Dominique and I started off this project trying to figure out what “Strange” scenario we could conduct an entire project around and were stumped. We bounced back several ideas, frustrated that nothing was sticking out until it hit us. Why not make our project about the place that we spend the most time in ourselves? […]
The End Already? [Dominique’s Reflection on Our Project]
For our project, the plan was to look at UMW’s history as an all female school and it’s switch to co-ed, but things ended up expanding from those constraints we’d put up. It began when we couldn’t find people to interview from the exact era we wanted to. We were again trying to stick to […]
A Look at UMW Clubs Past and Present
Yesterday I was inducted into our UMW’s new chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, or the National Communication Honor Society. During the ceremony some of the history of UMW was brought up, which of course got me thinking about this project again. Their focus was about how communication became a subject taught/learned and eventually became the […]
Oh, how things haven’t changed!
While researching information for the timeline, I came across an interesting tidbit regarding degrees and requirements here at UMW. Apparently the bachelor of arts wasn’t even offered until 1934. Prior to then, Students were only awarded a bachelor of science in education and the collegiate professional certificate. So in other words, the school’s only focus was […]
Second Interview Complete! (Plus a little discussion on transitions to co-ed )
No pictures for this one, but we completed our second interview. Same questions as our first were asked and there were some similarities in answers that appeared. I feel this may be due to the fact that both interviewees were at the school around the same time. From both of the interviews we’ve done it’s […]
First Interview Complete!
Today marked the completion of our first interview! To be honest, not only was it our first interview for our project, but my first interview in general. I’ve never done anything like this before in my academic career. Sarah, on the other hand, was pretty well versed in it. Her set up was extremely professional. She […]
Past and Future Presidents
Later on this month (Friday the 21st to be exact) the UMW will welcome their newest president, Troy Piano. Since 1908, UMW has had 10 presidents direct the school. I’ve been lucky enough to be around and meet two of them during my time here at UMW and from what I gathered, they were/are nice people. But […]
I attended Mr. UMW this past week to experience an event that branched off of one of The University of Mary Washington’s first male dominated activities. Mr. UMW is an annual all male pageant that stemmed off of the Mr. MWC (Mary Washington College was the schools previous name) contest which started in 1999. The […]
Neil Harbisson is a Fláneur of color and sound, creating a new way of experiencing color through sound, and creating a new identity for color that excludes any need for sight. He has turned his color blindness into an opportunity to explore the world around him in a new way and experiencing new colors and […]
Not What it Seems to be.
Last week’s assigned readings came from Teju Cole’s “Known and Strange Things.” We were to read two essays, one titled “Poetry of the Disregarded” and the other “Memories of things Unseen.” Both were wonderful, thought provoking reads but, It was the second one, “Memories of things Unseen” that really caught my interests. It spoke of […]