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The Blue & Gray Press | September 25, 2018

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Newspapers disappear throughout the UMW campus

November 9, 2017 |


Staff Writer

This year, daily issues of The New York Times and the Washington Post have disappeared from their usual stands throughout campus. Many professors and staff were confused, as they looked forward to reading the paper every morning. Mary Washington used to provide The New York Times and the Washington Post all around campus for everyone to read and those who enjoyed having these papers easily available to them around campus were confused as to why they have gone missing.Read More

Giant Pharmacy partners with UMW during flu season

October 5, 2017 |


Staff Writer

This semester, the University of Mary Washington’s Health Center is partnering with Giant Pharmacy to provide flu shots to its community. Shots will cost $18 for students without health insurance and students with health insurance will be provided the shot for free.Read More

State budget cuts tighten up UMW funds

September 10, 2014 |


Public universities and colleges in Virginia, including the University of Mary Washington, are expected to cut five percent of their general fund appropriation, or $1.2 million in the case of UMW, for the 2015 fiscal year, and seven percent for the 2016 fiscal year.Read More

Staff Editorial: Reallocation without full representation

January 23, 2013 |

The Bullet reported in an article this week that the Student Government Association won student representation on the administrative budget reallocation committee. The Bullet views this as a big win for students and commends the SGA on a job well done thus far.Read More

Republicans Curb Voting Rights Around the Nation

September 8, 2011 |


As we brace ourselves for yet another presidential election, hundreds of thousands of voters will enter into their respective polling locations only to find that they are either no longer eligible or lack the proper identification to … Read More

Opposing Viewpoints: Proposed Cuts to Social Programs Not Justified

March 9, 2011 |

Today, political rhetoric in Washington automatically equates budget cuts with cutting social programs that serve the public’s interest. Politicians mismanage taxpayer money, and then the taxpayers feel the immediate ramifications of this mismanagement. The Democratic budget proposal finds itself cutting … Read More

Opposing Viewpoints: Harsh cuts necessary to get state back on track

November 17, 2010 |

Students like to protest. Since they are usually on the receiving end of most decisions, it is natural that they react with the only means they can. In continuing with that tradition, university students in London protested the increase of … Read More

Sports Teams Adjust To Cutbacks

January 28, 2010 |

The men’s basketball team left the Mary Washington campus at 3:30 pm on Dec. 4 to travel to Hood College in Frederick, MD.  In past years the team took a charter bus; however this season vans serve as the mode … Read More

Student Desk Aide Positions to be Eliminated

December 4, 2009 |

Starting next semester, there will be no more desk aides in any dorms on-campus.

Residence life recommended the program be cut and the Board of Visitors approved the decision at its meeting on Nov. 20.

“Everybody across the institution had … Read More

Budget Cuts Prevent New Tenured Professor Positions

October 21, 2009 |


As result of a 15 percent budget cut from state funds, the UMW history department was recently denied permission to hire a tenured professor to replace Dr. William Crawley, who will be retiring at the end of … Read More

Budget Faces Cuts

January 29, 2009 |

By Eric Steigleder

As the national and state economies continue to worsen, Governor Tim Kaine has recommended that the General Assembly cut $1,917,808 from Mary Washington’s state funding for the 2009 fiscal year. Kaine has also recommended a state-funding cut … Read More

Plans Cause Angst

November 1, 2007 |


University of Mary Washington coaches are fearing potential job cuts due to a new proposal to remove the physical education requirements from the University’s general education curriculum if passed later this month. In a letter written to the … 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