MU alumna lobbies for death penalty abolishment in Virginia

Stephanie Niedringhaus, a Marymount University alumna, holding a sign that reads, "All Faiths Believe in Justice."

  As she attended Catholic school growing up, Stephanie Niedringhaus remembers one of the earliest religious lessons that she learned – that we are all made in the image of God, and that every life is sacred. Years later, she looks back and sees how that simple precept has guided her work in Catholic social […]

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MU launching first interdisciplinary research hub, the Center for Optimal Aging

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  This year, Marymount University plans to officially launch the Center for Optimal Aging – a central hub for community-based research, interdisciplinary education and community engagement programs to positively impact the quality of life of older adults. The Center will connect interdisciplinary teams of Marymount faculty and students with community stakeholders to collaborate and jointly […]

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MU faculty, graduate students present research on democracy, tech and social justice

Marymount University logo beside the Virginia Humanities Conference logo

  A group of Marymount University faculty members and graduate students are presenting research at the 2021 Virginia Humanities Conference. The event launched on March 25 and is being held virtually over the span of two weeks. Marymount is an institutional member of the Virginia Humanities Conference, an organization of universities, colleges and community colleges […]

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The untold story of George Washington’s heirs to be published by MU professor

Dr. Cassandra Good

  Dr. Cassandra Good, Assistant Professor of History at Marymount University, is writing a new book on the heirs of America’s first president following a 2019-2020 fellowship with the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.  “Often, students don’t realize that being a professor is more than being […]

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WDVM: Marymount University will return to in-person classes, activities this fall

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  Marymount University will open its campus this fall for the “full student experience.” The announcement was made during a spring semester with a COVID-19 positivity rate of less than 1% with more than 90% of students on campus. (The fall semester’s positivity rate was 2% with 80% of students on campus.) University President Dr. […]

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Sesame Street nonprofit names MU alumna as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Wanda Witherspoon

  Wanda Witherspoon, a graduate of Marymount University, has been selected to lead racial justice work as the new Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) at Sesame Workshop. Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit organization behind the beloved television program, Sesame Street.  Witherspoon graduated from Marymount with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Public Affairs. […]

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Standing in solidarity with the Asian and Asian American community at MU

You Belong Here mural at Marymount University

  The following is a letter from Brooke Berry, Marymount University’s Dean of Students, Equity and Inclusion, which was sent to all students, faculty and staff this March. As COVID-19 has spread across the world, there has been an increase in anti-Asian violence and harassment. Hate has no place at Marymount University. Founded by the […]

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WTOP: Marymount U. to return to in-person learning in fall

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  Marymount University, in Arlington, Virginia, will return to full in-person learning for the fall semester. The university said in a statement Wednesday that it would also offer “a return to a more ‘normal’ college experience for students in regards to resident life, athletics, campus activities and more.” The Catholic university added that there hadn’t […]

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Sun Gazette Newspapers: Marymount plans fully in-person return in fall

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  Marymount University plans fully in-person instruction in the fall, university officials say, along with a return to a more “normal” college experience for students in regard to resident life, athletics and campus activities. For both the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, Marymount has been operating through a hybrid model that has allowed students […]

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MU plans full return to in-person classes and activities for Fall 2021 semester

Cherry blossoms on Marymount University's campus

  Following multiple semesters of modified instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marymount University is pleased to announce its plans to reinstate a fully in-person academic delivery model starting in August for the upcoming fall semester, along with a return to a more “normal” college experience for students in regards to resident life, athletics, campus […]

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