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Students Hold Rally to ‘Keep the Ban’

October 26, 2011 |


“2-4-6-8! Help us keep our water safe!” students chanted at a rally in front of Lee Hall on Thursday, Oct. 20.  Over 100 University of Mary Washington students and members of the Fredericksburg community gathered to support … Read More

Through Iraq, America Found Libya

October 26, 2011 |


On Oct. 20, 2011, Libyan rebels ambushed a convoy carrying their deposed dictator, Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi. Footage of Qaddafi’s capture has made its way onto the Internet, and people all over the world can see the once … Read More

Stevenson Defeats Women’s Soccer Team

October 26, 2011 |


Last Saturday, Oct. 22, the University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team played Stevenson University and lost to the Mustangs 2-0. It was the Eagles’ homecoming game and their last chance to affect their standing in the … Read More

2011 Homecoming Concert Rocks the Anderson Center

October 26, 2011 |


The University of Mary Washington’s 2011 homecoming weekend started with a bang, courtesy of the annual homecoming concert featuring Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, and Bad Rabbits in the newly opened Anderson Center on Friday, Oct. … Read More

Staff Editorial: Protests Compensate For Failed Government

October 13, 2011 |

2008 was the year it was supposed to happen. President Barack Obama was elected because he made a promise to the American people: we were going to rebuild this nation. Obama supporters sat with optimistic and believed, what Time called, “the decade from hell,” had ended two years early.Read More

Field Hockey Filets Marlins

October 12, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington’s women’s field hockey team took on the Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins this past Sunday, Oct. 9, with home field advantage working for the Eagles. The No. 18 Mary Washington squad cruised past the Marlins 8-1, and improved their season record to 11-3 overall.Read More

University Holds Pep Rally to Unveil New Brand, Website

October 12, 2011 |

On Oct. 7, President Rick Hurley unveiled the University of Mary Washington’s new brand personality and the school’s revamped website during a pep rally held in the Anderson Center.Read More

Festival Provides Variety of Wine and Entertainment

October 12, 2011 |

Celebrating its 21st year, the Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival enamored and charmed guests on the banks of the Rappahannock this past weekend, Oct. 8 and 9, boasting eight wineries and a brewery.Read More

Hurley Installed as Ninth President

October 6, 2011 |

President Rick Hurley was officially sworn into office as the University of Mary Washington’s ninth president on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m in Dodd Auditorium.Read More

Field Hockey Loses to No. 1 Salisbury

October 5, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington field hockey team lost 4-1 to Salisbury University last Saturday, Oct. 1. The No. 1 ranked Sea Gulls squad made quick work of the No. 17 Lady Eagles, as Salisbury scored the first four goals of the game and never looked back. The loss dropped UMW to 9-3 overall and 2-2 in Capital Athletic Conference play, while Salisbury improved to 10-0 on the season and 4-0 in the conference.Read More

Campus Protests Have Wrong Aim

October 5, 2011 |

When Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former political advisor to President Bush, Karl Rove, came to speak at the University of Mary Washington, they caused more than a stir.Read More

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