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

Emma Malinak, Arts & Life Editor March 13, 2023

Washington and Lee University’s Blue Ridge Mile Clinic has helped over 30 community members regain their driver’s licenses since it was established last winter term. The program is the first of its...

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

Bri Hatch, Jenny Hellwig, and Shauna Muckle February 14, 2023

TW: This story contains discussions about sexual assault, substance abuse, violence, racism, homophobia and sexism.  Daniel Selby, who pled guilty to sexual battery Feb. 3 after months of law enforcement...

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

McKenzie Kane, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

Last Sunday marked the end of the American Cancer Society’s and National Association of Basketball Coaches’ annual “Suits and Sneakers” week. The collaboration focuses on raising awareness and...

W&Ls taxable property is worth $9.9 million, including leased buildings like the business office. Photo by Tyler Palicia, 23

Inside Washington and Lee’s real estate tax exemption

Tyler Palicia , Staff Writer December 19, 2022

Property owners paid their annual real estate taxes to the City of Lexington on December 5. But there is tension over whether everyone is paying their fair share.  Washington and Lee University holds...

Police posted at Washington and Lees Natatorium after the bomb threat was reported Dec. 1.

Disciplinary routes unclear after bomb threats

Bri Hatch, Shauna Muckle, and Stef Chiguluri December 12, 2022

An anonymous Washington and Lee student posted a bomb threat on YikYak on Thursday, Dec. 1. More than a week later, it’s still unclear what disciplinary consequences that student will face. Washington...

Ruck and roll: Meet the Screaming Minks

Austin Winslow, Staff Writer October 27, 2022

The Washington and Lee Screaming Minks Rugby Football Club has built up its presence on campus over recent years. Its team name, The Screaming Minks, and Instagram account (@wlurugby), has driven more...

Dean Hill will be the next Provost

Dean Hill will be the next Provost

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

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

Admissions pivots to acommodate COVID guidelines

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

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

Professors strive to “foster community” behind masks or screens

AUDREY DIETZ September 22, 2020
Professor Christopher Jenney said preparing for this semester was “The Great Pivot”
Students social distance on the Colonnade.

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

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.
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