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The Blue & Gray Press | January 23, 2019

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Simpson Library

Simpson library deserves renovations as HCC becomes overcrowded

October 18, 2018 |

Staff Writer
UMW is spending a great amount of money to better different aspects of campus, but they haven’t included one of the most essential parts of campus in their plans: Simpson Library.Read More

UMW takes precautions in preparation for Hurricane Florence

September 20, 2018 |

Staff Writer
With Hurricane Florence approaching, UMW prepared for possible heavy wind, rain, and damage to the university. Read More

New access road to Simpson Library opens

February 8, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On January 29, a new access road to the Simpson Library parking lot opened to traffic. The entry, located on College Avenue, is directly across the Heating Plant on Powhatan Street. Sidewalks are not … Read More

Sexual battery incident causes students to question campus safety

December 7, 2017 |


Staff Writer

On Thursday, Nov. 16, a sexual battery took place on campus in the parking lot behind the Simpson Library and Pollard Hall around 3:35 pm. According to Marty Morrison in a school-wide email, a male wearing a black sweatshirt and blue sweat pants, approached a female student and grabbed her buttocks. After she confronted the male about the situation, he told her that he was joking with her and ran towards the direction of the Eagle’s Nest located in Woodard Hall.Read More

Jepson Construction causes issues for students

November 16, 2017 |


Senior Writer

The construction work that has started of the university’s Jepson Science Center has recently caused a multitude of problems for students and faculty. Sections of College Avenue and the surrounding areas of Jepson are cloaked in industrial fabric and lined with construction cones. The renovations to the building and nearby areas are expected to continue for an approximated 18 to 24 months.Read More

Mary Washington community participates in the National Day on Writing

October 26, 2017 |


Staff Writer

The University of Mary Washington participated in the National Day on Writing with themed events in the Hurley Convergence Center, in front of Simpson Library and on the third floor of Combs Hall on Friday, Oct. 20.Read More

Campus jobs teach valuable life skills and provide great opportunities

September 28, 2017 |


Staff Writer

I have always been a person who must keep busy. When I started school at UMW in the fall of 2014, I knew that if I wanted to stay sane I needed to work. Living on campus without a car limited my possibilities for jobs, so I began by applying through the Financial Aid office as a circulation assistant at Simpson Library. I began working there in January 2015 and I’ve worked on campus ever since.Read More

Banned books threaten libraries, freedom of choice

October 7, 2015 |


The American Library Association heads the national movement “Celebrating the Freedom to Read” by offering webinars and resources to librarians throughout the country to assist them when they are presented with a challenged book.Read More

Simpson Library undergoes project to free up usable space

February 25, 2015 |


As part of a four-year process, the University of Mary Washington’s Simpson Library is weeding through older books in the hopes of making more usable space for students. Read More

Police Beat: 3/30-4/6

April 6, 2011 |

March 30- Campus police responded to the Alvey Drive parking deck in response to reports of petit larceny. Sometime between March 25 and the day of the report, a parking decal was stolen from a parked automobile. The investigation is … Read More