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The Blue & Gray Press | November 17, 2017

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Alex Van Beek

Former editor urges students to focus on the meaning of the student paper

September 10, 2014 |

By ALEX VAN BLEEK

They say a good liberal arts education teaches you how to think critically, which is why the current discussion, or lack thereof, around The Blue & Gray Press’ name change is disheartening.Read More

Green housing planned for fall

January 31, 2013 |

By ALEX VAN BEEK
The University of Mary Washington is implementing a new Greenhousing initiative that seeks to unite a community of students who all believe in preserving the environment. Read More

Student Drums Up Inspiration with Local Drumline

November 28, 2012 |

By ALEX VAN BEEK
It’s mid-October, more than halfway through the marching band season, and I’m still not able to wrap my head around why the snare break in the second song is dirty, a saying we in the marching band world use to denote drummers who are not playing in time with each other.Read More

Michelle Obama to Campaign at UMW Thursday

September 13, 2012 |

Students lined up Tuesday morning from Lee Hall to Seacobeck Dining Hall for the chance to see First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech on Thursday.Read More

Police Look Into Student's Death

May 10, 2012 |

Fredericksburg police are investigating the circumstances of a 23-year-old University of Mary Washington student who was found dead in his off-campus home April 24.Read More

Ken Tyler to Succeed Ed Hegmann as Athletics Director

May 10, 2012 |

According to a UMW press release, Tyler comes to UMW after serving as the athletic director at West Virginia Wesleyan College for four years.Read More

Anthea Poole's Belly Dance Group is Fun for All

April 25, 2012 |

On my drive to the Dorothy Hart Community Center, I could not help but muse on what I was doing: going to see a class of the PRISM Belly Dancers of Fredericksburg. I was attending the advanced class, as … Read More

Safety Walk Occurs Without Drama

November 16, 2011 |

After a history of controversial events on past University of Mary Washington’s Safety Walks, this year’s, held Nov. 9, occurred without incident.

During the 2008 Safety Walk, police were unable to determine the location of a test call. In 2009, … Read More

Interview with UMW's New Assistant Director of Great Lives

September 29, 2011 |

With the new academic year comes a noted addition to the University of Mary Washington’s faculty.  Charles J. Shields, the new associate director of the Great Lives series, is a renowned journalist, teacher and biographer, whose current project … Read More

After rain delay, anticipation for event builds

April 13, 2011 |

By ALEX VAN BEEK

Students that headed down to Marshall Hall on April 8 to take part in the annual Grill Down the Hill would have not only been disappointed, but wet too. Due to inclement weather, the event was postponed to Friday, April 15.Read More