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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.
By BRIAN HARNISH
In late June 2018, and then later in mid July, every student who was registered to live in Alvey and Arrington got an email from Residence Life stating that they would be relocated for the Fall semester.
By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
After Alvey and Arrington shut down for the semester, RAs, who typically have single rooms, were assigned roommates so that the campus dorms could accommodate as many students as possible.
By MATT LEIBOWITZ
The new semester has brought many updates to dining options available to students.
By RACHEL COOPER
With Hurricane Florence approaching, UMW prepared for possible heavy wind, rain, and damage to the university.
By ALEX FRIEDRICH
One day in the middle of the fall semester of 2016, Kevin Covino, a junior at the University of Mary Washington, got an unexpected knock on his off-campus door.
In early July 2018, the University’s Police Department received a letter telling them they would be the 100th agency in the Commonwealth to become accredited by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC).
By MARIE ROPER
The Office of Parking Management recently announced new parking regulations for the academic year. A change from past years, students will now be unable to park on the resident side of College Avenue, as that parking is reserved for Fredericksburg residents.
By MACKENZIE HARD
On August 22, UMW Campus Recreation announced that the fitness center would be opening an hour earlier than previous years
By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE
With the fall semester rapidly approaching, on Friday, August 17, UMW President Troy Paino took the stage in Dodd Auditorium to give his annual address.
By CAMERON ASHLEY
On Apr. 17, the representatives of Fredericksburg City’s Parking Advisory Committee held an open forum for members of the UMW community to express their concerns about a new potential parking plan.
By KELSEY SHEFFER
On Apr. 11, UMW students attended a forum about the slave post located in Downtown Fredericksburg.
By ES HETHCOX
Tacked up on bulletin boards across the University of Mary Washington campus are brochures displaying a sketched tree with teal ribbons hanging from the branches.
By KATE SELTZER
Dr. Sughir Nagaraja’s last day at the Talley Center was Wednesday, Apr. 18. After five years as the university’s contracted consulting psychiatrist, he says that UMW can and should do more to prioritize mental health.
By LAURA TAYLOR
In the past two years, the dean of the UMW College of Business has received 12 student complaints about their professors according to a Freedom of Information Act request.
By EMILY ROSSI
During the week of March 19, the UMW online housing system ran into many technical difficulties, leaving students stuck in rooms they didn’t ask for, with people they did not know.
By SARAH GOODNOUGH
Over the first weekend of April, Gardens Unlimited Bonsai Nursery, the design team working on UMW’s Zen garden, solved a major drainage issue to prevent rainwater from washing down into the amphitheater construction area.
By HANNA LUGO
The University of Mary Washington is home to 18 residence halls, but only 17 are currently in use. Willard Hall was shut down for renovation because of a steam pipe burst over the summer of 2017.
By RACHEL MANNING
This spring, presidential scholar and University of Mary Washington professor Dr. Stephen Farnsworth published a book titled “Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump.”
By OLIVIA TAYLOR
It was announced on March 30 that Ken Tyler, University of Mary Washington athletic director, will not be continuing on in the position. Tyler was informed that his contract that expires in June would not be renewed.
By TREVOR YOUNG
Most students are probably familiar with UMW Relay for Life, an organization that supports the American Cancer Society, but many might not know of their yearly fundraiser Jail n’ Bail. As the name suggests, the fundraiser involves having faculty members and students wait in jail until their bail is placed. In this case, their bail is simply their fundraising goal.