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The Blue & Gray Press | November 17, 2017

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Students raise money to support Guatemalan education

April 8, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

Fourteen students left a spring break trip in Guatemala with a new found purpose to support and enrich the educational experience of the country’s youth.Read More

Men’s rugby club suspended for participation in offensive chant

March 26, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

The men’s rugby team at the University of Mary Washington is facing indefinite suspension and mandatory sexual assault training following a decision from the administration regarding the team’s involvement in an offensive chant. On Thursday, March 19, President Rick Hurley sent an email to the community discussing the school’s decision after the team was found to have engaged in a “chant that contained sexually explicit, derogatory and violent language.” Read More

UMW community mourns death of student

March 26, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

On Tuesday, March 24 the University of Mary Washington community was notified of the passing of junior theatre major Scott Houk.Read More

Administration dispels rumors regarding termination of music and arts education degrees

March 26, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

The University of Mary Washington community was temporarily shocked last week following rumors of the immediate termination of UMW art and music education degrees.

On March 19, the Department of Music Facebook page posted, “Yesterday we … Read More

BOV rejects creation of subcommittee on divestment

March 19, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

On Wednesday, March 18, the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors voted to deny the creation of a subcommittee to investigate university divestment from fossil fuels. Read More

Members of DivestUMW discuss presentation before BOV and future plans

February 25, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

On Friday, Feb. 19, members of campus group DivestUMW were granted 15 minutes to present in front of the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors. The presentation focused on informing BOV members about the intent of DivestUMW, offering suggestions for divestment from fossil fuels and stating their demands. Read More

Simpson Library undergoes project to free up usable space

February 25, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

As part of a four-year process, the University of Mary Washington’s Simpson Library is weeding through older books in the hopes of making more usable space for students. Read More

Suspicious emails raise security concerns on campus

February 25, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

Over the course of two weeks, the University of Mary Washington community received three separate alerts regarding suspicious activity around Trinkle Hall. While no threats were made against community members, students were notified under the Clery Act. The individual in question, Brain Toomey, was taken into custody at 8 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 25. Read More

UMW considers eliminating SAT score submission in effort to increase enrollment numbers

February 24, 2015 |

By NIKKI OESTREICHER & HOPE RACINE

Despite a record high number of applicants for the freshman class of 2019, current figures place the actual number of enrolled students thus far well below the expected figure for incoming students. As a … Read More

Students express concern over snow decisions

February 19, 2015 |

Students flocked to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the University of Mary Washington’s decision to remain open for classes two hours late on Wednesday, Feb. 18, rather than close for the day.
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State budget proposals may yield faculty raises

February 12, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

Virginia legislators have proposed a budget that would allow raises for state employees, including teachers and college faculty, for the first time in several years.
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UMW creates position to bring greater awareness to sexual assault

February 11, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE AND EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University of Mary Washington announced Marissa Miller as the new Coordinator for Prevention and Advocacy to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in an effort to further address sexual assault education and prevention on campus.Read More

UMW recognized for affordability, accessibility

February 4, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

The University of Mary Washington has again received national recognition for its academics and affordability, ranking as one of the Princeton Review’s top “Colleges That Pay You Back.”

The list, published on Feb. 3, features colleges that have notable academics, are affordable and provide a large number of career aspects for their graduates. The rating scale used to recognize the schools focused on how well each university offered a “return on education.”
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Civil Rights Movement showcased in ‘Selma’

January 29, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE

It’s difficult to think critically about a movie like “Selma.”

The 2015 civil rights historical drama checks all the boxes of a good movie. The film is extremely well casted – Tom Wilkinson makes a very convincing … Read More

Student payroll goes paperless

December 3, 2014 |

By HOPE RACINE

After a three-year initiative, the entire payroll method at the University of Mary Washington is about to go paperless.Read More

Student uses social media to advocate for free speech

November 12, 2014 |

By HOPE RACINE

One student is taking to social media to push back against what she is calling a limiting of free speech on the University of Mary Washington campus.Read More

Senate goes red, Virginia still up in the air after midterms

November 5, 2014 |

By HOPE RACINE

One of the most dramatic midterm elections in recent years came to a close Tuesday night, resulting in a massive shift of political control in Washington.Read More

Brittany Maynard and her advocacy for 'Right to Die'

November 5, 2014 |

By HOPE RACINE

This past week, on Nov. 1, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard chose to end her life through the Oregon state-sponsored Death With Dignity Act.

Maynard, who received a large amount of Internet backlash upon announcing her … Read More

Make Noise rally encourages student activism

October 29, 2014 |

By HOPE RACINE

Signing the honor code is a long-standing tradition for new students at the University of Mary Washington. With this pledge, students agree to academic honesty and integrity in their actions and relations within the community.Read More

Homecoming concert delayed until November

October 22, 2014 |

By HOPE RACINE

In a departure from tradition, the University of Mary Washington’s Homecoming weekend will not feature a concert as part of this year’s festivities.Read More

ELC department takes first step in new communications major

October 1, 2014 |

By HOPE RACINE

The English, linguistics and communication department voted to approve the first step in creating a new communications major within the department.Read More

Scotland decides their fate

September 17, 2014 |

By HOPE RACINE

In one of the closest votes of the modern age, Scottish citizens will vote today on whether to leave the United Kingdom and branch out as an independent country.Read More

Internet protests proposed FCC changes to net neutrality

September 10, 2014 |

By HOPE RACINE

The Internet came to a symbolic crawl on Wednesday, Sept. 10 as part of a global protest to defend net neutrality.Read More

‘Spring Awakening’ opens with a shock of sexual activity

November 13, 2013 |

“Spring Awakening” opened in Klein Theatre last week, shocking and delighting audiences.Read More

Professor Profile: Surupa Gupta

November 13, 2013 |

Professor Surupa Gupta is a professor in the department of political science and international affairs. She was featured in the Honorable Mentions section in last week’s edition of the Bullet for her speech at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.Read More

How to dress for Virginia’s unpredictable fall weather

November 6, 2013 |

In Virginia, dressing for the weather is never as easy as it seems. When you wake up in the morning to subzero temperatures, a thick sweater seems like a great idea.Read More

Campus Consciousness Tour brings the love to campus

October 30, 2013 |

Lights flashed around the Anderson Center, and University of Mary Washington students screamed as Grouplove took the stage for the Homecoming concert on Saturday, Oct. 26.Read More

Homecoming goes green

October 30, 2013 |

The Campus Consciousness Tour invaded the University of Mary Washington campus on Saturday, Oct. 26, bringing Grouplove and sustainability to students.Read More

So you thought your prom was bad: talk to ‘Carrie’

October 23, 2013 |

The 2013 “Carrie” remake opens with a scream as the audience watches Carrie’s mother (Julianne Moore) giving birth alone in her house. Read More

Netflix original TV shows may be the next big thing

October 2, 2013 |

It is 3 a.m.; your eyes are bloodshot; your bed is covered in Cheeto crumbs and there is a sinking feeling in your stomach. You have reached the last episode on Netflix.Read More