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The Blue & Gray Press | July 15, 2018

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BOV standardizes freshmen room rates and loosens upperclassmen meal plan requirements

March 15, 2017 |


President Paino and the Board of Visitors have made a decision to standardize freshman room rates starting in the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. The room rate for all first-year residence halls will be $3,300 a semester.  In … Read More

Grace Mann honored through BOV launch award

February 25, 2016 |


What many remembered about Grace Mann was her passionate and energetic involvement in social issues, particularly for equal rights in the LGBT and women’s communities. The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors passed a launch award, potentially continuing her work, on Friday.Read More

DivestUMW interrupts latest BOV meeting

February 25, 2016 |


DivestUMW held their latest demonstration at the Board of Visitors meeting on Friday in order to get the BOV to commit to discussing divestment at their next meeting in April. Students United joined the group, who stood in solidarity with DivestUMW, according to Students United president Noah Goodwin.Read More

Changes proposed for military students, divest supporters

October 27, 2015 |


The University Faculty Council and the Board of Visitors Executive Committee met on Thursday, Oct 22, to discuss several topics which directly relate to the student body.The council’s reports to the BOV are hardly new, but the meeting between the BOV Executive Committee and the other officials of the University Faculty Council outside of Rao only takes place once a semester.
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BOV releases leadership statement for UMW president search

October 8, 2015 |


The Presidential Search Advisory Committee at the University of Mary Washington posted a presidential search leadership statement which outlines the expectations that the community has for the school’s 10th president.Read More

BOV initiates discussion in light of recent events

April 23, 2015 |


The Board of Visitors met for their last regular business meeting until this summer on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17. Read More

Op-Ed: BOV member tells DivestUMW they are being a ‘pest’

April 8, 2015 |


When the UMW Board of Visitors rejected the formation of an exploratory subcommittee for divestment, DivestUMW immediately took action. A team of 30 students quickly assembled and flooded the hallway of Jepson Alumni Center … Read More

Editorial: BOV should not be distant, uninvolved with student community

April 2, 2015 |

When it comes to student activism, the University of Mary Washington is brimming with passionate undergraduates and graduates.Read More

BOV rejects creation of subcommittee on divestment

March 19, 2015 |


On Wednesday, March 18, the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors voted to deny the creation of a subcommittee to investigate university divestment from fossil fuels. Read More

Members of DivestUMW discuss presentation before BOV and future plans

February 25, 2015 |


On Friday, Feb. 19, members of campus group DivestUMW were granted 15 minutes to present in front of the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors. The presentation focused on informing BOV members about the intent of DivestUMW, offering suggestions for divestment from fossil fuels and stating their demands. Read More

Room and board costs to rise next year

November 19, 2014 |


Residence hall room rates and meal plan costs will increase next year by about $150 and $100 respectively at the University of Mary Washington. The Board of Visitors approved the increases at their most recent meeting this past weekend.Read More

BOV convenes to discuss budget and welcome ITCC

September 24, 2014 |


The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors met last week to discuss and plan for further cuts in state funding for the university, as well as officially dedicate the ITCC building on Sept. 18 in a ribbon cutting ceremony.Read More

UMW Athletic Department continues to strive for success

February 12, 2014 |

Sports at the University of Mary Washington are as competitive and popular as ever. With 500 student athletes and 23 men’s and women’s varsity teams, athletics is now much of what the school is known for.Read More

BOV votes to raise price of room and board next year

December 4, 2013 |

The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors voted 9-1 on Friday, Nov. 11 to raise the cost of student housing by three percent and dining plans by four percent for the 2014-15 academic year.Read More

BOV elects new rector for UMW

November 21, 2013 |

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors (BOV) met this past weekend, Thursday Nov. 14 through Saturday Nov. 16 to discuss multiple topics.Read More

Board of visitors welcomes three new members for four year terms

October 23, 2013 |

On Friday Oct. 18, the Virginia Governor’s office announced the appointment of three new members of the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors (BOV). Tabitha Geary, Kenneth Lopez and Lisa Taylor will all serve four year terms, which will end on June 30, 2017.Read More

Board of Visitors convenes to discuss UMWs overall standing, plans for future performance

September 25, 2013 |

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors (BOV) convened at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center to discuss the future of academic and extra-circular activities at UMW from Thursday evening through Saturday morning.Read More

BOV votes on changes in honor council rules

April 25, 2013 |

The Board of Visitors (BOV) at the University of Mary Washington approved seven of the nine items proposed as revisions to the Fredericksburg and Stafford campus honor constitutions and handbooks this past weekend.
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Pamela White Elected Rector

September 17, 2012 |

Judge Pamela White was named rector of the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors after the BOV members voted during their annual retreat in July 2012.Read More

Alumni Selected as BOV Appointees

September 6, 2012 |


Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed three new members to the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors over the summer.

The appointees, Tara C. Corrigall, Theresa Crawley and Mark Ingrao are all UMW alumni.

Corrigall, a 1982 … Read More

BOV Meeting Discusses Future

September 6, 2012 |


The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors met on Aug. 29 to discuss the committee agenda and assignments for the upcoming year and to examine the Regional Engagement and Economic Development Plan.

President Rick Hurley said … Read More

BOV Introduces New Staff Members

April 26, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors (BOV) met with student leaders last Friday April 20 to discuss student affairs and recognize student achievement.

The BOV heard from the leaders of the Honor Council and Student Government (SGA) as … Read More

BOV Discusses Complaints

February 22, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors met Friday Feb. 17 to discuss the current state of the university, including UMW’s response to recent community concerns and complaints related to student nuisances.

Doug Searcy, vice president for student affairs, … Read More

Students Occupy BOV Meeting

December 1, 2011 |

Occupy Mary Wash made their presence and grievances known to UMW’s Board of Visitors two weekends ago, protesting the lack of direct student representation on the board.

Senior Allie Atkeson, a member of Occupy Mary Wash, said that the main … Read More

BOV Discusses Honors Program

December 1, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors met on Nov. 17 to discuss present and future plans for the university.  One of the items on the agenda for Friday morning was the forthcoming honors program.

The presentation, led by … Read More

BOV Ponders Salary

March 23, 2011 |


The Board of Visitors’ Executive Committee met March 16 to discuss changes in the faculty handbook, along with the possibility of increasing faculty salaries over the next couple of years.

The possible changes to the faculty handbook include … Read More

Original Value Statement Conflicted With First Amendment Rights

March 9, 2011 |


The Board of Visitors met at the end of last month to finalize and approve the changes to the Community Values Statement set in motion by President Rick Hurley.

The changes were prompted by an incident in 2007, … Read More

Staff Editorial: The Bullet Apologizes for Seacobeck Error

February 2, 2011 |

Last week, the Bullet incorrectly reported in a front-page headline that the Mary Washington Board of Visitors had voted to demolish Seacobeck Hall. In fact, President Rick Hurley had merely decided to pull Seacobeck from the Master Plan and form … Read More

BOV Considers Drug Policy

December 1, 2010 |


In the wake of the multiple drug arrests made this semester the university’s one-strike policy has been a controversial issue, even coming during the Board of Visitors meeting on Nov. 19.

Douglas Searcy, vice president of Student … Read More

Hurley Defends Possible UMW Tuition Increases

October 6, 2010 |

President Rick Hurley approached members of UMW’s Student Senate in a forum where he defended the planned tuition hike, addressing many students’ objections.

He opened his speech with the statement that no decision has been made yet regarding tuition.

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