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The Blue & Gray Press | July 17, 2018

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‘Golf cart guy’ brings home gold for UMW

April 1, 2018 |


Viewpoints Editor

On Saturday, Mar. 24, several UMW golf cart drivers participated in the Twenty-Third Annual University of George’s Mom Golf Cart Racing World Cup. The event also included athletes from Christopher Newport University and Our Lady of Perpetual Motion College.Read More

UMW participates in National School Walkout

March 15, 2018 |


News Editor

17 minutes for 17 lives.

On Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m., across various time zones, students of all ages walked out of classes to show support and solidarity for the victims of the Parkland, Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school shooting that took place exactly one month prior. The walkouts were also a symbolic way to call for change in gun legislation.Read More

New printing system implemented in HCC and Simpson Library

February 15, 2018 |


Staff Writer and News Editor

During the course of the 2017-2018 academic year, new printers have appeared inside both the Hurley Convergence Center and the Simpson Library.Read More

Jepson Construction causes issues for students

November 16, 2017 |


Senior Writer

The construction work that has started of the university’s Jepson Science Center has recently caused a multitude of problems for students and faculty. Sections of College Avenue and the surrounding areas of Jepson are cloaked in industrial fabric and lined with construction cones. The renovations to the building and nearby areas are expected to continue for an approximated 18 to 24 months.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

Macbeth takes stage in Klein Theatre

April 20, 2017 |


On Thursday, April 13 I and three of my friends found ourselves making our way across campus to Klein Theatre where we would proceed to watch a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. That night, what originally started as a class assignment became an enjoyable memory for the four of us.Read More

University Faculty Council meeting proposes ideas for new class recording policy

April 13, 2017 |


Students miss classes for many reasons ranging from sickness to dealing with personal issues. In situations when they cannot attend class, students tend to rely on professor’s office hours or notes from classmates in order to find out what they missed. However, a new way to obtain classroom material may become accessible to students soon.Read More

UMW student leaders work together to write letter for community

March 1, 2017 |


On Thursday, Feb. 23, a statement was drafted by a group of student leaders and sent out to the University of Mary Washington community in response to events that have taken place both on campus and nationwide over the last few weeks regarding hate speech. This statement was written and signed, by leaders of 30 campus organizations. The message in the email regarded embracing differences, speaking out against hate rhetoric and supporting one another.Read More

Student Senate and SGA pass motion for a sauna in the gym

February 23, 2017 |


On Jan. 30, the University of Mary Washington’s Executive Cabinet voted to pass a motion for a sauna to be added to the fitness center. Senior political science and Spanish double major, Ben Purdy was the senator who introduced the proposal about a week earlier at a student senate meeting.Read More

Club sport spotlight: Softball provides student with opportunity for involvement, team atmosphere

December 1, 2016 |


This past summer as an incoming freshman, I had a few thoughts about my college ambitions. I was determined to succeed academically, get involved around campus socially and find a way to continue playing softball. Keeping in mind that my academics had to come first, and that I wanted to get involved with multiple organizations on campus, I evaluated my different options for how I could continue softball while still achieving my other goals.Read More

Eatz on the Streetz food truck missed by UMW students

November 10, 2016 |


Not long after making its first appearance this semester on Campus Walk, the university food truck Eatz on the Street experienced technical difficulties and has since then been out of commission.Read More

Author Kristen Green gives talk on her novel to freshman class

September 29, 2016 |


On Monday, Sept. 19 University of Mary Washington alumna Kristen Green, the author of the freshman common read “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County” gave a presentation in Dodd Auditorium. All members of the university community were able to attend the speech.Read More

Media, society sets unrealistic expectations for women’s beauty

September 21, 2016 |


I am a female member of Generation Y and from the day I was born, my life has been full of stereotypes and generalizations that society has tried to make me conform to. While my family has always encouraged me to be my own person, their message is contradicted by what big corporations claim should be important to me. I recognize that this is not an age or gender specific issue, but for the sake of this article, the female side of the story is going to be told.

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The University of Mary Washington’s Mortar Board excels in excellence, earning three prestigious awards

September 15, 2016 |


This past summer the University of Mary Washington’s Cap and Gown Mortar Board Chapter received the 2015 to 2016 Most Improved Chapter award. President of the UMW Cap and Gown Mortar Board Chapter, senior biology major Grace Henry, attended the 2016 Mortar Board National Conference in Indianapolis where she was presented the award, on behalf of the chapter.Read More

Freshmen feeling over-oriented

September 7, 2016 |


In what felt like the blink of an eye, move in day arrived for the class of 2020. It was a day full of mixed emotions. As a freshman myself, I was both excited over the journey to come and nervous about leaving home. But there was one feeling in particular that was shared by every member of the class of 2020 providing a sense of unity amongst us; we were all beyond ecstatic to be on UMW’s beautiful campus.Read More