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The Blue & Gray Press | February 20, 2017

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UMW issues statement regarding vulgar hate note posted on campus

February 16, 2017 | 2

Below is a message from Vice President for Student Affairs, Juliette Landphair, on the recent news of the hate-speech posted on Campus Walk, recently sent to the UMW community. Click here for the original story.

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Dear UMW Community Members:

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Op Ed: Jeff Session is Great!

February 16, 2017 | 6

By IAN SCOTT WILSON

Jeff Sessions, on February 1, was approved by the Senate Judiciary committee in an 11-9 vote. The full Senate voted 52 to 47 (as opposed to 56 to 43 for Loretta Lynch with Republicans breaking rank, … Read More

Op Ed: 69th Secretary of State

February 13, 2017 |

By REX TILLERSON

On Febuary 1st 2017, as much of the Trump cabinet was still being held up by senate democrats, our 69th Secretary of State was confirmed by a vote of 56 to 43, with all 52 Republicans in … Read More

Op Ed: Hate Speech Is Not Free

February 13, 2017 | 4

By GRANT RAYCROFT

On Feb. 1, the University of California, Berkeley cancelled a planned speech from a noted Alt-Right figure in the wake of on campus protest. While this is not the first time university students have vocally protested the … Read More

Op Ed: Democrats and the Border Wall

February 2, 2017 | 2

By IAN SCOTT WILSON

President Trump’s border wall has been called every terrible name in the book. Republicans have taken so much heat from Democrats and their base for their support of Trump’s plan. We are told it is racist … Read More

Op Ed: Obama’s Wars

February 2, 2017 | 2

By IAN SCOTT WILSON

Barrack Hussein Obama is the only President of these United States to have the distinction of presiding over our nation while it was at war during the entire length of his presidency. He was at war … Read More

Op Ed: Give Trump a Chance

February 2, 2017 | 2

By BRANDON QUINTIN

*Note: this Op Ed was submitted on Jan. 22*

Sorry to break it to you, but yes, he is your president. Given that you’re reading this article in a campus newspaper, I think it’s safe to assume … Read More

SGA offers statement on Tuesday night’s election

November 10, 2016 | 1

Following the results of Tuesday night’s election, many University of Mary Washington students raised concerns about the way forward. On the morning of Thursday, Nov. 10, the UMW SGA offered a statement to address concerns and promote unity:

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Fall Sports Begin CAC Tournament Title Hunts

November 3, 2016 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM and MIKEY BARNES

Tied at 1-1, the University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team headed into overtime in the Capital Athletic Conference semifinal game against York College. Just 2:12 in to the overtime period, the University of … Read More

Papers of James Monroe most likely to move from UMW to UVA next year

March 23, 2016 |

By ISAAC BLUE, COREY FILIAULT, DAKSHA KHATRI, CHRIS MARKHAM, LYNSY SPROUSE and MIKE BLACK

Since 1999, the University of Mary Washington has been home to a documentary editing project called The Papers of James Monroe.

Now, the school is considering transferring … Read More

UMW students, community welcome 10th president with Paino pep rally

February 22, 2016 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM, EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH AND SARAH GRAMMER

Dr. Troy Paino made the trek from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri to Fredericksburg and the University of Mary Washington on Friday, Feb. 19 to meet with area media and to … Read More

Staff Ed: Students must make voice heard in search for new President

September 2, 2015 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

The last academic year at the University of Mary Washington was filled with debate, feud, strife and tragic loss. It was very much a year for UMW to search for its new identity as we continue to improve, add and take away aspects of our university. Read More

Charges dropped in DivestUMW court case, those arrested found not guilty of trespassing

August 5, 2015 | 5

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Two members of DivestUMW and one member of the Fredericksburg community were found not guilty on charges of trespassing in a court case on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

The case began at 9:30 a.m., and Judge Robert Eric … Read More

LETTER: Feminists United issues response to President Hurley

June 10, 2015 | 15

*The following is a letter emailed to University of Mary Washington president Rick Hurley by Feminists United on Campus in response to Hurley’s letter sent Monday afternoon.*

Dear President Hurley: We are writing in response to the letter you sent … Read More

Feminists United responds to Hurley letter in Facebook post

June 9, 2015 | 8

By CHRIS MARKHAM

Monday afternoon, many of the University of Mary Washington community read a letter written by President Rick Hurley in response to a Title IX complaint filed by Feminists United on Campus and Feminist Majority Foundation. The letter, … Read More

President Hurley sounds off on FUC, FMF in email to students

June 8, 2015 | 18

*The following is a letter from University of Mary Washington President Richard Hurley in response to the allegations made by the Feminist Majority Foundation:. All of the below text is directly quoted from an email sent to the UMW community.*

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Feminists voice outrage with UMW administration and Yik Yak in a Title IX sexual harassment complaint

May 7, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

In  a press conference outside of George Washington Hall  at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May Feminists United on Campus and the Feminist Majority Foundation, a national women’s rights organization that began working with FUC since their inception, … Read More

Sexual misconduct policies to be revised for next year

April 23, 2015 | 4

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University of Mary Washington’s Title IX coordinator is ready to enact a new policy that will change how the student body perceives sexual misconduct and preventative education.Read More

President Hurley announces retirement following 2015-16 academic year

April 23, 2015 | 1

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

On Friday morning, University of Mary Washington President Rick Hurley announced that he would retire, effective June 30, 2016, after serving as President of UMW since 2010.Read More

BOV initiates discussion in light of recent events

April 23, 2015 | 1

By ANDREW CRIDER & MATT McALOON

The Board of Visitors met for their last regular business meeting until this summer on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17. Read More