D.C. is our classroom: Eight reasons to choose D.C. for college

D.C. is our classroom

  At Marymount University, we like to say that “D.C. is our classroom.” That’s because our campus is only a few short miles from Washington, D.C. We use our close proximity to the nation’s capital to augment our students’ education and opportunities for success. Here are a few reasons why it’s strategic to attend a […]

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MU professor selected for competitive USDA fellowship

Dr. Agolini, who was selected for a competitive USDA fellowship, waters newly planted herbs with Marymount University students

  Dr. Susan Agolini, Assistant Professor of Biology at Marymount University and awardee of the Clare Booth Luce Professorship, has been selected to participate in the 2021 USDA E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship. The coveted fellowship is awarded to faculty and staff members from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI’s) across the nation, and offers experiences in […]

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MU partners with Netflix and 2U to launch virtual tech boot camps

Marymount University partners with Netflix and 2U to launch virtual tech boot camps

  The world’s leading streaming entertainment service and a global leader in education technology are expanding their partnership and bringing Marymount University into the fold as they work to increase diversity in tech fields. Starting this August, Netflix and 2U, Inc., will offer three for-credit, fully online tech boot camps in Data Science, Java Engineering […]

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College of BILT staff is looking to boost cybersecurity startups in Commonwealth Cyber Initiative

Dr. Diane Murphy with a group of Marymount University Cybersecurity students

  The Director of Marymount University’s School of Technology and Innovation and the Associate Dean of the College of Business, Innovation, Leadership and Technology (BILT) have both been appointed to bolster the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) and foster cybersecurity growth and talent in Northern Virginia. The initiative, which is funding $1 million in experiential learning […]

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MU holds first-ever Cultural Graduation Reception in celebration of diverse students

Marymount University hosts its inaugural Cultural Graduation celebration.

  The Dean of Students, Equity & Inclusion Office at Marymount University hosted the institution’s first-ever Cultural Graduation Reception on Thursday afternoon, offering an opportunity to acknowledge the accomplishments of first-generation students and Saints from underrepresented groups in an intimate and inclusive environment. The Class of 2021 cultural celebration, which was held virtually for both […]

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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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Dean of Students, Equity and Inclusion at MU selected as “40 Under 40” honoree

Brooke Berry poses on the campus of Marymount University alongside logos of the Norther Virginia 40 Under 40 list, Marymount University, Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Fairfax

  Brooke Berry, the Dean of Students, Equity and Inclusion at Marymount University, has been named as an impactful leader in the 2021 Northern Virginia “40 Under 40” list by the Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Fairfax.  Since 1992, the Leadership Center for Excellence has been the region’s trusted resource for leadership development and […]

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center opens as hub for intercultural engagement

Sign "You belong here!" Photo

  “Marymount University honors our diversity as a source of strength, and it seeks to achieve unity through that diversity,” said Dr. Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University.   On Friday, Marymount unveiled the new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Center, located on the first floor of Rowley Hall. The opening marks a milestone in providing […]

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Marymount listed as first Hispanic-Serving Institution in Virginia

Students at Ballston Campus Photo

  Achieving a significant enrollment milestone this fall, Marymount University has become the first higher education institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia to qualify as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). As defined in Title V of the Higher Education Act, HSI’s are not-for-profit, accredited institutions of higher learning with a full-time equivalent undergraduate student enrollment that […]

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