June 14, 2024

Common Experience Encourages Critical Thinking, Connections

Bridget Zagrobelny has heard that first impressions matter. But the University of Mary Washington freshman decided on a different strategy for making friends in college. “We’re prone to judging others too quickly,” she said, “so it’s important to tap the brakes in our brains when we meet new people.” She gained that insight after watching […]

Podcasts on UMW Activism Spell ‘Good Trouble’ for Students

Eliza Vegas marched in her first protest this summer for Black Lives Matter. The University of Mary Washington is inspiring her to do more. “An overwhelming sense of home and community brought me here,” said Vegas, a Mary Washington first-year student who learned of the University’s long history of student activism when she listened to […]