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Staff editorial: Bachelor’s degrees prove less valuable in job market

Graduation is quickly approaching and the job search is both time consuming and stressful. We all wonder about the likelihood of actually sealing the deal after graduation.

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Staff Editorial: Chosen commencement speakers show unoriginality from university

Staff Editorial: Chosen commencement speakers show unoriginality from university

It seems that the University of Mary Washington’s efforts to go green don’t stop at recycling and modifying its architecture, but go so far as to reuse guest speakers for major campus events.

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UMW Students Unprepared For May Graduation

By CHESTER EICHENBRENNER I asked UMW’s graduating seniors three questions: what have you done to prepare for graduation? Have you utilized any of UMW’s facilities to prepare for graduation? Do you feel UMW is a good school to prepare you for graduation? The overwhelming responses indicated that most students have not done much preparation and […]

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Commencement Speakers Named

Commencement Speakers Named

The University of Mary Washington officially announced the graduation speakers on Dec. 6 for this year’s graduate and undergraduate commencement addresses, choosing speakers that continue UMW’s active role in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides. The two congressmen, John Lewis of Georgia and Bob Filner of California, both participated in the 1961 Freedom […]

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Thought You Knew: Nostalgia Before Graduation

It finally feels like spring, but I’m still sad. Only this time I don’t think it’s due to a chemical imbalance in my brain. With two weeks left of the semester, and, for me and hopefully most other seniors, two weeks left of UMW forever, I’ve found myself doing a lot of self-indulgent reflecting and […]

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Letter to the Editor: UMW Graduation Policy Too Strict

Dear Editor, UMW has a strict policy in place that prevents students who haven’t completely finished the required 120 credits within four years from walking across the graduation stage with their class. This includes those students who are merely one to two classes shy of attaining their degree. Unfortunately, I discovered this late into my […]

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Class of ’11 Laments the Future

Class of ’11 Laments the Future

Jan. 28 marked the beginning of the end for the class of 2011. With the realization that May 7 is fewer than 100 days away, seniors gathered in the Great Hall for Senior Countdown to gamble, win raffle prizes and get drunk, not just on what was in the flasks they snuck in, but also […]

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Graduation Attire Goes Green

Graduation Attire Goes Green

By Frances Womble Graduates at this year’s commencement ceremony will be sporting a new color – green. For the first time, UMW seniors will have eco-friendly regalia, made from renewable resources. This new regalia, part of The Elements Collection by Jostens, features fiber from renewable, managed forests that decompose in soil, according to jostens.com. The […]

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Speakers Announced for UMW Graduation

By KATHLEEN FABIE Staff Writer Retired Virginia Senator John Chichester and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Creative Operations at Universal Pictures Daniel R. Wolfe have been named as speakers for the respective graduate and undergraduate commencement addresses for the University of Mary Washington graduation ceremonies. Senator Chichester will be the speaker at the first commencement […]

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