March 2, 2024

Spring 2024 Opening Assembly Emphasizes Core Strengths and Community Values

University of Mary Washington faculty and staff gathered on what turned out to be the first day of classes on Wednesday, Jan. 17, following the MLK holiday and a snow day. President Troy Paino led the semi-annual assembly, starting the spring semester with renewed energy.

From the Dodd Auditorium stage in George Washington Hall, Paino defended the value of higher education, particularly in the liberal arts; recounted challenges and successes from the previous year; and spoke of plans for the future.

He spent much time over the University’s two-week holiday break, he said, reflecting on Mary Washington’s core role, especially in the context of current events, in the United States and across the globe. Read more.