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Students and faculty come together for Take Back the Night and Clothesline Project

April 16, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Students, faculty and Fredericksburg-area organizations brought together their passion and resources for “Take Back the Night,” a national movement meant to bring awareness to sexual violence. Read More

Students may face brighter job prospects after graduation

April 15, 2015 |

By MICHAEL O’NEAL

As graduation rapidly approaches for the University of Mary Washington’s class of 2015, the goal of finding a job looms ever more threateningly above the heads of students. Read More

Arbor Day celebration takes root at UMW

April 15, 2015 |

By MADISON HANLEY

Every year, many citizens all over the world participate in Arbor Day, a day when individuals are encouraged to engage in the planting and caring of trees.Read More

Students and administration engage in activism and empathy through the Two Dollar Challenge

April 15, 2015 |

By CATE STACKHOUSE

For the ninth consecutive year, students at the University of Mary Washington participated in the Two Dollar Challenge last week. Though founded at UMW, this year students on 20 other campuses throughout the country participated as well.Read More

UMW celebrates 25th Multicultural Fair

April 15, 2015 |

By HAVEN SCOTT

This year marked the 25th anniversary of one of the University of Mary Washington’s most beloved traditions, the Multicultural Fair. Sponsored by the James Farmer Multicultural Center, the fair’s mission is to enhance awareness through exposure to food, dance and entertainment from various cultures.Read More

Sitting SGA Executive Cabinet approves three new clubs

April 9, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

This week, a new Executive Cabinet was approved and is preparing to transition in the coming days, but the sitting Executive Cabinet is continued to operate as usual this week. Three student club motions were approved by the Executive Cabinet at their most recent meeting on Monday, April 6.Read More

Multicultural Fair to return to UMW campus

April 8, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

The University of Mary Washington will once again celebrate a diversity of cultures at the 25th annual Multicultural Fair. On Saturday, April 11, vendors will cover campus selling food and handmade crafts for students, faculty and community … Read More

Students raise money to support Guatemalan education

April 8, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

Fourteen students left a spring break trip in Guatemala with a new found purpose to support and enrich the educational experience of the country’s youth.Read More

UMW alumna Susan Stimpson runs for Virginia delegate

April 8, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

A candidate with a familiar university background will be appearing on the ballot in the next Virginia election.Read More

Amphitheatre renovation steps closer to reality with alumni donations

April 8, 2015 |

By LINDSEY CRAWFORD

This semester, the University of Mary Washington is one step closer to receiving enough funds to restore the historic amphitheatre to its original state. Recent gifts, as well as surplus from the Founder’s Day challenge, pushed the fund closer to its $3 million goal.Read More

SGA Executive Cabinet rejects motion to issue statement in support of DivestUMW

April 8, 2015 |

By MARIAH YOUNG

The University of Mary Washington Student Government Association’s Executive Cabinet rejected a motion by the Student Senate to issue a statement from the SGA in support of DivestUMW’s actions during their most recent meeting on Monday, April … Read More

Fear 2 Freedom comes to UMW

April 2, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

“Fear 2 Freedom” took place on April 1 at the University of Mary Washington’s Anderson Center. The group is a global nonprofit dedicated to restoring the lives of people who are wounded by sexual assault.

The organization … Read More

Student loan repayment proposal fails in Senate

April 1, 2015 |

By NEQEEN BEHDAD

In recent years, after having won the 2012 Massachusetts election for Senate against Republican Scott Brown, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D – Mass.) is not new to holding her ground in the political arena.

An advocate for consumer … Read More

Feminists march on campus against rape culture

April 1, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

Feminists United on Campus held a march on Tuesday in an effort to create awareness about and open a discussion concerning rape culture on the University of Mary Washington campus.Read More

Diplomat in Residence Terry Davidson speaks to students about careers in the foreign service

April 1, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Department of State Diplomat in Residence Terry Davidson returned to the University of Mary Washington to inform students of possible careers and internships at the U.S. Department of State on March 31.Read More

Students sit-in to protest for divestment

April 1, 2015 |

By CATE STACKHOUSE

Members of DivestUMW have held a sit-in outside of University of Mary Washington President Rick Hurley’s office for over 150 hours to protest the recent Board of Visitor’s decision to reject the creation of a divestment sub-committee.Read More

UMW Founders Day challenge exceeds expectations

April 1, 2015 |

By: LINDSEY CRAWFORD

The University of Mary Washington celebrated its 107th anniversary with the implementation of a Founder’s Day Challenge to raise funds and commemorate the opening of the school. The challenge recently ended, bringing in $20,000 more than the intended fundraising goal. Read More

Professors to receive state-mandated raise

April 1, 2015 |

By: ALISON THOET

A two percent pay increase will be implemented for all faculty, staff and administration at the University of Mary Washington on Aug. 10 in accordance with the new Virginia budget.Read More

Men’s rugby club suspended for participation in offensive chant

March 26, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

The men’s rugby team at the University of Mary Washington is facing indefinite suspension and mandatory sexual assault training following a decision from the administration regarding the team’s involvement in an offensive chant. On Thursday, March 19, President Rick Hurley sent an email to the community discussing the school’s decision after the team was found to have engaged in a “chant that contained sexually explicit, derogatory and violent language.” Read More

Professor Anita Taylor discusses prominent social issues at lecture

March 26, 2015 |

By MIGUEL MARX

Anita Taylor, professor emerita of communication and member of the gender and women’s studies faculty at George Mason University, spoke on feminist issues in a lecture to University of Mary Washington students at Lee Hall on March 18. Taylor discussed how much of modern society’s problems are feminist issues. Read More

UMW on of top 25 universities for four-year graduation rates

March 26, 2015 |

By ALISON THOET

The University of Mary Washington was ranked 18th in the top 25 public colleges from which students graduate within a four-year period by a recent Money Magazine study conducted through the U.S. Department of Education.Read More

UMW community mourns death of student

March 26, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

On Tuesday, March 24 the University of Mary Washington community was notified of the passing of junior theatre major Scott Houk.Read More

Administration dispels rumors regarding termination of music and arts education degrees

March 26, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

The University of Mary Washington community was temporarily shocked last week following rumors of the immediate termination of UMW art and music education degrees.

On March 19, the Department of Music Facebook page posted, “Yesterday we … Read More

Education professors host 5th annual EdTech Conference

March 25, 2015 |

By HANNAH RIDDLE

Room 122 in the Stafford Campus’ North Building was filled with sounds of humming and beeping. Inside, a 3D printer scooted back and forth, slowly feeding on strings of blue plastic.Read More

The Center for Faith and Leadership Hosts Event about Human Trafficking

March 25, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

When most people think of kidnapping or human trafficking, the film “Taken,” starring Liam Neeson, typically comes to mind. Most people do not think of pimping.Read More

BOV rejects creation of subcommittee on divestment

March 19, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

On Wednesday, March 18, the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors voted to deny the creation of a subcommittee to investigate university divestment from fossil fuels. Read More

Commencement speaker for class of 2015 announced

March 19, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Fredericksburg native, Pamela E. Bridgewater was named as the commencement speaker for the University of Mary Washington’s 2015 graduating class.Read More

Obama calls for Student Aid Bill of Rights

March 19, 2015 |

By NEPHY LAUTURE

President Barack Obama announced a Student Aid Bill of Rights last Tuesday, March 10 in an effort to “help borrowers responsibly manage their debt, improve federal student loan servicing and protect taxpayers’ investments,” as stated in a White House press release.Read More

SAE implements new umbrella system for programming clubs

March 19, 2015 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

In the most recent in a series of changes to be implemented during the 2015-16 academic year, the Office of Student Activities and Engagement at the University of Mary Washington is implementing a new “umbrella system” with the goal of more easily organizing the funding of specific programming clubs.Read More

Uber gains popularity, comes to Fredericksburg

March 18, 2015 |

By MADISON HANLEY

Uber, the transportation network system that allows members to connect with drivers in minutes, was recently permitted to legally operate within the Commonwealth of Virginia.Read More