March 1, 2024

Day on Democracy Empowers Student Voters at UMW

In a resounding display of civic engagement, the University of Mary Washington community turned out for Day on Democracy. Student volunteers and members of the University’s faculty and staff rallied over 160 students to the polls at Fredericksburg’s Dorothy Hart Community Center on Election Day. Throughout the day, various activities kept the campus buzzing with […]

Election Season Highlights UMW Students’ Commitment to Democracy

Students at the University of Mary Washington know participation in our democracy is a process, not just something that happens on one Tuesday in November. All fall, they’ve encouraged one another in thoughtful consideration of social and political issues, voter registration, early voting and other meaningful participation in how Americans govern ourselves. So by Election […]

Voter Registration Day Event Gives UMW Students a Voice

Callie Jordan remembers everything about her first election at age 18 – the poll workers excitedly handing her a ballot, penciling in the little circles to mark her choices and getting an American flag sticker to show the world that she had voted. But what she remembers most is feeling empowered. “I felt valued by […]