Author Archives: Sarah Tschiggfrie

Digitized Archives of the Ring-tum Phi Now Available Online

OldPhis

W&L’s student paper, the Ring-tum Phi, made its first appearance in 1897 and has, with the exception of World War II, been in print ever since.

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New York Times Editorial Discusses New Study by W&L’s Bai

Ge Bai

The New York Times editorial on June 16 discusses a new study by Ge Bai, assistant professor of accounting at Washington and Lee University. She is the lead author of "Extreme Markup: The Fifty US Hospitals With The Highest Charge-To-Cost Ratios," that lists the 50 hospitals in the United States with the most extreme price markups. To date, more than 300 media outlets have written about the research.

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National Media Feature Research by W&L's Bai on Extreme Markups by Hospitals

Ge Bai

Ge Bai, assistant professor of accounting at Washington and Lee University, is lead author of a new study that lists the 50 hospitals in the United States with the most extreme price markups. To date, more than 280 media outlets have written about the research.

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W&L Announces Winners of 2015 Johnson Opportunity Grants

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Washington and Lee University has announced the students who will receive 2015 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The 29 students will work within the United States and travel to variety of countries.

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Smitka Discusses Auto Financing on WalletHub

Michael Smitka, Professor of Economics, Washington and Lee University

Mike Smitka, professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, discusses auto financing in WalletHub. Smitka answers questions on the best time of year to buy a car; whether auto financing deals may change during the next year; how to make the car-buying process more transparent and hassle-free; tips for buyers with fair or poor credit and signs that the buyer may be getting ripped off in the auto buying process.

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New Lectern at W&L Commencement Has Historic Significance

Patrick Harris (left) and John Hoogakker show the new lectern and some of the wood preserved from the "commencement tree."

Few people attending Washington and Lee University’s 2015 commencement probably noticed the new lectern at the center of the podium or understood its historic significance.

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Dixon Theater in NYC to Present Choreography by W&L’s Davies

Jillian Katterhagen ’15 and Jennifer Ritter ’13 perform “Veil of Ignorance” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012.

The historic Dixon Place in New York City will showcase “Two People, Three Voices,” a dance choreographed by Jenefer Davies, as part of the performance “Crossing Boundaries” on May 26 at 7:30 p.m.

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Davis Projects for Peace Awards Two Grants to W&L Seniors

Daphine-Cynthia

Two seniors at Washington and Lee University have each received a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant. While a W&L senior has won this award each year since its inception, “this is a rare result in the competition and speaks to the quality of both proposals,” said Larry Boetsch, director of international education at W&L.

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New Program at W&L Introduces American Students to an International Student’s Home Country

Front row l-r:  Wan Wei ’17, Olivia Howell ’17, Kevin Ortiz ’16, Alejandro Paniagua ’16 and Amirah Ndam Njoya ’17. Second Two l-r:  Juan Mayol ’16 Sam Sheppard ’16 and Jenna Biegel ’17

Five international students at Washington and Lee University will each take an American schoolmate home for the summer to perform service projects and introduce the people and cultures of their countries.

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Campus Kitchen at W&L Wins National Community Impact Award, Grant for Older Adults

The leadership team of Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee

Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University (CKWL) has won both a national award for its impact on hunger in the community and a grant to address hunger among the area's older adults.

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