Although women first began attending Washington and Lee almost 25 years ago, the university community is still struggling to find a solution to strained gender relations on campus.
"Part of the problem is the highly toxic social scene here," said
In rural Lexington, much of W&L's social scene revolves around off-campus parties where excessive drinking occurs. That pattern of binge drinking often leads to risky behavior that faculty, administrators and health officials describe as sexual misconduct.
For years, university health officials have tried to quantify how often inappropriate behavior occurs -- and what to do about it.
Since 2004, officials have asked all W&L undergraduates to participate in an online, anonymous survey about their sexual behavior and alcohol use.
Until now, W&L administrators released the survey results only to select student and faculty groups. But The Rockbridge Report recently obtained a copy of the questionnaire data.
at VMI over troop increase
Cadets and faculty at Virginia Military Institute have mixed reactions to Pres. Obama's plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Even among students who have already been deployed, and their professors, who won't likely be personally affected, the plan is met with uncertainty.
Shops cautiously hope for jingling registers
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