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The Blue & Gray Press | October 22, 2017

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Rappahannock Scholars program changes lives

April 27, 2017 |

By MARK NOEL

The Rappahannock Scholars program was created in 2007. The program places six high schools in the Northern Neck region of Virginia in partnership with the University of Mary Washington. These six high schools include Essex, King and Queen Central, Lancaster, Washington and Lee High, Northumberland, and Rappahannock High schools. The main purpose of this program is to support the university’s mission of being a nexus for engagement among diverse communities by recruiting, retaining and supporting underrepresented and economically disadvantage students from high schools in these areas.Read More

UMW introduces new online streaming database granting free access to documentaries

April 27, 2017 |

By MARK NOEL

The University of Mary Washington has many great resources on campus for professors and students but there is a more recent resource that has gone unnoticed by most of the UMW community. This resource is called Kanopy streaming and was founded by Olivia Humphrey in 2008.Read More

Women's soccer's Cinderella run falls short

November 12, 2014 |

By DAVID MERCER

After an unexpected run into the postseason, the University of Mary Washington’s women’s soccer team lost in the Capital Athletic Conference championship to Frostburg State on Saturday, Nov. 8.Read More

Intramural Flag Football champions crowned

October 29, 2014 |

By DAVID MERCER

The University of Mary Washington’s Department of Campus Recreation has wrapped up its 2014 flag football season. Despite lower participation as compared to last year, each of the leagues saw plenty of exciting games.Read More

Crew teams not faltering after losing varsity status

October 7, 2014 |

By DAVID MERCER

Words as simple as “All In” can be very important to sports teams. For the University of Mary Washington’s crew teams, these words are everything. As the teams head into their first season since having their status changed from varsity to club, they willing be leaning on these words to propel them forward more so than ever before.Read More

Flag football headlines fall intramural season

September 24, 2014 |

By DAVID MERCER

The everyday schedule of a college student can be a strenuous one, so it is always good to have a form of stress relief. At the University of Mary Washington, one of the best ways for students to release stress is to play intramural sports, and one of the most popular intramural sports at UMW is flag football.Read More

Women's Volleyball continues to succeed, despite inexperience

September 17, 2014 |

By DAVID MERCER

As the fall semester gets into full swing, the University of Mary Washington’s women’s volleyball team is successfully progressing through their season.Read More

Men's soccer expecting a strong season this fall

September 10, 2014 |

By DAVID MERCER

As the summer culminates and the fall semester begins, the University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team is preparing for another exciting season of play. Last year, the team finished with an overall record of 12 wins and seven losses. This record placed them fourth in the Capital Athletic Conference at the end of the season.Read More