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The Blue & Gray Press | April 24, 2018

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Students Walk for Honduras

April 17, 2008 |

By Jess Masulli

When a group of Mary Washington students began a campus organization with the aim of helping orphans in Honduras, they never expected what their efforts would create. What started as a small effort to collect pencils and … Read More

Mary Wash Bids for Faster Net Provider

April 17, 2008 |

By Anniw Kinniburgh

The fall 2008 semester will bring relief for students frustrated with UMW’s spotty internet access and slow download speeds. The University is currently in negotiations to purchase extra bandwidth from a commercial provider that would alleviate internet-related … Read More

NFL 'Experts' Tackle Draft

April 10, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

On April 26, at 3 p.m., one of the most glorious events of the year will commence, the NFL Draft. Anticipated by millions of people around the country, the draft gives fans hope that their team will … Read More

Hall Elevator Will Not Be Fixed

April 10, 2008 |

By Annie Kinniburgh

Despite a string of recent malfunctions, the Jefferson Hall elevator will remain in use as budget constraints prevent any comprehensive repairs. The Jefferson Hall elevator stopped working Feb. 2, Feb. 28 and March 16. Each time, students … Read More

Students List Safety Issues

April 10, 2008 |

By Justin Toney

Last semester, two men in an unmarked car approached sophomore Ashley Davis while she was walking back from the Battlegrounds parking lot. The men, claiming to be Mary Washington Police, began questioning Davis who ignored the impersonators … Read More

Barr Gets Grant

April 10, 2008 |

By Heather Brady

Robert Barr, assistant professor of political science, has received a competitive $60,000 grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation to research populism in Ecuador and Bolivia. The grant will enable Barr to study for six to eight weeks … Read More

Seminar Shortage Looms

April 10, 2008 |

By Eric Steigleder

Due to recent changes in the curriculum for incoming UMW freshmen, there is a shortage of professors planning to offer freshman seminars, a general education requirement under the newly altered course list. Before November, when the decision … Read More

Bike Tires Slashed

April 10, 2008 |

By Justin Toney

Outside Alvey Hall Tuesday, junior Emma Clarkson approached a group of students gathered around a police officer who was handing out forms. After inquiring about the gathering, Clarkson learned that numerous bicycle tires had been slashed the … Read More

Entertaining & Educating

April 10, 2008 |

By Brittany DeVries

Steady sunshine shone on cultures from around the world Saturday, as the University of Mary Washington hosted its 18th annual Multicultural Fair. The event featured many performances and presentations from various local organizations, including the Pilipino … Read More

Tunnel Teaches

April 3, 2008 |

By John Maltempo

Mary Washington hosted its first “Tunnel of Oppression” event March 29 and 30, sponsored by the Academic Affairs Council (AAC). The Tunnel of Oppression is a series of multi-sensory exhibits meant to bring awareness to a particular … Read More

Housing Sparks Protest

April 3, 2008 |

Jess Massuli

UMW students slept in Jefferson Square March 27 to protest this year’s housing shortage. According to Christine Porter, director of residence life, approximately 130 students have not received housing for the fall 2008 semester. The most ever not … Read More

Admins Break Bad on UMW Breakers

April 3, 2008 |

Kat Saunders

The Breakers, UMW’s student break-dancing club, claims that the Office of Student Activities (OSACS) has prevented them from holding a break-dancing competition involving anyone outside the campus community. According to club president Matt Diniega, OSACS has said that … Read More

Faculty Loses 2 More

April 3, 2008 |

By Justin Toney

As of Monday, two relatively new assistant professors will be leaving the University of Mary Washington in favor of more economically viable positions at other schools. Kim Stone and Sarah Allen from the department of English, linguistics … Read More

$75 Mil Centennial Campaign Underway

April 3, 2008 |

By Gracie Hart

Mere hours after the celebration of Founder’s Day, the University launched a public phase of a $75 million Centennial Campaign. According to Associate Vice President for Business and Finance Richard Pearce, state funding provides $23,378,403—27 percent—of an … Read More

Budget Woes Persist

April 3, 2008 |

By Brittany DeVries

Awaiting Gov. Kaine’s final approval on April 23, the University of Mary Washington’s tentative 2008-10 budget, released March 13 and e-mailed 10 days later to faculty and staff, has stable recommendations despite the country’s unstable economy. The … Read More

Act, Speak, Build

April 3, 2008 |

By Annie Kinniburgh

As part of national Act! Speak! Build! Week, the UMW chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Community Outreach and Resources (COAR) teamed up to raise awareness about the problem of homelessness. COAR, the largest volunteer and … Read More

UMW Celebrates 100

March 27, 2008 |

By HEATHER BRADY and JUSTIN TONEY

On March 14, the University of Mary Washington hosted the Centennial Convocation Ceremony in honor of Founder’s Day. Noted historian and author David McCullough delivered the Centennial Address to the University faculty and representatives … Read More

Protest Keeps the Peace

March 27, 2008 |

By ERIC STEIGLEDER

A group of protesters from the American Life League convened outside of George Washington Hall March 21 in response to the scheduled Great Lives lecture on the life of Margaret Sanger, an early birth control advocate.

In … Read More

Police Beat

March 27, 2008 |

By JUSTIN TONEY

Feb. 16- At 1:30 a.m., an officer on foot patrol observed an intoxicated male on the foot of the stairs between Brent and Russell Hall. Jason Daniel Malcom was arrested for being drunk in public.

Feb. 24- … Read More

Club Trades Bulbs for the Environment

March 27, 2008 |

By GRACIE HART

UMW students saved 57 alpine forests last semester by participating in the Ecology Club’s light bulb exchange.

From Nov. 6 to Nov. 14, the club exchanged 1600 incandescent light bulbs for energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs.

According … Read More

Student Granted Fulbright

March 27, 2008 |

By SARAH FINNEY

During his time at UMW, senior Justin Simeone took participation in extracurricular activities to a new level.

His hard work paid off recently, when he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship that will allow him to earn his … Read More

$800K Art Studio in the Works

March 27, 2008 |

By BRITTANY DeVRIES

In response to the proposed $800,000 to build a new studio for the art department, senior art major Molly Sheldon asked, “Do you dig art?”

On March 13, the General Assembly approved $800,000 for the construction of … Read More

The Bullet Through Time

March 13, 2008 |

By ERIC STEIGLEDER

In this week of centennial celebration, the importance of reflection comes to the fore. And what better way is there to remember the history of our school than by seeing it through the eyes of the campus’ … Read More

Club Lobbies for Uganda

March 13, 2008 |

By JOHN MALTEMPO

The University of Mary Washington chapter of the Invisible Children Organization traveled to Capitol Hill Feb. 24 to lobby for support for peace in Northern Uganda.

Invisible Children is a non-profit organization based in California. It was … Read More

Police Beat

March 13, 2008 |

By KATY BURNELL

Feb. 4- At 2:25 p.m., a 20-year-old female Randolph Hall resident contacted campus police for advice after receiving four $950 money orders post-marked Republic of Benin. Each money order instructed the student to cash-in and reroute the … Read More

Fred Forum Welcomes Woodward

March 13, 2008 |

By ANNIE KINNIBURGH

On March 11, Bob Woodward came to UMW as part of the Fredericksburg Forum lecture series.

Woodward has been called “the best reporter of our time” by CBS News. Since uncovering the Watergate scandal in 1971, he … Read More

Policy Upsets Professors

March 13, 2008 |

By ANNIE KINNIBURGH

Despite recent changes in policy, a survey of UMW professors indicated continued dissatisfaction with the current administrative strategy regarding faculty course loads.

According to the survey, 50 percent of the 60 professors surveyed said that they were … Read More

Campus Welcomes Dr. Judy Hample as UMW President

March 13, 2008 |

By JUSTIN TONEY

On March 10, the UMW Board of Visitors appointed Judy G. Hample as the University of Mary Washington’s eighth president and first female president.

Hample will remain in her current position as chancellor for the Pennsylvania State … Read More

Hurley and Others Prepare for Change

March 13, 2008 |

By BRITTANY DEVRIES

With three senior-level administrative positions held by interim officials during the academic year, the University of Mary Washington was finally able to permanently fill one of these positions Monday, announcing Judy G. Hample as the eighth University … Read More

Anarchy Strikes at Mary Wash

February 28, 2008 |

By JESSICA MASULLI

Anarchists from all over Virginia gathered in Woodard Campus Center for the third meeting of the Virginia Anarchist Federation on Feb. 23.

The Anarchist Socialist Theory Club of Mary Washington hosted the meeting.  The Virginia Anarchist Federation … Read More