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ELC department unveils The Source

October 1, 2015 |

By ANDREW PETTERSON

Since 2005, the University of Mary Washington has gathered with faculty to share ideas, known as the Social Research Colloquium. The group organizes monthly meetings for faculty to meet, discuss and present their research to one another. Topics presented are meant to expand the arts, social sciences, humanities and business education.Read More

UMW walks to end Alzheimer’s

September 30, 2015 |

By LYNSY SPROUSE

Despite the rainy forecast, approximately 200 participants dressed in purple gathered on Jefferson Square at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday for the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
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Administration, students and public figures come together for University Center dedication

September 24, 2015 |

By DAVID CONCEPCION

President Hurley and the Board of Visitors gathered Thursday, Sept. 17 to celebrate and dedicate the opening of the University Center, the newly constructed $43.4 million building, on Ball Circle.Read More

UMW Dining Services and Student Senate meet to discuss dining hours

September 24, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Leaders from UMW Dining Services met with the Student Senate on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the first floor lecture room of Monroe Hall to receive feedback and provide additional information regarding the recent changes in University Dining.Read More

UMW embraces Latino culture in Latino Identities Month celebration

September 24, 2015 |

By RACHEL MANNING

From Sept. 15 through Oct. 8, the University of Mary Washington will be holding its annual Latino Identities Month to celebrate Latino culture and heritage. This year, the organizers are trying to expand the activities so as to reach an even wider audience.Read More

Son of BOV member commits murder-suicide, abducts wife

September 24, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Spotsylvania resident and son of a University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors member Todd Houck fatally shot a man at a motel in Bowling Green County Tuesday morning. The man who was killed, Jeremy Gift, 36, was reported to be the boyfriend of Houck’s wife, according to officials.Read More

ITCC to be renamed after President Hurley

September 24, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

On Thursday Sept. 17, the University of Mary Washington revealed via email it would be renaming the Information and Technology Convergence Center (ITCC) in honor of President Richard V. Hurley.Read More

Feminists United start conversation on cyber bullying during rally

September 24, 2015 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

“No Longer Anonymous,” a rally held by Feminists United on Campus last Friday at 4p.m., combined the views of campus clubs such as Student Anti-Violence Educators, PRISM, Diversability and Young Democrats on anonymous bullying on campus.
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Graffiti containing prejudiced remarks permeate Randolph Hall

September 23, 2015 |

By ESTER SALGUERO

On Friday, Sept. 11, which marked the 16th anniversary of 9/11, residents of Randolph Hall expressed their repulsion towards distasteful, stereotypical comments that were written on a white board which belonged to two students in the residence hall. Left anonymously on the fifth floor, the comments targeted the Islamic faith and the residents’ assumed affiliation.Read More

A closer look at disability accessibility for UMW campus

September 22, 2015 |

By ANDREW UNGER

University of Mary Washington students have many different takes on the University Center, from the new dining options to the studying corners. However, something that most students might not think about is the new accessibility options that it provides. Before the University Center opened, most dining services were provided in Seacobeck Hall.Read More

UMW student and professor research natural oil seeps firsthand in Gulf trip

September 17, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

UMW student and professor take trip to lead photochemical research on natural oil seeps Matt Walters, senior and double chemistry and Spanish major, slept in a ship cabin with two roommates. There was also a lab with a chemical shelf. Above the lab, however was the ship’s deck.Read More

Bernie Sanders makes appearance in Virginia, UMW students follow

September 17, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a day-long trip to Virginia on Monday, first appearing at Liberty University to speak at the school’s convocation, then at a rally in Manassas that evening to speak to approximately 2,000 people, 51 of which were University of Mary Washington students. Read More

International Education Week brings the world to UMW campus

September 17, 2015 |

By DAVID CONCEPCION

A dining hall full of tasty international cuisine, an epic race and meetings and fairs filled to the brim with information about the University of Mary Washington’s study abroad program seems like a lot to pack into one event.
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UMW takes on anonymous social media debate

September 14, 2015 |

By Sarah Grammer

The University of Mary Washington hosted its first forum, in its series of three, pertaining to civility, Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The resolution of the forum was that UMW should ban anonymous social media, to which two alumni debated the resolution, Joe Packer, taking the affirmative, and Colin McElhinny, negating the resolution.Read More

UMW Professor puts on one-man show in Grace Mann’s memory

September 14, 2015 |

By ESTER SALGUERO

Apr. 17 marked the day Mann was murdered by roommate Steven Vander Briel. It was a tragic month for all members on campus. A status hearing on Briel will take place Nov. 5. UMW students, faculty and friends uphold Mann as an inspiration, someone with a spirit of joy and an admirable friend who was active in supporting preventative measures toward sexual assault.Read More

Meet Juliette Landphair, vice president of student affairs

September 10, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Juliette Landphair, new vice president for student affairs, is set to
make a difference at UMW, reaching both organizations and the
individual student.
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UMW ranks as best “bang for your buck” according to Washington Monthly

September 10, 2015 |

By LYNSY SPROUSE

“We have historically been in the middle price range among the 16 public four-year colleges and universities in the commonwealth, and we track this every year because we don’t want to become one of the more expensive schools,” Provost Jonathan Levin said as the University of Mary Washington was ranked as the 16th best school in providing “the best value for ordinary, non-wealthy students,” out of 288 colleges and universities in the Southeast.Read More

UMW, GWU partnership leads medical students in right direction

September 10, 2015 |

By ESTER SALGUERO

New opportunities are available for pre-med students in obtaining early admission consideration into one of the top medical schools in the country.Read More

The ELC’s newest major causes interest, raises questions among students

September 10, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH & RACHEL MANNING

The English, Linguistics and Communication department released its newest major, Communication and Digital Studies this semester, making UMW the first school in the state of Virginia to create a major combining the two disciplines.Read More

Giant in Eagle Village to undergo renovations this fall

September 8, 2015 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

Construction in Fredericksburg, especially near the University of Mary Washington campus, is a big concern for some of the Eagle Landing residences, who lived through the building of both the Information Technology Convergence Center and the University Center.Read More

UMW welcomes largest freshman class in school history

September 3, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

During a candlelight ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 23, the freshman class proceeded down College Walk and made their way to Ball Circle.
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Roanoke shooting sends shockwaves through UMW community

September 3, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Disgruntled former reporter for WDBJ7, Vester Lee Flanagan II, fired
17 shots during a live broadcast in Roanoke Va. on Wednesday Aug 26.
Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and photographer Adam Ward, 27, were
conducting an interview with chamber of commerce, Vicki Gardner when
Flanagan approached them and began firing. After the first shots were
fired the camera kept rolling and fully recorded the incident on film.Read More

UMW alums, community mourn David Justis

September 3, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH & MIKEY BARNES

University of Mary Washington alum David Edwin Justis died on Aug. 4 from a vehicle accident on River Road in Spotsylvania.Read More

UMW unveils new University Center

September 3, 2015 |

By ISATA SESAY

Thousands of new and returning students saw the University Center for the first time this semester, after two years of construction.Read More

UMW hosts public forums in wake of presidential search

September 3, 2015 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors hosted public
forums to receive thoughts, opinions and ideas from University of Mary
Washington students, faculty, alumni and the surrounding community for
the next UMW president, who will be replacing current president Rick
Hurley in the summer of 2016.Read More

Campus-wide safety app RAVE Guardian

September 3, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The walk on College Avenue after night classes may become a little
less anxiety-prone with a guardian a click away.Read More

Sexual assault prevention specialist, new programs sustain UMW values

September 2, 2015 |

By ESTER SALGUERO

A soon to be announced full­-time sexual assault prevention specialist
will be added to the University of Mary Washington’s staff after
September 10, according to Marissa Miller, the coordinator for
Prevention and Advocacy at UMW.Read More

UMW professors and students significantly influence the lives of women and children in Guatemala

April 23, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Associate professor of geography Dr. Dawn Bowen and members of her Grassroots Development class are hoping to make a difference in the
lives of the rural indigenous women of Guatemala.Read More

UMW fights against cancer in sixth annual Relay for Life event

April 23, 2015 |

By MIGUEL MARX

The University of Mary Washington’s sixth annual Relay for Life honored cancer survivors, those who are currently diagnosed with
cancer and loved ones that had passed away at the Battleground Athletic Complex last Saturday.Read More

UMW students and faculty represent at AWP conference

April 16, 2015 |

BY HANNAH RIDDLE

Staff and students represented the University of Mary Washington last week at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference.Read More