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The Blue & Gray Press | November 17, 2017

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Random Roommate mess: Residence Life has work to do

March 29, 2017 |

By RACHEL FINSTON

The “random roommate” system is intrinsically flawed, simply by being random. We all know that sharing a room with someone is a big deal. Everyone is different, and it does not make a lot of sense to put strangers in a room together based on no information.

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Students stress the negative impact of Trump’s budget cuts

March 22, 2017 |

By COLE MASAITIS

On March 16, 2017, President Donald Trump’s new budget proposal, which he has been working on with congress for the upcoming fiscal year, went public. According to the Washington Post article, “Trump Presidential Budget 2018 Proposal,” the Department of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security and Defense Department are where most of governmental funds are being paid. That means that the budget cuts and eliminations deal with, really everything else.Read More

One week later: what we know about the Nazi letter on campus

February 23, 2017 |

By KELLY EMMRICH & ESTER SALGUERO

Last week The Blue & Gray Press published an article titled “UMW student finds aggressive Nazi message on bulletin board on Campus Walk.” In the wake of publication, there was a collective sense of panic felt by students, faculty and staff on both social media and on the campus.

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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

UMW adds new 5-year program for master’s in geospatial analysis

February 8, 2017 |

By Rachel Manning

The University of Mary Washington has introduced a new accelerated five-year master’s program for Geographic Information Sciences studies. In 2014, UMW launched a program for a Master’s of Science in Geospatial Analysis, which was popular enough to start the new five-year master’s program this fall.Read More

Hot Spot lunch restaurant gives students new dining option

February 8, 2017 |

By ELIZABETH PATTERSON

The University of Mary Washington is now offering students a new dining option. “Hot Spot,” the new pop-up restaurant, opened for the first time on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the Eagle’s Nest. Located directly across from Vocelli’s Pizza, where the WOW Wingery used to be, this new eatery remains mysterious.Read More

UMW community reflects on the passing of Grace Mann

April 23, 2015 |

By BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF

Students and faculty of the University of Mary Washington mourn the loss of Grace Rebecca Mann, a junior history and American studies major who died on Friday.Read More

Students and administration engage in activism and empathy through the Two Dollar Challenge

April 15, 2015 |

By CATE STACKHOUSE

For the ninth consecutive year, students at the University of Mary Washington participated in the Two Dollar Challenge last week. Though founded at UMW, this year students on 20 other campuses throughout the country participated as well.Read More

UMW celebrates 25th Multicultural Fair

April 15, 2015 |

By HAVEN SCOTT

This year marked the 25th anniversary of one of the University of Mary Washington’s most beloved traditions, the Multicultural Fair. Sponsored by the James Farmer Multicultural Center, the fair’s mission is to enhance awareness through exposure to food, dance and entertainment from various cultures.Read More

UMW creates position to bring greater awareness to sexual assault

February 11, 2015 |

By HOPE RACINE AND EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH

The University of Mary Washington announced Marissa Miller as the new Coordinator for Prevention and Advocacy to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in an effort to further address sexual assault education and prevention on campus.Read More

A divided campus achieves nothing

February 11, 2015 |

By COLEMAN HOPKINS

Following the brutal terror attacks in France, Secretary of State John Kerry went to Paris along with singer James Taylor to show solidarity through a performance of his famous song, “You’ve Got a Friend.”
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