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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...

Local artist uses art to promote the beauty of the female body

Local artist uses art to promote the beauty of the female body

Rachel Hicks
March 6
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Rhode Island School of Design graduate Emma Shapiro shared the body confidence benefits of figure modeling and the anxiety-curing capacity of art in a workshop at Washington and Lee University last Wednesday. Before moving to Lexington, Virginia, Shapiro lived in New York City. Burnt out from colle...

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...

Two W&L professors reflect on Ralph Ellison and his writings

Two W&L professors reflect on Ralph Ellison and his writings

Alison Murtagh
March 2
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    Washington and Lee University professors Marc Conner and Lucas Morel discussed their book, “The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the 21st Century,” during the John Chavis lecture last Wednesday evening. The book comes after years of discussing Ellison’s work and leading vari...

Professor shares insights regarding online behavior at Mudd Center lecture

Elyse Ferris
February 8
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Professor Jennifer Goldbeck from the University of Maryland, College Park emphasized the influence of logarithms and how they affect people’s online activities during a lecture at Washington and Lee on Thursday. The Mudd Center for Ethics hosted “Footprints in the Digital Dust: How Your Online...

Justice Ginsburg discusses role in advancing women’s rights

Hannah Powell
February 8
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed her experience as a woman both in school and throughout her career with a full crowd at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) on Wednesday. It was Ginsburg’s first visit to VMI even though she was influential in persuading other justices to side...

Newly-launched W&L club works to aid victims of human trafficking

Newly-launched W&L club works to aid victims of human trafficking

Elyse Ferris
February 8
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A new club dedicated to serving victims of human trafficking in the Rockbridge area met for the first time last week in an effort to make an impact on campus and in the community. Julia Kaczmar, ’19, and Paige Williams, ’19, received approval from the Executive Committee to start their club cal...

Baseball star Alex Rodriguez shares lessons for success at Contact Committee event

Baseball star Alex Rodriguez shares lessons for success at Contact Committee event

Rachel Hicks
February 8
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Record-holding baseball star Alex Rodriguez told Washington and Lee students that success is more about grit than talent during a Contact Committee event in Evans Dining Hall Thursday night. The three-time MVP award winner used baseball as an analogy for the business world, saying character, resili...

Local cáfe and market launches new food takeout program

Local cáfe and market launches new food takeout program

Nuoya Zhou
January 24
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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 ...

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