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Luxury Homes Left Empty

October 11, 2007 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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

Deck to be Rebuilt

October 11, 2007 |


University of Mary Washington officials have closed the Eagle’s Nest deck indefinitely due to fire safety and structural concerns, leaving students with few outside dining options. General manager of Dining Services, John Dering says some students have started … Read More

Professor Publishes

October 11, 2007 |


After 10 years of work, University of Mary Washington philosophy professor David Ambuel has published his translation and commentary on one of Plato’s most well-known works of philosophy and rhetoric. Ambuel’s book is entitled “Image and Paradigm in … Read More

Professor Teaches Students in Ghana

October 11, 2007 |


When Professor Dale Wright arrived in the West African nation of Ghana for a teaching conference, she immediately noticed how in need the primary schools were of basic supplies. Students used bundles of sticks to practice division and … Read More

Journalists Predict Political Picks

October 11, 2007 |


The University of Mary Washington is only 55 miles from Washington, D.C. and Capitol Hill, but students find themselves relatively isolated from the political scene of the nation’s capitol. Freshman Amanda Heathcock, a member of the political club … Read More

WMWC Recovers From Major Setbacks

October 11, 2007 |


Although our school is functioning on one leg without a permanent president or the space of Lee Hall, our radio station, WMWC radio, soldiers on. Despite setbacks acquiring an FCC license,  the radio team has found a way … Read More

Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ Shakes up Record Industry

October 11, 2007 |


Just when record company executives and the eager music community could wait no longer for Radiohead’s next album, the quintet without a record label did something challenging, unexpected and completely groundbreaking. “Hello everyone,” wrote lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood. … Read More

Double Feature: A Comparison of New and Old ‘Beatle Mania’ Box-Office Shows

October 11, 2007 |

SERENA EPSTEIN ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (2007) The official website for “Across the Universe” proclaims in proper Beatles fashion that “all you need is love.” All this film needs is a more cohesive plot, proper character development, and greater depth. Oh, … Read More

Plain White T’s Visit Mary Wash

October 11, 2007 |


Mary Washington students rocked out to the familiar tunes of The Plain White T’s at Rocktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 5. The band, which has a number one single with “Hey There Delilah,” was brought here by Giant Productions … Read More

Students Must Fight for Respect

October 4, 2007 |


The following letter was written in response to “Give Respect to Get Respect” ( The Bullet, September 20th, 2007).

Dear Editor:

Three weeks ago I wrote my first letter to the editor, entitled “Seizing Maturity,” about students’ reasons … Read More

Susannigans: You Can Ring My Bell

October 4, 2007 |


“There were bells, on a hill, but I never heard them ringing…” I hate to quote “The Music Man,” but seriously, here we have this flashy new bell tower on campus, and its glorious ringing is seldom to … Read More


October 4, 2007 |


When did talking about sex become so popular? While sex itself has been around for forever, I can’t imagine Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble gabbing about the hot new positions they tried out the night before, or how … Read More

Many Thanks, UMW!

October 4, 2007 |


If you were at UMW last year, you know who we are. You probably donated or walked at our  Walkathon, and you may have secretly grumbled about us. For the freshmen who haven’t had the pleasure yet, we … Read More

Internet Deficiency Test

October 4, 2007 |


All students at Mary Washington, with the exception of this year’s freshmen, should remember the obnoxious technology proficiency tests required by the school.  If we did not complete them by a certain date, we were threatened with the … Read More

Staff Editorial

October 4, 2007 |

As of yet, it seems that the Bullet  is the only remaining media outlet out there to not address the latest turmoil of the unsinkable Britney Spears. We’ve caved. What is most striking about Ms. Spears is not that fact … Read More

UMW Offers Low-Cost Child Care

October 4, 2007 |


For decades, UMW’s faculty and staff have lobbied for on-site child care. Finally, this fall, the University implemented an alternative program, subsidizing openings at a nearby day care center for children of full time UMW employees. According … Read More

Plain White T’s at Rocktoberfest: Food Drive for Tickets to Show in Dodd This Afternoon in Washroom

October 4, 2007 |


The “Plain White Tease” is over, and Giant Productions and Class Council have announced the chart-topping band as this year’s Rocktoberfest headliner. Due to rain, the show, also featuring the bands Ill Scarlet and The Hint, has been moved … Read More

Police Beat

October 4, 2007 |


Sep.  24-At 3:10 p.m., a 20-year-old male Mason Hall resident informed police that his blue equestrian jacket, valued at $250, went missing from his room sometime between Sept. 21 and Sept. 22.  There are no suspects or witnesses … Read More

Seeing Red

October 4, 2007 |


Outraged University of Mary Washington junior Channon Fulton launched a week-long protest on Monday at the university’s fountain and in her classes to spread racism awareness, painting her visible skin from head to toe in red body paint … Read More

On-Campus Rx

October 4, 2007 |


Last year, students seeking medicine had to trek to Giant or CVS to get their prescription filled. This year they only have to walk as far as Mercer Hall. The UMW Health Center now stocks generic antibiotics in … Read More

UMW Profs. Least-Paid, Va.

October 4, 2007 |


Assistant professors at the University of Mary Washington are the lowest paid assistant professors at any of the 14 public four-year colleges in Virginia, earning on average $48,000 a year, according to a recent national survey. Their earnings … Read More

Budget Losses Under Control

October 4, 2007 |


The University of Mary Washington is reducing its budgetary expenses by $1,638,822, in an effort to compensate for a 6.25 percent cut in state appropriations. On Aug. 20, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine announced to the General Assembly his … Read More

Professor Journeys for Gender Research

October 4, 2007 |


University of Mary Washington professor Christopher Kilmartin enjoyed the end of his lectures in Austria, as it signaled a rather unique reaction from his foreign students. “One of the most charming things in Austria is that the students … Read More

That's What She Said…

October 4, 2007 |


Carnal Cravings

As anyone with a can of whipped cream and a willing partner well knows, food and sex go together like Lindsay and rehab. But just when you thought food fetishes couldn’t get any freakier, a new … Read More