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The Blue & Gray Press | October 20, 2017

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UMW student athletes respond to national anthem protests

October 12, 2017 |

By JAMIE MCGUIRE

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 |

By VIRGINIA BIXBY

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 |

By HANNAH PARKER

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 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

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 |

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

Make Noise rally encourages student activism

October 29, 2014 |

By HOPE RACINE

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 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

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 |

By CALVIN SHERWOOD

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 |

By JUSTIN TONEY

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.

In the yellow half-glow of the … Read More

Protest Keeps the Peace

March 27, 2008 |

By ERIC STEIGLEDER

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.

In … Read More