December 15, 2018

UMW Saves George Washington Bible for the Ages

In November 1752, 20-year-old George Washington placed his hand on a leather-bound King James Bible at the Lodge of Fredericksburg and joined the Masons. For more than two and a half centuries, generations of the oldest fraternal organization in the world would take steps to guard that gilt-edged book, one of only two Washington is […]

UMW ‘Read Out’ Event Shines Light on Banned Books

Kit Lewers ’19 was in third grade when her Georgia school district banned Harry Potter. Just like that, a series of blockbuster children’s books disappeared from the library shelves, leaving Lewers to wonder why something so beloved was off-limits. But it didn’t stop her from devouring stories. Or from growing up to become an English […]

Moving In On a Dream

Valerie Ebenki ’22 applied to seven colleges and toured four. She got into all of them, and might have gone anywhere. Yet on a sticky summer morning this week, Ebenki stood on the sidewalk outside Randolph Hall, belongings piled as high as her shoulders. Nearby by was her mother, Elenour, and best friend, Lydia Fozo, […]

Paino Charges UMW to Get Involved, Change Lives

President Troy Paino reminded faculty and staff of the power of a liberal arts education and its ability to shape the world for good at a critical time in our nation’s history during his annual kick-off to the upcoming academic year. “We’ve increasingly seen education through a vocational lens. We believe the important thing we […]

Troy D. Paino speaks about UMW’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

In response to recent events, UMW President Troy D. Paino speaks about UMW’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and strength as a community. Stay Safe and Feel Safe at Mary Washington

UMW Expands Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Names Cabinet-Level Leader

Building on one of four key priorities of his 19-month-old administration, President Troy Paino today announced the creation of a Cabinet-level position that reinforces the University’s commitment to greater diversity and inclusion at Mary Washington. Paino named Sabrina Johnson to the new position of vice president for equity and access. She also will serve as […]

Paino Delivers State-of-the-University Address

UMW President Troy D. Paino covered the past, present and future during a state-of-the university address this week. The start-of-semester assembly focused on building a “sense of community and common purpose” across Mary Washington’s three campuses. Now in his 19th month at UMW, Paino introduced his eight-member leadership team, calling particular attention to two new […]

UMW Inaugurates 10th President Troy D. Paino

The University of Mary Washington marked a milestone occasion Friday, April 21, with the inauguration of its 10th president, Troy D. Paino. A crowd of nearly 1,000 students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members packed George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium for the momentous event. Recounting the rich history of the University, which rose from Civil […]

UMW President Pushes Up to Veterans Day Challenge

On Veterans Day 2016, the University of Mary Washington joined the rest of America in honoring all of the military members who have defended our country. On Friday, Nov. 11, UMW held a flag-raising ceremony, bake sale and special pumped-up appearance by President Troy Paino. Along with the Association of Student Veterans and the men’s […]

President Paino Addresses UMW Faculty and Staff

UMW President Troy Paino addressed the faculty and staff of the university at the “All UMW Opening Assembly” on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Dodd Auditorium.