By ELISABETH DELLAROVA
At their Sept. 27 meeting, the UMW Board of Visitors approved the submission of a proposal to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), requesting the creation of a degree program for the Communication and Digital Studies (CDS) major.
By LAURA TAYLOR
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, between 5:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., the University of Mary Washington Students for Life organization chalked pro-life messages on Campus Walk around Monroe Hall, Lee Hall, and Woodard.
By ELIZABETH FINTO
Sports make up a large part of Mary Washington’s community and have a unique impact on the college experiences of athletes.
By CAMERON ASHLEY
Recently, the applications for UMW Domain Fellows closed and a new group of applicants became the next group of students to participate in the second year of this program, in which students create their own projects using UMW’s Domain of One’s Own.
Dr. Leslie Martin promotes civic engagement as new Faculty Director at the Center for Community EngagementOctober 4, 2018 | Blue and Gray Press News
By SARAH HAMPTON
Dr. Leslie Martin has recently accepted the position of Faculty Director at the Center for Community Engagement.
By RACHEL COOPER
With Hurricane Florence approaching, UMW prepared for possible heavy wind, rain, and damage to the university.
By JOSEPH LANGLEY
Find out what makes UMW one of the most beautiful campuses in Virginia.
By ALEX FRIEDRICH
One day in the middle of the fall semester of 2016, Kevin Covino, a junior at the University of Mary Washington, got an unexpected knock on his off-campus door.
By VICTORIA GRANT
On Wednesday, Apr. 18, the UMW softball team lost to CNU 10-1 at the 3 p.m. game. The game ended in the fifth inning and although UMW was defeated, they have had a great season so far and are continuing to grow as a team.
By EMILY ROSSI
During the week of March 19, the UMW online housing system ran into many technical difficulties, leaving students stuck in rooms they didn’t ask for, with people they did not know.
By SARAH GOODNOUGH
Over the first weekend of April, Gardens Unlimited Bonsai Nursery, the design team working on UMW’s Zen garden, solved a major drainage issue to prevent rainwater from washing down into the amphitheater construction area.
By HANNA LUGO
The University of Mary Washington is home to 18 residence halls, but only 17 are currently in use. Willard Hall was shut down for renovation because of a steam pipe burst over the summer of 2017.
By JOHN WRAY
As the University unthaws from a very cold and rainy winter with only one good snow day in the books, the campus is ready for spring and to feel the warm weather again. Some of the most excited students on campus are the ones that are involved in spring sports.
By JACK POLLARD
On March 27 in Chandler Ballroom a man introduced himself as Malcolm Holmes, the Director of University Relations and Communications. Beside him is sat Dr. Nina Mikhalevsky, the Provost of the University, and across the room is Chief Michael Hall, of the University Police.
By JESSIE WHITMER
After spring formal tickets sold out, discussion on whether or not seniors should have priority over the tickets began. Many students, primarily seniors, expressed disappointment over not being able to have bought a ticket this year.
By LAUREN CLOSS
Service animals can be a life-saving resource for individuals with disabilities. While knowledge and awareness of service dogs has improved immensely in recent years, very few public places allow other types of service animals that can be equally beneficial.
By VICTORIA GRANT
The Firearms Club is holding an event called 2A day. This event, similar to previous events will be focused primarily on education. The seminar and series of talks will be held in the Digital Auditorium on March 30.
By VANIA CLAY
On November 6, 2017, there was a set of recommendations put forth by the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force about a variety of topics. One of these recommendations concerned the Statement of Community Values.
By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE
17 minutes for 17 lives.
On Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m., across various time zones, students of all ages walked out of classes to show support and solidarity for the victims of the Parkland, Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school shooting that took place exactly one month prior. The walkouts were also a symbolic way to call for change in gun legislation.
By KATE SELTZER
UMW needs increased staffing to accommodate students with disabilities.
Jessica Machado, who took over as Director of the Office of Disability Resources (ODR) this fall, said that the office is currently too small to keep up with the growing population of eligible students and demand for resources.
By GINNY BIXBY
When Natalie Johns, president of the UMW Firearms Club, painted the spirit rock with some other members on Feb. 14, she had no idea that the message she painted would cause such an uproar among students.
By KYLE CLARKE
As the end of February approaches, Fredericksburg has proceeded to get through all four seasons within the month. Whether it be a frigid 30 degrees with freezing rain or sweltering 86 degrees and sunny, the February weather has been inconsistent.
By MILEN MEHARI
I am a Black student attending the University of Mary Washington, a predominately white institution, so naturally my woes of racial inequity are to be expected. I did not come to this university disillusioned, expecting an experience resembling that of an HBCU, historically Black college/university, because the disparity is quite clear. Consider the 2015 academic year wherein students of color made up 30 percent of the student body while professors of color were only 17.5 percent of the teaching staff. Furthermore, the only significant Black and Brown staff presence is either in the dining hall, cleaning or clerical staff.
By TONY BENSON
On the morning of February 18, stickers promoting a white nationalist organization were found at sites across campus. A schoolwide email was sent following the events by Anna Billingsley addressing the incident.
By RACHEL MANNING
While walking through campus one evening, a small, dark shadow crosses the path. The figure disappears under a nearby residence hall. When approaching the hall, faint meowing coming from within can be heard.
By GRACE WINFIELD
On Friday evening, students of the University of Mary Washington gathered in Dodd auditorium for a four hour-long safety strategies course hosted by the Firearms Club of UMW.