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The Blue & Gray Press | May 23, 2018

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The little non-profit with the big job: RCASA provides resources for local women

April 26, 2018 |

By ES HETHCOX

Contributing Writer

Tacked up on bulletin boards across the University of Mary Washington campus are brochures displaying a sketched tree with teal ribbons hanging from the branches.Read More

“Liberated” on the UMW Campus

March 29, 2018 |

By RACHEL MARTIN

Staff Writer 

On Thursday, March 22, a group of students and members of the Fredericksburg community gathered in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center to watch the documentary “Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution.”Read More

"Fear 2 Freedom" event helps victims heal

March 26, 2014 |

“Fear 2 Freedom” will host their second annual Celebration Night on the University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg Campus on April 2 to raise awareness for sexual assault. Read More

Rape Victim has 21 Days to Make Case

March 30, 2011 |

A Fredericksburg Circuit Court judge recommended that a $10 million lawsuit brought against the University of Mary Washington be dismissed, ruling that UMW does not have a legal obligation to protect a student who was raped, according to Attorney Lewis … Read More

Assault Lawsuit Contested

March 9, 2011 |

By JESSICA MASULLI and HEATHER BRADY

The Attorney General’s Office is seeking to dismiss a $10 million lawsuit against the University of Mary Washington that was filed last year on behalf of a former UMW student who was raped in the campus parking … Read More

City Police May Handle Violent Campus Crime

January 26, 2011 |

On Jan. 21, Representative Paula Miller (D, Norfolk) presented House bill 2490 to the General Assembly, which if passed would require campus police departments across the commonwealth to hand jurisdiction of cases involving sexual assault and death over to local … Read More

Rape Victim Sues UMW for $10 Million

December 2, 2010 |

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By: HEATHER BRADY and JESSICA MASULLI

A former UMW student, who was sexually assaulted in 2008, is suing the university for $10 million, alleging negligence in providing a secure environment … Read More

Campus Sexual Assault Reported

November 10, 2010 |

A female UMW student reported that she was sexually assaulted on campus over the weekend, according to Sgt. F. L. Tyler, a state police spokesman.

The student reported to UMW police that the incident occurred at 1:30 a.m. on … Read More

Midway Through the Semester, Four Reports of Sexual Offenses

October 7, 2009 |

By JESSICA MASULLI and ERIC STEIGLEDER

In the past three weeks on campus, the UMW police have reported four cases of either sexual assault or sexual misconduct.  The increase in reports highlights the reccurring issue of safety on campus and … Read More

Outside the Fence

October 30, 2008 |

By HEATHER BRADY

Regional Derrick Gosnell, a 25-year-old Spotsylvania County man charged last month with the attempted rape of two women working in local motels, decided on Oct. 28 to act as his own attorney during his preliminary hearings. Three … Read More