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By KAITLYN MCCLUNG
This election season, Fredericksburg saw a 5 percent increase in voter registration from 2017 due to a surge of 600 new University of Mary Washington students who registered to vote, according to The Free Lance-Star.
By EMILY KEEHAN
At the beginning of the month, the College of Business was the target of a phishing email scam.
By KATE SELTZER
The “M” in UMW stands for memes, according to a new Facebook group.
By JOSHUA STALEY
On Oct. 16, Dr. Mary Beth Mathews, professor of religion in the Department of Classics, Philosophy and Religion, was appointed UMW’s new National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) faculty athletic representative by UMW president Troy Paino.
By RHYS JOHNSON
On Nov. 1, UMW hosted a presentation by Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard in Chandler Ballroom.
Raccoons and rabbits and groundhogs, oh my! Director of landscape and grounds Richard Blair discusses campus wildlifeNovember 8, 2018 | Blue and Gray Press News
By KAITLIN SWANTON
For freshman and business administration major Jacob Chambers, the nature on campus is an attractive feature. But what he has found is that the large trees and open, grassy sections of campus do not only attract potential students, but also wildlife.
By ANDRE TURNER
On Wed., Oct. 24, author and retired UMW Professor James F. Gaines held a book signing and discussion for his latest novel at the bookstore in Lee Hall.
By RILEY DOHERTY
This semester marks the first time faculty members are required to put their recording policies on their syllabi.
By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Beginning this semester, the Office of Admissions has a new program that identifies tour guides and prospective students visiting campus.
By KATE SELTZER
On Oct. 21, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration is seeking to legally define sex as “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.”
By JOSEPH KOBSAR
On Thursday, Oct. 18, a seminar called “Talking To A Survivor” was held on campus in partnership with the Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (RCASA) to teach staff and faculty ways to approach students and those seeking help.
By LINDSAY RUONGRAT
Downtown Fredericksburg now has an LGBTQ+ pop-up bookstore, thanks to UMW senior and classics major, Andy Unger.
By ADDIE HINTON
In the recent run of the UMW Theatre Department’s play, The Amish Project, no American Sign Language interpreter was present for any of the performances. In the past, ASL interpreters have been available at specific performances of UMW Theatre productions.
By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE & KATE SELTZER
In light of a recent report that showed an increase in the numbers of reported rapes on campus and two incidents of sexual battery on campus this semester, students have voiced concerns about the presence of sexual assault and the impact it has on their sense of safety.
By MOLLY AVERY
After many years, Japanese has found a home at Mary Washington in the form of conversation hours.
By ALEX FRIEDRICH
After a spike in the number of students in UMW’s College of Education from 2016-2017, the college’s student body has dropped by a fifth of that number for the 2018-2019 school year.
By ELISABETH DELLAROVA
At their Sept. 27 meeting, the UMW Board of Visitors approved the submission of a proposal to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), requesting the creation of a degree program for the Communication and Digital Studies (CDS) major.
By EMILY SHUMAKER
On the verge of the halfway mark of Donald Trump’s presidency, in the wake of the allegations surrounding Kavanaugh and as an unprecedented number of Democratic women have decided to run for Congress, on Nov. 6, 2018, the United States of America will hold its midterm elections.
By LAURA TAYLOR
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, between 5:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., the University of Mary Washington Students for Life organization chalked pro-life messages on Campus Walk around Monroe Hall, Lee Hall, and Woodard.
By LUKE HILLMER
The UMW Department of Public Safety reported that there has been a substantial increase in on-campus rapes over the past three years.
by KENNY MCDONELL
Sitting Republican Congressman Rob Wittman of Westmoreland County and Democratic challenger Vangie Williams of King George are set to battle it out in a 1st District congressional debate to be held at University of Mary Washington.
By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
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Dr. Leslie Martin promotes civic engagement as new Faculty Director at the Center for Community EngagementOctober 4, 2018 | Blue and Gray Press News
By SARAH HAMPTON
Dr. Leslie Martin has recently accepted the position of Faculty Director at the Center for Community Engagement.
By ALICE HACKNEY
On campus, six residence halls have elevators along with those in the Eagle Landing Apartments, and students have reported getting stuck in some of these on multiple occasions.