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Nabors Service League makes impact in local community

Maya Lora
September 26, 2016
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Washington and Lee’s Nabors Service League attracted both students and community members to volunteer at its semi-annual service day on Saturday. Volunteers worked at sixteen different sites across Rockbridge County. Lorena Hernandez Barcena, ’19, painted a dining room at the Rockbridge Area Rel...

W&L’s campus construction projects right on track for completion

John Tompkins
September 26, 2016
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Construction on Washington and Lee’s new natatorium and the restoration of the Colonnade’s Tucker Hall are both on schedule to be completed by next year, according to Executive Director of University Facilities John Hoogakker. These latest projects are part of the university’s multimillion-do...

Annual Entrepreneurship Summit draws hundreds

Annual Entrepreneurship Summit draws hundreds

Xiaoxia Yin
September 26, 2016
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Enterprising alumni may have gotten to know Washington and Lee students on the cusp of the next big thing at Friday and Saturday’s fifth annual Entrepreneurship Summit, and vice versa. Over 135 alumni and 300 students registered in the days leading up to the event, which aims to give members of th...

New sorority dining plan sparks controversy, criticism

New sorority dining  plan sparks controversy, criticism

Katrina Lewis
September 26, 2016
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For the first time, Washington and Lee Dining Services is requiring sorority members to purchase a larger meal plan than their fraternal and independent counterparts.         Sorority women living in Greek housing are now the only students, other than first-years, who must purchase the continuou...

Life in the Village begins to take shape

Life in the Village begins to take shape

September 19, 2016
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by Abigail Summerville Just over a week into the new school year and Washington and Lee juniors say they already have a better sense of the new Upper-Division housing, known as the Village. Maggie Sands, ‘18, said she thinks the new housing has brought the junior class closer together. “There isn...

Pre-orientation programs grow to satisfy rising student demand

Pre-orientation programs grow to satisfy rising student demand

Alison Murtagh
September 19, 2016
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More students than ever flocked to campus ahead of orientation week this year to get involved in The Leading Edge, Washington and Lee’s trio of first-year pre-orientation programs. According to James Dick, Washington and Lee’s director of outdoor education, there are three different pre-orienta...

University of Oxford and W&L establish study abroad partnership

University of Oxford and W&L  establish study abroad partnership

Virginia Kettles
May 9, 2016
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Up to five W&L students can attend Mansfield College during 2017-2018 school year

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Executive Committee task force to raise awareness about Honor System

Alison Murtagh
May 9, 2016
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Following two major honor investigations during the 2016-2017 school year, Washington and Lee University’s Executive Committee is planning to increase understanding among students and professors of the centuries-old Honor System through the Education Task Force. Sonia Brozak, ’17, currently serves...

EC begins renewed effort to revive Speaking Tradition

EC begins renewed effort to  revive Speaking Tradition

Abigail Summerville
May 9, 2016
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Washington and Lee’s Executive Committee plans to increase awareness about the Speaking Tradition and boost its presence on campus through a specially-created Traditions Task Force.    The Traditions Task Force is the EC’s newest task force, spearheaded by EC representatives Heeth Varnedoe, ‘19...

Fitness Center policy sparks controversy, conversation

Fitness Center policy sparks controversy, conversation

Courtney Knight
May 9, 2016
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Recent viral coverage of controversy surrounding Washington and Lee’s gym dress code prompted the W&L Fitness Center staff to hold an open forum Thursday addressing the issue and receive constructive feedback from gym users on campus. The frustrations with the dress code, which does not allow cert...

Olympic star Apolo Ohno shares lessons for success at Contact event

Olympic star Apolo Ohno shares  lessons for success at Contact event

Maddie Haight
May 9, 2016
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Apolo Anton Ohno, a retired American short track speed skater and eight-time Olympic medalist, spoke to a Lee Chapel audience Tuesday evening about his experience as an Olympic athlete and the personal values he believes were shaped more by his failures than his triumphs. Contact Committee sponsored the event a...

Students earn money for sustainability projects

Students earn money for sustainability projects

May 5, 2016
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By Maria Rachal and Sutton Travis  Six groups of environmentally-minded students are embodying Washington and Lee’s motto, “Non incautus futuri,” or “not unmindful of the future,” as they bring to life sustainability projects funded by university grant money. Project topics range from p...

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