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Help Desk Moves Back to GW

January 31, 2008 |

By Leah Kieff

The stink is finally gone from the George Washington Hall basement. For years, an insufficient heating and cooling system left the walls chronically damp with what Rick Pearce, associate vice president for Business and Finance, called “a … Read More

Murder at Mi Casa

January 31, 2008 |

By Chelsie Meredith

On January 13 at Mi Casa, a popular Mexican restaurant and nightclub in Central Park, a local Fredericksburg resident was shot. According to police, the death was the result of gang-related violence. For UMW students, including freshman … Read More

John, Not Mark: Warner to Visit UMW

January 31, 2008 |

By Brittany DeVries

Vandalism is not a new thing to the Mary Washington campus, but the recent string of defecations in public space may surprise students and staff. Since the Friday of finals week last year, police and housekeeping staff … Read More

Vandals Soil Elevators

January 31, 2008 |

By Justin Toney

Vandalism is not a new thing to the Mary Washington campus, but the recent string of defecations in public space may surprise students and staff. Since the Friday of finals week last year, police and housekeeping … Read More

Plans to Outsource Email Fail Despite Multiple Bids

January 24, 2008 |

By Sam Chang and Brittany DeVries

Kate Schaeffer, executive coordinator for the Student Government Association, sent out a school-based group e-mail last semester, without ever logging onto the University of Mary Washington’s Eaglemail system. Many students like Schaeffer that are … Read More

Local Businesses Accepting Eagle One

January 24, 2008 |

By Jess Masulli

For Paul Stoddard, alumni of the University of Mary Washington and co-owner of The Sunken Well Tavern, accepting EagleOne cards at his restaurant ten days ago has already shown success. The Sunken Well Tavern, IHOP Restaurant, … Read More

Student Guilt Up by 25%

January 24, 2008 |

By Brynn Boyer

The number of Mary Washington students found responsible for alcohol violations last year jumped nearly 25 percent over the previous year, but UMW officials say the sudden rise is not due to any sort of deliberate crackdown … Read More

Kalahari Waved In

January 24, 2008 |

By Annie Kinniburgh

The Fredericksburg City Council voted to pass a letter of intent this Tuesday allowing the city to negotiate a contract to bring the Kalahari Resorts water-park and hotel complex to Fredericksburg in late 2009. The Fredericksburg … Read More

Faculty Fill Mansions

January 24, 2008 |

By Steph Breijo

Four academic departments are slated to move into the University’s luxury homes that have stood empty since January 2007 by August 1. According to Vice President of Student Affairs Rosemary Barra, it was Barra who decided to … Read More

Prof Passes Away

January 24, 2008 |

By Wil Copps and Annie Kinniburgh

Dr. Patricia Norwood of the UMW Music Department passed away late Tuesday night at INOVA Hospital in Fairfax. According to Dr. David Long, Chair of the Music Department, Norwood suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. A … Read More

UMW Gets Loudspeakers

December 6, 2007 |

By Kim Pernice

The University of Mary Washington will begin installation of a $300,000 area warning system this coming January. School officials say the campus-wide network of loudspeakers and sirens—to be used in emergency situations such as the recent tragic … Read More

Copyright Law Clubs Clubs

December 6, 2007 |

By Kat Saunders

Showing movies just got a whole lot more expensive for a number of UMW campus groups. In the past, many school clubs and organizations simply rented or purchased movies to show members for entertainment or discussion. Now, … Read More

UMW Kid Cops

December 6, 2007 |

By Jess Pike

In early October, UMW senior Laura Hawkins helped catch a convicted sex offender, according to university police, who was reportedly harassing a female student on campus. Hawkins, who works for the UMW Police Department as a member … Read More

Police Beat

December 6, 2007 |

By Justin Toney and Katy Burnell

Nov. 29- At 10:30 p.m., a female resident of Alvey Hall told police that 20-year-old Travis Allen Davis, of Locust Grove Va. had used foul language and made physical threats towards her over the … Read More

Police Hunt Laptop Thief

December 6, 2007 |

By Erin Leach-Kemon

Local police are still trying to apprehend a 27-year-old local man accused of stealing a University of Mary Washington freshman’s laptop on Nov. 17 outside of Randolph Hall. Police have described the man as “armed and dangerous.” … Read More

Melchers Springs a Leak

December 6, 2007 |

By Jess Pike

On Friday Nov. 2,  40 to 50 gallons of water came pouring out of panels and light fixtures onto the second floor of Melchers Hall. “It was a big mess,” said Jean Dabb, Art and Art History … Read More

Frawley Lambastes UMW Board

December 6, 2007 |

By Katy Burnell

Ousted UMW President William Frawley says the school’s Board of Visitors twice agreed and twice reneged on a promised severance package after he was fired following two dunk-driving arrests in two days last spring. In a lengthy … Read More

Politik Sentenced

November 8, 2007 |

JESS MASULLI

On April 26, 2007, Reed Pannell waited in the General District Court of Fredericksburg to hear the final verdict for Andrew Jefferson Stone, charged with three counts of assault and battery, a class one misdemeanor.  Stone turned to … Read More

Police Beat

November 8, 2007 |

KATY BURNELL

Oct. 26- At 2 a.m., Fredericksburg Police arrested 19-year-old residential student Nancy Bechtold outside of Houston’s on charges of drunk in public and possessing false documents, according to police Spokesperson Natatia Bledsoe.  “She was intoxicated to the point … Read More

Laptop Thief Behind Bars

November 8, 2007 |

ERIN LEACH-KEMON

Former University of Mary Washington student David Ware was arrested last November for stealing what school officials report was over $86,000 of University property and was found responsible for the numerous incidents of urination throughout Randolph Hall. In … Read More

B-Ballers in District Court

November 8, 2007 |

STEPHANIE BREIJO

Nine current and former members of the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team appeared alongside three additional students in Fredericksburg District Court Tuesday, Oct. 30 for  30 alcohol-related charges and one count of obstruction of justice. The … Read More

Yearbook Uses Web

November 8, 2007 |

MEGAN MCDONOUGH

Sophomore Rebekah Blackwell was alarmed when she opened a copy of the 2007 University of Mary Washington yearbook and saw a picture of herself. She recognized the photo right away — an unflattering shot of Blackwell dancing with … Read More

Immediate Reactions: Incident Leads to Campus Controversy

November 8, 2007 |

KATY BURNELL AND JUSTIN TONEY

When Acting President Rick Hurley heard about the offensive poster displayed by some Jefferson Hall residents that led housekeepers to complain to University police, he was livid. “I wanted to see them thrown off campus. … Read More

Police Beat

November 1, 2007 |

KATY BURNELL

Oct. 20- At 4:44 p.m., campus police summoned  emergency medical assistance to the corner of College Ave and Hanover St where a lone, semi-conscious  female student had been found lying face-up on the concrete across from the Tennis … Read More

Despite Charge,Use Up

November 1, 2007 |

SARAH FINNEY

In 2005, the University of Mary Washington opened the doors to the new $4 million indoor Tennis center. The University Tennis Center is one of the top facilities in the country and though University faculty are supportive, many … Read More

Pranks Upset Staff

November 1, 2007 |

KATY BURNELL AND JUSTIN TONEY

With 15 years of UMW housekeeping under her belt, Roslyn Woolfolk thought she had seen every college prank in the book, but nothing could have prepared her for what she and her co-workers found in … Read More

Accused Felon on Trial

November 1, 2007 |

MARY KATE MARKANO

Campus police say they hope the recent string of bicycle thefts has been broken with their arrest of 23-year-old Fredericksburg resident, Jack Sparks, on charges of grand larceny and obstruction of justice without force. On Sept. … Read More

$12 a Shot: $12 Flu Shots Free for Some

November 1, 2007 |

KIM PERNICE

The University of Mary Washington will provide flu shots free of charge to the faculty and staff for the second year, but will now charge students $12. Registered nurse and Associate Director of the health center, Susanne DeLeon, … Read More

Plans Cause Angst

November 1, 2007 |

LAUREN JERGENSON

University of Mary Washington coaches are fearing potential job cuts due to a new proposal to remove the physical education requirements from the University’s general education curriculum if passed later this month. In a letter written to the … Read More

Police Beat

October 25, 2007 |

KATY BURNELL Oct. 12- At 3:33 a.m., a Jefferson Hall R.A. summoned police to the first-floor room of a 19-year-old male student after finding him severely intoxicated and unresponsive. Police alerted the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad, who transported the student by … Read More