By SARAH GARNETT
While some are getting ready to go out for a night at Brock’s, I’m usually settling in at home for a new episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”
By KOTY BOWEN
If you happened to stroll down Campus Walk on Apr. 14, you were greeted with loud music and a crowd of people varying in ethnicity and nationality. The music ranged from Southern Bluegrass to traditional African song, with vendors and stages lined from George Washington Hall to Monroe Hall. This was the 28th Annual Multicultural Fair.
By JACK POLLARD
On March 27 in Chandler Ballroom a man introduced himself as Malcolm Holmes, the Director of University Relations and Communications. Beside him is sat Dr. Nina Mikhalevsky, the Provost of the University, and across the room is Chief Michael Hall, of the University Police.
By MILEN MEHARI
I am a Black student attending the University of Mary Washington, a predominately white institution, so naturally my woes of racial inequity are to be expected. I did not come to this university disillusioned, expecting an experience resembling that of an HBCU, historically Black college/university, because the disparity is quite clear. Consider the 2015 academic year wherein students of color made up 30 percent of the student body while professors of color were only 17.5 percent of the teaching staff. Furthermore, the only significant Black and Brown staff presence is either in the dining hall, cleaning or clerical staff.
By HANNAH GALEONE
On Jan. 18, UMW President Troy Paino took the stage at a spring assembly of University faculty and staff, standing before the audience with an exciting announcement. Paino recently created a new cabinet-level position, and was appointing a new chief diversity officer to UMW.
By RACHEL FINSTON
Last week, the Emmy Awards broke records and perhaps set a precedent for a new wave of racial and gender diversity in award shows. Donald Glover became the first African American to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his show “Atlanta,” along with two other people of color who were also nominated in the same category. Aziz Ansari was awarded for his “Master of None” and Anthony Anderson for “Black-ish.”
By JASMINE TURNER
As my four years slowly simmer to an end, I find myself thinking back to UMW’s mission statement about diversity and inclusion. The mission, and goal, has always been to create an environment on campus that puts an emphasis on providing a “comprehensive, university-wide approach to diversity and inclusivity, access and equity.”
By GINNY BIXBY
If you were to take a random sample of the freshmen on Move-In day and compare it to the students in photographs from the University of Mary Washington brochures and pamphlets, you may or may not be surprised to see that the number of minority students featured in our school’s marketing materials is a gross over-representation of the diversity on campus. UMW has fallen victim to the phenomenon of “minority branding.”
By JASMINE PINEDA
In light of Black History Month this February, it seems like the right time to shed a light on exactly how racially and ethnically diverse we are here at the University of Mary Washington.
By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF
This past Friday night at 7 p.m., The Chandler Ballroom became the venue for the annual Taste of Asia event, an Asian culture celebration that marked the end of Asian culture week and the end of another Cultural Awareness Series at The University of Mary Washington. This event, hosted by the James Farmer Multicultural Center, and co-sponsored by the Asian Student Association, proved to be a culturally fruitful event for the UMW community to enjoy through its various Asian style of performing arts including music, dance, fashion and most notably as evident in the title of the event, its cuisine.
The world is a diverse place full of many different people, religions, cultures and languages. Meeting different people and learning about their morals and values is what makes the world a more interesting and understanding place.
By MEGHAN COOKE
The University of Mary Washington credits itself on the diversity of its campus.
By THIKIRI YEE
Being an international student is not easy. I, myself, am an international student from Burma. Looking back, I would consider filling out the application to be the most stress-free part of the admissions process. Being an international student means that I have to adhere to a whole different set of rules and regulations.
The University of Mary Washington has continued its push for greater diversity within its student body with this year’s entering freshman class being the most diverse yet, according to numbers provided by the Office of the Registrar.
Of the 982 …
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 …
By MATT BLAIR
The University of Mary Washington is changing the wording of the Community Values Statement to better reflect the ideals and beliefs upheld and enforced by school faculty and staff, the Board of Visitors, and the …
By SARAH SMITH
The Student Transition Program, a University sponsored five-week, two-class summer session for select incoming freshman, took a record 62 participants this year. As a program that promotes diversity at Mary Washington, the unprecedented participation coincides with a …
Diverse Freshman Class: Racial and Ethnic Minorities Represent a Record 21 Percent of Admitted StudentsSeptember 2, 2009 | The Blue & Gray Press
By Heather Brady
Over 850 students from the most diverse freshman class in Mary Washington history moved into their dorms Wednesday morning, marking the beginning of their college experience.
In what felt like 100-degree weather, sweat-soaked incoming freshmen and their …
By Sarah Smith and Alex Jaffee
After two years of debate, the Student Senate passed a constitutional amendment to instate the Diversity and Unity Coordinating Committee which will be added to the executive branch if passed by a campus-wide vote. …
By KJ ADLER
When Kate LeBoeuf toured the Tunnel of Oppression in California, she immediately wanted to bring the experience to the University of Mary Washington.
“I had an awesome time at the UC Berkeley Tunnel and thought that the …