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The Blue & Gray Press | February 24, 2019

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Students participate in discussion about mass incarceration and UMW’s inmate-made furniture

February 7, 2019 |

Staff Writer
UMW students and members of the Fredericksburg community gathered in the Chandler Ballroom on Jan. 30 for the event “This is America: The Effects of Mass Incarceration & How We Contribute to it.”Read More

Appellate court finds that UMW officials should have done more to prevent cyber harassment in 2015

January 24, 2019 |

News Editor
On December 19, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that University of Mary Washington should have done more to protect students from online sexual harassment.Read More

Department and clubs come together for a drive to benefit women

March 1, 2017 |


In the coming weeks, if you see pink boxes around campus marked “Unmentionables,” contrary to the box’s message, the organization behind the boxes definitely wants you talk about them. Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies department in celebration of Women’s History Month, the Unmentionables project is a drive to collect donations of feminine hygiene products, women’s underwear and monetary contributions of cash or check.Read More

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education Meet with UMW Students

April 21, 2016 |


On April 8, University of Mary Washington students received an email on the impending visit of government representatives from the U.S. Department of Education.Read More

Feminists United start conversation on cyber bullying during rally

September 24, 2015 |


“No Longer Anonymous,” a rally held by Feminists United on Campus last Friday at 4p.m., combined the views of campus clubs such as Student Anti-Violence Educators, PRISM, Diversability and Young Democrats on anonymous bullying on campus.
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Sexual assault prevention specialist, new programs sustain UMW values

September 2, 2015 |


A soon to be announced full­-time sexual assault prevention specialist
will be added to the University of Mary Washington’s staff after
September 10, according to Marissa Miller, the coordinator for
Prevention and Advocacy at UMW.Read More

Letter: Suspension of rugby team ignores issue, prevents ‘teachable moment’

April 1, 2015 |

I am writing today, as a recent alumna, to share my thoughts on the recent disbanding of the Mother’s Rugby team. It is important that I make myself clear when I say I am not for or against either “side,” … Read More

A divided campus achieves nothing

February 11, 2015 |


Following the brutal terror attacks in France, Secretary of State John Kerry went to Paris along with singer James Taylor to show solidarity through a performance of his famous song, “You’ve Got a Friend.”
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Op-Ed: Attacks against Feminists United will not stop fight for change

February 4, 2015 |


The University of Mary Washington is not a feminist-friendly campus. I acknowledge that by putting forth this statement I open the metaphorical floodgates for criticism, backlash and general opposition. I make this statement so that direct and lasting action can be taken in moving forward. I do so confidently, despite knowing I will not personally experience many of the positives to come. Because of this, I have been asked, “Why do you do it?” The answer is simple. I love the University of Mary Washington. Read More

Feminists United continue to fight for change

October 22, 2014 |


Feminists United on Campus has never been a group to hold back when it comes to saying what they believeRead More

Feminists United attends rally on Capitol Hill

September 17, 2014 |


Thirty members of the University of Mary Washington’s Feminists United on Campus attended the We Are Woman Constitution Day Rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Read More

School Changes Sexual Consent Policy

March 14, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington recently changed the sexual misconduct policy to include affirmative consent, the right of appeal for both the victim and the accused and a better outline of the standard of evidence.

Changes in the sexual misconduct … Read More