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The Blue & Gray Press | October 20, 2017

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“Creepy” mustaches plague UMW cross country teams

March 30, 2017 |

By CHRISTOPHER MARKHAM

The sudden and tragic death of running legend Steve Prefontaine sparked a social movement in the world of running. Apart from being a fairly decent runner, “Pre” was most well-known for his majestic hair styles, particularly that perched above his upper lip. The signature look spread like wildfire in the running world and eventually found its way into the University of Mary Washington cross country team. The look was not met with the same level of affection as other schools, however.Read More

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education Meet with UMW Students

April 21, 2016 |

By IZZY BRIONES

On April 8, University of Mary Washington students received an email on the impending visit of government representatives from the U.S. Department of Education.Read More

Guiness World Records attempt falls short, attendance struggles

April 14, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMER & EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University of Mary Washington’s students, staff, faculty and community members came together to attempt breaking a world record to honor retiring President Hurley. The goal, which was to beat the 432 pairs who hold the record for most simultaneous jumping high-fives, fell short with only 198 pairs participating. Guinness World Records was present at the event to make it an official attempt.
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Staff Ed: Another old white president not necessarily a bad thing

February 25, 2016 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

As President Hurley finishes out this semester as the University of Mary Washington’s ninth president, the student body opens its arms to its newest president, Dr. Troy Paino. But is Paino really “new” for UMW? Out of the nine presidents UMW has had over the past century, one has been a female and the rest have been older white men.Read More

UMW students, community welcome 10th president with Paino pep rally

February 22, 2016 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM, EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH AND SARAH GRAMMER

Dr. Troy Paino made the trek from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri to Fredericksburg and the University of Mary Washington on Friday, Feb. 19 to meet with area media and to … Read More

“America’s Coolest College President” to take reins from Hurley as UMW’s 10th president

February 18, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMER & EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Announced aptly on President’s Day, Troy Paino has been confirmed by the University of Mary Washington to be its 10th president following Rick Hurley’s retirement on June 30. Paino will be on campus Friday, Feb. 19 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Chandler Ballroom at the University Center to meet students.Read More

President Hurley celebrates recognition, busy semester before retiring

February 11, 2016 |

By DAVID CONCEPCION

The Virginia General Assembly honored University of Mary Washington president Richard Hurley by presenting him with the joint resolution on the floor of the House of Delegates on Monday, Jan. 25 where Speaker Bill Howell brought up the commendation. Overseeing the creation of new buildings, raising $50 million and opening a new campus center were some of the responsibilities taken on by Hurley over his six years at UMW’s president, who will retire on June 30.Read More

Trial on Grace Mann murder moved to Circuit Court

January 20, 2016 |

By JONATHON MYERS

A student’s murderer gets a trial date. Former University of Mary Washington student Steven Vander Briel will begin his trial May 2 for the first-degree murder of fellow UMW student Grace Mann.Read More

BOV releases leadership statement for UMW president search

October 8, 2015 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee at the University of Mary Washington posted a presidential search leadership statement which outlines the expectations that the community has for the school’s 10th president.Read More

Administration, students and public figures come together for University Center dedication

September 24, 2015 |

By DAVID CONCEPCION

President Hurley and the Board of Visitors gathered Thursday, Sept. 17 to celebrate and dedicate the opening of the University Center, the newly constructed $43.4 million building, on Ball Circle.Read More

ITCC to be renamed after President Hurley

September 24, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

On Thursday Sept. 17, the University of Mary Washington revealed via email it would be renaming the Information and Technology Convergence Center (ITCC) in honor of President Richard V. Hurley.Read More

UMW welcomes largest freshman class in school history

September 3, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

During a candlelight ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 23, the freshman class proceeded down College Walk and made their way to Ball Circle.
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UMW alums, community mourn David Justis

September 3, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH & MIKEY BARNES

University of Mary Washington alum David Edwin Justis died on Aug. 4 from a vehicle accident on River Road in Spotsylvania.Read More

UMW hosts public forums in wake of presidential search

September 3, 2015 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors hosted public
forums to receive thoughts, opinions and ideas from University of Mary
Washington students, faculty, alumni and the surrounding community for
the next UMW president, who will be replacing current president Rick
Hurley in the summer of 2016.Read More

Staff Ed: Students must make voice heard in search for new President

September 2, 2015 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

The last academic year at the University of Mary Washington was filled with debate, feud, strife and tragic loss. It was very much a year for UMW to search for its new identity as we continue to improve, add and take away aspects of our university. Read More

LETTER: Feminists United issues response to President Hurley

June 10, 2015 |

*The following is a letter emailed to University of Mary Washington president Rick Hurley by Feminists United on Campus in response to Hurley’s letter sent Monday afternoon.*

Dear President Hurley: We are writing in response to the letter you sent … Read More

President Hurley sounds off on FUC, FMF in email to students

June 8, 2015 |

*The following is a letter from University of Mary Washington President Richard Hurley in response to the allegations made by the Feminist Majority Foundation:. All of the below text is directly quoted from an email sent to the UMW community.*

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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

Feminists protest outside President Hurley's home for greater awareness

November 5, 2014 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Feminists United on Campus organized a protest last week near Brompton House, the home of University of Mary Washington President Richard Hurley, in an effort to reinforce their concerns and demand change to the university administration’s level of activity regarding sexual assault on campus.Read More

UMW's annual Family Weekend reunites students and families

September 24, 2014 |

By NOELLE CARLSON

Campus came alive this past weekend as students of the University of Mary Washington met with their parents for the first time since move-in day for the annual ‘Family Weekend.’ Student’s families spent their weekend learning more about the academics of the university, eating good food and taking in all the sights of Fredericksburg.Read More

Sustainability council begins monthly meetings

October 2, 2013 |

The President’s Council on Sustainability (PCS) recently began their monthly meetings to discuss goals and problem areas regarding sustainability at the University of Mary Washington.Read More

Students unite to help community

March 21, 2013 |

Over 250 students participated in the Student Government Association (SGA) sponsored Good Neighbor Day, which brought together University of Mary Washington students and the Fredericksburg community for an afternoon of community service.Read More

SGA Works to Include Student Perspectives

December 6, 2012 |

By COLLEEN HUBER
On the weekend of Nov. 17, the University of Mary Washington Student Government Association (SGA) worked to ensure that students would have a voice in the impending review process.Read More

Admins Expound on Potential Cuts

November 29, 2012 |

By COLLEEN HUBER
The process of hiring a consulting firm to review academic and non-academic programs continues at the University of Mary Washington.Read More

Consulting Firm to Reassess Programs

November 15, 2012 |

By COLLEEN HUBER
The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Richard Finkelstein, said that the University of Mary Washington is hiring a consulting firm to help evaluate academic departments and programs and possibly cut some.Read More

Letter to the Editor: Best Wishes to President Hurley

October 13, 2011 |

Dear Editor,

Last week the University of Mary Washington celebrated the inauguration of our fourth president in five years. Richard V. Hurley was sworn in as the University of Mary Washington’s ninth president. With this, President Hurley ushers in a … Read More

Students dine at brompton

September 15, 2010 |

Tuesday night, President Rick Hurley and his wife Rosemary hosted a group of ten students at their home for dinner.

This was the first event of a new program in which the Hurleys plan to host ten students for dinner … Read More