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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2019

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Dean Rucker

The future of ASL at UMW

March 22, 2018 |


Staff Writer

The idea that the University of Mary Washington begin offering American Sign Language (ASL) courses through the Modern Language Department and have these courses count towards the Modern Language Requirement was mentioned during the University Faculty Committee meeting on February 28, 2018, however, it has not been made as a formal request at this time.Read More

Men’s lacrosse tops Shenandoah

February 22, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On Saturday Feb. 17, The University of Mary Washington men’s lacrosse team went face to face with Shenandoah University in their third game of the season. UMW improved to 2-1 after this exciting game at the Battleground Complex.Read More

Student Senate and SGA pass motion for a sauna in the gym

February 23, 2017 |


On Jan. 30, the University of Mary Washington’s Executive Cabinet voted to pass a motion for a sauna to be added to the fitness center. Senior political science and Spanish double major, Ben Purdy was the senator who introduced the proposal about a week earlier at a student senate meeting.Read More

UMW student finds aggressive Nazi message on bulletin board on Campus Walk

February 15, 2017 |


University of Mary Washington junior Ahad Shahid and friend Chad Mundie were walking past Lee Hall after watching the film “Moana” on the evening of Feb. 5, when they found a handwritten Swastika on the bulletin board in Front of Madison Hall. In addition to the drawing there was a note at the bottom of the sheet reading “Attention fa**ots!! We could live next door.”Read More

Ban on shot glasses in dorms being questioned by students

November 10, 2016 |


The University of Mary Washington’s Student Senate recently lifted the ban on shot glasses and other alcohol related paraphernalia that encourages binge drinking.

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The annual “Big Ash Bonfire” hit Jefferson Square and did not disappoint

October 27, 2016 |


After fall break on Wednesday evening, students crowded Campus Walk, all heading towards Jefferson Square to enjoy the warmth of the fire and the benefits of free food. The fire burned bright in the middle of the grass.Read More

Eagle Nation Day brings UMW athletics and Fredericksburg community together

September 14, 2016 |


Eagle Nation Day hosted by University of Mary Washington athletics was filled with fun and free activities that allowed you to be on your feet and keep your mind active. Held on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., this event was to encourage kids to go out and play with UMW athletes and get active.Read More

UMW police plans to increase safety measures, improve interaction with students

November 5, 2015 |


As college communities nationwide respond to a spate of recent school shootings, UMW Police Chief Mike Hall is working to improve safety on our UMW campus. The main focus of his plan includes the building of interactions between students and the police force. “There is always room for improvement when it comes to the safety of the community,” Hall said. “We are always looking for new ways to do things.”Read More

Student Senate Votes to Remove Banners

November 15, 2012 |

The Executive Cabinet of the Student Government Association (SGA) passed a motion from the Student Senate last week to remove the advertising banners from Campus Walk.Read More

The Best of UMW

April 20, 2011 |

You voted, we tallied, and the results are in: the best aspects of life at Mary Washington.

Around Campus

Best Dressed Professor: Gary Richards Although readers have deemed him the undisputed arbiter of academic fashion at UMW for two … Read More

Club collects gift boxes for Local children in need

November 17, 2010 |

Community Outreach and Resources (COAR) has 687 shoeboxes to fill for this year’s Head Start Gift Box Drive. The boxes are for at-risk children in the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford areas, according to the Facebook event set up by members … Read More

Knives clash in the underground

November 11, 2009 |

On Nov. 4 at the Underground the Tin Chef competition was held for the third time. Modeled after the popular show “Iron Chef” on the food network, Mary Washington’s version of this cooking challenge featured a special guest, Dean Rucker, … Read More

Students urge UMW to take holidays more seriously

February 22, 2007 |


The University of Mary Washington does not celebrate national holidays by suspending classes and students are beginning to ask why.Read More