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The Blue & Gray Press | January 21, 2019

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Students attend 45th March for Life in Washington D.C.

February 1, 2018 |


Staff Writer

It was a warm and sunny day in the middle of January. The weather felt out of place, but was welcomed. People from all walks of life traveled far and wide to gather in downtown D.C. As soon as they stepped out of the Smithsonian Metro Station, they were greeted by smiling faces handing out bright green signs saying “Choose love. Choose life” and inviting them to join the crowd that was rapidly amassing.Read More

Students join protest at Women’s March on Washington

February 1, 2018 |


Staff Writer

This past weekend, thousands of women, men and children gathered around the Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C. for the second annual Women’s March on Washington. This event began to advance peaceful and positive progress within communities across the country, along with the goal of ensuring that all women and their allies are involved with civic and political roles.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

UMW student athletes respond to national anthem protests

October 12, 2017 |


Staff Writer

NFL players kneeling during the national anthem recently set off a storm that swept up all of America, sparking discussions in homes across the United States — including here at the University of Mary Washington.Read More

UMW students react to the plans of President-elect, Donald Trump

November 16, 2016 |


The unprecedented election of Republican candidate, Donald Trump, has upset many Americans, including a large number of UMW students. But while every election causes some disappointment in voters, this one has been particularly controversial and divisive.

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Freedom of press unwelcome at University of Missouri protest

December 3, 2015 |


People are very quick to protect someone if there is a violation of one of our legally mandated freedoms, but when it comes to the freedom of the press this protection flies out the window.
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State police arrest three Divest UMW members after 21-day sit-in

April 16, 2015 |


Virginia state police arrested three members of Divest UMW inside George Washington Hall at the University of Mary Washington last night after UMW administration issued the group a warning to vacate the premises.Read More

Feminists protest outside President Hurley's home for greater awareness

November 5, 2014 |


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

Make Noise rally encourages student activism

October 29, 2014 |


Signing the honor code is a long-standing tradition for new students at the University of Mary Washington. With this pledge, students agree to academic honesty and integrity in their actions and relations within the community.Read More

Students in Hong Kong make historic stance against government

October 8, 2014 |


Hong Kong’s Chief Executive CY Leung has seen quite a view from his window in the past few weeks. Read More

Rove Speaks on Presidential Race, Economy

October 6, 2011 |

On Thursday, Sept. 29, amidst a heavy presence of police and protestors, Karl Rove, spoke in George Washington Hall as part of the University of Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg Forum.Read More

Lack of Political Awareness Plagues College-Age Voters

October 5, 2011 |


Last week, Karl Rove came to our campus amid much fanfare and controversy, and spoke at the Fredericksburg Forum on what he considered some of America’s toughest challenges. Since I haven’t scrounged up enough money to pay … Read More

Campus Protests Have Wrong Aim

October 5, 2011 |

When Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former political advisor to President Bush, Karl Rove, came to speak at the University of Mary Washington, they caused more than a stir.Read More

Letter to the Editor: Students Plan to Protest Cuccinelli’s Arrival at UMW

September 14, 2011 |

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will be speaking this Saturday in front of Monroe Hall from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Virginia Organizing, a grassroots effort to challenge injustice, will be there to let the Attorney General know how … Read More

Protest Extends Library Hours

January 22, 2009 |


At midnight on Monday, December 7, in the first freezing minutes of last semester’s exam week, the library would not empty, and an irregular process began to change UMW policy.

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Protest Keeps the Peace

March 27, 2008 |


A group of protesters from the American Life League convened outside of George Washington Hall March 21 in response to the scheduled Great Lives lecture on the life of Margaret Sanger, an early birth control advocate.

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