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The Blue & Gray Press | August 17, 2018

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UMW revises guidelines for fossil fuel companies, becomes first Virginia university to commit to divestment

April 15, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

DivestUMW said on its Facebook page that their presence in the Board of Visitors meeting Friday morning may be the last demonstration the student group ever holds.

They may be right.

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We all may be a little narcissistic, but why are young people being punished for it?

April 14, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The current generation of teenagers have been bemoaned for years by some who believe that teenagers have become that much more self-involved and self-absorbed than generations before, due in part to the exploding trend of selfies on social media, making behavior from teenagers that much more public.Read More

Guiness World Records attempt falls short, attendance struggles

April 14, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMER & EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University of Mary Washington’s students, staff, faculty and community members came together to attempt breaking a world record to honor retiring President Hurley. The goal, which was to beat the 432 pairs who hold the record for most simultaneous jumping high-fives, fell short with only 198 pairs participating. Guinness World Records was present at the event to make it an official attempt.
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Congressman Rob Wittman visits UMW, discusses global issues

April 7, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Congressman Rob Wittman discusses global and national issues with students When most people think of what politicians do, they might imagine politicians in suits, giving signatures in a professional-looking office.Read More

Ball Circle’s name comes under scrutiny for possible sexual undertones

March 31, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University of Mary Washington announced in an email yesterday that it will be changing Ball Circle’s name due to growing concern that possible innuendos from the name are ruining UMW’s wholesome image.Read More

Letter to the Editor: The Blue & Gray Press should be daily paper

March 31, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

In the tradition of many newspapers across the United States, I’d propose that The Blue & Gray Press become a daily newspaper.
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Senator Bryce Reeves speaks with College Republicans

March 24, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

What has characterized both parties during the 2016 presidential election, according to Virginia Sen. Bryce Reeves, is anger. The lack of positive perspective, what America is and what could be, is missing.Read More

Student events may be limited by catering policies

March 24, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Catering on Campus May be a Source of Convenience, or Limiting Smoke wafted over the outside of the University Center last Monday as the University of Mary Washington’s Class Council started Junior Ring Week with a bang, offering hamburgers and beverages to students with the swipe of an Eagle Once card.Read More

Three DivestUMW students detained during Richmond sit-in

March 17, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Three members of DivestUMW received summons for trespassing last Monday, March 7 at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in Richmond after participating in a sit-in with other students from Virginia universities. There were 17 students in total who received the summons.Read More

Issues of Bioethics could play role in Presidential races

March 17, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Students at the University of Mary Washington had the opportunity to hear Jonathan Moreno, professor of ethics from the University of Pennsylvania, speak on Tuesday, March 8, as part of the year-long discussion of the Common Read for freshmen students, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. The lecture took place at the Hurley Convergence Center in the Digital Auditorium.
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UMW Libraries celebrates 75 years of being a Federal Depository library

March 16, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

As final exams approach and as many University of Mary Washington students embark on research projects, the Simpson Library and its online databases could increasingly become a day- to-day fixture. There is more to UMW Libraries than many realize, however.
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Grace Mann honored through BOV launch award

February 25, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

What many remembered about Grace Mann was her passionate and energetic involvement in social issues, particularly for equal rights in the LGBT and women’s communities. The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors passed a launch award, potentially continuing her work, on Friday.Read More

DivestUMW interrupts latest BOV meeting

February 25, 2016 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM & EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

DivestUMW held their latest demonstration at the Board of Visitors meeting on Friday in order to get the BOV to commit to discussing divestment at their next meeting in April. Students United joined the group, who stood in solidarity with DivestUMW, according to Students United president Noah Goodwin.Read More

“America’s Coolest College President” to take reins from Hurley as UMW’s 10th president

February 18, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMER & EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Announced aptly on President’s Day, Troy Paino has been confirmed by the University of Mary Washington to be its 10th president following Rick Hurley’s retirement on June 30. Paino will be on campus Friday, Feb. 19 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Chandler Ballroom at the University Center to meet students.Read More

UMW announces plan to attempt Guiness World Record for high-fives, send Hurley out in style

February 11, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University of Mary Washington may find itself in the record books. On Wednesday, the University announced that it will be attempting to break an established Guinness World Record to achieve the highest number of people performing high-fives while simultaneously jumping.Read More

Fate of Seacobeck Hall in sight

February 11, 2016 |

By PATRICIA YATES

Seacobeck Hall served its last meals over the summer of 2015. The Office of Student Activities and Engagement have since been moved out of the basement and the Copy Center is expected to follow. It is not known how the building will be used now. There are rumors that Seacobeck Hall is going to be renovated, but for what, no one seems to know.Read More

Tuition, room and board expected to rise for students next semester

February 4, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

An increase in tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students at the University of Mary Washington among other expenses is projected to take place at the beginning of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, according to an announcement made by Paul Messplay, executive director of budget financial analysis and Rick Pearce, vice president for administration and finance.Read More

Cruz takes home Iowa Caucus victory, Sanders gives Clinton run for her money

February 4, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Some might have not expected Texas senator Ted Cruz to nab the majority of Iowa voters or for former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders to come neck and neck with a near half-split of votes.Read More

Man arrested for break-in at Arrington Hall over Thanksgiving weekend

February 3, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMER, EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH & CAITLIN WILLIAMS

UMW Campus Police Lieutenant Bill Gill visited residents of the Alvey/Arrington community on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. and discussed a break-in that happened in Arrington Hall over Thanksgiving break, along with other issues related to UMW Police. Gill talked with approximately 20 students in Arrington Hall about their concerns with the UMW police department during the meeting.Read More

UMW honors two faculty, student who passed away

January 21, 2016 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

University of Mary Washington students and faculty have come together to honor two faculty members and a student who passed away the previous semester and over winter break.Read More

New sexual assault prevention specialist lays out plans for spring semester

November 19, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Avina Ross’ work began when she was an undergraduate student at the College of William & Mary and heard from a friend that she was a survivor of a childhood rape.
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Construction, large freshman class complicates next year’s parking arrangement

November 18, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

As the largest freshman class in the University of Mary Washington’s history finishes out their first semester, concerns of next year’s parking situation begin to spread across campus. Next year the current freshman class will be eligible to register for parking permits on campus, making the fight for parking spaces more competitive, especially with the promise of future construction.
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UMW aids in building shelter for victims of domestic violence

November 12, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Last week, administrators stood alongside students outside Lee Hall and invited students to donate new washcloths, pots, pans, high chairs, blankets and pillows while they strolled Campus Walk. Though this may seem like a strange list, the items hold a crucial purpose for the members of the UMW community.Read More

UMW GIVE Campaign provides chance for student projects to receive recognition, funds

November 12, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

What is the University of Mary Washington’s GIVE Campaign? The crowd-funding website, sponsored by the Office of Annual Giving, sends details of student projects to more than 40,000 alumni, parents and other students, who can give directly to the projects on the website. In many ways, the website is similar to more popular crowd-funding website such as Kickstarter and GoFundMe, except they directly affect UMW students.Read More

Taste of Asia delivers a spectacular evening of food, fashion and dance

November 4, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

As school assignments and work make up most students’ weekends, leaving the comfort of one’s hall and bed to the outside world seems like a daunting task, much less leaving the University of Mary Washington campus.
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Changes proposed for military students, divest supporters

October 27, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University Faculty Council and the Board of Visitors Executive Committee met on Thursday, Oct 22, to discuss several topics which directly relate to the student body.The council’s reports to the BOV are hardly new, but the meeting between the BOV Executive Committee and the other officials of the University Faculty Council outside of Rao only takes place once a semester.
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Title IX investigation begins at UMW following complaint in May

October 27, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University of Mary Washington has become one of more than 124 secondary institutions that are under investigation by The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, OCR, for Title IX violations.Read More

UMW announces 2016 lineup for Great Lives lectures

October 22, 2015 |

EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Taking place from Jan.14 to April 14, the Chappell Great Lives Series offers various figures that are meant to draw interests from students and members of the Fredericksburg community. Water laps the shore of the Galapagos Islands as Charles Darwin conducts indelible research that opens centuries of new research and theories in the scientific community.Read More

José Carreras and UMW Philharmonic craft groundbreaking performance

October 22, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

World-renown tenor, José Carreras, made one stop in the United States this weekend to perform with the 75 members of the UMW Philharmonic.The singer and orchestra performed at the Anderson Center on Saturday night, playing 18 songs. Carreras performed in 11 of the songs, sharing the stage with the orchestra and Irish Soprano Celine Byrne.Read More

2015 Homecoming promises something for all students

October 22, 2015 |

EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH & ESTER SALGUERO

The events for this year’s homecoming are squished within this week and include the UMW athletic games proceeding over the weekend, a BBQ on Ball Circle and a photo contest spread throughout relying heavily on student interaction.
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