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Discussing the state of cyber law, warfare in the new Internet age

Maya Lora
March 20
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The Alexander Hamilton Society hosted a debate on cyber law to discuss how cyber law and warfare are part of the new territory of the Internet age that is rapidly emerging onto the global scene. Washington and Lee University Professor Mark Rush and Dr. Peter Mansoor from Ohio State University used the deba...

New series educates students on their rights

Catherine Latour
March 20
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At the “Know Your Rights” series kick-off event on Thursday, students learned about school policies related to harassment and sexual misconduct. During the event, Washington and Lee’s Title IX Coordinator Lauren E. Kozak covered the legal framework of sexual assault and harassment cases at the sch...

W&L sorority first to choose to go local

W&L sorority first to choose to go local

Elyse Ferris
March 20
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Photo courtesy of Delta Society's Instagram. Kappa Delta Zeta Tau at Washington and Lee University voted to localize its chapter on Feb. 13. The chapter, now known as Delta Society, is also the first Greek organization to make this move at W&L. Last year, U.S. News & World Report said W&am...

UVA professor questions purpose of code of ethics in engineering profession

Elyse Ferris
March 13
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It’s important to realize the role that a code of ethics can play in the engineering profession, according to Deborah G. Johnson, a professor in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia. Her talk, hosted by the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics and the Physics and Engineering...

Around the globe

Rachel Hicks
March 13
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South Korea’s president thrown out of office South Korea’s first female president Park Guen-hye was removed from office on Friday due to an ongoing corruption scandal, marking the first time the country has removed a democratically-elected leader from office. The National Assembly voted to impe...

Panel of professors discuss Trump’s environmental policies, possible outcomes for the future

Hannah Powell
March 13
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Geology, law, biology and economics professors from Washington and Lee University hosted a panel to discuss the potential consequences of the Trump administration’s environmental policies. The goal of the event was to hold a discussion with scholars of different academic backgrounds to give students a ...

Reporters, professors discuss news and media in the “Age of Trump”

Reporters, professors discuss news and media in the “Age of Trump”

Paige Williams
March 13
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A panel of reporters and professors discussed journalism, fake news and President Trump on Thursday, and their messages were ones of challenge and growth. “What’s happening now is a gift to American media,” said Michael Hudson, senior editor for the International Consortium of Investigative Jou...

Around the Globe

Hannah Powell
March 6
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Trump address draws both praise and criticism In the administration’s’ first joint address to Congress Tuesday night, President Trump used dramatic rhetoric and audience reaction to rally support for his policies. In one particularly powerful moment, Trump described a recent anti-terrorism operatio...

Media expert discusses today’s Russian media history, U.S. media

Media expert discusses today’s Russian media history, U.S. media

Nuoya Zhou
March 6
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“Democracy is definitely free speech,” Vasily V. Gatov, a visiting Russian media expert from the University of Southern California Annenberg Center said. The Russian Area Studies Program at Washington and Lee hosted Gatov’s presentation called “Seven Step Guides to Enslave the Media-Lessons fr...

Language students celebrate “Carnival” with the Romance Languages Department

Language students celebrate “Carnival” with the Romance Languages Department

Elyse Ferris
March 6
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Washington and Lee held a Carnival celebration inspired by pre-Lenten festivities around the world on Tuesday. The event was a combined effort by the Romance Languages Department. Students from Romance language courses participated in musical presentations and dances performed around the world. ...

Alumnus emphasizes bringing values to the workplace during AdLib keynote address

Alumnus emphasizes bringing values to the workplace during AdLib keynote address

Paige Williams
March 6
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Values will help you more than your skillset, and Washington and Lee will give you both said Jeffery Buntin Jr., ’95, in his keynote address for the fifth annual AdLib conference. Buntin is the President and CEO of the Buntin Group, Tennessee’s largest advertising agency that provides a holistic...

Professor discusses future of Chinese manufacturing industry during semster-long seminar series

Catherine Latour
March 2
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University of South Carolina Business Professor Michael Murphree discussed China’s potential to innovate as part of a economics seminar series on Friday. The series is hosted by the economics departments at both the Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University. Murphree said that...

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