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The Blue & Gray Press | May 21, 2019

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Vending machine raffle is misleading

April 25, 2019 |

Staff Writer
Students, faculty and guests alike have at one point or another used one of the many vending machines on campus. The 40 drink machines found on campus all bear a sign with the message “Buy a bottle from this machine and you could win up to $100 in EagleOne Dollars.”Read More

UMW’s console living room

March 29, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On the fourth floor of UMW’s Hurley Convergence Center, there is a corner that looks like a portal to the past. Stacks of old video games, ranging from Rush to Super Mario, bear notes indicating which student is mid-play.Read More

Where does funding go: Students weigh in on how UMW should spend their money

November 16, 2017 |


Senior Writer

Recently there have been concerns from students about academic funding at The University of Mary Washington, specifically surrounding the budget of individual majors within the academic colleges. According to information provided by the office of Marty Morrison, the majors with the highest funding are, in descending order, English, biology and business administration.Read More

Mary Washington community participates in the National Day on Writing

October 26, 2017 |


Staff Writer

The University of Mary Washington participated in the National Day on Writing with themed events in the Hurley Convergence Center, in front of Simpson Library and on the third floor of Combs Hall on Friday, Oct. 20.Read More

Jepson scheduled to receive renovations and much needed upgrades

October 19, 2017 |


Staff Writer

On Monday, Oct. 9, work began on what has been approximated as a two-year renovation process of the Jepson Science building. This project will likely impact many UMW students and faculty members, particularly those in the science department.Read More

The UMW College of Education finds their home in Seacobeck

September 28, 2017 |


Staff Writer

The College of Education has recently found a new and permanent home in Seacobeck Hall. This news comes after a lot of effort by the College of Education to find a building that could be dedicated to the university’s education program.Read More

Gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello visits campus during tour to talk about student affairs

April 27, 2017 |


Virginia gubernatorial candidate, Tom Perriello, visited the University of Mary Washington last Wednesday while on his college campus tour. He talked to students and faculty members in the Hurley Convergence Center about his policies on mental health issues, his proposal for free education at two-year community colleges, promoting an environmentally friendly Virginia and combatting sexual assault. Read More

Limited building hours cause frustration to students

April 5, 2017 |


Late study nights are a hallmark of the average college student’s lifestyle. At the University of Mary Washington, there are many resources available for students whose studies flourish after dusk. The Hurley Convergence Center for example, is open 24 hours a day and the Simpson Library operates into the evening most days. In spite of the abundance of online resources available at both of these facilities, there are some programs that are specific to academic buildings. In Trinkle Hall, for instance, there are computer science programs, like RStudio, and in Combs Hall there are language audio files.Read More

There’s more to rent from the HCC than you probably know

October 27, 2016 |


In college, many students run into the problem of not having the proper equipment for a specific project, whether it be for a class assignment or out of personal interest. The University of Mary Washington offers rentals for various pieces of digital equipment such as audio recorders, video cameras, DSLR cameras, GoPros, video game consoles, laptops, microphones and many other items.Read More

Kyle Ragsdale gives students tips to get ahead in the business world

October 26, 2016 |


On Thursday, Oct. 20, Kyle Ragsdale, the Executive Vice President for the Chief Marketing Officer at Billy Casper Golf, came to speak in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center.Read More

Kaynak Pipers of Bulgaria performed traditional pieces outside HCC

October 12, 2016 |


Five Bulgarian musicians with three droning bagpipes, a bass drum, a hang drum and a youthful audience enabled a fun, yet peculiar, Wednesday evening outdoor performance last week.

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HCC reports stolen items valued at $90

April 20, 2016 |


On April 7, it was discovered that a PreSonus audio box had been stolen from the vocal booth in the Multimedia Editing Lab on the bottom floor of the Hurley Convergence Center. This item, which is used to connect a microphone to a computer, is valued at about $90.Read More