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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2019

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UMW’s changing campus attracts prospective students

January 24, 2019 |

Staff Writer
The University of Mary Washington has gone through several major changes in the last few years, some more beneficial to students than others. Read More

UMW College of Education experiences fluctuation in student enrollment

October 18, 2018 |

Senior Writer
After a spike in the number of students in UMW’s College of Education from 2016-2017, the college’s student body has dropped by a fifth of that number for the 2018-2019 school year. Read More

The UMW College of Education finds their home in Seacobeck

September 28, 2017 |


Staff Writer

The College of Education has recently found a new and permanent home in Seacobeck Hall. This news comes after a lot of effort by the College of Education to find a building that could be dedicated to the university’s education program.Read More

BOV unveils 6-year plan: features updates to Jepson, Seacobeck and more parking

April 5, 2017 |


Work on the six-year plan for the University of Mary Washington is underway by the Board of Visitors. Allocations of funding strongly influence the campus, as well as tuition. The committee had its first meeting on March 22. UMW has three projects underway that will potentially have a major impact on the operating budget. The current projects are the Jepson Science Center expansion, a new parking deck and the renovation of Seacobeck Hall.Read More

An Eagle Experience: Europe’s fine dining pales in comparison to UMW aesthetic

March 17, 2016 |


I am approaching week six here in Europe of my semester abroad and my check list of places to visit is slowly shrinking. Most recently, I visited France and the Netherlands and was able to experience each country, despite the short time spent in each.
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From Keggers to Closing: Celebrating Seacobeck Hall

April 16, 2015 |


After 84 years of serving hungry students, Seacobeck Dining Hall will say goodbye at the end of this semester.Read More

Dining promotes healthy choices

February 13, 2013 |

The University of Mary Washington’s Eagle Dining team continued their efforts to encourage students to make healthy food choices by introducing a “Healthy Mondays” meal series at Seacobeck Hall.Read More

‘Meal Deal’ Promotes Bad Eating Habits Around UMW

March 21, 2012 |


The less we know, the more we eat. As society becomes disconnected from its source of food, our health problems increase and our healthy eating habits deteriroate. These unhealthy habits are then reinforced by our educational system.

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@awkward #UMW

September 8, 2011 |


With a campus like ours that is so ripe with blundering, graceless flowers of students that were late to bloom, awkward moments sprinkle UMW like dusty yellow pollen in springtime. This column will serve to pay homage … Read More

An Account of the Virginia Quake

September 8, 2011 |


All of the RA’s were sitting in the faculty dining room listening to a lecture. I was sitting in the back right portion of the room. I had Mary McClellan to my left, and to her left … 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

Staff Editorial: The Bullet Apologizes for Seacobeck Error

February 2, 2011 |

Last week, the Bullet incorrectly reported in a front-page headline that the Mary Washington Board of Visitors had voted to demolish Seacobeck Hall. In fact, President Rick Hurley had merely decided to pull Seacobeck from the Master Plan and form … Read More

Retraction: Seacobeck Correction

January 28, 2011 |

Retraction: The Bullet incorrectly reported that the Board of Visitors had approved a demolition of Seacobeck Hall and that the University of Mary Washington is listed as an historic campus under the National Historic Register (NHR) in our print and … Read More

Staff Editorial: Each New Semester Brings A New Editorial Staff

January 19, 2011 |

In case there was any confusion on campus, we’d like to go ahead and clear it up right now:  the Bullet is not the New York Times.   We might publish the same kind of Pulitzer-worthy content and our readership might … Read More

Campus dining provides allergy friendly options

December 1, 2010 |

Seacobeck chef Sandy Williams specializes in preparing food for students with allergies that cause dietary restrictions.Read More

Master Plan Met with Controversy

November 10, 2010 |

The architecture firm of Burt, Hill was commissioned for $600,000 in October 2009 to envision changes to the University of Mary Washington’s campus that will provide new functional space as well as beautify the existing buildings.

Not everyone is … Read More

Students eat and cook vegetarian

November 3, 2010 |

By Alyssa Dandrea

Junior Peter Hawes is a vegetarian.

He has been one since his freshman year, and said he has trouble finding things to eat on campus.

“The salads are good, but I feel like they are really the … Read More

Students Push for More Composting

September 9, 2009 |


The sustainability team at the University of Mary Washington is hoping to move in a greener direction with the development of a new food composting program.

The school already composts all yard waste … Read More

Overcrowding and Long Lines at Seaco Frustrate Students

September 9, 2009 |

By Breeanna Sveum Viewpoints Editor

Last week, my friends and I went to Seaco at noon for lunch, as we usually do on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The frustration incurred from the long lines to enter the building was further … Read More

A Treat for the Taste Buds

February 28, 2008 |


Seacobeck’s visit from gourmet Colombian chef Joaquin Suarez last week may be the last time the cafeteria sees an international chef of such caliber for several years to come.

Only four or five chefs are brought into … Read More

Gluten-Free is the Way to Be for Seaco-goers

November 1, 2007 |


From the time she arrived at the University of Mary Washington, Sophomore Mary Kate Magdycz struggled to find food she could eat at Seacobeck due to her severe wheat allergy. “I even considered transferring to JMU or … Read More

The Frisbee team is back

April 22, 2006 |

Staff Writer
Lazlo’s Weenie World may not mean very much to most people, but there are a group of frisbee players who see it as the core of their lives.Read More