Nomination period open for MU’s inaugural HALO Awards

Marymount University Homecoming 2021

  Marymount University will recognize alumni, faculty, community members and organizations for their achievements and service to others through the inaugural 2021 HALO Awards. Recipients will be celebrated at the HALO Awards dinner during Marymount’s Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, October 16. The call for nominations is currently open, with a deadline of Monday, March 29 […]

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MU professor sponsored as a Wiki Scientist by National Science Policy Network

A photo of Wiki Scientist Dr. Donna Schaeffer, alongside logos for the National Science Policy Network and Marymount University

  Dr. Donna Schaeffer, professor in the College of Business, Innovation, Leadership and Technology at Marymount University, has been sponsored by the National Science Policy Network as a Wiki Scientist. “Each month, 500 million users access a Wikipedia page as a starting point for their research or to learn more about a variety of topics,” […]

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Marymount professors present social justice work at Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium conference

Headshot photos of Dr. Matt Shadle, Dr. Tonya-Marie Howe and Dr. Donna Schaeffer

  Two faculty members from Marymount University’s College of Sciences and Humanities and a faculty member from the College of Business, Innovation, Leadership and Technology are presenting at this year’s Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium (CDHC) conference, which is focused on the timely theme of Social Justice and Online Activism. Dr. Tonya-Marie Howe will be sharing […]

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University Business: 4 DC universities combine on COVID-19 testing program

  Colleges, universities and K-12 schools that have remained open and kept COVID-19 positive case counts low credit a number of measures, including social distancing and mask wearing. But perhaps the most effective and most reassuring component has been testing. When it can be done quickly and frequently, it can be a difference-maker not only […]

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WDVM: High school seniors will have a second chance at acceptance at Marymount

  As Marymount University’s admissions team was reviewing applications from the class of 2021, University President Dr. Irma Becerra said they saw a drop in grade point averages as soon as the pandemic started. To increase their chances of college acceptance, students will have the opportunity to take two college-level courses this summer — depending […]

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MU joins other DC-area universities in new COVID-19 testing program

Mobile COVID-19 testing laboratory

  Photos courtesy of Jeff Watts/American University Marymount University has joined other institutions in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area in the rollout of an innovative saliva-based COVID-19 testing system with a mobile laboratory at Gallaudet University in Northeast Washington. Expanded testing is a critical component of reducing the spread of COVID-19 […]

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MU creates Blue Shirt Program to support high school seniors affected by pandemic

Photo of two blue Marymount University tee shirts

  Student learning suffered a significant blow during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March of 2020. That impact continues to reverberate across the country for students of all educational levels. According to an Education Week article, the pandemic has greatly impacted low-income high school seniors as they’ve become twice as likely than their […]

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Telemundo: Bill passed that would give financial aid to undocumented university students in Virginia

Marymount University entrance

  Both houses of the Virginia General Assembly have approved bills that would make undocumented students eligible for financial aid at the state’s institutions of higher education. To watch the video report featuring Marymount University President Dr. Irma Becerra, visit Telemundo’s website. […]

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Richmond Times-Dispatch: General Assembly votes to give undocumented students access to college financial aid

Va. Sen. Jennifer Boysko

  Both chambers of the General Assembly have approved bills that allow undocumented immigrants to receive financial aid at Virginia colleges. The Senate on Wednesday passed the bill by a vote of 20-18, two days after an identical version was approved by the House. Gov. Ralph Northam has expressed his support. The legislation allows students […]

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