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The Blue & Gray Press | August 18, 2018

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Erin Hopkins: UMW’s first Confidential Victims’ advocate

April 5, 2018 |


Staff Writer

This year, Erin Hopkins joined the University of Mary Washington as the university’s first Confidential Victims’ advocate. She became interested in Mary Washington after UMW received a grant from Department of Justice’s Office of Violence against Women in 2016.Read More

Out of the shadows: survivors find support with UMW Talley Center

February 8, 2018 |


Online Editor

A trickle of female students amble into a warm room where a swirl of incense fills the air and a selection of maroon upholstered chairs surrounds a table covered with coloring books, glitter jars, … Read More

#MeToo campaign raises awareness through social media

October 26, 2017 |


Senior Writer

The #MeToo is a campaign that has blanketed social media since mid-October. According to RiteTag, a popular Twitter analytics website, usage of the #MeToo tag began its dramatic rise on October 15, the day actress Alyssa Milano tweeted asking people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted to reply with the tag. The following day RiteTag indexed 283,300 unique tweets utilizing the hashtag.Read More