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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

Council Cancels Formal

February 28, 2008 |

By HEATHER BRADY

This semester, Class Council has again  cancelled  the Spring Formal without planning a replacement dance.

According to Trish Lauck, President of the Senior Class Council, there was a budget of only $8,000 for an event that cost … Read More

Scam Strikes Campus

February 28, 2008 |

By ANNIE KINNIBURGH

UMW students checking their school e-mail should be wary of an message containing death threats from a supposed hit man, according to a warning issued Feb. 18 by the Department of Information Technology and the UMW Police.

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MW Faculty Loses Eight

February 28, 2008 |

By SARAH FINNEY

Next fall, eight faculty faces will be missing from the ranks of Mary Washington’s professors.

Three members of the faculty announced that they will be resigning from the University at the end of the academic year for … Read More

Frat OK'd on Campus

February 28, 2008 |

By KAT SAUNDERS

A new campus club is bringing fraternity life to Mary Washington, but the school is standing behind its stance against Greek life.

A co-ed social fraternity, Alpha Mu Sigma, had its first rush for new members last … Read More

Seaco Wastes a Whale

February 21, 2008 |

By LEAH KIEFF

The Ecology Club teamed up with the Dining Committee and Sodexo administrators Feb. 20 to put an environmental spin on the third annual waste survey of Seacobeck dining facilities.

It was the first of three planned waste … Read More

Kaine, McCullough to Speak at Founder's Day

February 21, 2008 |

By HEATHER BRADY

The University of Mary Washington will hold a Founder’s Day celebration March 14 as part of its observance of this year’s Centennial.

The day will include a convocation ceremony featuring keynote speakers Governor Tim Kaine and David … Read More

Police Radios Spaz Out

February 21, 2008 |

By MILES DUMVILLE

When UMW Police Officer Joseph Kauffman made an arrest on Thornton Street Feb. 5, his radio was not working.  He was forced to thumb through his cell phone contacts to report the arrest to the police station.

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Trouble With Trees

February 21, 2008 |

By ELIZABETH NOWROUZ

Strong winds Tuesday resulted in a large tree falling on several parked cars in the UMW Apartment parking lot on William St.

Around 5 p.m., junior Colin Turner was in the living room of his first floor … Read More

W&M President Quits

February 21, 2008 |

By JUSTIN TONEY and ANNIE KINNIBURGH

The UMW student organization, Students for a Democratic Society, visited the College of William and Mary last weekend to protest a series of incidents resulting in the resignation of former William and Mary president … Read More

Arrest in November Brawl

February 21, 2008 |

By KATY BURNELL

An off-campus brawl at a party hosted by members of Psi Upsilon fraternity last November left a freshman member of the UMW lacrosse team severely beaten, unconscious, and hospitalized.

The student, Evan Weiss, lost six teeth and … Read More

Alumni Buy Lots

February 21, 2008 |

By BRITTANY DEVRIES and JOHN MALTEMPO

The University of Mary Washington and the UMW Real Estate Foundation are currently negotiating impending purchases of two parcels of real estate located near the undergraduate campus.

These two properties are in addition to … Read More

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