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The Blue & Gray Press | March 22, 2018

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Cedric Rucker

The rules of the spirit rock

March 1, 2018 |


Viewpoints Editor

When Natalie Johns, president of the UMW Firearms Club, painted the spirit rock with some other members on Feb. 14, she had no idea that the message she painted would cause such an uproar among students.Read More

Sexual battery incident causes students to question campus safety

December 7, 2017 |


Staff Writer

On Thursday, Nov. 16, a sexual battery took place on campus in the parking lot behind the Simpson Library and Pollard Hall around 3:35 pm. According to Marty Morrison in a school-wide email, a male wearing a black sweatshirt and blue sweat pants, approached a female student and grabbed her buttocks. After she confronted the male about the situation, he told her that he was joking with her and ran towards the direction of the Eagle’s Nest located in Woodard Hall.Read More

The University of Mary Washington’s Mortar Board excels in excellence, earning three prestigious awards

September 15, 2016 |


This past summer the University of Mary Washington’s Cap and Gown Mortar Board Chapter received the 2015 to 2016 Most Improved Chapter award. President of the UMW Cap and Gown Mortar Board Chapter, senior biology major Grace Henry, attended the 2016 Mortar Board National Conference in Indianapolis where she was presented the award, on behalf of the chapter.Read More

Fire in Mason Hall Displaces Residents

November 10, 2012 |

Most Mason Hall residents are back in their rooms after a fire forced the students living there to evacuate around 8 p.m. on Nov. 9.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

One-Strike Policy Goes up in Smoke

September 22, 2011 |


The Board of Visitors (BOV) announced on Sept. 15 that they revised the drug policy over the summer after continued student complaints that it was too harsh.

The previous one-strike policy read, “Violation of these [drug] policies … Read More

Vandals Uproot Newly Planted Trees

April 20, 2011 |


Three trees were ripped out of the ground on Brent Street last Friday night, the fourth instance of tree vandalism in just over a month, according to Tree Fredericksburg, a local non-profit volunteer organization that … Read More