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The Blue & Gray Press | August 23, 2017

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Gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello visits campus during tour to talk about student affairs

April 27, 2017 |

By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE

Virginia gubernatorial candidate, Tom Perriello, visited the University of Mary Washington last Wednesday while on his college campus tour. He talked to students and faculty members in the Hurley Convergence Center about his policies on mental health issues, his proposal for free education at two-year community colleges, promoting an environmentally friendly Virginia and combatting sexual assault. Read More

UMW student leaders work together to write letter for community

March 1, 2017 |

By MEAGHAN MCINTYRE

On Thursday, Feb. 23, a statement was drafted by a group of student leaders and sent out to the University of Mary Washington community in response to events that have taken place both on campus and nationwide over the last few weeks regarding hate speech. This statement was written and signed, by leaders of 30 campus organizations. The message in the email regarded embracing differences, speaking out against hate rhetoric and supporting one another.Read More

UMW hosts first Congressional debate

November 3, 2016 |

By REBEKAH DEBELL

Debates are a night when candidates from each political party take the stage to battle national issues in hopes of winning over voters. These debates take place all over the country, including right here at the University of Mary Washington.

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Letter: UMW Young Dems thank Mark Warner for Almost Annual Pig Roast

September 10, 2014 |

To the Editor,
The University of Mary Washington Young Democrats would like to extend their sincere thanks to Senator Mark Warner for hosting the “Almost Annual Collis-Warner Pig Roast” on his King George, Virginia property this past Saturday. Read More

McAuliffe promises equal opportunity for minorities

October 30, 2013 |

As college students, we are exceptionally affected by this November’s gubernatorial race in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Upon graduation, we face an unemployment rate double the national average in an already struggling labor market.Read More

Obama emerges with a firm hand

February 13, 2013 |

By ALLY BLANCK
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday evening touched on a variety of themes, many of which were welcomed by Democrats.Read More

Never forget: UMW students organize candlelight vigil to commemorate 9/11

September 15, 2011 |

By RUTH DALRYMPLE

On Sept. 11, 2001, 2,977 people lost their lives in a systematic terror plot that shook the United States to its very core. A decade later, members of the University of Mary Washington community stopped to reflect on … Read More

Cuccinelli to speak at UMW

September 15, 2011 |

by FRANCES WOMBLE

Va. Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, will give a 30-minute speech at the University of Mary Washington on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Federal Communications Commission regulations on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Senior … Read More

No Surprises in VA

February 14, 2008 |

By ANNIE KINNIBURGH

While for most students Tuesday’s primary was just another election, for student political organizations the primary represented a critical turning point in a political process.

President of the Young Democrats Colin Biddle, a senior, said that the … Read More