Community celebrates life of student

Community celebrates life of student

Students gathered on Ball Circle yesterday to celebrate the life and memory of Robert “Bob” Ericson, 22, who passed away last weekend. The memorial service exemplified the community of UMW, as numerous members came together to commemorate the life of a fellow student who inspired and touched so many here on campus.

Transportation credibility takes a large hit all over the world

Transportation credibility takes a large hit all over the world

In the past month, several high-profile accidents appeared in the media that beg the attention of transportation safety officials, most notably is the still-missing Malaysian airline flight 370 and the ferry that sank off the southwestern coast of South Korea on April 16.

Ultimate Frisbee clubs prove the sport is more than a study break

Ultimate Frisbee clubs prove the sport is more than a study break

For most college students, Frisbee is a pastime used to get away from the daily grind of homework and studying. The activity is a trademark on any college campus, where students of all talent levels can be seen congregating on lawns while simply tossing a plastic disk through the air. It is a great way to relax before an exam and connect with your friends while also making new ones.

UMW mourns sudden loss of senior Bob Ericson

UMW mourns sudden loss of senior Bob Ericson

The University of Mary Washington student body has cause to mourn this day with the news of Robert “Bob” Ericson’s death on Friday, April 18 in his residence at the University Apartments of presumed non-suspicious causes.

Bistro Bethem cooks more than just good food with musical performance

Bistro Bethem cooks more than just good food with musical performance

Students may not realize that the University of Mary Washington’s home, Fredericksburg, Va., offers a diverse local scene. Some of the biggest highlights in downtown Fredericksburg are the local produce, art and music. One downtown hotspot that pulls together all these elements and draws in the locals is Bistro Bethem.


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Community celebrates life of student

Community celebrates life of student

Students gathered on Ball Circle yesterday to celebrate the life and memory of Robert “Bob” Ericson, 22, who passed away last weekend. The memorial service exemplified the community of UMW, as numerous members came together to commemorate the life of a fellow student who inspired and touched so many here on campus.

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Boston Marathon strengthens American ties one year later

Boston Marathon strengthens American ties one year later

On April 15 2013, the annual Boston Marathon was well underway, with spectators cheering on runners as they closed in on the finish line.

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Bistro Bethem cooks more than just good food with musical performance

Bistro Bethem cooks more than just good food with musical performance

Students may not realize that the University of Mary Washington’s home, Fredericksburg, Va., offers a diverse local scene. Some of the biggest highlights in downtown Fredericksburg are the local produce, art and music. One downtown hotspot that pulls together all these elements and draws in the locals is Bistro Bethem.

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Sports

Track and field teams gear toward CAC championships

Track and field teams gear toward CAC championships

As the regular season comes to a close, the University of Mary Washington’s track and field teams prepare to compete for the upcoming Capital Athletic Conference’s Track and Field Championships in Newport News, Va. on May 3.

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Assistant provost named: Kimberley Buster-Williams joins UMW staff

Assistant provost named: Kimberley  Buster-Williams joins UMW staff

The University of Mary Washington named Kimberley Buster-Williams as the new associate provost for enrollment management. Buster-Williams previously served as the associate vice president for enrollment management at Northern Illinois University and has almost 20 years of experience working higher education admissions.

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Affirmative action not upheld

Affirmative action not upheld

The Supreme Court issued a major ruling in regards to affirmative action on Tuesday, stating in a 6-2 decision that U.S. states maintain the right to ban the use of affirmative action during college admissions processes if state citizens vote to institute such a ban.

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Students march against sexual abuse

Students march against sexual abuse

To help raise awareness and offer support to survivors, the University of Mary Washington community observes National Sexual Assault Awareness Month each year in April. Take Back the Night is one of the largest events on campus, used to raise awareness and encourage people to speak out against sexual violence.

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Professor given Fulbright Scholar grant

Professor given Fulbright Scholar grant

Dianne Baker was recently selected to receive a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar U.S. Grant. Baker is an associate professor of biological sciences at the University Mary Washington. Baker will travel to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Olso, Norway in order to start her research, which will begin in Jan. 2015

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Boston Marathon strengthens American ties one year later

Boston Marathon strengthens American ties one year later

On April 15 2013, the annual Boston Marathon was well underway, with spectators cheering on runners as they closed in on the finish line.

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Construction on campus continues to disrupt student life

Construction on campus continues to disrupt student life

Here at the University of Mary Washington, we are no strangers to construction. Every student that graduated watched some sort of large construction project unfold on campus.

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Stephen Colbert takes new stage

Stephen Colbert takes new stage

Stephen Colbert recently announced he signed a five-year contract with CBS to succeed David Letterman as host of “The Late Show,” in 2015. In choosing Colbert as the new host, CBS most likely hopes to attract younger viewers in a similar way that host Jimmy Fallon has on NBC’s, “The Tonight Show.”

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Track and field teams gear toward CAC championships

Track and field teams gear toward CAC championships

As the regular season comes to a close, the University of Mary Washington’s track and field teams prepare to compete for the upcoming Capital Athletic Conference’s Track and Field Championships in Newport News, Va. on May 3.

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Track and field teams gear toward CAC Championships

As the regular season comes to a close, the University of Mary Washington’s track and field teams prepare to compete for the upcoming Capital Athletic Conference’s Track and Field Championships in Newport News, Va. on May 3.

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