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The Blue & Gray Press | June 25, 2017

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UMW community represents environmental awareness and protection through film festival

March 28, 2017 |

By RACHEL MANNING

It is a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon, and the lights go down in Dodd Auditorium. Beautiful nature scenes from around the globe appear on the screen, marking the beginning of the 15th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This festival was made possible by the President’s Council on Sustainability, which is in charge of environmental causes on campus, and Friends of the Rappahannock, a local organization dedicated to protecting the area’s natural resources.Read More

Career Center implements new program to replace Employ-an Eagle

March 15, 2017 |

By RACHEL MANNING

Starting next year, the University Mary Washington will be replacing Employ-an Eagle with a new system called Handshake. According to their official website, Handshake was started in 2014 in San Francisco, and has continued to grow. Handshake is similar to LinkedIn in that students can set up a profile that employers can look at. This profile will have pertinent information such as the student’s current year, major, interests and any previous work experience or internship experience they might have.Read More

Bushnell Hall closing next year for upgrades

February 22, 2017 |

By RACHEL MANNING

Beginning next fall semester, Bushnell Hall will be closed for maintenance, according to the University of Mary Washington’s housing selection website. It will reopen for the 2018-2019 term. To accommodate the displaced students, the third and fourth floors of Jefferson Hall will revert from single to double occupancy. The main reason that Bushnell is being closed is so that air conditioning window units can be installed. However, that is not the only change coming to Bushnell, there will be multiple updates to appliances in the kitchens and study lounges as well.Read More

UMW adds new 5-year program for master’s in geospatial analysis

February 8, 2017 |

By Rachel Manning

The University of Mary Washington has introduced a new accelerated five-year master’s program for Geographic Information Sciences studies. In 2014, UMW launched a program for a Master’s of Science in Geospatial Analysis, which was popular enough to start the new five-year master’s program this fall.Read More

HCC reports stolen items valued at $90

April 20, 2016 |

By RACHEL MANNING

On April 7, it was discovered that a PreSonus audio box had been stolen from the vocal booth in the Multimedia Editing Lab on the bottom floor of the Hurley Convergence Center. This item, which is used to connect a microphone to a computer, is valued at about $90.Read More

Panama papers create international scrutiny, interest among students

April 14, 2016 |

By RACHEL MANNING

Over several months, beginning in early 2015, an anonymous source called John Doe has gradually leaked over 10 million documents to the German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung. These documents contain information on more than 200,000 offshore banks, many of which were connected to the Panama law firm, Mossack Fonseca.Read More

Student Girard Bucello snags prestigous presentation at George Washington University

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By RACHEL MANNING

Girard Bucello, senior international affairs major, was chosen to give a presentation at George Washington University on Feb. 13. During his presentation, Bucello spoke about his research on the Baltic countries. Though this is a distinguished honor, it may not even be the apex of Bucello’s academic career. It is only a portion of his senior honors thesis project, an impressive endeavor that he has been working on all year.Read More

New living situation brings benefits, challenges to UMW freshmen

November 5, 2015 |

By RACHEL MANNING

New to the University of Mary Washington in 2015, freshmen are required to live with their Freshman Seminar, FSEM, classmates. The living arrangement is similar to the Living Learning Communities, LLCs, except that students were able to opt-out of an LLC. With this new program, each student must be assigned to a FSEM housing group.Read More

UMW’s electronic music course showcases unusual music style during weekend concert

October 8, 2015 |

By RACHEL MANNING

Over the course of the weekend, the University of Mary Washington held its fifth annual Electroacoustic Barn Dance concert series. Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 1 and ending on Sunday Oct. 4, there were nine concerts that took place between Pollard Hall and the Digital Auditorium.
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UMW embraces Latino culture in Latino Identities Month celebration

September 24, 2015 |

By RACHEL MANNING

From Sept. 15 through Oct. 8, the University of Mary Washington will be holding its annual Latino Identities Month to celebrate Latino culture and heritage. This year, the organizers are trying to expand the activities so as to reach an even wider audience.Read More

The ELC’s newest major causes interest, raises questions among students

September 10, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH & RACHEL MANNING

The English, Linguistics and Communication department released its newest major, Communication and Digital Studies this semester, making UMW the first school in the state of Virginia to create a major combining the two disciplines.Read More