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“A Difficult, Yet Undeniable, History”: Washington and Lee installs marker commemorating university’s historical ties with slavery

“A Difficult, Yet Undeniable, History”: Washington and Lee installs marker commemorating university’s historical ties with slavery

Maria Rachal

April 8, 2016


Filed under News

A marker recognizing Washington and Lee’s ownership of enslaved persons prior to the Civil War was dedicated Tuesday afternoon in a ceremony led by President Kenneth Ruscio. The marker itself, a plaque located between Robinson Hall and Tucker Hall, includes images of historical documents showing...

Former W&L student charged in vandalism case

Leslie Yevak and Maria Rachal

April 4, 2016


Filed under News

A former Washington and Lee student, Sheamus Craugh, 20, of Kinnelon, New Jersey, has been charged with one count of vandalism following an incident that occurred March 3. The Sustainability House, a student residence on Nelson Street, as well as several cars in the area, were spray painted with...

Former Israeli Parliament member speaks on health and social issues

Maddie Haight

April 4, 2016


Filed under News

Israeli doctor, lawyer, and politician Dr. Rachel Adato addressed the importance of representing women’s health and body image in the media during a lecture at Hillel House last week. Washington and Lee Hillel, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Shepherd Poverty Program and Hillel...

What the Executive Committee doesn’t do

Mac Trammell

April 4, 2016


Filed under News, The Honor System

As the body charged with upholding Washington and Lee’s Honor System, the Executive Committee is seen by many as the judiciary body of W&L. Members of the EC decide the fate of students accused of everything from stealing a pen in the university store to cheating on a final exam. But there are...

What the Executive Committee doesn’t do: The Phi weighs in

What the Executive Committee doesn’t do: The Phi weighs in

The Ring-tum Phi Staff

April 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, The Honor System

In this week’s “Questioning Honor” article, What the Executive Committee doesn’t do, The Ring-Tum Phi explores the roles and responsibilities of Washington and Lee’s three judiciary bodies: the EC, the SJC, and the SFHB. We all like to think we know the differences between these organizations....

What’s wrong with being an astronaut?

Rachel Hicks

April 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Registration came out of nowhere into the week of finals preparation.  During the last week of March, we were faced with deciding the course(s) of our lives. Fall registration came out of nowhere.  Last week, the last week of March, we decided who we want to become next year.  That’s a long time...

Executive Committee responds to the “Questioning Honor” series

W&L's Executive Committee

April 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The past five issues of the Ring-tum Phi, concluding with today’s issue, have included articles aimed at educating our student body on the Honor System that we as W&L students hold so dear. The Executive Committee of the Student Body is extremely grateful to the Phi for providing a medium to spark...

General of the Week: Danny Devereux

General of the Week: Danny Devereux

Peter Rathmell

April 4, 2016


Filed under Sports

Phi: How did you earn such a huge role in the baseball team in such a short time? DD: I pretty much earned my role by just working hard every day and sticking to the daily grind. Phi: What went through your head when you broke the saves record with a whole month of the season remaining? DD: When ...

Jam-packed weekend helps track team prep for ODACs

Jam-packed weekend helps track team prep for ODACs

Conor Habiger

April 4, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee Track Team had a busy weekend. The team competed in two separate competitions. First, on April 1, the Generals participated in the Colonial Relays at William & Mary and followed that up with a third place showing in the Roanoke College Invitational on April 2. Both meets presente...

Men’s tennis makes name nationally

Men’s tennis makes name  nationally

Matt Kaminer

April 4, 2016


Filed under Sports

Coming off a loss in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, it was easy for the W&L Men’s Tennis team to set new goals for the 2016 campaign. “The main team objective is to advance past the second round of NCAAs,” Thomas Johnson, ’16, said. “We fell short at this stage last year, so we ...

Revived offense fuels women’s lax win streak

Revived offense fuels women’s lax win streak

Claude Miller

April 4, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse team has turned their slow start into a hot streak, winning their last five games. After starting the season with four straight losses, the Generals have improved to a 6-5 record, including a perfect 4-0 record in conference play. The team’s success has been fueled b...

Women’s golf gets sneak peek of ODAC championship course

Women’s golf gets sneak peek of ODAC championship course

Alex Niemann

April 4, 2016


Filed under Sports

The ODAC championship looms just around the corner for the Washington and Lee women’s golf team. On April 2 and 3, the defending ODAC champions hosted the Match Play Preview at Wintergreen Resort in Nellysford, Va. The showcase allows players to survey the course they will be playing during ODACs, a...

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