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Students and faculty weigh in on VA Senate poll

October 4, 2018 |

By KATIE HIPPLE
Staff Writer
Incumbent Senator Tim Kaine is holding a strong lead over challenger Corey Stewart, a UMW poll conducted by survey company SSRS earlier this month reports. Read More

Staff Ed: Vote this upcoming election

October 4, 2018 |

By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD

The editorial staff of the Blue and Gray encourages you to vote in the November 6 election.

But I’m not registered to vote.

Registering to vote is actually pretty easy! Here’s where you … Read More

Sexual battery incident near campus causes alarm

October 4, 2018 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
On Friday, Sept. 28, an email was sent out to the University of Mary Washington community. The subject line of the email read “Campus Crime Alert.” Read More

Dr. Leslie Martin promotes civic engagement as new Faculty Director at the Center for Community Engagement

October 4, 2018 |

By SARAH HAMPTON
Staff Writer
Dr. Leslie Martin has recently accepted the position of Faculty Director at the Center for Community Engagement.Read More

Students voice concerns over elevator breakdowns

September 27, 2018 |

By ALICE HACKNEY
Staff Writer
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. Read More

UMW speaks out against gun violence

September 27, 2018 |

By SEHAR JEMAL
Staff Writer
On Thursday, Sept 20, a small group of UMW students came together to rally against the issue of gun violence in the United States.Read More

Residence Life provides an update on the construction of Alvey and Arrington

September 27, 2018 |

By BRIAN HARNISH
Staff Writer
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. Read More

Residents assigned to live with Resident Assistants as a result of housing shortage on campus

September 27, 2018 |

By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
Staff Writer
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. Read More

Office of Financial Aid welcomes new director

September 20, 2018 |

By BRIDGET DANVER
Staff Writer
This summer, the Office of Financial Aid welcomed its new director Timothy Saulnier.
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Retail dining options updated following survey feedback

September 20, 2018 |

By MATT LEIBOWITZ
Staff Writer
The new semester has brought many updates to dining options available to students.Read More

UMW takes precautions in preparation for Hurricane Florence

September 20, 2018 |

By RACHEL COOPER
Staff Writer
With Hurricane Florence approaching, UMW prepared for possible heavy wind, rain, and damage to the university. Read More

Students question off-campus conduct violations

September 19, 2018 |

By ALEX FRIEDRICH
Senior Writer
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.Read More

New Virginia law impacts UMW email policy

September 13, 2018 |

By HEATHER STROTHER
Staff Writer
Virginia has added a new law for universities that has impacted what information they are allowed to publicly display.Read More

Arrington Hall renovations displace students

September 13, 2018 |

By RHYS JOHNSON
Staff Writer
A pipe burst in Willard, then the mold appeared in Alvey, and finally, a plumbing issue flooded Arrington.Read More

UMW welcomes new executive chef William Hardy

September 13, 2018 |

By SAVANNAH BOYD
Staff Writer
As Executive Chef, Hardy is responsible for everything involving the production of food in the University Center dining hall.Read More

UMW Police Department Receives Prestigious Accreditation

September 6, 2018 |

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).Read More

UMW community members adjust to new parking policy

September 6, 2018 |

By MARIE ROPER

Staff Writer

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.Read More

New semester presents change in fitness center hours and group classes

September 6, 2018 |

By MACKENZIE HARD
Staff Writer
On August 22, UMW Campus Recreation announced that the fitness center would be opening an hour earlier than previous yearsRead More

President Troy Paino addresses university community about goals in All UMW Assembly

September 6, 2018 |

By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE
News Editor
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. Read More

UMW community members express concern over potential parking changes

April 26, 2018 |

By CAMERON ASHLEY

Staff Writer

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.Read More

Students for Leadership and Social Justice group call for change to downtown slave post plaque

April 26, 2018 |

By KELSEY SHEFFER

Staff Writer

On Apr. 11, UMW students attended a forum about the slave post located in Downtown Fredericksburg.Read More

The little non-profit with the big job: RCASA provides resources for local women

April 26, 2018 |

By ES HETHCOX

Contributing Writer

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.Read More

Dr. Sudhir Nagaraja leaves Talley Center

April 26, 2018 |

By KATE SELTZER

News Editor

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.Read More

Students voice concerns over FERPA policy

April 12, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

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.Read More

Technical difficulties with UMW’s online housing system

April 12, 2018 |

By EMILY ROSSI

Staff Writer

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. Read More

Zen garden being constructed at UMW

April 12, 2018 |

By SARAH GOODNOUGH

Senior Writer

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. Read More

Students question plans for Willard Hall

April 12, 2018 |

By HANNA LUGO 

Staff Writer

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.Read More

Dr. Stephen Farnsworth on modern presidency

April 12, 2018 |

By RACHEL MANNING

Staff Writer 

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.” Read More

Athletics departments lets go of Ken Tyler

April 12, 2018 |

By OLIVIA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

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.Read More

Students and Professors share in the Jail n’ Bail fundraiser

April 12, 2018 |

By TREVOR YOUNG 

Staff Writer

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.Read More