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Russell Schmidt to be EC President following an appeal and investigation

Kassie Scott, Staff Writer
March 30, 2015
Filed under News

Russell Schmidt was named Executive Committee President following an appeal of the Voting Regulations Board’s decision to invalidate the run-off election results. This decision was made by the EC following the VRB’s investigation of reports concerning inappropriate campaigning. “The EC fou...

Speaker discusses challenges for Latinos

Faith E. Pinho
March 29, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

Juan Cartanenga, president of the General Counsel for LatinaJustice PRLDEF, spoke about issues involving the Latino community to a crowded room of Washington and Lee faculty, students and friends last Wednesday afternoon. Cartanenga’s talk, entitled “Latinos & Civil Rights: Lifting the Cloak...

All for love and love for all… most

Alexandra Seymour
March 29, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

Lexington Presbyterian Church supports the national Presbyterian Church’s vote last Tuesday to amend its constitution’s definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. Instead of marriage being between “a man and a woman,” the Book of Order now reads that it is between “two people, traditionally...

Hillel to host Holocaust survivor

Hillel to host Holocaust survivor

Courtney Knight
March 29, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

As part of Washington and Lee Hillel’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Week, Professor Roger Loria will be coming to campus to share his perspective about the Holocaust, which he lived through as a young boy. Loria came to the United States in 1964 and has spent his career teaching and researching...

General of the Week: Mary-Frances Hall

Emily Cook
March 16, 2015
Filed under Sports

First-year golfer Mary-Frances Hall finished fifth individually at the Taylor-Made Adidas Intercollegiate Tournament in Dataw, Island, SC last weekend. Overall, the Generals finished third out of seven teams. Hall won the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate the previous weekend, and will compete in the...

A triple threat

Alex Niemann
March 16, 2015
Filed under Sports

As the Washington and Lee Men’s Tennis season kicks into full swing, team captain Michael Holt,‘16, looks to continue building on what has already been a spectacular career. Holt was named a First Team All-American in his two previous seasons and garnered the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awa...

Men’s lacrosse looks to turn season around

Peter Rathmell
March 16, 2015
Filed under Sports

After a pair of tough losses to start the season, the Washington and Lee Men’s Lacrosse team is looking to resume working towards its goal: to make a run in the NCAA tournament. The Generals are currently 4-2, the two losses coming from Christopher Newport University and Franklin and Marshall Colle...

Women’s lax takes down national champs

Julia Wilson
March 16, 2015
Filed under Sports

On March 7th on Wilson Field, the Washington and Lee Women’s Lacrosse team took down defending national champs Salisbury with a final score of 9-8. Salisbury is currently ranked eighth in the nation. The W&L captains all agreed that it was an exciting win, a victory that they attribute to the team...

SSA showcases student art

Sam Bramlett
March 16, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

Etchings of inner demons, abstract symbols, commentary on human sexuality, the art displayed in Wilson Hall for the Society, Science, and Art conference showcased the level of expressive ability as well as artistic skill Washington and Lee students are capable of. The conference, which is held on ca...

Seeking Answers by “Questioning Passion”

Kassie Scott
March 16, 2015
Filed under Arts & Life

Following the success of the “Questioning the Good Life” series two years ago, “Questioning Passion” is an interdisciplinary seminar series aimed to engage students in a conversation that focuses on topics that truly matter in daily life. The series is organized by professors Jeffrey Kosky, Ka...

Evie Shockley: A Modern Master

Conley Hurst
March 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Two weeks ago, the University’s Glasgow Endowment presented a literary reading featuring authors Asali Solomon, Helena Maria Viramontes and Evie Shockley. Solomon, a former W&L professor, gave an engaging reading from her new novel Disgruntled. The book tells the story of a young African Americ...

Letter to the Editor

Joe Yankelowitz '15
March 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

When President Ruscio lengthened the IFC’s sanction against Phi Psi to three years, he did the right thing. Leading by example, he told the community that we need to hold ourselves to a higher standard. I do not believe that this offense reflects a problem inherent in the Greek System or Phi Psi....

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