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The Blue & Gray Press | April 24, 2018

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Dr. Stephen Farnsworth on modern presidency

April 12, 2018 |


Staff Writer 

This spring, presidential scholar and University of Mary Washington professor Dr. Stephen Farnsworth published a book titled  “Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump.” Read More

Author Kristen Green gives talk on her novel to freshman class

September 29, 2016 |


On Monday, Sept. 19 University of Mary Washington alumna Kristen Green, the author of the freshman common read “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County” gave a presentation in Dodd Auditorium. All members of the university community were able to attend the speech.Read More

‘Freedom’ enlightens readers

October 27, 2010 |

By Joshua Lawson

Jonathan Franzen’s most recent novel, “Freedom,” exemplifies the power of good writing. On the surface “Freedom” is a well-told story, full of compelling characters and relationships, but going deeper into the text reveals in-depth examinations of … Read More

Abraham Lincoln: axe murderer?

April 14, 2010 |

By Mary Wilkerson

What do the Roanoke Colony, Edgar Allen Poe and Abraham Lincoln all have in common? Well, vampires, according to Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.”

In this novel, Lincoln is less honest and more … Read More

According to Amanda…Self-Help Material Found Online Allows for More Privacy, Less Embarrassment

February 3, 2010 |

I have a secret love of self-help materials.  My love is mostly fueled by the privacy modern technology has allowed.  It’s highly unlikely you’ll find me browsing the self-help section at Barnes & Noble.  Why would I?  The Internet allows … Read More

‘Latinos in Dixie’ published

December 2, 2009 |

UMW Sociology professor and Department Chair Debra Schleef recently published a book entitled Latinos In Dixie about Latino communities in the South, principally in the Richmond area. The idea to write the book sparked when Schleef was working at the … Read More

Watkins winds the kite

April 2, 2009 |


Six-year-old Claire Watkins introduced her father to the crowd with “A lot of kids might think my dad’s book is boring, but it’s not. It’s really great.“

Associate Professor of English Steve Watkins then read from a chapter … Read More

Crawley Publishes 'History of UMW'

November 13, 2008 |


Student life during the Vietnam War at the University of Mary Washington mirrored a tense time in the nation’s history, and William B. Crawley’s effectively depicts the paralleled paths of campus events and national developments in his … Read More

Prof to Debut First Novel: Watkins to Hold Reading in Combs

October 30, 2008 |


In a first day of school nightmare worse than you can imagine, twelve-year-old Dewey Turner has to go to school with shoe polish stain covering his face.

This is just one of the scenes from Down Sand … Read More