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The Blue & Gray Press | October 20, 2018

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Jefferson Hall

Students voice concerns over elevator breakdowns

September 27, 2018 |

By ALICE HACKNEY
Staff Writer
On campus, six residence halls have elevators along with those in the Eagle Landing Apartments, and students have reported getting stuck in some of these on multiple occasions. Read More

Swastika found in Jefferson Hall elevator reflects a nationwide trend

September 14, 2017 |

By KELLY EMMRICH

Editor-in-Chief

Scrawled on walls, marked in snow, taped to a ceiling, swastikas are appearing on college campuses across the nation.Read More

Bushnell Hall closing next year for upgrades

February 22, 2017 |

By RACHEL MANNING

Beginning next fall semester, Bushnell Hall will be closed for maintenance, according to the University of Mary Washington’s housing selection website. It will reopen for the 2018-2019 term. To accommodate the displaced students, the third and fourth floors of Jefferson Hall will revert from single to double occupancy. The main reason that Bushnell is being closed is so that air conditioning window units can be installed. However, that is not the only change coming to Bushnell, there will be multiple updates to appliances in the kitchens and study lounges as well.Read More

Jefferson Hall residents experience laundry struggles

December 1, 2016 |

By TYLER POSPISIL

The University of Mary Washington seems to be dealing with an ongoing problem regarding the lack of washing machines and dryers in Jefferson Hall. The residence hall has only three washing machines and only three dryers, despite … Read More

UMW student finds his way back home in Jefferson Hall

September 29, 2016 |

By TYLER POSPISIL

I walked into Jefferson Hall my freshman year, in the fall of 2013, with no expectations of what it was going to be like. Now, it is 2016 and I walk into the exact same building, heck I even walked into the same room, as a senior. The building is still run down as ever which is what I expected, but it was weirdly endearing.Read More

Original Value Statement Conflicted With First Amendment Rights

March 9, 2011 |

By KIRSTEN MORGAN

The Board of Visitors met at the end of last month to finalize and approve the changes to the Community Values Statement set in motion by President Rick Hurley.

The changes were prompted by an incident in 2007, … Read More

UMW Changes Policy on Diversity to be More Inclusive

October 6, 2010 |

By MATT BLAIR

Staff Writer

The University of Mary Washington is changing the wording of the Community Values Statement to better reflect the ideals and beliefs upheld and enforced by school faculty and staff, the Board of Visitors, and the … Read More

Ping Pong Pals: Jefferson Hall Bonds Over Table Tennis

February 21, 2008 |

By LANDON JAMES

Teddy Harvey, a resident of east side first floor Jefferson Hall, used an unconventional method of dealing with one of the most emotionally draining situations of his college career.

In the fall of his first semester, Harvey … Read More

MLK Day Free at Last

February 21, 2008 |

By BRITTANY DEVRIES

With Black History Month underway and the repercussions of last semester’s response to a racial indiscretion in Jefferson Hall continuing into the spring, the administration had their timing right.

In a Feb. 18 press release sent to … Read More

Immediate Reactions: Incident Leads to Campus Controversy

November 8, 2007 |

KATY BURNELL AND JUSTIN TONEY

When Acting President Rick Hurley heard about the offensive poster displayed by some Jefferson Hall residents that led housekeepers to complain to University police, he was livid. “I wanted to see them thrown off campus. … Read More

Pranks Upset Staff

November 1, 2007 |

KATY BURNELL AND JUSTIN TONEY

With 15 years of UMW housekeeping under her belt, Roslyn Woolfolk thought she had seen every college prank in the book, but nothing could have prepared her for what she and her co-workers found in … Read More