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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2019

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Health Center

Campus Condoms Compromised

March 30, 2011 |

On the morning of March 16, the University of Mary Washington Health Center discovered that holes had been poked in the free condoms available for students in the health center’s self care room.

The health center usually has a basket … Read More

Free HIV/AIDS Testing Made Available to UMW Students

September 15, 2010 |


For students interested in being tested, several organizations are providing assistance.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, “19 million new sexually transmitted infections occur each year,” and that nearly 50 percent of all cases … Read More

Sick of Being Sick: UMW Students and Faculty Face Fierce Flu Season

February 28, 2008 |


While most of America celebrated Super Bowl Sunday with parties, late hours and an endless supply of snacks and beer, University of Mary Washington freshman Amy Reynolds was confined to her bed.

“The flu hit me totally … Read More

$12 a Shot: $12 Flu Shots Free for Some

November 1, 2007 |


The University of Mary Washington will provide flu shots free of charge to the faculty and staff for the second year, but will now charge students $12. Registered nurse and Associate Director of the health center, Susanne DeLeon, … Read More

Staph at UMW

October 25, 2007 |


A campus-wide health alert confirming three cases of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among residential students sent Tuesday urged the campus community not to panic—school officials say good hygiene and hand-washing should be enough to keep students safe. MRSA, (pronounced … Read More

UMW Says No to HPV Shot: Admins. Deem Vaccine too Costly

October 11, 2007 |


A number of Virginia schools administer the HPV vaccine on their campuses, but once again this year the University of Mary Washington will not be one of them. UMW women will also find birth control more difficult to … Read More

On-Campus Rx

October 4, 2007 |


Last year, students seeking medicine had to trek to Giant or CVS to get their prescription filled. This year they only have to walk as far as Mercer Hall. The UMW Health Center now stocks generic antibiotics in … Read More

Sexclamations: Reduction Act Reduces Access

February 22, 2007 |

Staff Writer
The fiscal irresponsibility of the United States government left the legacy of a 318.62 billion dollar budget deficit in 2005.  In light of such an overwhelming figure, Congress passed the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.  Read More

Personnel Shift at Health Center

February 22, 2007 |


After over thirty years under the same direction, the Health Department at the University of Mary Washington will go through an administrative transition. Ilma Overman, former University Physician and Director of the UMW Health Center, officially retires … Read More