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

Matt Walsh clenches his fist as he speaks in University Chapel on Sept. 18.

Fact-checking Matt Walsh’s rhetoric against trans rights

The conservative commentator said the transgender community “inflicts more damage on itself” than he does. What’s the truth?
Chas Chappell, Contributing Writer
September 21, 2023

Blue Ridge Mile celebrates first year of community work, plans for future impact

A team of student advocates helps Rockbridge residents reinstate their driver’s licenses
Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor
March 13, 2023
Selby jumps on a car hood as a bystander urges him to stop. Photo courtesy of Dec. 2, 2021 video obtained by the Phi from an anonymous source

Selby had history of “vindictive, destructive” behavior before sexual battery charge

University administration failed to protect community from Selby, even after reported incidents
Bri Hatch, Jenny Hellwig, and Shauna Muckle
February 14, 2023
A woman holds a microphone in front of a man who is wearing a suit. They are in a gym with a basketball scoreboard.

Suits and sneakers: basketball coaches across the country are uniting under a common cause

Washington and Lee University men’s basketball coaches took part in wearing suits with sneakers to raise cancer awareness
McKenzie Kane, Staff Writer
February 8, 2023
W&Ls taxable property is worth $9.9 million, including leased buildings like the business office.

Inside Washington and Lee’s real estate tax exemption

W&L only paid $91,000 in real estate taxes this year for its off-campus property valued at $57.6 million. The university supports Lexington in other ways. But is it enough?
Tyler Palicia, Staff Writer
December 19, 2022
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
Dean Hill will be the next Provost

Dean Hill will be the next Provost

How Hill’s work as Dean of the College and prior history will contribute positively contribute to the University
Henry Barden
March 19, 2021

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

President Dudley and Dr. Tanna were recently married after dating long-distance for eight years
Jack Eason
October 7, 2020
Gilliam Admissions House sits next to the colon-nade on campus

Admissions pivots to acommodate COVID guidelines

In-person admissions programs are being replaced with numerous virtual options
Jess Kishbaugh
September 22, 2020

Natatorium reopens after months closed due to COVID-19

Students must sign up in advance using an online scheduling tool
September 22, 2020
Signs block off chairs in the classrooms of Chavis Hall to facilitate social distancing.

Professors strive to “foster community” behind masks or screens

Professor Christopher Jenney said preparing for this semester was “The Great Pivot”
September 22, 2020
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