The Ring-tum Phi

Windfall rebuilding efforts target March completion

Windfall rebuilding efforts target March completion

Emma Derr and Tate Mikkelsen

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The well known off-campus house, Windfall, should be fully rebuilt by this March. Windfall had been a staple in the Washington and Lee community for decades, as it was the first house on Windfall Hill and a popular place for socialization. The house was occupied by members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE)...

Students bring Spoon University to campus

Students bring Spoon University to campus

Liv Cooper

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Spoon University brings food, health and wellness to college campuses across the country through social media. Students Melinda Kauffman, ‘19,  Rachel Hicks, ‘19, and Madison Hutchins, ‘18, are founding a chapter at Washington and Lee University. Spoon University is a nationally recognized ...

Promise Committee Remembers Kelsey Durkin

Promise Committee Remembers Kelsey Durkin

Rachel Hicks

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

It is the first year that no students present for Kelsey Durkin’s death are on campus, and the Washington and Lee Promise Committee is hard at work to maintain drunk driving awareness. Kelsey Durkin, ‘14, was a senior when she was killed in a drunk driving car accident leaving a party in the co...

New police chief strives to establish stronger relationship with students

New police chief strives to establish stronger relationship with students

Bryn McCarthy

November 20, 2017


Filed under News

Some Washington and Lee students have expressed grievances over the past few years regarding interactions with local law enforcement, but with a new police chief in town, there’s an opportunity for change. Lexington’s newly appointed chief of police, Sam Roman, was sworn in Oct. 2. Rom...

Geology students show off their hard work on the West Coast

Geology students show off their hard work on the West Coast

Lily Horsley

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Washington and Lee students, professors and alumni gathered at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Conference in Seattle last week to celebrate student accomplishments in the field and meet with renowned geologists from across the country. The GSA was founded in 1888 as a nonprofit organization ded...

“Know Your Rights” event educates and empowers students to self-advocate

Rachel Hicks

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Students’ college years may be the first time many of them get into potential legal trouble, whether it be for underage intoxication, possession of illegal substances or traffic violations. That’s why students gathered in Stackhouse Theater on Oct. 23 for a “Know Your Rights” lecture led by a...

Hotly-contested Virginia governor’s race captures students’ attention

Hotly-contested Virginia governor’s race captures students’ attention

Elyse Ferris

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

As political advertisements flood local airwaves and polls show a dead heat race between the two candidates for governor, students at Washington and Lee are gearing up for the culmination of Virginia’s state election season on Nov. 7. The gubernatorial election between Republican Ed Gillespie and Dem...

Scoping out nation’s capital, Big Apple

Danika Brockman

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The recent Reading Days break was, for many, a chance to simply catch up on homework, make a quick trip home or just relax and appreciate the fall weather. But for about 80 students, these few extra days away from the classroom provided a unique opportunity to explore future careers and professions. ...

University approaches choice of next “Quality Enhancement Plan”

University approaches choice of next “Quality Enhancement Plan”

Maya Lora

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Eight proposals are still in the running for the Washington and Lee Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), an education and student experience improvement project the university must develop in order to renew its national accreditation next school year. And as of this week, the proposals are available online for th...

Student organization budget discrepancies present challenging year for E.C. funding

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

After some delay, the spring budget allocations for student organizations for the 2017-18 academic year were reduced across the board after some organizations reported incorrect numbers. Elizabeth Mugo, ‘19, Executive Committee Vice President, said the university business office advised a “catch-up ye...

W&L Athletic Hall of Fame celebrates 30 years

Olivia Cooper and Lily Horsley

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

A first team All-America swimmer, an ODAC lacrosse player of the year and a Division III national champion women’s tennis team were among those inducted into Washington and Lee’s 30th Athletic Hall of Fame class on Oct. 13-14. The Class of 2017 features lacrosse player Wiemi Douoguih ’92, basketbal...

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

The student newspaper of Washington and Lee University
News