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The Blue & Gray Press | October 20, 2017

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title IX

Discussing consent is not as easy as education videos pretend

April 27, 2017 |

By LAURA MAKOLANDRA

At the beginning of each school year, the Title IX office holds a session on how partners should consent to sex. They show videos that roleplay how students might have conversations about consent. These videos instruct students to have open conversations about sex and make sure that both partners agree verbally.Read More

President Paino and staff work to fill Title IX positions

February 2, 2017 |

By EMILY GROTTLE

Now that Dr. Leah Cox has resigned from her position of Title IX Coordinator effective Jan. 19, President Paino has been working hard with multiple people to make sure her position will be filled, to ensure the safety of students and keep the Title IX position active. The University of Mary Washington has long been committed to keeping campus safe for the student body.Read More

UMW receives a $300,000 grant for sexual assault awareness

November 17, 2016 |

By JENNA DAVENPORT

The University of Mary Washington recently received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.Read More

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education Meet with UMW Students

April 21, 2016 |

By IZZY BRIONES

On April 8, University of Mary Washington students received an email on the impending visit of government representatives from the U.S. Department of Education.Read More

New sexual assault prevention specialist lays out plans for spring semester

November 19, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Avina Ross’ work began when she was an undergraduate student at the College of William & Mary and heard from a friend that she was a survivor of a childhood rape.
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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

Feminists voice outrage with UMW administration and Yik Yak in a Title IX sexual harassment complaint

May 7, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

In  a press conference outside of George Washington Hall  at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May Feminists United on Campus and the Feminist Majority Foundation, a national women’s rights organization that began working with FUC since their inception, … Read More

Feminists protest outside President Hurley's home for greater awareness

November 5, 2014 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Feminists United on Campus organized a protest last week near Brompton House, the home of University of Mary Washington President Richard Hurley, in an effort to reinforce their concerns and demand change to the university administration’s level of activity regarding sexual assault on campus.Read More

Leah Cox named to Governor's task force on sexual assault

October 8, 2014 |

By LAUREN GRANT

Leah Cox, special assistant to the president for diversity and inclusion at the University of Mary Washington was recently appointed to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s task force dedicated to combating sexual assault on campuses.Read More