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The Blue & Gray Press | February 24, 2019

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campus dining

Campus community responds to new menu at the Underground

February 7, 2019 |

Senior Writer
The Underground used to be a hub of student activity with lines stretching out the doors. However, over the past few years, business at the Underground has significantly declined.Read More

Retail dining options updated following survey feedback

September 20, 2018 |

Staff Writer
The new semester has brought many updates to dining options available to students.Read More

UMW community celebrates Black History Month

February 15, 2018 |


Staff Writer

Despite the current racial tensions throughout the United States, the faculty and students of Mary Washington have been working hard to unify the campus through a series of Black History Month celebrations. Many people have spent months planning and preparing for the events with hopes to promote social justice and equality while paying tribute to the numerous the accomplishments of African-Americans in our society.Read More

Calorie information at dining hall follows federal regulations but could be triggering

November 16, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Nationwide, eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating are on the rise. Women and adolescents age 18-21 are especially susceptible to developing symptoms of such disorders. This makes college students, and female college students in particular, a disproportionately affected group.Read More

Seniors reflect on brunch at old Seacobeck dining hall

November 9, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Ever since the University Center became the new Seacobeck in the fall of 2015, few and current students have experienced meals at both locations. Only seniors have been here long enough to remember the quaint dining experience of Seacobeck Hall, and a large portion of them dropped their meal plan after moving off campus or are transfers who also never stepped foot inside the old building. Students who have experienced both, however, have fond memories of Seacobeck, in particular, brunch nostalgia.Read More

Campus dining’s big missed steak

September 15, 2016 |


The University of Mary Washington is one of the best schools and communities someone could be a part of, in my opinion, and I believe the majority of my classmates would agree. Our school has a great campus, a caring staff, administrators, faculty and countless opportunities for students.Read More

UMW dining taking steps towards improvment

September 8, 2016 |


Similar to last year and its opening year, the University Center and the University Dining Service has received an overwhelming amount of complaints due to lack of options and dining hall hours.Read More

Campus dining offering new features to freshman meal plan

January 19, 2016 |


Having heard student comments last semester, Campus Dining at the University of Mary Washington has made changes to its “Anytime Dining” meal plans. Freshman students, who are required to purchase the “Anytime Dining” meal plan, had many complaints about the plan because their meals could only be spent in the UMW Dining Hall. This semester, Campus Dining is allotting “Anytime Dining” students up to 30 meals a semester to use at any on campus retail location.Read More

Blackstone Coffee celebrates birthday as relationship with community grows

December 2, 2015 |


Blackstone Coffee; the coffee shop we all know and love here in Fredericksburg. We sip and savor the delicious coffee without much thought to the origin of it. What many do not even know, however, is that Blackstone has very local roots.Read More

SGA votes to remove Eagle's Nest to-go boxes

April 10, 2013 |

The Student Government Association (SGA) has voted in favor of removing to-go boxes from the WOW Wingery Eagle’s Nest in an effort to move toward a more environmentally friendly option of transporting food. Read More

Hungry for Change in Campus Dining Choices

November 7, 2012 |

It takes three napkins to wipe the grease off from the bottom of the two pizza slices on my plate, plus a minute of pouring shake cheese to soak up some of the grease on top. Read More