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Va. Senate passes LGBT anti-discrimination bill

February 5, 2015 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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

Larry Sabato gives Great Lives lecture on JFK

January 28, 2015 |


Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and editor-in-chief of the popular election analysis website “Sabato’s Crystal Ball,” delivered a lecture on the life and death of President John F. Kennedy on Tuesday, … Read More

Students celebrate Virginia’s Statute for Religious Freedom

January 27, 2015 |


Students and faculty will gather to celebrate the freedom of religious expression on Jan. 29 at the 2015 Jefferson Lecture. The lecture commemorates the Virginia Statute, which allows for individuals to worship freely in whichever religion they choose. The lecture will take place at the University of Mary Washington on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium.Read More

Iraqi ambassador Lukman Faily gives students snapshot of life in the Middle East

January 27, 2015 |


Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily gave a firsthand account of the current state of the Middle East, particularly in Iraq, to students and faculty at the University of Mary Washington on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.Read More

Disability Resources names Sandra Fritton as new director

January 27, 2015 |


Over winter break, the University of Mary Washington named Sandra Fritton as the new student disabilities director for the Office of Disability Resources.Read More

President puts forth proposal for free community college

January 22, 2015 |


During Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama presented his idea to help alleviate the burden of student debt.

Obama’s plan revolves around providing two years of community college tuition to those who earn it. … Read More

Construction continues on campus

January 21, 2015 |


Construction work on the new University Center and the Woodard Campus Center/Mercer Hall project is continuing as planned despite the cold January temperatures. According to Richard Pearce, vice president for administration and finance at the University of … Read More

Va. students gear up for climate conference at UMW

January 21, 2015 |


Students from around the state of Virginia will gather from Feb. 13-15 with a twofold goal: to ensure that energy production occurs in an environmentally responsible way and that the youth of the world have a strong … Read More

ELC department honors late UMW professor Claudia Emerson

January 20, 2015 |


Students and faculty from the department of English, linguistics, and communication came together to read poetry and honor the life and work of the late Claudia Emerson on Thursday, Jan. 15.

The faculty read their favorite poems … Read More