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The Blue & Gray Press | February 18, 2018

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Campus Recreation extends reach to great outdoors

September 21, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMAR

New this fall, Campus Recreation is offering the Outdoor Recreation program for students, faculty, staff and alumni. OREC gives the UMW community the opportunity to get their exercise with campus recreation outside of the Fitness Center walls for the first time while providing fun and adventure.

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Guiness World Records attempt falls short, attendance struggles

April 14, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMER & EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University of Mary Washington’s students, staff, faculty and community members came together to attempt breaking a world record to honor retiring President Hurley. The goal, which was to beat the 432 pairs who hold the record for most simultaneous jumping high-fives, fell short with only 198 pairs participating. Guinness World Records was present at the event to make it an official attempt.
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UMW student victim of sexual assault

March 25, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

University of Mary Washington students received disturbing information from the university that a fellow student had been abducted and sexually assaulted around 3 a.m. on Friday, March 13. It was not stated whether the student was male or female.
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Mary Wash’s Got Talent entertains campus

March 17, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

On Friday, March 11, the University of Mary Washington sponsored its annual talent show, Mary Wash’s Got Talent in Dodd Auditorium. The event was hosted by sophomore Mike Mogavero and junior Mikey Barnes, who arrived late to the event with excuses that he had been looking for UMW in every Fredericksburg listed on MapQuest, a joke that the two continued to hold onto for the rest of the event.
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“America’s Coolest College President” to take reins from Hurley as UMW’s 10th president

February 18, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMER & EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

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

Dorm sex: loud as you want, not whenever you want

February 10, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to exchanging tokens of affection with the ones you love. For most of us this means eating heart-shaped foods our friends give us, but for those in steady romantic relationships, it is a time to prove your love for one another by trading cliché gifts and “Netflix and chilling” until the break of dawn.
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Virginia Tech cross country runner prime suspect in murder of 13-year-old girl

February 4, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

The community of Virginia Tech was shaken last week when they learned that two of their own have been accused in the murder of 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell. Freshman cross country star, David Eisenhauser, 18, is suspected to have abducted and murdered Lovell.Read More

Man arrested for break-in at Arrington Hall over Thanksgiving weekend

February 3, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMER, EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH & CAITLIN WILLIAMS

UMW Campus Police Lieutenant Bill Gill visited residents of the Alvey/Arrington community on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. and discussed a break-in that happened in Arrington Hall over Thanksgiving break, along with other issues related to UMW Police. Gill talked with approximately 20 students in Arrington Hall about their concerns with the UMW police department during the meeting.Read More

Campus dining offering new features to freshman meal plan

January 19, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Having heard student comments last semester, Campus Dining at the University of Mary Washington has made changes to its “Anytime Dining” meal plans. Freshman students, who are required to purchase the “Anytime Dining” meal plan, had many complaints about the plan because their meals could only be spent in the UMW Dining Hall. This semester, Campus Dining is allotting “Anytime Dining” students up to 30 meals a semester to use at any on campus retail location.Read More

Wes Hillyard, UMW alum, takes the helm as new Academic Services director

October 29, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

On Oct 12, 2015 new Director of Academic Services, R. Wesley Hillyard III, began his first day back at the University of Mary Washington after graduating from the institution in 2005. So far Hillyard is still adjusting to the position, and goals for the future of the department are not being discussed other than its split into two departments.Read More

Title IX investigation begins at UMW following complaint in May

October 27, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University of Mary Washington has become one of more than 124 secondary institutions that are under investigation by The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, OCR, for Title IX violations.Read More

2015 Homecoming promises something for all students

October 22, 2015 |

EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH & ESTER SALGUERO

The events for this year’s homecoming are squished within this week and include the UMW athletic games proceeding over the weekend, a BBQ on Ball Circle and a photo contest spread throughout relying heavily on student interaction.
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UMW community mourns loss of Art professor JeanAnn Dabb

October 22, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

After almost a decade of battling cancer, Art History Professor JeanAnne Dabb passed away Tuesday morning, leaving behind a swarm of dear friends, family, colleagues, and students.Dabb was welcomed into UMW’s Art and Art History department in 1992, after she graduated from the University of Michigan with a Ph.D. in Art History.Read More

Students and faculty make most of Mindfulness Week

October 1, 2015 |

By ESTER SALGUERO & EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

This week, the University of Mary Washington is highlighting the importance of living in the moment by hosting Mindfulness Week.Read More

ITCC to be renamed after President Hurley

September 24, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

On Thursday Sept. 17, the University of Mary Washington revealed via email it would be renaming the Information and Technology Convergence Center (ITCC) in honor of President Richard V. Hurley.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

Roanoke shooting sends shockwaves through UMW community

September 3, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Disgruntled former reporter for WDBJ7, Vester Lee Flanagan II, fired
17 shots during a live broadcast in Roanoke Va. on Wednesday Aug 26.
Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and photographer Adam Ward, 27, were
conducting an interview with chamber of commerce, Vicki Gardner when
Flanagan approached them and began firing. After the first shots were
fired the camera kept rolling and fully recorded the incident on film.Read More

Sweet Briar reopens, UMW transfer student reflects

September 3, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

The #SaveSweetBriar cause rejoiced on July 4th 2015, when it was
announced that Sweet Briar College would be offering classes starting
August 27 of this year.Read More

UMW hosts public forums in wake of presidential search

September 3, 2015 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors hosted public
forums to receive thoughts, opinions and ideas from University of Mary
Washington students, faculty, alumni and the surrounding community for
the next UMW president, who will be replacing current president Rick
Hurley in the summer of 2016.Read More

UMW professors and students significantly influence the lives of women and children in Guatemala

April 23, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Associate professor of geography Dr. Dawn Bowen and members of her Grassroots Development class are hoping to make a difference in the
lives of the rural indigenous women of Guatemala.Read More

Multicultural Fair to return to UMW campus

April 8, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

The University of Mary Washington will once again celebrate a diversity of cultures at the 25th annual Multicultural Fair. On Saturday, April 11, vendors will cover campus selling food and handmade crafts for students, faculty and community … Read More

Commencement speaker for class of 2015 announced

March 19, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Fredericksburg native, Pamela E. Bridgewater was named as the commencement speaker for the University of Mary Washington’s 2015 graduating class.Read More

UMW to extend deadline for Sweet Briar transfer students

March 18, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Sweet Briar College made the unexpected announcement on Feb. 28 that the board of directors had voted to close the school at the end of the upcoming summer semester. Read More

Student employees weigh in on new paperless payroll system

February 18, 2015 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Student opinions are in on MyTime, the new paperless payroll system at the University of Mary Washington.Read More

White Ribbon Campaign urges men to pledge against sexual assault

November 19, 2014 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

On a brisk Wednesday afternoon, men throughout the University of Mary Washington took to Campus Walk wearing white ribbon in an effort to stand up against violence on women.Read More

Students reenact Berlin Wall collapse to commemorate 25th anniversary

November 12, 2014 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

Students rejoiced at the fall of the Berlin Wall on Thursday, Nov. 6 as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of this historic event with a reenactment on the University of Mary Washington campus.Read More

Bookstore tries out new price comparison tool

October 1, 2014 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

The bookstore has added a new price comparison feature to their website this semester to help University of Mary Washington students with textbook purchases.Read More