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Year-round AC usage in residence halls leads to higher energy costs

December 6, 2018 |

By ALLY SCHUMACHER
Staff Writer
As the winter months approach, many students are running into an unexpected problem: with the heaters running full blast, their rooms are too hot.Read More

Rising number of students at Mary Washington seeking Talley Center services

December 6, 2018 |

By ALEX FRIEDRICH
Senior Writer
According to a Talley Center Data and Trends document, for the 2017-2018 school year, the number of student clients who have gone to the Talley Center for counseling services has increased by 51.6 percent since the 2015-2016 school year. Read More

White supremacist propaganda found on campus

December 6, 2018 |

By ELIZABETH FINTO
Staff Writer
Another white supremacist group made its presence known on UMW’s campus. Read More

UMW Honor Council sees uptick in reported violations

December 6, 2018 |

By SAMANTHA BENNETT
Staff Writer
Honor Code violations have been on the rise in recent years, according to new data from the Honor Council. Read More

College of Business receives internationally recognized accreditation

December 6, 2018 |

By JOE LANGLEY
Staff Writer
On Nov. 26, the University of Mary Washington College of Business received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), becoming one of only five US schools to do so this year. Read More

New culinary club aims to teach healthy eating habits

December 5, 2018 |

By LAURA SCHNEIDER 
Contributing Writer
UMW’s new culinary club held its first interest meeting on Friday, Nov. 30. Club leaders spoke about their goals and expectations for prospective members. Read More

UMW contributes to high voter turnout in midterm elections

November 15, 2018 |

By KAITLYN MCCLUNG
Staff Writer
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.Read More

UMW College of Business targeted by phishing scheme

November 15, 2018 |

By EMILY KEEHAN
Staff Writer
At the beginning of the month, the College of Business was the target of a phishing email scam. Read More

UMW students find community through new Facebook meme page

November 15, 2018 |

By KATE SELTZER
News Editor
The “M” in UMW stands for memes, according to a new Facebook group.Read More

Arrington Hall on track to re-open in spring 2019

November 15, 2018 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
After months of waiting, students will finally be moving back into Arrington Hall. Read More

Mary Beth Mathews appointed as faculty athletic representative

November 8, 2018 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Staff Writer
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. Read More

Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard presents about African-American economic cooperatives

November 8, 2018 |

By RHYS JOHNSON
Staff Writer
On Nov. 1, UMW hosted a presentation by Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard in Chandler Ballroom. Read More

Raccoons and rabbits and groundhogs, oh my! Director of landscape and grounds Richard Blair discusses campus wildlife

November 8, 2018 |

By KAITLIN SWANTON
Staff Writer
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.Read More

Retired UMW professor hosts book signing for latest article

November 1, 2018 |

By ANDRE TURNER
Staff Writer
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.Read More

Policy requires inclusion of recording statement on syllabi

November 1, 2018 |

By RILEY DOHERTY
Staff writer
This semester marks the first time faculty members are required to put their recording policies on their syllabi. Read More

New admissions program seeks to build community with visitors

November 1, 2018 |

By ASHLEIGH GRIM
Staff writer
Beginning this semester, the Office of Admissions has a new program that identifies tour guides and prospective students visiting campus.Read More

Students and administrators respond to Trump’s proposed Title IX policy change

November 1, 2018 |

By KATE SELTZER
News Editor
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.”Read More

Faculty and staff attend presentation about talking to survivors

October 25, 2018 |

By JOSEPH KOBSAR
Staff Writer
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.Read More

UMW student opens pop-up LGBTQ+ bookstore downtown

October 25, 2018 |

By LINDSAY RUONGRAT
Staff Writer
Downtown Fredericksburg now has an LGBTQ+ pop-up bookstore, thanks to UMW senior and classics major, Andy Unger.Read More

UMW theatre productions lack ASL interpreters

October 25, 2018 |

By ADDIE HINTON
Staff Writer
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. Read More

Students voice concerns about the prevalence of sexual battery cases on campus

October 25, 2018 |

By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE & KATE SELTZER
News Editors
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. Read More

Mold causes concern in multiple residence halls

October 18, 2018 |

By ETHAN BLOUCH
Staff Writer
The mold infestation which began in Alvey and Arrington has spread to at least three other dorms on campus.Read More

Virginia Hall scheduled for renovation

October 18, 2018 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
The September 2018 Board of Visitors report announced that the University of Mary Washington will dedicate $10 million to the renovation of Virginia and Alvey Halls. Read More

Students learn Japanese language and culture at new conversation hours

October 18, 2018 |

By MOLLY AVERY
Staff Writer
After many years, Japanese has found a home at Mary Washington in the form of conversation hours.Read More

UMW College of Education experiences fluctuation in student enrollment

October 18, 2018 |

By ALEX FRIEDRICH
Senior Writer
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. Read More

Communication and Digital Studies major to become full degree program rather than special major

October 11, 2018 |

By ELISABETH DELLAROVA
Staff Writer
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.Read More

Political clubs at UMW prepare for November midterm elections

October 11, 2018 |

By EMILY SHUMAKER
Staff Writer
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. Read More

Students respond to pro-life messages on campus

October 10, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
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. Read More

2018 Annual Security Report shows increase of reported rape cases over past three years

October 10, 2018 |

By LUKE HILLMER
Staff Writer
The UMW Department of Public Safety reported that there has been a substantial increase in on-campus rapes over the past three years.Read More

UMW prepares to host First District Congressional Debate

October 4, 2018 |

by KENNY MCDONELL
Staff Writer
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.Read More