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The Blue & Gray Press | June 23, 2018

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Student feel lack of adequate options in UC for students with dietary restrictions

March 15, 2017 |


After a long day of classes many students look forward to winding down and having a relaxing meal at the dining hall. However, for students with allergies and other dietary restrictions, they often find themselves asking what can they eat? Although management claims the University Center offers meals suitable for all, UMW students are taking issue with the dining hall menu, finding that it lacks adequate options for students who have various dietary restrictions.Read More

These Eagles want back in the Nest

January 28, 2016 |


College students are unlike any other age group. We sleep in late, stay up late, and of course, eat at very odd hours of the day. This is why Universities need to be flexible with their dining hours and have plenty of options for students to choose from. Unfortunately, at UMW, these options and flexibility have been thrown out, leaving students feeling upset and cheated.Read More

Stop Hunger Food Drive continues to collect goods for community

November 21, 2013 |

The Stop Hunger Food Drive, hosted by the University of Mary Washington and sponsored by Campus Dining and the University Athletic Department, concluded on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The goal of the drive was to collect 3,000 pounds of food for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.Read More

Dining Services Changes Prices of Meal Plans

September 15, 2011 |

Higher prices in the new meal deal policies at the Nest and Underground have polarized student opinions.

The new meal deals are supposed to bring a new variety of choices and to find a balance between the students’ flex money … Read More

Eat, pray, Woodstock on campus

April 13, 2011 |

Although most UMW students did not get to experience the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969, many were able to participate in the latest project by the founders of Woodstock, a new health food brand.Read More

Seacobeck fair offers healthy choices

April 13, 2011 |


Imitation chocolate, protein shake samples, free back massages and the old familiar tar-covered model smoker’s lung were part of a diverse presentation Tuesday, April 5 at the second annual Health and Wellness Fair.Read More

Food waste survey raises awareness

March 24, 2011 |

Senior Tori Wong’s eyes were wide with surprise as a volunteer pointed out an uneaten burrito in the tray of recently discarded food.

“Are you serious?” Wong said. “Last week there was a whole slice of pizza, a burger and … Read More

Leftover meals benefit area foodbank

January 19, 2011 |

At the end of last semester, 964 students decided not to let their leftover meals go to waste by participating in a turkey drive sponsored by Dining Services. For 10 meals, students could donate one turkey to a Fredericksburg food … Read More

The Reopened Underground Lacks Quality Students Were Anticipating

March 18, 2010 |

By LINDLEY ESTES Guest Columnist

Reopened to the University of Mary Washington community after closing for over two years for the renovation of Lee Hall, the Underground, once a staple of student life at the university, is experiencing a lackluster … Read More

Dining Services Aims for Record-Breaking Charity

November 11, 2009 |

On Thursday, both UMW students and members of the community will work toward breaking a Guinness World Record and helping the Fredericksburg area as they participate in the national Helping Hands Across America food campaign.

UMW is one of many … Read More