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The Blue & Gray Press | May 23, 2019

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Laura Taylor

Students express concern after music professor contract not renewed

March 21, 2019 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Michael Bratt, visiting assistant professor of music composition and technology, received an email informing him that his contract would not be renewed for the next school year.Read More

UMW welcomes new Office of Title IX Victim Advocate

February 14, 2019 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
After receiving a grant from the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women, the University of Mary Washington hired Jaime Opanashuk to be the new victim advocate. Read More

UMW senior launches social media marketing firm

January 30, 2019 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
An idea sparked in a casual conversation in a coffee shop is becoming a marketing firm centered around social media.Read More

The UMW Office of Title IX undergoes new staff changes

January 24, 2019 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
Over winter break, the Title IX office at the University of Mary Washington underwent changes to employee positions, including beginning a national search for a new Title IX Investigator and assigning a new Title IX Coordinator. Read More

Student details move to America and experience with culture shock

October 24, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
After living in Venezuela for 17 years, Maria Herrera moved to Houston, Texas, by herself for the first time in her life.Read More

Students respond to pro-life messages on campus

October 10, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR
Senior Writer
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, between 5:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., the University of Mary Washington Students for Life organization chalked pro-life messages on Campus Walk around Monroe Hall, Lee Hall, and Woodard. Read More

Students voice concerns over FERPA policy

April 12, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

In the past two years, the dean of the UMW College of Business has received 12 student complaints about their professors according to a Freedom of Information Act request.Read More

Parking changes continue due to construction

April 5, 2018 |

by LAURA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

On Tuesday March 27 UMW Parking Management began to prepare for the renovation of Willard Hall by closing the faculty and staff parking lot behind Monroe Hall. The UMW faculty were notified of its closure sometime around March 13.Read More

Students have right to free speech, but should still respect university values

March 1, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR

Staff Writer

Free speech on college campuses should be allowed to the extent that given each situation, respect for other people’s opinions, race, religion, ethnicity, heritage, and safety remains the priority. At the University of Mary Washington, free speech is practiced in varying ways but often times, it goes too far and only demonstrates for the values that the university believes in.Read More

Dog walking on campus brightens students’ day

February 22, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR

Staff Writer

Seeing dogs on the campus of the University of Mary Washington brings a smile to most students, especially when the dogs belong to other UMW students.Read More

Confederate Flag in Mason Hall concerns students

February 8, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

On Thursday, January 25 around 8:30 p.m., a University of Mary Washington student posted a picture of a Confederate flag flying in Mason Hall. Following the event, junior Alex Sakes posted the picture of the Confederate flag in question flying in Mason hall at 8:30 p.m. on the “Overheard at Mary Wash” Facebook page. Read More

Students reflect on their ties with the Winter Olympics

February 1, 2018 |

By LAURA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

On Feb. 9, 92 nations will be represented by their best athletes in Pyeongchang County, South Korea to collectively compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. For University of Mary Washington students, this means joining in the world wide spectating of their favorite winter sport events.Read More

Dressing for fickle fall weather: students share strategies

November 9, 2017 |

By LAURA TAYLOR

Staff Writer

Hiding a picture perfect outfit under a trench coat because the weather is crisp and nippy in the morning just to have to change down to shorts and a t-shirt by afternoon has been all too familiar amongst students at the University of Mary Washington this fall season.Read More

Mary Washington community participates in the National Day on Writing

October 26, 2017 |

By LAURA TAYLOR 

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

Men’s soccer defeats Roanoke College

September 20, 2017 |

By LAURA TAYLOR 

Staff Writer

Mary Washington men’s soccer was able to able to win against Roanoke College on Saturday as the two teams faced off at the Battleground. With just five minutes of the game remaining, a freshman, Jeremy Hokenson, scored. Which settled the score at a 2 to 1 victory over Roanoke.Read More

Graduation date isn’t always guaranteed

March 29, 2017 |

By LAURA TAYLOR

From electives and general education classes to in-major classes, choosing classes is one of the most exciting times in your college experience. The University of Mary Washington offers more than 60 majors and minors with an array of classes, and most students can find flexible accommodations for alternate courses they might have to take. However, for sophomore Nicole Lamb, choosing classes for the fall of 2017 is going to be more frustrating than anticipated and it’s all because of a ballet class she decided to take.Read More

Club Sport Spotlight: Women’s Club Soccer

March 2, 2017 |

By LAURA TAYLOR

The thrilling excitement all began with the ball switching back through the defense to the left side. The receiving Eagle defender took it up the sideline and ended up scoring against William and Mary. The game wasn’t played at the varsity level; it was played at the club level but with just as much thrill and excitement.

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