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General of the Week: Dana Lee, ’17

General of the Week: Dana Lee, ’17

Kathryn Young
March 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Ring-tum Phi: What inspired you to start running? Dana Lee: I first became involved with track and field when I was a freshman in high school. I was really interested in the long jump and sprint events because I thought I could do decently well in those events. I wanted to see how far and fast I cou...

Swim team places seventh at NCAAs

Swim team places seventh at NCAAs

Kathryn Young
March 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Washington and Lee women’s swim team made history as they placed seventh at the NCAA Division III Championships in Shenandoah, Texas. The team tallied 140 points to achieve seventh place amongst the 56 teams. Seventh is the highest place the lady Generals have ever placed, and 140 points is the m...

Best-selling historical author shares stories from World War I

Best-selling historical author shares stories from World War I

Sutton Travis
March 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

When war novelist Jeff Shaara first started writing, he didn’t know he would produce multiple bestsellers. He only knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Shaara spoke on “A Storyteller’s View of the First World War” to members of the Lexington community Thursday in Lee Chapel. The Le...

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

New series educates students on their rights

Catherine Latour
March 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

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, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“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, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

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