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The Blue & Gray Press | November 18, 2018

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Raccoons and rabbits and groundhogs, oh my! Director of landscape and grounds Richard Blair discusses campus wildlife

November 8, 2018 |

By KAITLIN SWANTON
Staff Writer
For freshman and business administration major Jacob Chambers, the nature on campus is an attractive feature. But what he has found is that the large trees and open, grassy sections of campus do not only attract potential students, but also wildlife.Read More

Why having emotional support animals shouldn’t be stigmatized

March 28, 2018 |

By JOSHUA STALEY

Staff Writer

I was never really a cat person. I thought they were lazy and boring with no personality. Once I started college, my feelings began to change.Read More

Stray cats taken care of by UMW community

February 22, 2018 |

By RACHEL MANNING 

Senior Writer

While walking through campus one evening, a small, dark shadow crosses the path. The figure disappears under a nearby residence hall. When approaching the hall, faint meowing coming from within can be heard.Read More

Disability Resources allows support animals in residence halls

November 16, 2017 |

By ABBEY BAILEY

Staff Writer

Have you ever wished you could come home to a soft, cuddly animal after a hard day of classes and exams, even if you live on campus? UMW has a program for people with diagnosed disabilities that allows them to keep support animals in residence halls on campus. According to the Office of Disability Resources, “a support animal is an animal that provides emotional or other support which ameliorates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability.”Read More

Cats vs Dogs: Which is the best college pet?

October 13, 2016 |

By ANAHI VIDOVICH

It is the age-old debate. The rivals are bigger than the Red Sox and the Yankees, Pepsi vs. Coke and NSYNC vs. The Backstreet Boys. It is cats vs. dogs: college edition. I interviewed two UMW students to see which animal is the better college pet. Some say cats are mean and aloof, while others do not enjoy the strict schedule that comes with walking a dog.Read More

Campus Felines At Mortal Risk

February 16, 2011 |

By KIERAN MULLARKEY Staff Writer

There are household cats wandering around campus. Most are seen around Willard Hall, Mercer Hall and on College Avenue near Seacobeck. A few have even been sighted around the UMW Apartments.

Where do they come … Read More

Rescue Officials Overlook Treed Cat, Students Step In

February 1, 2007 |

By LAUREN BIRNEY

A UMW student may face charges for not complying with campus police after trying to rescue a cat from a tree on campus on Sunday, Jan. 21. Sophomore Jeff May had volunteered to ascend a tree after … Read More