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The Blue & Gray Press | December 15, 2018

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Protecting the Rappahannock, keeping our river clean

October 4, 2018 |

By HEATHER STROTHER
Staff Writer
Friends of the Rappahannock, based in Fredericksburg, is a strong advocate for environmental education, restoration and advocacy.Read More

Sexual battery incident near campus causes alarm

October 4, 2018 |

By HANNAH GALEONE
Senior Writer
On Friday, Sept. 28, an email was sent out to the University of Mary Washington community. The subject line of the email read “Campus Crime Alert.” Read More

Dr. Leslie Martin promotes civic engagement as new Faculty Director at the Center for Community Engagement

October 4, 2018 |

By SARAH HAMPTON
Staff Writer
Dr. Leslie Martin has recently accepted the position of Faculty Director at the Center for Community Engagement.Read More

UMW Theatre presents a modern drama, “The Amish Project”

September 27, 2018 |

By HARRY FISHER
Online Editor
Few plays are willing to tackle as much emotional subject matter as “The Amish Project.”Read More

Know your neighbor: UMW volunteers better Fredericksburg community and make connections

September 27, 2018 |

By ELISABETH DELLAROVA
Staff Writer
The UMW administration has recently been emphasizing the importance of community engagement. It is part of President Paino’s ASPIRE initiative, a list of principles and values for the UMW community. Read More

Residents assigned to live with Resident Assistants as a result of housing shortage on campus

September 27, 2018 |

By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
Staff Writer
After Alvey and Arrington shut down for the semester, RAs, who typically have single rooms, were assigned roommates so that the campus dorms could accommodate as many students as possible. Read More

U.S. Open Women’s Finals controversy explained

September 27, 2018 |

By ADDIE HINTON
Staff Writer
Williams, and many others it seems, attribute her outbreak to be less about unfair callings and rulings, but one about sexism.Read More

Men’s rugby seeks another championship season

September 20, 2018 |

By SIERRA HORTON
Staff Writer
After finishing this past season undefeated, the team is looking forward to keeping their spotless record going.Read More

Tiny desks in Trinkle Hall hinder students’ ability to learn

September 20, 2018 |

By SAMANTHA BENNETT
Staff Writer
Trinkle has a big problem that is affecting students and their ability to succeed in class.Read More

Beat to your own drum: UMW student’s musical choices

September 20, 2018 |

By ANDRE TURNER
Staff Writer
So, what’s on UMW student’s current music playlist? Read More

Students question off-campus conduct violations

September 19, 2018 |

By ALEX FRIEDRICH
Senior Writer
One day in the middle of the fall semester of 2016, Kevin Covino, a junior at the University of Mary Washington, got an unexpected knock on his off-campus door.Read More

UMW welcomes new executive chef William Hardy

September 13, 2018 |

By SAVANNAH BOYD
Staff Writer
As Executive Chef, Hardy is responsible for everything involving the production of food in the University Center dining hall.Read More

Students assigned to the Link after two-dorm shutdown

September 13, 2018 |

By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
Staff Writer
Upperclassmen from Alvey Hall and Arrington Hall found themselves out of a home this summer and had to experience a week of anxiety while the Office of Residence Life worked to find a solution to an unexpected problem.Read More

Annual Student Leadership Summit introduces new sessions

September 13, 2018 |

By DALEY JENNINGS
Staff Writer
On Sept. 7 and 8, student leaders on campus came together to participate in the second annual UMW Student Leadership Summit.Read More

UMW Men’s Soccer returns as champions

September 13, 2018 |

By SEHAR JAMAL
Staff Writer
The UMW men’s soccer team is back in full swing after winning the conference championship last season. Read More

New semester presents change in fitness center hours and group classes

September 6, 2018 |

By MACKENZIE HARD
Staff Writer
On August 22, UMW Campus Recreation announced that the fitness center would be opening an hour earlier than previous yearsRead More

President Troy Paino addresses university community about goals in All UMW Assembly

September 6, 2018 |

By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE
News Editor
With the fall semester rapidly approaching, on Friday, August 17, UMW President Troy Paino took the stage in Dodd Auditorium to give his annual address. Read More

Mold issues cause concern

April 26, 2018 |

By OLIVIA BRIDGES & LINDSEY BROWN

Contributing Writer & Senior Writer

From January 2017 to March 2018, the UMW maintenance department received 47 reports of mold and mildew in various campus buildings, according to work orders obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.Read More

The little non-profit with the big job: RCASA provides resources for local women

April 26, 2018 |

By ES HETHCOX

Contributing Writer

Tacked up on bulletin boards across the University of Mary Washington campus are brochures displaying a sketched tree with teal ribbons hanging from the branches.Read More

Dr. Sudhir Nagaraja leaves Talley Center

April 26, 2018 |

By KATE SELTZER

News Editor

Dr. Sughir Nagaraja’s last day at the Talley Center was Wednesday, Apr. 18. After five years as the university’s contracted consulting psychiatrist, he says that UMW can and should do more to prioritize mental health.Read More

Yearly recap of athletic and academic acheivement

April 25, 2018 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY

Staff Writer

This past year, UMW athletics has had their spotlight shined and brightened. Collectively the varsity teams have done better this year than years previous, all while also succeeding academically.

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Summer reading: top five new books to get hooked on over break

April 25, 2018 |

By GARY KNOWLES

Senior Writer

With the semester coming to a close, students’ schedules will be opening up to do things with their free time.Read More

Political science majors should be required to take economics

April 25, 2018 |

By KELLY EVANS

Staff Writer

There has been controversy over required courses at the University of Mary Washington for years, specifically with the foreign language and general education requirements. However, the lack of economic courses required for the political science major should be a topic of concern as well.
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Students and faculty question no-pepper spray policy

April 19, 2018 |

By ES HETHCOX & MEAGHAN MCINTYRE

Online Editor & News Editor

Flipping through a University of Mary Washington student handbook or reading through forbidden items in residence halls, students can find a list of forbidden items including: drugs, fireworks, and … Read More

Facebook cares more about corporate success than user privacy

April 19, 2018 |

By GRACE WINFIELD

Senior Writer

Founded in 2004, Facebook is the most popular social network worldwide. According to Statista, Facebook acquired 2.2 billions members by the of the fourth quarter of 2017, the members varying in nationality, age, and sexual orientation.Read More

Activists gather at Multicultural Fair, spread messages

April 19, 2018 |

By KELSEY SHEFFER

Staff Writer

For 28 years, the Multicultural Fair has been a vivacious place for the Fredericksburg community and beyond to celebrate cultures from near and far.Read More

Salisbury cruises past UMW men’s lacrosse 10-20

April 19, 2018 |

By ALEXIS ERB

Staff Writer

With two games until the first round of the CAC tournament the University of Mary Washington Men’s lacrosse team brought their game this past Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Salisbury.Read More

Students voice concerns over FERPA policy

April 12, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

In the past two years, the dean of the UMW College of Business has received 12 student complaints about their professors according to a Freedom of Information Act request.Read More

Zen garden being constructed at UMW

April 12, 2018 |

By SARAH GOODNOUGH

Senior Writer

Over the first weekend of April, Gardens Unlimited Bonsai Nursery, the design team working on UMW’s Zen garden, solved a major drainage issue to prevent rainwater from washing down into the amphitheater construction area. Read More

Athletics departments lets go of Ken Tyler

April 12, 2018 |

By OLIVIA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

It was announced on March 30 that Ken Tyler, University of Mary Washington athletic director, will not be continuing on in the position. Tyler was informed that his contract that expires in June would not be renewed.Read More