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Mudd Center for Ethics begins lecture series on equality, difference

Mudd Center for Ethics begins lecture series on equality, difference

Hannah Falchuk

October 10, 2017


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Tariq Ramadan challenged an audience of Washington and Lee students, faculty, alumni and community members on Thursday to recognize the hidden ways in which rights and justice are unequally applied. Ramadan spoke of national narratives that continue to exclude some citizen groups. “It’s not verbaliz...

Reeves Center re-opens its doors

Lily Horsley

October 10, 2017


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Following six long months of restoration and renovation, the Reeves Center celebrated both its grand re-opening and its 50th anniversary with an open house on Sept. 26. The Reeves Center was founded in 1967 with a donation from Euchlin D. Reeves, a graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law. Located ...

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses his coverage of Trump

Emma Derr

October 10, 2017


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In a world littered with a “tornado” of information, David Fahrenthold used Twitter to find what all journalists strive for: the truth. Last year, journalist David Fahrenthold investigated the Donald J. Trump Foundation and discovered that Trump donated less than $10,000 over seven years and us...

“Untold” draws community’s stories out of the woodwork

Hannah Falchuk

October 10, 2017


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A microphone, an audience and a setting in which to tell a tale--these are the tools available to each participant at Untold, a monthly campus storytelling event. Any story can be told at this gathering, with two key caveats: it must be true, and it must be recited from memory. Untold began last No...

Campus Rec ups its game

Kara Lough

October 10, 2017


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Intramurals and group exercise classes have been available on W&L’s campus for several years. But this year, the university is raising the recreational bar. W&L Campus Recreation has started two new fitness programs to better engage students: Rec-It Wednesday and Rec-It Road Trips. Rec-It ...

W&L hosts reps from famous European research organization

Hannah Denham

October 10, 2017


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Science at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) transcends geographical, academic and linguistic borders through research and discovery. Physicist Suyog Shrestha and journalist Abha Eli Phoboo of CERN spoke on this topic at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 18. Rossella Gabriele...

‘FLIP’ provides resources for first-generation, low-income students

Hannah Denham

September 22, 2017


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A new organization on campus is striving to create a more supportive community for first-generation, low-income students. Kiki Spiezio, ‘17, recently brought the First-Generation Low-Income Partnership, or FLIP, to Washington and Lee’s campus. Her vision for more community advocates for these s...

Class of 2021’s enrollment leaves early mark on W&L

Hannah Falchuk

September 22, 2017


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There are 471 students in the Washington and Lee Class of 2021, which Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid Sally Stone Richmond said is a higher number than the university had anticipated. And this increase in size has been palpable — some loft dorm rooms in Gaines have been converted int...

W&L students partner with local elementary school for healthy year

Kara Lough

September 22, 2017


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A W&L student’s interest in her childhood obesity research has inspired an entirely new campus outreach initiative for the 2017-2018 school year. Hannah Archer, ’20, started a chapter of Happy Kids, Healthy Kids this semester on Washington and Lee’s campus. Happy Kids, Healthy Kids is a nat...

Staniar Gallery displays exhibition with immigration focus

Liv Cooper

May 19, 2017


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A new traveling exhibition displayed in Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery explores the issue of immigration through art by individuals with stories about crossing borders. The compilation of works is entitled “New Codex Oaxaca: Immigration and Cultural Memory.” It explores immigration issues ...

Friday Underground Records debuts new EP

Friday Underground Records debuts new EP

Hannah Denham

May 19, 2017


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Dana Gary, ‘18, released her debut extended play (EP), “Scholasti- cism,” under the name Purser on Friday with Friday Underground (FUDG) Records. Gary is a singer/songwriter from Nashville who combines jazz, folk and pop influences in her music style and academic poetry and politics in her lyri...

University Orchestra, three choral groups perform joint concert

University Orchestra, three choral groups perform joint concert

Xiaoxia Yin

April 3, 2017


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Washington and Lee’s choral program, University Orchestra and a student pianist performed an Oratorio and Concerto Concert featuring Mozart’s Requiem on Tuesday in Wilson Concert Hall. Requiem is one of Mozart’s most well-known works. Mozart died during the composition process, leaving an uncompleted...

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