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The Blue & Gray Press | May 23, 2018

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Political science majors should be required to take economics

April 25, 2018 |


Staff Writer

There has been controversy over required courses at the University of Mary Washington for years, specifically with the foreign language and general education requirements. However, the lack of economic courses required for the political science major should be a topic of concern as well.
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Panel on media freedom sparks conversation on first amendment rights

February 2, 2017 |


Two exiled journalists from Turkey were invited to talk to the University of Mary Washington students at Monroe Hall on Wednesday night, regarding the dangers of media censorship. The panelists were Abdulhamit Bilici, Editor-in- Chief of the Turkish newspaper, Zaman Toda,y and Mahir Zeynalov, a Turkish journalist who was deported from Turkey for heavily covering government corruption and the Turkish coup of July 2016. They spoke about their personal accounts with national and governmental limitation of media freedoms.Read More

Sen. Tim Kaine visits UMW’s political science class

February 25, 2016 |


On Monday, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine spoke in front of professor Ranjit Singh’s Intro to Political Science class. Tim Kaine brought up topics ranging from his personal ambitions to foreign policy.Read More

Cruz takes home Iowa Caucus victory, Sanders gives Clinton run for her money

February 4, 2016 |


Some might have not expected Texas senator Ted Cruz to nab the majority of Iowa voters or for former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders to come neck and neck with a near half-split of votes.Read More

Speaker Urges Research on Afghanistan

October 28, 2009 |

Ashraf Haidari, political counselor at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C., made a final request to Mary Washington students while concluding his speech in a crowded Jepson 219 on Wednesday, Oct. 21. He asked for students “to research and … Read More