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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2018

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College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Dean Mellinger

April 19, 2018 |


Senior Writer

Keith Mellinger, after serving as the interim dean since June 2017, was named the permanent dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.Read More

Students voice concerns over FERPA policy

April 12, 2018 |


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

Students and Professors share in the Jail n’ Bail fundraiser

April 12, 2018 |


Staff Writer

Most students are probably familiar with UMW Relay for Life, an organization that supports the American Cancer Society, but many might not know of their yearly fundraiser Jail n’ Bail. As the name suggests, the fundraiser involves having faculty members and students wait in jail until their bail is placed. In this case, their bail is simply their fundraising goal.Read More

UMW welcomes new chief diversity officer

February 1, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On Jan. 18, UMW President Troy Paino took the stage at a spring assembly of University faculty and staff, standing before the audience with an exciting announcement. Paino recently created a new cabinet-level position, and was appointing a new chief diversity officer to UMW.Read More

Sexual battery incident causes students to question campus safety

December 7, 2017 |


Staff Writer

On Thursday, Nov. 16, a sexual battery took place on campus in the parking lot behind the Simpson Library and Pollard Hall around 3:35 pm. According to Marty Morrison in a school-wide email, a male wearing a black sweatshirt and blue sweat pants, approached a female student and grabbed her buttocks. After she confronted the male about the situation, he told her that he was joking with her and ran towards the direction of the Eagle’s Nest located in Woodard Hall.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

Gender imbalance of admission statistics

November 2, 2017 |


Senior Writer

The gender imbalance at the University of Mary Washington has been a known figure since the college transitioned to a coed study body in 1972. This consistent numeral has earned UMW the name, “the University of Mostly Women.” In 2015, the incoming freshman class was 65 percent female, some students emphatically promote this data as a proud badge to wear while others are neutral in response to these numbers.Read More

William Street parking lot sees rearrangements for residents and commuters

February 23, 2017 |


Many University of Mary Washington students struggle with the lack of available parking, but recently the university has taken steps to address this issue. Last fall parking management began taking steps to find more spaces for UMW students to park. Parking management noticed that the William Street lot often boasted around 50 empty spots, and decided to take action and allow for some UMW resident students to park there.

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UMW students shocked after discovering Marty Morrison is female

March 31, 2016 |


Last week, University of Mary Washington students were hit with Earth-shattering news. For years, it was assumed by students that director of media and public relations Marty Morrison was a male, due to the first name “Marty.” However, word has recently spread that Marty Morrison is, in fact, a woman.
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Employee’s stolen laptop contains personal information from thousands of UMW community members

February 18, 2016 |


At the University of Mary Washington 4,100 student and employee social security numbers have been stolen in the past month and the school community was made aware of it on Friday. Those who had their social security numbers stolen and their information compromised were notified through emails by the University and made aware of the situation before a school-wide email was sent to other members of the UMW community.Read More

Who makes a snow day? A look inside the details behind the decision

February 11, 2015 |


When snow is in the forecast, the University of Mary Washington campus buzzes with excited students, all hoping that they will get the coveted email from Director of Media and Public Relations Marty Morrison, UMW’s unofficial “snow day lady.”Read More

UMW ranked among best colleges in south

September 15, 2011 |

By EMILY MONTGOMERY The U.S. News and World Report placed the University of Mary Washington sixth in the “Top Public Regional Universities – South” category in their latest Best Colleges rankings, announced Sept. 13.

“It’s exciting to see that U.S. … Read More