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UMW to extend deadline for Sweet Briar transfer students

March 18, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Sweet Briar College made the unexpected announcement on Feb. 28 that the board of directors had voted to close the school at the end of the upcoming summer semester. Read More

Va. Speaker Howell begins youth outreach at UMW

March 18, 2015 |

By ANDREW CRIDER

William Howell, the Republican Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates visited the University of Mary Washington to speak to the UMW College Republicans last week. Read More

UMW administration hosts open meeting in wake of completed sexual assault bills

March 18, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Administration at the University of Mary Washington held an open meeting for students on March 11 in the Faculty and Staff Dining Room at Seacobeck Hall. The goal of the meeting was to get student and faculty … Read More

Peace Corps recognizes UMW as one of top producers of volunteers

February 26, 2015 |

By NEPHTHALIE LAUTURE

The University of Mary Washington is once again ranked as one of the top small colleges to produce a large number of alumni that now serve as volunteers in the Peace Corps.Read More

UMW police make updates to dispatch system

February 25, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University of Mary Washington’s Police Department is in the process of installing a new computer system that will gather more data about the systems students use. Read More

Members of DivestUMW discuss presentation before BOV and future plans

February 25, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

On Friday, Feb. 19, members of campus group DivestUMW were granted 15 minutes to present in front of the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors. The presentation focused on informing BOV members about the intent of DivestUMW, offering suggestions for divestment from fossil fuels and stating their demands. Read More

Simpson Library undergoes project to free up usable space

February 25, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

As part of a four-year process, the University of Mary Washington’s Simpson Library is weeding through older books in the hopes of making more usable space for students. Read More

Suspicious emails raise security concerns on campus

February 25, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

Over the course of two weeks, the University of Mary Washington community received three separate alerts regarding suspicious activity around Trinkle Hall. While no threats were made against community members, students were notified under the Clery Act. The individual in question, Brain Toomey, was taken into custody at 8 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 25. Read More

Locks changed in University Apartments without warning to residents

February 25, 2015 |

By: MADISON HANLEY

At the start of the spring semester, senior Erin Clark discovered that the lock to her balcony door at the University of Mary Washington University Apartments had been changed. Read More

UMW considers eliminating SAT score submission in effort to increase enrollment numbers

February 24, 2015 |

By NIKKI OESTREICHER & HOPE RACINE

Despite a record high number of applicants for the freshman class of 2019, current figures place the actual number of enrolled students thus far well below the expected figure for incoming students. As a … Read More

Students express concern over snow decisions

February 19, 2015 |

Students flocked to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the University of Mary Washington’s decision to remain open for classes two hours late on Wednesday, Feb. 18, rather than close for the day.
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UMW Police Lieutenant to run for Spotsylvania sheriff

February 18, 2015 |

By CATE STACKHOUSE

Last Monday, University of Mary Washington Police Lieutenant Bill Gill announced his candidacy for Spotsylvania County Sheriff. This fall, Gill will run against Republican incumbent Roger Harris for the four-year position.Read More

Final vote on possible communication major to come Friday

February 18, 2015 |

By ANNA DEMARR

A new major could be joining the University of Mary Washington academic selection on Friday, Feb. 20, when the University Faculty Council will review and vote on the prospective Communication and Digital Studies Program.

Beginning this past … Read More

Committee formed to review university’s language requirement

February 18, 2015 |

By NIKKI OESTREICHER

Earlier this year, President Rick Hurley and Provost Jonathan Levin asked the University Faculty Council to establish a committee to review the University of Mary Washington’s language requirement as part of the ongoing Strategic Resource Allocation Project. Read More

Student employees weigh in on new paperless payroll system

February 18, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Student opinions are in on MyTime, the new paperless payroll system at the University of Mary Washington.Read More

Virginia colleges come together, meet at UMW for Virginia Power Shift

February 18, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH & HANNAH RIDDLE

College students from across Virginia made their voices heard on the University of Mary Washington campus during Virginia Power Shift, a student-led conference designed to invite dialogue about social, economic and environmental justice.Read More

State budget proposals may yield faculty raises

February 12, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

Virginia legislators have proposed a budget that would allow raises for state employees, including teachers and college faculty, for the first time in several years.
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UMW creates position to bring greater awareness to sexual assault

February 11, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE AND EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University of Mary Washington announced Marissa Miller as the new Coordinator for Prevention and Advocacy to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in an effort to further address sexual assault education and prevention on campus.Read More

Who makes a snow day? A look inside the details behind the decision

February 11, 2015 |

By JULIA DAVIS

When snow is in the forecast, the University of Mary Washington campus buzzes with excited students, all hoping that they will get the coveted email from Director of Media and Public Relations Marty Morrison, UMW’s unofficial “snow day lady.”Read More

UMW kicks off fundraiser for 107th anniversary

February 10, 2015 |

By MADISON HANLEY

In honor of the University of Mary Washington’s 107th anniversary this March, the University is launching a large-scale fundraiser. Read More

Residential nursing program receives confirmation

February 10, 2015 |

By HANNAH RIDDLE

Incoming students to the University of Mary Washington will now have access to a new four year nursing program set to begin this fall semester. Read More

Hurley receives recognition for efforts in Fredericksburg community

February 10, 2015 |

By LINDSEY CRAWFORD

This winter, University of Mary Washington President Rick Hurley received the Prince B. Woodward Leadership Award at the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Gala. This award was given to Hurley in honor of his continued dedication to the City of Fredericksburg.Read More

Va. Senate passes LGBT anti-discrimination bill

February 5, 2015 |

By MARIAH YOUNG

The Virginia State Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring for state agencies. In a 19-19 vote tie, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam cast a tie-breaking vote to pass the legislation through the Senate. Read More

Redesign of First Year Experience seeks to bring students together

February 4, 2015 |

By TAYLOR O’DELL

As part of collaboration between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, the First Year Experience will be changing for the class of 2019.

Associate Provost Timothy O’Donnell, Vice President of Student Affairs Doug Searcy and Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan Keith Mellinger are creating a new First Year Experience that will combine the first year seminar course, common interests, academic advising, peer mentoring and residential communities.Read More

UMW recognized for affordability, accessibility

February 4, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

The University of Mary Washington has again received national recognition for its academics and affordability, ranking as one of the Princeton Review’s top “Colleges That Pay You Back.”

The list, published on Feb. 3, features colleges that have notable academics, are affordable and provide a large number of career aspects for their graduates. The rating scale used to recognize the schools focused on how well each university offered a “return on education.”
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Administration offers open forums for student discussions

February 4, 2015 |

By CATE STACKHOUSE

This semester, students will once again have the opportunity to attend open forum discussions held by President Rick Hurley, Vice President for Student Affairs Doug Searcy and Provost and Chief Academic Officer Jonathan Levin. The talks will be held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 18, March 11 and April 8, in the Faculty Dining Room in Seacobeck Hall.Read More

Little Rock Nine member Ernest Green celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. with students

January 29, 2015 |

BY NIKKI OESTREICHER

Little Rock Nine member Ernest Green joined students and faculty as he reminisced on a lifetime of civil rights activism during the University of Mary Washington’s 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 21.Read More

Student voices earn Divest UMW time before BOV

January 29, 2015 |

By JONATHAN POLSON

Following the denial of Divest UMW’s request to speak before the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors, the group exhibited student outrage through a widely shared Facebook post. In response to the widespread reaction, the BOV offered the group 15 minutes to present their concerns and goals at the next meeting, scheduled for Feb. 19-20.Read More

UMW wins more recognition for green initiatives

January 29, 2015 |

By MICHAEL O’NEAL

The University of Mary Washington has once again earned recognition for its on-campus green initiatives as a recipient of the 2014 Green Travel Leader Award. The award is given in recognition of several environmentally friendly programs enacted throughout … Read More