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The Blue & Gray Press | February 17, 2018

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MLK Day Free at Last

February 21, 2008 |

By BRITTANY DEVRIES

With Black History Month underway and the repercussions of last semester’s response to a racial indiscretion in Jefferson Hall continuing into the spring, the administration had their timing right.

In a Feb. 18 press release sent to … Read More

Wind Lifts Cafe Roof

February 14, 2008 |

By CHELSIE MEREDITH

Around 2 p.m. last Sunday, a pedestrian notified Fredericksburg police that a building on the corner of William and Princess Anne Streets was about to lose its roof.

Intense winds caused part of a metal roof lift … Read More

Police Beat

February 14, 2008 |

By KATY BURNELL

Jan. 20- At 3:59 p.m., campus police permanently barred three juveniles and 22-year-old Fredericksburg resident Robert Scott Bourne from campus, after one of the trespassers shouted “f*** you” at an officer near the Ridderhof-Martin Gallery. The officer … Read More

Police Up Arsenal

February 14, 2008 |

By JUSTIN TONEY

The University Police Department recently aquired three M4 semi-automatic rifles.

Mary Washington is now the second university in Virginia to own patrol rifles, second to Virginia Tech, and the only Virginia university to have accessory medical supplies … Read More

Dorm Choice Moves Online

February 14, 2008 |

By ELIZABETH BODI

When University of Mary Washington Junior Amy Baldwin left housing selection her freshman year, she was in tears.

Baldwin’s unfortunate lottery number forced her to wait five hours during the selection process. At the end the evening, … Read More

No Surprises in VA

February 14, 2008 |

By ANNIE KINNIBURGH

While for most students Tuesday’s primary was just another election, for student political organizations the primary represented a critical turning point in a political process.

President of the Young Democrats Colin Biddle, a senior, said that the … Read More

Clinton Comes To UMW

February 14, 2008 |

By SUSANNAH CLARK

UMW junior Courtney Hayes  arrived at the doors of  Great Hall at 7:45 a.m., six and a half hours before President  William J. Clinton took the stage at the surprise rally Monday. It was her … Read More

UMW Plans for Park 'N' Shop

February 7, 2008 |

By BRITTANY DE VRIES and JOEY MERKEL

The University of Mary Washington is moving forward on its proposed 10-15 year plan that would renovate the “Park and Shop” retail shopping center, located at the crossing of Route 1 and College … Read More

Garage Vandals Return

February 7, 2008 |

By JUSTIN TONEY

Students reported finding a deposit of human feces and urine by the south elevator in the parking garage on Monday, Feb. 4.

The waste had been left just outside of the elevator doors. A piece of paper … Read More

Police Beat

February 7, 2008 |

By KATY BURNELL

Jan. 4- At 11:48 a.m., campus police responded to an accident involving a UMW pickup truck and a U.S. Postal Service vehicle at William St. and Blue and Grey Pkwy. On scene, officers determined that the postal … Read More

Arsonist Avoids Jail Time

February 7, 2008 |

By GRACIE HART

A University of Mary Washington freshman avoided jail time after being held in custody and charged with arson in connection with a Nov. 2 dorm fire that destroyed another student’s door in Alvey Hall.

First year student … Read More

21 Alums Join Peace Corps, Many to Come

February 7, 2008 |

By BRYNN BOYER

When University of Mary Washington senior Jennifer Davis graduates in May, she will be two months away from her dream job, serving in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Davis’ plan is not an uncommon one. … Read More

SHH Starts '08 with 78K

February 7, 2008 |

By AARON RICHARDSON and PHIL WHITE

In an online contest called America’s Giving Challenge, Students Helping Honduras (SHH), won a $50,000 grant, and an additional $28,000 in donations. SHH plans to spend $10,000 to provide cleaner burning stoves for 300 … Read More

Chase Ends in Arrest

February 7, 2008 |

By MILES DUMVILLE

A high-speed police chase that began near campus in the early morning on Feb. 5 ended in the arrest of a long-time University of Mary Washington staff member on multiple driving charges.

Wilma Harper Willard, one of … Read More

February 7, 2008 |

By MILES DUMVILLE

A high-speed police chase that began near campus in the early morning on Feb. 5 ended in the arrest of a long-time University of Mary Washington staff member on multiple driving charges.

Wilma Harper Willard, one of … Read More

Steam Pipes Stopped

January 31, 2008 |

By Sarah Finney

The University of Mary Washington has undergone extensive maintenance work in several areas of the Fredericksburg campus. During winter break, UMW had a need for Facilities Services to do emergency work on campus. Improvements to steam supply … Read More

Police Beat

January 31, 2008 |

By Katy Burnell

Dec. 4- At 5:30 p.m., a Randolph Hall R.A. reported finding the work-order sheet taped to her door smoldering in the middle of the hallway. A message scrawled with ashes on the student’s door convinced responding officers … Read More

Bias-Based Reports

January 31, 2008 |

By Kat Saunders

The University of Mary Washington released a draft of the proposed “Bias Offense and Incident Reporting Policy and Procedures” Wednesday, January 23.  The new procedures allow members of the University community to report online incidents of discrimination … Read More

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