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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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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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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Television news veteran Roger Mudd remembered by MU staff

News veteran Roger Mudd pictured speaking at Marymount University's 52nd annual commencement ceremony in 2003

  Roger Mudd, the veteran political correspondent and television news anchor, passed away on March 9, 2021 at the age of 93, according to news reports. Mudd is remembered as a titan of journalism after more than 30 years in network television, delivering news to homes across the country. He also had a strong relationship […]

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MU junior honored as Newman Civic Fellow for gun violence prevention efforts

Kaylee Tyner

  Kaylee Tyner, a junior at Marymount University studying political science, has been announced as a member of Campus Compact’s 2021-2022 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. She joins 212 students from 39 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico in the year-long program for campus leaders who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities […]

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Jill McCabe appointed as MU’s new Athletics Director

Jill McCabe

  Marymount University has announced that Jill McCabe will become the Saints’ new Athletics Director and Assistant Vice President (AVP), overseeing 20 NCAA Division III sports teams and holding a position on the President’s cabinet. She will officially begin her duties at Marymount on Wednesday, April 7, and will replace Dr. Michael Vienna, who has […]

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Wellness manager uses personal story of overcoming adversity to help Marymount students

Yilret Yiljep in Marymount University's Lee Center.

  In 2013, Marymount University wellness case manager Yilret Yiljep was on top of the world. He had traveled far from his home country of Nigeria to chase his dream of becoming a college basketball player, and was now fulfilling those aspirations at the Division I level with American University. But the onset of frightening […]

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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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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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