meet the “First Lady of W&L”: Dr. Carola Tanna

Jack Eason

October 7, 2020

President Dudley and Dr. Tanna were recently married after dating long-distance for eight years

Admissions pivots to acommodate COVID guidelines

Gilliam Admissions House sits next to the colon-nade on campus

Jess Kishbaugh

September 22, 2020

In-person admissions programs are being replaced with numerous virtual options

Natatorium reopens after months closed due to COVID-19


September 22, 2020

Students must sign up in advance using an online scheduling tool

Professors strive to “foster community” behind masks or screens

Signs block off chairs in the classrooms of Chavis Hall to facilitate social distancing.


September 22, 2020

Professor Christopher Jenney said preparing for this semester was “The Great Pivot”

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

Students social distance on the Colonnade.

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.

The fate of summer research programs: Canceled or virtual?

An aerial view of Washington and Lee University. Photo by Coleman Martinson.

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.

Scrapbook: Final days on campus and life in quarantine

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.

Ring-tum Phi Staff

April 13, 2020

Students sent in snapshots of how they’re creating memories, despite coronavirus cancellations

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program highlights 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

The flier shared by the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program describing the events to celebrate women’s suffrage. Photo courtesy of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Annalisa Waddick

March 30, 2020

A movie, panel discussion and trivia night celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment

Bernie Sanders wins Mock Con’s Democratic nomination after contested convention

Luke Basham, Democratic party analyst, stands at the podium to introduce the roll call.

Grace Mamon, Laura Calhoun, Jin Ni, and Vivek Kumar

February 15, 2020

Washington and Lee University Mock Convention predicted Senator Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, after a projected contested convention for the first time since 1968. Misty Rebik, the Iowa state director for the Sanders campaign, accepted the nominat...

Washington and Lee denies it acted with anti-male bias in 2017 sexual misconduct case

Washington Hall. Photo by Hannah Denham.

Hannah Denham and Maya Lora

July 18, 2019

The former male student is suing the university after he was suspended for non-consensual sexual penetration of a female student, denied readmission

University public safety says investigation into KKK fliers is ongoing

Public Safety is investigating leaflets a KKK chapter left on Washington and Lee's campus. Photo by Hannah Denham, '20.

Hannah Denham

November 14, 2018

Washington and Lee Public Safety shares information it has gathered about the leaflets found on campus three weeks ago.

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