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New judge appointed to Hansel case

Kieran McQuilkin
November 2, 2014
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The Virginia Supreme Court assigned a new judge to the trial of previous Washington and Lee student Nicholas Hansel after his plea was rejected and sealed in August. Jay T. Swett, a retired judge from Virginia’s 16th Judicial Circuit, will take over the case on Nov. 4 for a scheduled pre-trial con...

Professors, students create online database for ancient writings

Professors, students create online database for ancient writings

Maria Rachal
November 2, 2014
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Two professors recently made a trip to Paris to present their ancient Italian graffiti search engine at an international conference through the Electronic Archive of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. Associate Professor of Classics Rebecca Benefiel and Associate Professor of Computer Science Sara Sprenkle ...

W&L homepage gets refreshed

W&L homepage gets refreshed

Happy Carlock
November 2, 2014
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Viewers can now read senior David Robinson’s work on the Student Judicial Council, senior Kate LeMasters’ study abroad experiences in Switzerland and Morocco and junior Paqui Toscano’s passion for literature all on the updated Washington and Lee website homepage. The homepage was designed and...

Anger Management

Anger Management

John Tompkins
November 2, 2014
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Anger in today’s society should not be encouraged, nor is it essential for justice to prevail, according to Martha Nussbaum, a professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago.

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Recruiting: A Different Story at a Division III School

Recruiting: A Different Story at a Division III School

Kinsey Grant
October 30, 2014
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When Olivia Sisson, ‘17, was in high school, she knew she wanted to play lacrosse in college and that she was interested in Washington and Lee University. She started to get offers from colleges, but wouldn’t hear back from W&L until her junior year. She had to decide if she wanted to accept...

Bridging the gap between Lexington police and school administrators

Bridging the gap between Lexington police and school administrators

Caitlin Kaloostian
October 30, 2014
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The Washington and Lee student relationship between the Lexington Police Department and Public Safety has greatly improved in the last few years, according to Lexington Police Chief Al Thomas. Thomas attributes this positive change to bridging the gap between the Lexington Police Department and the...

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