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The Blue & Gray Press | March 20, 2018

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Rick Hurley

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

February 22, 2016 |


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 |


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

UMW, GWU partnership leads medical students in right direction

September 10, 2015 |


New opportunities are available for pre-med students in obtaining early admission consideration into one of the top medical schools in the country.Read More

President Hurley announces retirement following 2015-16 academic year

April 23, 2015 |


On Friday morning, University of Mary Washington President Rick Hurley announced that he would retire, effective June 30, 2016, after serving as President of UMW since 2010.Read More

Hurley receives recognition for efforts in Fredericksburg community

February 10, 2015 |


This winter, University of Mary Washington President Rick Hurley received the Prince B. Woodward Leadership Award at the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Gala. This award was given to Hurley in honor of his continued dedication to the City of Fredericksburg.Read More

Administration offers open forums for student discussions

February 4, 2015 |


This semester, students will once again have the opportunity to attend open forum discussions held by President Rick Hurley, Vice President for Student Affairs Doug Searcy and Provost and Chief Academic Officer Jonathan Levin. The talks will be held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 18, March 11 and April 8, in the Faculty Dining Room in Seacobeck Hall.Read More

Fire in Mason Hall Displaces Residents

November 10, 2012 |

Most Mason Hall residents are back in their rooms after a fire forced the students living there to evacuate around 8 p.m. on Nov. 9.Read More

BOV Meeting Discusses Future

September 6, 2012 |


The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors met on Aug. 29 to discuss the committee agenda and assignments for the upcoming year and to examine the Regional Engagement and Economic Development Plan.

President Rick Hurley said … Read More

Breaking News: Student Dies Off Campus

April 24, 2012 |

Jackson Henry-Lester, a University of Mary Washington junior sociology major, died early April 24, according to a release from the university.Read More

Obama Lobbies for Youth Vote in 2012 Campaign

November 3, 2011 |

University of Mary Washington President Rick Hurley said on Monday, Oct. 31, that staff of the White House who spoke to the school about Obama’s previous cancelled appearance said they would like to come back to Fredericksburg before next November’s … Read More

President Obama Not Visiting UMW

October 12, 2011 |

Despite the initial reports from the Associated Press (AP) over the weekend, President Barack Obama will not be visiting Fredericksburg on Oct. 19 as part of his bus tour.

UMW President Rick Hurley said that Obama’s officials notified him of … Read More

Police Expand Transportation Capabilities with New Personal Vehicle

October 12, 2011 |


The UMW police department have a new tool in their efforts to patrol the University of Mary Washington campus: a T3-series electric stand-up vehicle, added at the end of July by President Rick Hurley to increase police … Read More

AT&T Donates To Leadership Colloquium

October 5, 2011 |


On Aug. 26, President Rick Hurley announced a new leadership project that focuses on the support and development of student leaders within the academic community funded by a $25,000 contribution from the AT&T Foundation, according to a … Read More

UMW Celebrates Hurley's Inauguration Week, Installation Ceremony Friday

September 29, 2011 |

President Rick Hurley will be formally inducted into the office of President of The University of Mary Washington during his installation ceremony this Friday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium.Read More

Ceremony Celebrates History of Monroe Hall

September 22, 2011 |

After two years of renovations, Monroe Hall is once again open to students, faculty and staff. To commemorate the event, a rededication ceremony was held on Sept. 16, during which a variety of notable guest speakers paid tribute to the building’s history while outlining its path for the future.Read More

Web Update: Tuition Increase Announced for Next Academic Year

May 17, 2011 |

Tuition, fees, room and board rates will increase for the 2011-2012 academic year for the University of Mary Washington, the Board of Visitors announced May 6.

Full-time, in-state students can expect an 8.8 percent rate increase bringing … Read More

University Seeks Alumni Generosity

April 13, 2011 |


The University of Mary Washington is ramping up its efforts to attract and maintain donations.

They have been working to set up alumni chapters across the country, travelling to the Galapagos Islands with its Alumni College, and … Read More

LETTER: New Kappa Sigma fraternity looking for School recognition and members

February 9, 2011 |

Dear Editor,

You may have heard about the new fraternity on campus, Kappa Sigma. We founded the organization over winter break, and we are currently recruiting to start a colony (as of now we are a nationally recognized interest group). … Read More

Master Plan Met with Controversy

November 10, 2010 |

The architecture firm of Burt, Hill was commissioned for $600,000 in October 2009 to envision changes to the University of Mary Washington’s campus that will provide new functional space as well as beautify the existing buildings.

Not everyone is … Read More

From the President: The Master Plan and Homecoming

November 10, 2010 |

Dear students,

For UMW, November is always a month of transition. It’s marked by the transformation of our beautiful campus from lush green to amazing fall colors, and by our thoughts turning to upcoming holidays and the on-rushing semester’s end. … Read More

Proposed Tuition Hike Well Justified

October 6, 2010 |

By VALERIE LAPOINTE Assistant News Editor

In a forum open to the entire student body, President Hurley and Board of Visitor member, Xavier Richardson, addressed the Student Senate to discuss the details of the proposed tuition hikes. Hurley made it … Read More

Letter From the President

September 1, 2010 |

Dear Students,

Welcome back. It’s inspiring to see you make the campus come alive again after a relatively quiet summer. For those of you who are entering freshmen as the class of 2014, or who are transfers from other colleges, … Read More