By SUZANNE HOLLANDE
Whether the University of Mary Washington was your first choice
college, or whether it seems like a good place to bide time until you
can transfer elsewhere, it is probably in your best interest to make
the most of your time here.
By DELLA HETHCOX
Ball Circle bustled as new and returning students flocked around club
tables during this semester’s Club Carnival, all eager to find new
clubs to join on the swelteringly hot August evening.
I am writing today, as a recent alumna, to share my thoughts on the recent disbanding of the Mother’s Rugby team. It is important that I make myself clear when I say I am not for or against either “side,” …
By ALISON THOET
The University of Mary Washington was ranked 18th in the top 25 public colleges from which students graduate within a four-year period by a recent Money Magazine study conducted through the U.S. Department of Education.
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As a body of under 4,000 students, the University of Mary Washington is truly something that is unique in Virginia. Walking under the same rain-washed bricks, in tune with the cycles of exam-induced stress and unfolding with close friends on ball circle, our university represents the ideal of community.
By HOPE RACINE
On Wednesday, March 18, the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors voted to deny the creation of a subcommittee to investigate university divestment from fossil fuels.
By CHRIS MARKHAM
In the most recent in a series of changes to be implemented during the 2015-16 academic year, the Office of Student Activities and Engagement at the University of Mary Washington is implementing a new “umbrella system” with the goal of more easily organizing the funding of specific programming clubs.
By: MADISON HANLEY
At the start of the spring semester, senior Erin Clark discovered that the lock to her balcony door at the University of Mary Washington University Apartments had been changed.
Students flocked to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the University of Mary Washington’s decision to remain open for classes two hours late on Wednesday, Feb. 18, rather than close for the day.
By SARAH GRAMMER
Student opinions are in on MyTime, the new paperless payroll system at the University of Mary Washington.
With a snow covered campus and classes cancelled for the day, University of Mary Washington students hit the hills for a day of fun and winter activities. Students welcomed the snow day on Tuesday, Feb. 17 by using the unexpected day off to catch up on studying or play in the snow.
By COLEMAN HOPKINS
Following the brutal terror attacks in France, Secretary of State John Kerry went to Paris along with singer James Taylor to show solidarity through a performance of his famous song, “You’ve Got a Friend.”
By MATHIEU WETMORE
It did not matter how much air was in the footballs at the University of Phoenix Stadium this past Sunday in Super Bowl XLVI. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots won the biggest game of the year 28-24, but for some reason nobody can stop talking about Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks.
By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD
At The Blue & Gray Press, we love to see the university community engage in the discussion of vital issues on our campus. We also love seeing these important conversations take place on our website in response to our articles. Whether positive or negative, constructive criticism is a large aspect of journalism that all journalists understand and come to appreciate. In addition, this editorial board enjoys getting letters to the editor and op-eds about issues the student body and university community find important. The discussions that take place in the comments can be constructive, informative and sometimes eye-opening. While this is true, we would also like to remind everyone that the University’s Statement of Community Values is something that applies on our website, whether anonymous or not.
By KELLI MUSICK
The University of Mary Washington is not a feminist-friendly campus. I acknowledge that by putting forth this statement I open the metaphorical floodgates for criticism, backlash and general opposition. I make this statement so that direct and lasting action can be taken in moving forward. I do so confidently, despite knowing I will not personally experience many of the positives to come. Because of this, I have been asked, “Why do you do it?” The answer is simple. I love the University of Mary Washington.
By TAYLOR O’DELL
As part of collaboration between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, the First Year Experience will be changing for the class of 2019.
Associate Provost Timothy O’Donnell, Vice President of Student Affairs Doug Searcy and Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan Keith Mellinger are creating a new First Year Experience that will combine the first year seminar course, common interests, academic advising, peer mentoring and residential communities.
By MICHAEL O’NEAL
The University of Mary Washington has once again earned recognition for its on-campus green initiatives as a recipient of the 2014 Green Travel Leader Award. The award is given in recognition of several environmentally friendly programs enacted throughout …
By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD
The Blue & Gray Press reported last week that current on-campus construction projects are on track to be completed on schedule. The article also discussed some of the features of the new buildings, which are exciting and will surely be welcomed by future classes.
By TIFFANY OSUANAH
The University of Mary Washington kicked off the semester by warming up Lee hall with the annual Winter Carnival.
The University Programming Council, in collaboration with Cheap Seats and Class Council, hosted this year’s Carnival.
Students packed …
By TAYLOR O’DELL
Construction work on the new University Center and the Woodard Campus Center/Mercer Hall project is continuing as planned despite the cold January temperatures. According to Richard Pearce, vice president for administration and finance at the University of …
It seems like over the past four years I’ve been at the University of Mary Washington has become stricken by a disease, a cancer. I’m not sure if it is internal to the students, faculty, or the administration, but what is for sure is that it is causing more than a fair share of issues at UMW.
Every morning students on their way to class walk by an ivy-covered sign proclaiming an entrance to our campus; it reads, “Mary Washington College.” This school may be a university now, but that sign signifies an enduring identity on the verge of being abandoned.