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Carter Mountain Apple Orchard Hosts Fall Festival

October 5, 2011 |

Winter is coming and its time to take advantage of the weather while you still can. Nestled in the hills of Charlottesville, just an hour or so out of D.C., is the Carter Mountain Apple Orchard, a perfect venue to enjoy all autumn has to offer, including a spectacular panoramic view of Charlottesville and the Shenandoah Valley, surrounded by hills, vineyards, orchards, and quaint barns. Read More

UMW Celebrates Hurley's Inauguration Week, Installation Ceremony Friday

September 29, 2011 |

President Rick Hurley will be formally inducted into the office of President of The University of Mary Washington during his installation ceremony this Friday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium.Read More

Words of Wisdom From the Bullet

September 29, 2011 |

The editors of the Bullet wish to offer our sincerest congratulations to you on your formal inauguration as the ninth president of the University of Mary Washington. We look forward to working closely with you throughout your tenure as president and we are excited for what the future may hold.Read More

Eagles Blank Stevenson

September 28, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team took on Stevenson University this past weekend at the Battlegrounds Stadium. The Eagles were 1-0 in Capital Athletic Conference play entering the game, and UMW came out of the conference battle with a still perfect CAC record after winning 1-0.Read More

"Gears of War 3" Provides Endless Entertainment

September 28, 2011 |

The first time I saw the original “Gears of War” in 2006 it inspired me to buy an Xbox 360, and when “Gears of War 2” came out in 2008, I picked it up at midnight and by 10 a.m. I had played it straight through, so naturally my expectations were high for the third entry in the Xbox 360’s staple franchise.Read More

Ceremony Celebrates History of Monroe Hall

September 22, 2011 |

After two years of renovations, Monroe Hall is once again open to students, faculty and staff. To commemorate the event, a rededication ceremony was held on Sept. 16, during which a variety of notable guest speakers paid tribute to the building’s history while outlining its path for the future.Read More

Staff Editorial: Fredericksburg Bookstores Reach Final Chapters

September 21, 2011 |

“Does no one read anymore?  What kind of hell-town is this?” was the reaction of our faculty adviser, as he reflected on the current lack of book stores in the Fredericksburg area.Read More

Eleventh Ranked Field Hockey Team Defeats Yellow Jackets 4-0

September 21, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington women’s field hockey team had their seventh home game last Saturday, Sept. 18, against Randolph Macon College. Following a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Wesley College, the Lady Eagles rebounded for an impressive shutout win, 4-0 over the Yellow Jackets.Read More

‘The Lion King’ is a 3-D Triumph

September 21, 2011 |

People of Mary Washington: here is a chance to snatch back your childhood from the utter depression caused by the final “Harry Potter” movie. May I present, “The Lion King” In 3-D!Read More

Never forget: UMW students organize candlelight vigil to commemorate 9/11

September 15, 2011 |


On Sept. 11, 2001, 2,977 people lost their lives in a systematic terror plot that shook the United States to its very core. A decade later, members of the University of Mary Washington community stopped to reflect on … Read More

Men’s Soccer Splits Two Games

September 14, 2011 |


The Mary Washington men’s soccer team headed to Lynchburg this past weekend to participate in the Shellenberger Classic: a showcase that included Maryville College (TN), Hampden-Sydney College and the host Lynchburg College. UMW … Read More

Houston: We've Got Financial Problems

September 14, 2011 |

The budget crisis has affected all areas of government, but there are few agencies that have seen the tangible effects quite as strongly as NASA.

According to the Los Angeles Times, congressional budget concerns are leading many experts to … Read More

'Contagion' Does Epidemics Justice

September 14, 2011 |


A preview of “Contagion” will probably remind any film buff of the 1995 Dustin Hoffman movie “Outbreak.”

It’s a good movie, and if you haven’t seen it you really should. However, something that always bugged … Read More

New Semester Brings Changes

September 8, 2011 |


A number of changes to buildings on campus greeted students and faculty returning to the University of Mary Washington this semester.

These changes include the opening of the Anderson Center, the reopening of Monroe Hall and alterations … Read More

William M. Anderson Center Opens

September 8, 2011 |


The University of Mary Washington officially opened the pristine William M. Anderson Center on Aug. 25, and last night the UMW volleyball team christened the new building with its first ever collegiate athletic event.

The 55,000 square foot facility … Read More

Pinkadilly Tea Spouts Character

September 7, 2011 |


Walking into Pinkadilly Tea at Smythe’s Cottage, in downtown Fredericksburg at 303 Fauquier St., guests are welcomed with the pink color scheme. The walls are bubblegum pink, the tablecloths are salmon pink with a lace overlay … Read More

Orientation Week Plagued by Natural Disasters

August 26, 2011 |


Irene Expected to Hit This Weekend; Preempted by Severe Thunderstorms

The day after freshmen moved in, Thursday, Aug. 25, a little taste of Hurricane Irene hit the University of Mary Washington.

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Web Update: Tuition Increase Announced for Next Academic Year

May 17, 2011 |

Tuition, fees, room and board rates will increase for the 2011-2012 academic year for the University of Mary Washington, the Board of Visitors announced May 6.

Full-time, in-state students can expect an 8.8 percent rate increase bringing … Read More

UMW Student Chosen for Freedom Ride

April 21, 2011 |


In May 1961, a group of students challenged segregation on buses and in terminals throughout the South.  This May, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of these Freedom Riders, PBS is sponsoring a 10-day bus … Read More

The Best of UMW

April 20, 2011 |

You voted, we tallied, and the results are in: the best aspects of life at Mary Washington.

Around Campus

Best Dressed Professor: Gary Richards Although readers have deemed him the undisputed arbiter of academic fashion at UMW for two … Read More

Poet Speaks for Afghanistan

April 20, 2011 |


The University of Mary Washington has always prided itself on constructing a community of diverse people openly sharing different perspectives and ideas. To some, like junior Sajia Alaha Ahrar, this type of communication is essential to promoting … Read More

Baseball Falls in Conference Title Game

April 20, 2011 |


The Mary Washington baseball team came into the 2011 season looking to repeat as Capital Athletic Conference champions. Coming into the conference tournament, they were 21-13, and had a schedule full of strong, out of … Read More

Fair Draws Thousands Despite Weather

April 13, 2011 |


Cloudy and cold weather did not stop the 21st annual Multicultural Fair at the University of Mary Washington this past Saturday.

While this year’s fair saw fewer visitors than in 2010, the attendance was still strong, according … Read More

Children Helping Honduras

April 13, 2011 |


A UMW professor and his children spent a week building a school and forging relationships in Honduras.

Anand Rao, associate professor in the Department of English, Linguistics and Communication, traveled to Honduras last December … Read More

Best of UMW 2011

April 6, 2011 |

Welcome to the Best of UMW, Second Edition. Below you can vote on the best people, places and things around campus and Fredericksburg. Vote for as many as you want and make sure to check back in a few weeks for the results. Read More

Chandler Discussed as New Location of Campus Center

April 6, 2011 |


A committee comprised of six Mary Washington faculty members and an architect from Burt Hill met March 10 to propose a new campus center site recommendation.

Instead of demolishing Seacobeck Hall, the committee proposed Chandler Hall, home to … Read More