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The Blue & Gray Press | May 24, 2019

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UMW celebrates Special Olympian Grace Anne Braxton

April 17, 2019 |

Senior Writer
In mid-March, at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, the University of Mary Washington’s Grace Anne Braxton took to the greens, representing the United States and the state of Virginia in golf.Read More

Bacon: the killer on your plate

February 28, 2019 |

Staff Writer
Every morning, UMW students stand in line at the UC to fill their plates with eggs, biscuits, sausages and bacon.Read More

UMW students find community through new Facebook meme page

November 15, 2018 |

News Editor
The “M” in UMW stands for memes, according to a new Facebook group.Read More

Handsanitizer dispensers should be available around campus

September 20, 2018 |

Staff Writer
With flu season approaching, it’s essential to stay healthy, but how can we go about that?Read More

Calorie information at dining hall follows federal regulations but could be triggering

November 16, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Nationwide, eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating are on the rise. Women and adolescents age 18-21 are especially susceptible to developing symptoms of such disorders. This makes college students, and female college students in particular, a disproportionately affected group.Read More

Students: Lodge university-related complaints in a constructive manner

April 26, 2017 |


High school students participating in the “Shadow a Student” opportunity at UMW are often met with discouraging comments. One high school student met my friends and other peers in my classes. The student was immediately hit with their apologies about how boring the class was, how the professor didn’t explain a concept enough or how difficult the current homework project. I swooped in to reassure the student that professors are great about answering questions during office hours, how classes are very interesting and that hardworking students can still get an A.Read More

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

Student events may be limited by catering policies

March 24, 2016 |


Catering on Campus May be a Source of Convenience, or Limiting Smoke wafted over the outside of the University Center last Monday as the University of Mary Washington’s Class Council started Junior Ring Week with a bang, offering hamburgers and beverages to students with the swipe of an Eagle Once card.Read More

Campus dining offering new features to freshman meal plan

January 19, 2016 |


Having heard student comments last semester, Campus Dining at the University of Mary Washington has made changes to its “Anytime Dining” meal plans. Freshman students, who are required to purchase the “Anytime Dining” meal plan, had many complaints about the plan because their meals could only be spent in the UMW Dining Hall. This semester, Campus Dining is allotting “Anytime Dining” students up to 30 meals a semester to use at any on campus retail location.Read More

Sodexo shows seafood origins

April 25, 2013 |

The University of Mary Washington’s dining services is part of Sodexo’s newly launched certified sustainable seafood program, which began in early April. UMW is one of 11 Sodexo locations starting the new program.Read More

Green Competition Encourages More Sustainable Ideas

April 26, 2012 |


The Going Green Grant Fund provided by The University of Mary Washington’s Dining Services is an opportunity for students and faculty to win funds for an organization or project they create dedicated to sustainability and wellness at … 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

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

Seaco Wastes a Whale

February 21, 2008 |


The Ecology Club teamed up with the Dining Committee and Sodexo administrators Feb. 20 to put an environmental spin on the third annual waste survey of Seacobeck dining facilities.

It was the first of three planned waste … Read More

Labor Rights Club Seeks Support For Code of Conduct

February 22, 2007 |

Staff Writers
On Monday in the Virginia State Senate, a bill to increase the state minimum wage from the federal minimum of $5.15 an hour to $6.50 was unanimously passed through committee.Read More