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The Blue & Gray Press | October 16, 2018

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Diversity and Inclusion Task Force offers its recommendations

March 15, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On November 6, 2017, there was a set of recommendations put forth by the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force about a variety of topics. One of these recommendations concerned the Statement of Community Values.Read More

Community unites in the face of hate

September 21, 2017 |


News Editor 

Responding to the hateful and violent acts that have been taking place throughout the country, various UMW student leaders decided to hold an event that would give students a platform to unite under. On Tuesday, the one month anniversary of the Charlottesville incident, about 75 members of the Mary Washington and Fredericksburg community gathered in front of Lee Hall to participate in the UMW Speaks Out Against White Supremacy rally.Read More

Get Hairy with the Fredericksburg, VA Beard Coalition

September 4, 2014 |


When the subject of beards comes up in conversation, it is rarely in regards to benefitting the community. However, it is the connection of these seemingly unrelated topics that makes one local organization stand out amongst others in the city of Fredericksburg.Read More

Community helps homeless

January 22, 2014 |

The University of Mary Washington participated in a statewide initiative to place homeless families in permanent housing last November. Through joint student and faculty fundraisers, the UMW community raised approximately $5,000 for the programRead More

Students go into the streets to help community

October 9, 2013 |

Bracing Saturday’s oddly humid October weather, more than 100 University of Mary Washington students gave up their weekend slumber to team with various community service organizations through “Into the Streets,” an annual event sponsored by Community Outreach and Resources (COAR).Read More

Students promote rights awareness

April 3, 2013 |

An increasing number of students have complained of police harassment, an issue that the University of Mary Washington community should be concerned about. On Thursday, March 28, an event was held on campus to discuss this issue.Read More

Letter to the Editor: Good neighbor day successful in strengthening community relationship

March 21, 2013 |

On behalf of the College Heights Civic Association (CHCA) and residents of the neighborhood, I would like to thank all of the University of Mary Washington students who volunteered their afternoon on Saturday, March 16 to participate in Good Neighbor Day.
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Local Residents Meddle in Private Affairs of Students

February 29, 2012 |


The Fredericksburg community’s dissatisfaction with University of Mary Washington students has been a pervasive feature in local news, which is not unusual for residents of an active, often inebriated college town. However, recent articles have gone too … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Successes On Campus Speak Well For School

February 22, 2012 |

We have the opportunity to start doing something awesome.

A few months ago the theater department put on “Rent,” and showed what 17 students at the University of Mary Washington could do when they put their minds together. In December, … Read More

Is NBC’s Thursday Comedy Night Still Being Done Right?

September 28, 2011 |

Two years ago NBC had a wild and crazy idea: let’s put four really great shows into one two-hour block so that people will actually want to watch an entire night’s lineup. And man, was it good. “Community,” “Parks … Read More

Speaker encourages open minds

January 26, 2011 |


Human rights activist Nontombi Naomi Tutu spoke to an audience in Dodd Auditorium on Jan. 19 about growing up during the apartheid and the oppression she faced during her formative years in South Africa.

Speaking on behalf … Read More

Student garden is sprouting

April 14, 2010 |

By Brittany Nassef

“Sometimes I feel like an archaeologist,” sophomore Colleen Brooke said.

Digging in the dirt and playing with worms is all in a days work for those who help out with the community garden downtown.

Started last year … Read More