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Students sit-in to protest for divestment

April 1, 2015 |

By CATE STACKHOUSE

Members of DivestUMW have held a sit-in outside of University of Mary Washington President Rick Hurley’s office for over 150 hours to protest the recent Board of Visitor’s decision to reject the creation of a divestment sub-committee.Read More

UMW Founders Day challenge exceeds expectations

April 1, 2015 |

By: LINDSEY CRAWFORD

The University of Mary Washington celebrated its 107th anniversary with the implementation of a Founder’s Day Challenge to raise funds and commemorate the opening of the school. The challenge recently ended, bringing in $20,000 more than the intended fundraising goal. Read More

Professors to receive state-mandated raise

April 1, 2015 |

By: ALISON THOET

A two percent pay increase will be implemented for all faculty, staff and administration at the University of Mary Washington on Aug. 10 in accordance with the new Virginia budget.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 on of top 25 universities for four-year graduation rates

March 26, 2015 |

By ALISON THOET

The University of Mary Washington was ranked 18th in the top 25 public colleges from which students graduate within a four-year period by a recent Money Magazine study conducted through the U.S. Department of Education.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

The Center for Faith and Leadership Hosts Event about Human Trafficking

March 25, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

When most people think of kidnapping or human trafficking, the film “Taken,” starring Liam Neeson, typically comes to mind. Most people do not think of pimping.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

Commencement speaker for class of 2015 announced

March 19, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Fredericksburg native, Pamela E. Bridgewater was named as the commencement speaker for the University of Mary Washington’s 2015 graduating class.Read More

SAE implements new umbrella system for programming clubs

March 19, 2015 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

In the most recent in a series of changes to be implemented during the 2015-16 academic year, the Office of Student Activities and Engagement at the University of Mary Washington is implementing a new “umbrella system” with the goal of more easily organizing the funding of specific programming clubs.Read More

UMW to extend deadline for Sweet Briar transfer students

March 18, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Sweet Briar College made the unexpected announcement on Feb. 28 that the board of directors had voted to close the school at the end of the upcoming summer semester. Read More

Va. Speaker Howell begins youth outreach at UMW

March 18, 2015 |

By ANDREW CRIDER

William Howell, the Republican Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates visited the University of Mary Washington to speak to the UMW College Republicans last week. Read More

UMW administration hosts open meeting in wake of completed sexual assault bills

March 18, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Administration at the University of Mary Washington held an open meeting for students on March 11 in the Faculty and Staff Dining Room at Seacobeck Hall. The goal of the meeting was to get student and faculty … 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

Locks changed in University Apartments without warning to residents

February 25, 2015 |

By: MADISON HANLEY

At the start of the spring semester, senior Erin Clark discovered that the lock to her balcony door at the University of Mary Washington University Apartments had been changed. 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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UMW Police Lieutenant to run for Spotsylvania sheriff

February 18, 2015 |

By CATE STACKHOUSE

Last Monday, University of Mary Washington Police Lieutenant Bill Gill announced his candidacy for Spotsylvania County Sheriff. This fall, Gill will run against Republican incumbent Roger Harris for the four-year position.Read More

Final vote on possible communication major to come Friday

February 18, 2015 |

By ANNA DEMARR

A new major could be joining the University of Mary Washington academic selection on Friday, Feb. 20, when the University Faculty Council will review and vote on the prospective Communication and Digital Studies Program.

Beginning this past … Read More

Committee formed to review university’s language requirement

February 18, 2015 |

By NIKKI OESTREICHER

Earlier this year, President Rick Hurley and Provost Jonathan Levin asked the University Faculty Council to establish a committee to review the University of Mary Washington’s language requirement as part of the ongoing Strategic Resource Allocation Project. Read More

Student employees weigh in on new paperless payroll system

February 18, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Student opinions are in on MyTime, the new paperless payroll system at the University of Mary Washington.Read More

Virginia colleges come together, meet at UMW for Virginia Power Shift

February 18, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH & HANNAH RIDDLE

College students from across Virginia made their voices heard on the University of Mary Washington campus during Virginia Power Shift, a student-led conference designed to invite dialogue about social, economic and environmental justice.Read More

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

February 11, 2015 |

By JULIA DAVIS

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 kicks off fundraiser for 107th anniversary

February 10, 2015 |

By MADISON HANLEY

In honor of the University of Mary Washington’s 107th anniversary this March, the University is launching a large-scale fundraiser. Read More

Residential nursing program receives confirmation

February 10, 2015 |

By HANNAH RIDDLE

Incoming students to the University of Mary Washington will now have access to a new four year nursing program set to begin this fall semester. Read More

Hurley receives recognition for efforts in Fredericksburg community

February 10, 2015 |

By LINDSEY CRAWFORD

This winter, University of Mary Washington President Rick Hurley received the Prince B. Woodward Leadership Award at the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Gala. This award was given to Hurley in honor of his continued dedication to the City of Fredericksburg.Read More