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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2019

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President Paino communicates with students via email

February 28, 2019 |

By ETHAN RATLIFF
Staff Writer
On Feb. 12, a message from President Troy Paino was sent out via email to students which addressed issues apparent in the leadership of the Commonwealth of Virginia.Read More

UMW health officials advocate for vaccinations

February 28, 2019 |

By MIKAYLA MCDONALD
Staff Writer
Vaccines have eradicated infectious diseases like smallpox, and reduced others such as polio and measles. But recently, vaccines have been placed at the epicenter of various ethical controversies.Read More

Faculty launches food and clothing pantry

February 28, 2019 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Staff Writer
A new committee has formed to start a new food and clothing pantry on UMW’s campus.Read More

Willard Hall renovations to be complete in fall of 2019

February 21, 2019 |

By REINA DATTA
Staff Writer
On Friday, Feb. 1, Juliette Landphair, the Vice President of Student Affairs, sent out an email update about the various on-campus renovations that are currently underway.Read More

Required College of Education math exam causes concern

February 20, 2019 |

By AMANDA SMITH
Staff Writer
Some UMW College of Education (COE) students are concerned about the Math Praxis Core exam impeding on their careers as future teachers.Read More

Fredericksburg purchases new Polling Pads

February 20, 2019 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Senior Writer
When Fredericksburg voters return to the polls for Virginia’s primary elections in June, poll workers will use a new device to check them in. Read More

Marshall Hall to be replaced by new theater under President Paino’s ten-year plan

February 20, 2019 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
As the community at the University of Mary Washington expands and grows, so will the campus and University facilities.Read More

UMW Theatre partners with local children’s program

February 20, 2019 |

By TAYLOR MOONEY
Staff Writer
A group of theatre students at the University of Mary Washington are taking their skills out into the Fredericksburg community; specifically, to the younger members.Read More

UMW welcomes new Office of Title IX Victim Advocate

February 14, 2019 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
After receiving a grant from the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women, the University of Mary Washington hired Jaime Opanashuk to be the new victim advocate. Read More

Residence Life to hire new assistant director

February 14, 2019 |

By AUGUSTUS GROHMANN
Staff Writer
On Thursday, Feb. 7, Mary Washington administrators met in the Colonnade Room to interview a potential candidate for the position of Assistant Director of Residence Life. This was the third of such meetings.Read More

Potential ecological research facility to be developed along Rappahannock River

February 14, 2019 |

By VINCENT SMIROLDO
Staff Writer
UMW could soon offer a hands-on research experience to students through the development of an ecology park on the Rappahannock River.Read More

Students utilize and benefit from a variety of therapy groups at UMW’s Talley Center

February 14, 2019 |

By AMANDA SMITH
Staff Writer
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that “one in five college students experience a mental health condition, with 75 percent of all mental health conditions surfacing by the age of twenty-four.”Read More

Students participate in discussion about mass incarceration and UMW’s inmate-made furniture

February 7, 2019 |

By AVA ROBB
Staff Writer
UMW students and members of the Fredericksburg community gathered in the Chandler Ballroom on Jan. 30 for the event “This is America: The Effects of Mass Incarceration & How We Contribute to it.”Read More

Campus community responds to new menu at the Underground

February 7, 2019 |

By OLIVIA BRIDGES
Senior Writer
The Underground used to be a hub of student activity with lines stretching out the doors. However, over the past few years, business at the Underground has significantly declined.Read More

Breaking and entering at Melchers Hall sparks campus-wide conversation about safety concerns

February 7, 2019 |

By JOSHUA STALEY
Senior Writer
There was an incident of breaking and entering at Melchers Hall between Sat., Dec. 29 at 3 p.m. and Tue., Jan. 1 at 11:56 a.m.Read More

UMW community discusses recent Governor Northam scandal

February 7, 2019 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
This week, UMW students and faculty have been reflecting on a photograph from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook.Read More

New chapter of the NAACP forms on campus

January 31, 2019 |

By SIERRA HORTON
Staff Writer
Students have started a new campus chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at UMW.Read More

Historic number of women announce candidacy for president

January 31, 2019 |

By MACKENZIE HARD
Staff Writer
Four women have announced their run for the 2020 presidential election so far, marking the greatest number in the last three election cycles.Read More

UMW senior launches social media marketing firm

January 30, 2019 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
An idea sparked in a casual conversation in a coffee shop is becoming a marketing firm centered around social media.Read More

The UMW Office of Title IX undergoes new staff changes

January 24, 2019 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
Over winter break, the Title IX office at the University of Mary Washington underwent changes to employee positions, including beginning a national search for a new Title IX Investigator and assigning a new Title IX Coordinator. Read More

Campus reflects on ongoing government shutdown

January 24, 2019 |

By ABIGAIL BUCHOLZ
Staff Writer
The United States is in the midst of its longest partial government shutdown in history, entering day 33 at the time of publication.Read More

Appellate court finds that UMW officials should have done more to prevent cyber harassment in 2015

January 24, 2019 |

By KATE SELTZER
News Editor
On December 19, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that University of Mary Washington should have done more to protect students from online sexual harassment.Read More

Students move back into Arrington after extensive renovations are completed

January 23, 2019 |

By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
Staff Writer
When Arrington Hall was officially reopened over winter break, UMW posted a small tour of it on their Instagram story. It included images of the shower, flooring, and new mattresses. Read More

Year-round AC usage in residence halls leads to higher energy costs

December 6, 2018 |

By ALLY SCHUMACHER
Staff Writer
As the winter months approach, many students are running into an unexpected problem: with the heaters running full blast, their rooms are too hot.Read More

Rising number of students at Mary Washington seeking Talley Center services

December 6, 2018 |

By ALEX FRIEDRICH
Senior Writer
According to a Talley Center Data and Trends document, for the 2017-2018 school year, the number of student clients who have gone to the Talley Center for counseling services has increased by 51.6 percent since the 2015-2016 school year. Read More

White supremacist propaganda found on campus

December 6, 2018 |

By ELIZABETH FINTO
Staff Writer
Another white supremacist group made its presence known on UMW’s campus. Read More

UMW Honor Council sees uptick in reported violations

December 6, 2018 |

By SAMANTHA BENNETT
Staff Writer
Honor Code violations have been on the rise in recent years, according to new data from the Honor Council. Read More

College of Business receives internationally recognized accreditation

December 6, 2018 |

By JOE LANGLEY
Staff Writer
On Nov. 26, the University of Mary Washington College of Business received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), becoming one of only five US schools to do so this year. Read More

New culinary club aims to teach healthy eating habits

December 5, 2018 |

By LAURA SCHNEIDER 
Contributing Writer
UMW’s new culinary club held its first interest meeting on Friday, Nov. 30. Club leaders spoke about their goals and expectations for prospective members. Read More

UMW contributes to high voter turnout in midterm elections

November 15, 2018 |

By KAITLYN MCCLUNG
Staff Writer
This election season, Fredericksburg saw a 5 percent increase in voter registration from 2017 due to a surge of 600 new University of Mary Washington students who registered to vote, according to The Free Lance-Star.Read More