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Local cáfe and market launches new food takeout program

Local cáfe and market launches new food takeout program

Nuoya Zhou
January 24, 2017
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Don’t want to stand in line for lunch during peak times when you really need to get some readings done before your class starts? The Blue Phoenix Café at 110 W. Washington St. can help. The café recently started a grab-and-go food program that offers premade lunch and dinner boxes. The boxed ...

Yale professor discusses future of race relations at 2017 ODK induction

Yale professor discusses future of race relations at 2017 ODK induction

Rachel Hicks
January 24, 2017
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Dean of Yale College and the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies Jonathan Holloway highlighted the importance of recognizing humanity during his Founder’s Day speech in Lee Chapel on Thursday.   The future Northwestern University provost spoke on...

Sororities respond to newly-implemented recruitment rules

ALISON MURTAGH
January 19, 2017
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Washington and Lee’s sorority recruitment came to a close last Monday. The process changed from previous years, with Bid Day being on a weekday, and restrictions placed on the activities allowed in each house. According to Amy Perkins, the university’s director of greek life, 161 women completed...

Dining Services introduces new Mediterranean menu

Dining Services introduces new Mediterranean menu

January 19, 2017
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Washington and Lee Dining Services opened a Medi- terranean-themed menu concept called Meze Feta at the Village last week. From Nov. 7-11, Washington and Lee students accessed an online survey to choose between three cuisine concepts, designed by Chef Hannah Glick: La Cantina, Meze Feta and Ginger &...

Getting to know Washington and Lee’s new president

Getting to know Washington and Lee’s new president

by ANNA AKINS
January 19, 2017
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A new year brings a new president for Washington and Lee. President Will Dudley, who assumed office on Jan. 1, sat down with the Phi to discuss how the presidency has been going so far and to provide insight on some of his short-and long-term goals for office. Q: How has the transition been since your...

W&L Public Safety works hard to maintain security despite instances of violence nationwide

Hannah Powell
December 5, 2016
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This week began with yet another outbreak of violence on a college campus. Abdul Artan, a student at Ohio State University, injured 11 students and faculty members on his campus Monday morning, wielding a vehicle and a butcher knife as weapons. Artan was shot and killed by campus police shortly after...

Around the Globe

December 5, 2016
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Trump transition moves full speed ahead President-elect Donald Trump announced a number of major selections for his cabinet last week, tapping Rep. Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services, former labor secretary Elaine Chao for Secretary of Transportation, investment banker Steven Mnuc...

Lexington’s Grub Crawl to promote fine dining, support local businesses

Elyse Ferris
December 5, 2016
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At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, four Main Street restaurants will host the Lexington Grub Crawl, a four-course progressive dinner downtown. The event was planned by Main Street Lexington, which organized the Christmas Parade and Jingle Bell Run downtown earlier this month. The dinner will include...

W&L senior named a Rhodes Scholar for 2017

W&L senior named a Rhodes Scholar for 2017

Abigail Summerville
December 5, 2016
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Paqui Toscano, ‘16, was one of 32 U.S. students awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship this year. Toscano, an English and Classics double major, is Washington and Lee’s 16th student to receive the scholarship, which grants him the opportunity to receive further education at the University of ...

Student react to recently modified traveller policies

Caroline Leak
December 5, 2016
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Students may have noticed a few changes in the way Traveller is run this year. Traveller, a safe ride system serving the Washington and Lee community, is a student-run organization that was founded to prevent drunk driving and get students home safely. Officials say the days of looking the other way when studen...

Around the globe

Hannah Powell
November 14, 2016
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Trump upsets Clinton to take the presidency Despite many polls that indicated Hillary Clinton would win the general election, Donald Trump was declared president-elect of the United States early Wednesday morning with 279 electoral votes. The Republican Party will have control of the House, Senate and...

W&L Student Arts League seeks more active presence on and off campus

Maya Lora
November 14, 2016
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The Washington and Lee Student Arts League, which has been dormant for the past few years, is back in action this school year under the leadership of Sara Dotterer, ’18. The Arts League was originally conceived by art teachers and students who wanted to foster a creative space for students on campus. B...

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