How first-year students are adapting to the college experience amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

  During these past several months, many first-year students embarked on their first semester of college while also navigating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a semester consisting of hybrid classes and socially-distanced events, it’s easy to see how these unusual circumstances may add additional stress and anxiety for first-year students. Marymount University’s Discover Course Program, […]

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Marymount donates furniture, technology equipment to global charity organization

  Last month, the global humanitarian relief and development organization Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) recognized with gratitude its partnership with Marymount University in facilitating the education of those less fortunate around the world. In May, the University donated four truckloads of old residence hall furniture, worth approximately $15,000 combined, to the charity […]

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Challenger of female oppression in Kenya speaks at Marymount virtual event

  “When you educate a girl, you transform a community.” Those words form the foundation of “Kakenya’s Dream,” an international nonprofit organization based in Kenya that aims to educate girls, end harmful traditional practices like child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) and uplift communities. On Thursday, its Founder and President – Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya […]

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Virtual internship allows graduate student to advocate for safety of children worldwide

  It’s estimated that more than one million children are reported missing every year, as the world faces a crisis in its efforts to preserve the rights of children and protect them from abuse and sexual exploitation. But a Marymount University graduate student is working hard each day to change that. Martha Bowman, in her […]

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Counseling students give back by volunteering at cervical cancer screening event

  Every year, the Cancer Resource Center (CRC) at Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) in Arlington, Va., sponsors a free cervical cancer screening event that aims to target women who are uninsured or underinsured in the local community. The CRC partners with the VHC’s Clinic and Pathology departments to provide pap smears and follow-up care as […]

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Marymount names Barry Harte as new Vice President for Finance and Operations & Treasurer

  A results-driven team builder and creative leader with extensive experience working in private and public higher education, Barry Harte has been appointed as Marymount University’s next Vice President for Finance and Operations & Treasurer. Starting this December, Harte will serve as an entrepreneurial financial steward and collaborative leader who guides a broad portfolio of […]

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Charter Day events celebrate Marymount’s 70th anniversary through service to others

  Since 1950, Marymount University has emphasized three core values – one of them being “service to others.” As the community marked the day of the institution’s founding 70 years ago, its members proved that service is not just something they talk about – it’s evident in their actions. The University’s Charter Day celebration on […]

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Marymount partners with DCPS Persists program to increase guidance, support for students

  Last month, Marymount University officially established a new partnership with District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to support DCPS Persists, an innovative program that will provide students in the Class of 2020 and beyond a guaranteed support network as they embark on the next chapter of their educational journey. Through DCPS Persists, eligible students […]

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Lambda Pi Eta chapter wins Rookie Chapter of the Year, Rookie Advisor of the Year awards

Images in this story were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Marymount University chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the official honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA), is set to receive two awards in November – Rookie Chapter of the Year and Rookie Advisor of the Year. Following a competitive selection that was resolved with […]

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