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The Blue & Gray Press | May 21, 2019

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Resident Assistants voice concerns about Office of Residence Life

April 25, 2019 |

Associate Editor
At the end of UMW alumna Monique Klinger’s only semester as a resident assistant in the spring of 2018, she had to perform a task she never expected she’d have to complete.Read More

Damaged student property should be reimbursed by UMW

April 24, 2019 |

Staff Writer
On Saturday, April 6, a hot water line in the north side of Eagle Landing burst, sending water through all five levels of the building. What started out as a seemingly routine fire drill soon turned into a hectic day of unanswered questions and students with no access to their belongings. Read More

UMW honored as mold-free institution

April 4, 2019 |

Associate Editor
UMW has been given the prestigious honor of being declared a mold-free campus by the National Collegiate Association for Health and Safety. Read More

Technical difficulties with UMW’s online housing system

April 12, 2018 |


Staff Writer

During the week of March 19, the UMW online housing system ran into many technical difficulties, leaving students stuck in rooms they didn’t ask for, with people they did not know. Read More

Late night fire drills hurt students’ academic performance

March 28, 2018 |


Staff Writer

Different types of safety drills are common place for anyone who has ever gone to school. Everyone has gone through them at some point in life because being prepared for the worst is a top priority.Read More

Letter to the Editor: The importance of experiencing life on campus

October 26, 2017 |


Contributing Writer

This is my second year working in Residence Life as an SRA, third as an RA, and there are moments when I wonder why I’ve agreed to come back year after year.Read More

New resources for transfer and commuter students

September 14, 2017 |


Staff Writer

This summer a big change happened at the office of Residence Life. A new section branched out to form the Office of Transfer and Commuter Student Services. This office will cater to the needs of … Read More

Unforeseen pipe burst closes Willard Hall for the 2017-2018 school year

September 6, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Over the summer a steam pipe burst under Willard Hall, rendering the building uninhabitable for the 2017 to 2018 school year. Bushnell was originally scheduled for summer renovation and was going to be closed during the school year, however, this plan had was postponed as a result of the damage to Willard Hall. After being notified of the change mid-summer, the 91 students who were scheduled to live in Willard were relocated to Virginia Hall and Bushnell Hall.Read More

Sudden end to security contract at Eagle Landing leaves front desk attendant postion vacant

April 26, 2017 |


Before April 1, The University of Mary Washington held a contract with Allied Barton Security Inc, an internal security force. UMW employed officers from this company to man the front desk at Eagle Landing after midnight and on weeknights.Read More

Bushnell Hall closing next year for upgrades

February 22, 2017 |


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

Students are engulfed in confusion over forbidden items in dorms

November 10, 2016 |


Moving in as a freshman, especially trying to think of all the new supplies needed, can be very stressful. However, with University of Mary Washington’s long and ever-growing list of prohibited items in dorm rooms, moving in can be made even more difficult and frustrating. The list prohibits items from weapons and alcohol, to leaves and door decorations. ​Read More