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UMW alumna Susan Stimpson runs for Virginia delegate

April 8, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

A candidate with a familiar university background will be appearing on the ballot in the next Virginia election.Read More

Professors to receive state-mandated raise

April 1, 2015 |

By: ALISON THOET

A two percent pay increase will be implemented for all faculty, staff and administration at the University of Mary Washington on Aug. 10 in accordance with the new Virginia budget.Read More

Va. Speaker Howell begins youth outreach at UMW

March 18, 2015 |

By ANDREW CRIDER

William Howell, the Republican Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates visited the University of Mary Washington to speak to the UMW College Republicans last week. Read More

UMW administration hosts open meeting in wake of completed sexual assault bills

March 18, 2015 |

By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

Administration at the University of Mary Washington held an open meeting for students on March 11 in the Faculty and Staff Dining Room at Seacobeck Hall. The goal of the meeting was to get student and faculty … Read More

UMW Police Lieutenant to run for Spotsylvania sheriff

February 18, 2015 |

By CATE STACKHOUSE

Last Monday, University of Mary Washington Police Lieutenant Bill Gill announced his candidacy for Spotsylvania County Sheriff. This fall, Gill will run against Republican incumbent Roger Harris for the four-year position.Read More

Is the response to inclement weather in Virginia in need of reform?

February 18, 2015 |

By COLEMAN HOPKINS

Is it time for Virginia to rethink its department of emergency management? In the past month, portions of the Commonwealth, from Williamsburg to northern counties like Loudon and Fairfax, dealt with ice, snow and unusable roads.Read More

UMW creates position to bring greater awareness to sexual assault

February 11, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE AND EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University of Mary Washington announced Marissa Miller as the new Coordinator for Prevention and Advocacy to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in an effort to further address sexual assault education and prevention on campus.Read More

Va. Senate passes LGBT anti-discrimination bill

February 5, 2015 |

By MARIAH YOUNG

The Virginia State Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring for state agencies. In a 19-19 vote tie, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam cast a tie-breaking vote to pass the legislation through the Senate. Read More

Student voices earn Divest UMW time before BOV

January 29, 2015 |

By JONATHAN POLSON

Following the denial of Divest UMW’s request to speak before the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors, the group exhibited student outrage through a widely shared Facebook post. In response to the widespread reaction, the BOV offered the group 15 minutes to present their concerns and goals at the next meeting, scheduled for Feb. 19-20.Read More

Va. students gear up for climate conference at UMW

January 21, 2015 |

By ALEX OBOLENSKY

Students from around the state of Virginia will gather from Feb. 13-15 with a twofold goal: to ensure that energy production occurs in an environmentally responsible way and that the youth of the world have a strong … Read More

Editorial: Transparency in elections is key, students should turn out at debate

October 1, 2014 |

This coming week, the University of Mary Washington will hold a debate of the candidates for the First Congressional District. Republican incumbent Rob Wittman, Democrat Norm Mosher and Independent Green Party candidate Gail Parker will meet on Monday, Oct. 6 in Dodd Auditorium to debate a number of pressing issues.Read More

Editorial: Important measures should be taken to avoid placing budget cut burden on students

September 17, 2014 |

By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD
Last week, The Blue & Gray Press reported on the University of Mary Washington’s planned cuts in response to the Virginia state government’s $880 million budget shortfall. All other higher education institutions in Virginia have implemented similar cuts in response to lower than expected state funds.Read More

Virginia voter ID law enacted in effort to prevent voter fraud

September 17, 2014 |

By KATHARINE SPENCER

Due to new voting ID laws enacted in Virginia on July 1, voters across the Commonwealth will now have to present photo identification if they want to see the inside of a voting booth.Read More

Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell guilty of 11 counts of corruption

September 10, 2014 |

By KRISTY JU

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, were charged with corruption by the federal jury on Thursday, Sept. 4.Read More

Senator Warner attends office opening, discusses student debt

September 4, 2014 |

By NEPHTHALIE LAUTURE

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) spoke at the grand opening of the Virginia Victory 2014 Fredericksburg campaign office in Spotsylvania as a part of his campaign tour, Fair Shot for All Virginians.Read More

Marriage equality in Virginia remains a question

September 4, 2014 |

By JONATHAN POLSON

After numerous rulings on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth of Virginia, same-sex couples and public officials alike are now looking toward a potential Supreme Court case for the final word on the issue.Read More

Lt. Governor Election Just as Important

October 21, 2009 |

BY ANNA HALBROOKS-FULKS Guest Columnist

With only a few weeks to go, elections have begun to gain the attention of more and more Virginians. The main focus is the showdown between Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell, but it is important that … Read More

McDonnell’s Plans for Virginia Fictional and a Detriment to Virginia Taxpayers

October 21, 2009 |

By James Martin

Guest Columnist

Four years ago, Bob McDonnell was a delegate from Virginia Beach and was known for one thing: a radical social agenda. In fact, out of the hundreds of bills introduced by McDonnell in his time … Read More