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The Blue & Gray Press | April 27, 2017

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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 | 1

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 | 2

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 | 1

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 | 1

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 | 3

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 | 14

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

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 | 1

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 | 2

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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