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Mock Con tri-chairs look to 2020, begin stage of staff recruitment

Mock Con tri-chairs look to 2020, begin stage of staff recruitment

Elizabeth Underwood

October 10, 2017


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Mock Convention 2016 may have earned Washington and Lee its 20th correct presidential nominee prediction less than two years ago, but the university is not resting on its laurels. Preparations for the next Mock Convention are already underway. The Mock Convention 2020 tri-chairs are three members of the clas...

Former WH communications director kicks off Parents Weekend

Olivia Cooper

October 10, 2017


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Anthony Scaramucci, who spent 11 days serving the Trump administration, was brought to campus by Contact Committee

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Beyond Charlottesville: W&L begins exploration into own history

Maya Lora

October 10, 2017


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Work is well underway for W&L’s Commission on Institutional History and Community, a committee formed to examine university history and its present-day implications in the wake of August’s violent gatherings in Charlottesville. The “Unite the Right” rally and subsequent protests that ov...

SJC chair reinforces awareness of drunk driving consequences

Rachel Hicks

October 10, 2017


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Chair of the Student Judicial Council Sara Jones said this year is about getting to know the student body. The SJC was created by faculty at Washington and Lee to promote an understanding of individual responsibility. The SJC handles incidents of alleged student misconduct, excluding dishonorable acts, wh...

Students vie for $1,000 prize at 6th annual Entrepreneurship Summit

Danika Brockman

October 10, 2017


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With dozens of alumni in Lexington for Friday and Saturday’s Williams School-sponsored Entrepreneurship Summit, there was no better time for students interested in launching their own businesses to seek advisors and investors—or to just take home some cash. Nearly half of the pitches presented o...

W&L seeks greater socioeconomic diversity through national alliance

Olivia Cooper

October 10, 2017


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Washington and Lee has joined an alliance of top colleges which aims to increase the number of high-achieving, lower-income students attending America’s best universities, W&L administrators announced in September. Founded in 2016, the American Talent Initiative is now comprised of nearly 70 p...

The Undocumented General

Hannah Denham

October 10, 2017


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On Nov. 8, 2016, freshman Anthony Wilson was sitting with a group of about 15 other students in the Chavis House at Washington and Lee University, all eyes glued to the television. It was election night. Some of them held bowls of soup, others watched the New York Times polls on their phones, whispered to ...

Former VMI study abroad director begins first full year at W&L

Maggie Barker

October 10, 2017


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After 11 years as the Study Abroad Advisor for VMI, Cindy Irby joined W&L’s Center for International Education staff in December 2016. As part of her role as W&L’s Study Abroad Advisor, Irby helped plan the university’s annual Study Abroad Fair in Leyburn Library on Sept. 21. The event ...

EC president stresses utmost importance of “civil discourse”

Rachel Hicks

October 10, 2017


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With one term behind him, Mason Grist, ‘18, said he’s prepared to dive into his second jaunt as president of the Executive Committee of the Student Body. The Executive Committee facilitates two of the hallmarks of Washington and Lee—its honor system and student self-governance. It can be dif...

Lexington business landscape: summer newcomers, fall shake-ups

Nuoya Zhou

October 10, 2017


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Tong Dynasty Restaurant Temporarily Closes Tong Dynasty restaurant, a favorite among Washington and Lee students, has temporarily closed due to what owner Hoi Tong says is a health condition. Speaking in Mandarin, Tong said he is recovering from a broken leg. As a result, he claimed he would not have the t...

W&L students feel Harvey and Irma’s wrath from afar

Emma Derr

October 10, 2017


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As Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma struck the southern United States in the last few weeks, the impact of these catastrophic storms reached far beyond Texas and Florida, disrupting the lives of numerous students across the campus of Washington and Lee. “Near the end of the storm I was concerne...

Make some room, Minks: sophomore brings women’s rugby to campus

Tanner Smith

September 22, 2017


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While our moms’ warnings to not try everything we see on television are usually sound advice, Juliana Lima, ’20, has found a true passion by bucking that piece of conventional wisdom: rugby. “It was a sport I accidentally came across on TV,” Lima said, “and I thought it looked really inte...

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