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The Blue & Gray Press | February 17, 2018

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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

UMW Crooks Nab Banners

October 25, 2007 |

JESSICA MASSULI

Centennial banners representing 100 years of University of Mary Washington history, have been disappearing due to theft across the campus. University students have stolen the 1908-2008 banners made of blue fabric from the light posts around the campus.  … Read More

Staph at UMW

October 25, 2007 |

KATY BURNELL

A campus-wide health alert confirming three cases of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among residential students sent Tuesday urged the campus community not to panic—school officials say good hygiene and hand-washing should be enough to keep students safe. MRSA, (pronounced … Read More

Out Cold

October 25, 2007 |

STEPHANIE BREIJO

A University of Mary Washington sophomore was airlifted to the INOVA Regional Trauma Center in Fairfax, Va. after sustaining a severe concussion during a homecoming rugby game. The last thing that 20-year-old Blake Murray can remember before losing … Read More

Going Green: $8.5 Mil Energy Conservation Effort Underway

October 25, 2007 |

JESS PIKE

Since 2005, school officials say UMW has spent $8.5 million on renovations to reduce energy consumption, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and to make the campus “green” in other ways. The University of Mary Washington joined with NORESCO, an … Read More

Mission Abort

October 25, 2007 |

ERIN LEACH-KEMON AND KAT SAUNDERS

Last Thursday, hundreds of Mary Washington students assembled in response to a graphic four-hour anti-abortion demonstration by an off-campus group in Ball Circle—some rubbernecking, others heartily protesting. Approximately 35 members of Life and Liberty Ministries, … Read More

Luxury Homes Left Empty

October 11, 2007 |

JOEY MERKEL

The two luxury homes the University of Mary Washington bought last school year for a combined $3.2 million have been sitting empty since January, when the university acquired them. School officials have allocated $350,000 to renovate the houses … Read More

Going Down?

October 11, 2007 |

KATY BURNELL

Oct. 1- At 6:12 a.m., three UMW housekeepers requested emergency assistance from inside the Combs Hall elevator after the machine would not respond to repeated attempts to open the door.  Another housekeeper was able to open the door … Read More

Police Beat

October 11, 2007 |

KATY BURNELL

Oct. 2- At 3:19 p.m., an officer on bike patrol reported activating his lights to pull over a 21-year-old male commuting student who had allegedly violated state one-way traffic code by exiting the inbound lane on double-drive on … Read More

Prof. Begins Fellowship

October 11, 2007 |

PHIL WHITE

Out of a pool of 50 applicants, only eight were selected to receive the prestigious Jennings Randolph Fellowship from the United States Institute of Peace this year. UMW history professor Nabil al-Tikriti was one of them. The D.C.-based … Read More

More Offices On The Move

October 11, 2007 |

GRACIE HART

Last year the University of Mary Washington spent approximately $190,000 to rent office space a mile off campus at the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 3. This year that figure has jumped to a quarter of a … Read More

UMW Says No to HPV Shot: Admins. Deem Vaccine too Costly

October 11, 2007 |

KIM PERNICE

A number of Virginia schools administer the HPV vaccine on their campuses, but once again this year the University of Mary Washington will not be one of them. UMW women will also find birth control more difficult to … Read More

Spirit Rock v2.0

October 11, 2007 |

University of Mary Washington students have found a more noticeable advertising space than the campus’ traditional spirit rock, painting club messages and event postings on the wooden fence in front of Lee Hall. “Instead of fighting over the spirit rock, … Read More