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Catherine Latour
May 19, 2017
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Trumps agrees to renegotiate NAFTA Trump tweeted about NAFTA to his 28.3 million followers last week, saying that he “received calls from the president of Mexico and the prime minister of Canada asking to renegotiate NAFTA rather than terminate.” Trump says he agreed to renegotiate. During his ...

Sigma Chi Derby Days raises over $5,000 for charity

Sigma Chi Derby Days raises over $5,000 for charity

Paige Williams
May 19, 2017
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The Zeta Chapter of Sigma Chi hosted Sigma Chi Derby Days this past week, raising over $5,000 for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Caleb Knight, president of the Washington and Lee chapter of Sigma Chi, said the charity event is hosted by chapters across the country. The Zeta chapter hosts their version o...

Custom-order menu debuts at Food Side for four-week spring term

Custom-order menu debuts at Food Side for four-week spring term

Rachel Hicks
May 19, 2017
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The third year dining option, Food Side, changed its menu for the third time this year to a custom-order menu for spring term. The menu includes build-your-own loaded mac and cheese, build-your-own loaded fries, build-your-own loaded salads, grilled chicken plates, quesadillas and burritos. For an additiona...

Spring term classes allow students to explore, immerse

Elyse Ferris
April 3, 2017
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Washington and Lee’s spring term is a unique four-week period that encourages students to explore specialized topics. Spring term courses often focus on a specific material that may not be able to be taught in the fall and winter semesters. Students may choose to take courses abroad with other Wash...

Stanford professor points out flaws in big philanthropies

Stanford professor points out flaws in big philanthropies

Hannah Powell
April 3, 2017
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The Mudd Center series on “Markets and Morals” concluded Thursday evening with a lecture from Professor Rob Reich of Stanford University.  Reich came to Washington and Lee to discuss the function of big philanthropy in a democratic, capitalist society. He said he wanted to open the minds of the aud...

Around the Globe

Elyse Ferris
March 28, 2017
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U.S. forces help allies in new assault against ISIS A new offensive against ISIS is underway near Raqqa, Syria, which has been occupied by ISIS since 2013. U.S.-backed Syrian forces are fighting to retake the Tabqa dam near Raqqa, a major power source for the country. A U.S. official said that the e...

Student organization hosts discussion about sexuality

Student organization hosts discussion about sexuality

Hannah Powell
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Washington and Lee’s Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG) hosted “Sex Week” last week to bring students, faculty and professional sex educators together to have an open dialogue about sex. Founded in 2013, SHAG started Sex Week in the winter of 2014 in the hopes that “the other O-Week” wou...

Law professor channels Justice Brandeis to discuss online privacy rights

Rachel Hicks
March 27, 2017
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Justice Louis D. Brandeis believed that speeches should only be banned if they are intended or likely to cause violence, Law Professor and CEO Jeffrey Rosen said. Rosen is a law professor at George Washington University as well as the author of “Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet” and the CEO...

Sold-out T-Pain concert rocks W&L community

Sold-out T-Pain concert rocks W&L community

Maya Lora
March 27, 2017
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The General Activities Board hosted their annual Fancy Dress kick-off concert Thursday featuring the star from our middle school playlists: T-Pain. GAB is a student organization that brings quality musicians, comedians and other entertainment to Washington and Lee. The organization tries to ensure...

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

Maya Lora
March 20, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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...

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