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The Blue & Gray Press | June 20, 2018

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Sudden rises in temperatures have positive effects on students

March 1, 2018 |


Staff Writer 

As the end of February approaches, Fredericksburg has proceeded to get through all  four seasons within the month. Whether it be a frigid 30 degrees with freezing rain or sweltering 86 degrees and sunny, the February weather has been inconsistent.Read More

UMW Speaking Center Upgrades its Scheduling System

October 12, 2017 |


Staff Writer

In the fall of 2017, the UMW Speaking Center implemented a new scheduling system designed to help and encourage students to make appointments for their academics. The new scheduler, a support system called Campus, was designed by the Education Advisory Board. One feature of Campus is that it has built in tools that make it possible for faculty to attend to their advisees.Read More

BOV unveils 6-year plan: features updates to Jepson, Seacobeck and more parking

April 5, 2017 |


Work on the six-year plan for the University of Mary Washington is underway by the Board of Visitors. Allocations of funding strongly influence the campus, as well as tuition. The committee had its first meeting on March 22. UMW has three projects underway that will potentially have a major impact on the operating budget. The current projects are the Jepson Science Center expansion, a new parking deck and the renovation of Seacobeck Hall.Read More

Six study break ideas for stressed out students

April 5, 2017 |


It is officially April, and University of Mary Washington students are feeling the pressure of exams and dreaded presentations. It’s important to remember that study breaks are essential to the long hours spent in the library. The perfect study break is something that gives your mind a rest from long hours of wracking your brain, while not taking up too much time to distract you from you’re studying. Here are six study break ideas to help keep you relaxed and your brain rested.Read More

Students express concern over snow decisions

February 19, 2015 |

Students flocked to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the University of Mary Washington’s decision to remain open for classes two hours late on Wednesday, Feb. 18, rather than close for the day.
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Giant Jenga and ‘Miniature Tigers’ at Rocktoberfest

October 10, 2012 |

A play on “Oktoberfest,” Giant Productions’ “Rocktoberfest” was a subdued, but welcome, end to what was most students’ first week of midterms. Friday, Oct. 5, provided perfect weather for an enjoyable afternoon filled with a sense of fleeting summer and laughter.Read More

UMW Student Travels to Amazon, Finds Inner Peace

September 27, 2012 |


Around 5 a.m. every morning, Niki Evans rolls a rug with a rainbow design onto her bedroom floor. With her hands in her lap and eyes closed, Evans first focuses on her heart, and then allows … Read More

‘Be a Kid Night’ Packs in Fun

September 13, 2012 |


After taking the last two weeks to readjust to 8 a.m. classes, homework and a never-ending stack of syllabi, Friday’s “Be a Kid Night” brought some much-needed stress relief. Hosted by the University Programming Committee (UPC), … Read More

Sore Legs and Spoiled Tempers From Shape of UMW Campus

October 26, 2011 |


Like many incoming students, I decided to study a map of the University of Mary Washington and locate my classes prior to my first week here. While I was able to find my classes with ease, I … Read More

Cigarette Smoke Clouds Non-Smokers on Campus

September 29, 2011 |


Nothing ruins a beautiful day like being deprived of clean oxygen when the person walking in front of you on Campus Walk decides that their 10-minute trek through campus is the best opportunity to light up a … Read More

Judicial Review Board Boosts Campus Presence

February 16, 2011 |

By MOHAMMAD MESBAHI Guest Contributor

As a member of this community, are you familiar with our judicial system? Do you know the differences between the Judicial Review Board (JRB), Honor Council and Student Conduct Hearing Board? As a student serving … Read More

Campus Felines At Mortal Risk

February 16, 2011 |


There are household cats wandering around campus. Most are seen around Willard Hall, Mercer Hall and on College Avenue near Seacobeck. A few have even been sighted around the UMW Apartments.

Where do they come … Read More

Opposing Viewpoints: Increasing Diversity on Campus More Important Than Academics

February 2, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington accepts applicants each year that might not meet university academic standards but fulfill a quota in the diversity count. These students from minority backgrounds are accepted on the premise that their circumstances may have curtailed … Read More

Staff Editorial: Proposed Law Could Transfer Police Power

January 26, 2011 |

When a UMW student was raped in 2008 in the parking garage, the entire university was shocked by not only the incident, but by the handling of the case, which later led to a $10 million lawsuit against the university.

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Proposed Campus According to the Master Plan

November 17, 2010 |

Click the image below to view the larger map of campus according to the proposed Master Plan for the University of Mary Washington.  Members of the faculty, student body and community are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the proposal.  The … Read More

Staff Editorial: Activism on Campus Reaches New Heights Among Students

November 17, 2010 |

In a staff editorial on Nov. 3, the Bullet lamented the lack of informed activism among a current generation of college students who grew up weaned on the irony-heavy entertainment-based reporting styles of the Colbert Report and the Daily Show.

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Students eat and cook vegetarian

November 3, 2010 |

By Alyssa Dandrea

Junior Peter Hawes is a vegetarian.

He has been one since his freshman year, and said he has trouble finding things to eat on campus.

“The salads are good, but I feel like they are really the … Read More

‘Brothel Rule’ creates tension

October 6, 2010 |

“We had to remove any indication that we were living there—I didn’t feel like a criminal, but at the same time I felt the urgency to hide from the law.”

Harrison Lyman, now a UMW senior, was living in a … Read More

Officials Break Ground at Dahlgren

September 22, 2010 |



Staff Writer

Last Friday, members of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors and administration donned white hard hats and gold shovels for the official groundbreaking of UMW’s third campus in Dahlgren, Va.

The University … Read More

Staff Editorial: Crumbling Amphitheater Must Be Carefully Restored

September 22, 2010 |

In five years, new students at UMW will have no idea that Monroe Hall once had murals on the second floor, Lee Hall had a ballroom or the Bell Tower wasn’t always there to wake you up in the afternoon … Read More

Master Plan Gives Campus a Facelift

September 8, 2010 |

Hurley’s new Master Plan will redesign the face of Mary Washington’s campus.

The Master Plan, which focuses on the physical features of campus, calls for residence hall renovations, a new performing arts center and a new dining hall and … Read More

Scouts’ influence lasts in college

April 21, 2010 |

By Brittany Nassef

The Girl Scouts are at UMW.

Not just the young girls selling cookies on the sidewalk, but as a part of the student club, Campus Scouts.

Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts has more … Read More

November 4, 2009 |

Paying tuition online with credit cards through EaglePAY, UMW’s online payment system, is convenient. With the click of the mouse, payment is immediately verified and visible on the computer screen. There is no trip to the cashier’s window in Lee … Read More

College’s Priorities Should be Academic

November 4, 2009 |

By PAUL TINDALL Guest Columnist

Let’s be clear: I’m no star student. I won’t be the valedictorian of my class, and my main priority here at college is not necessarily always focused on education. I wouldn’t be caught dead doing … Read More

Campus Safety Important Issue for Residential Students and Commuters

October 28, 2009 |

Parking for anyone is a daunting issue at UMW, but for commuter students, it’s frustrating and riddled with fear. It’s an act of providence to achieve a parking space and preposterous measures must be taken to obtain one … Read More

Campus Safety Walk Shows Problems in Security Despite Blue Light Improvements

October 7, 2009 |

The administration is making an effort to make our campus safer, even if it is one baby step at a time. The annual Safety Walk, which occurred on Wednesday Sept. 30 led by Judy Hample herself, was an alleged success.

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A Pedestrian Bridge to Cross Over Route 1

September 23, 2009 |


In order to complete the Eagle Village pedestrian bridge, the UMW Foundation had to get permission from the City of Fredericksburg.

The bridge will be built over U.S. 1 to connect Eagle Village to the main campus.  … Read More

Apartments to Adopt Keycard System for Entering Buildings

March 26, 2009 |


Nearly five years after the installation of the first card access systems in the other campus residence halls, residents of the UMW Apartments will soon be required to carry key cards in order to gain access to … Read More

Police Beat

March 27, 2008 |


Feb. 16- At 1:30 a.m., an officer on foot patrol observed an intoxicated male on the foot of the stairs between Brent and Russell Hall. Jason Daniel Malcom was arrested for being drunk in public.

Feb. 24- … Read More