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The Blue & Gray Press | September 25, 2018

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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

UMW welcomes new executive chef William Hardy

September 13, 2018 |

Staff Writer
As Executive Chef, Hardy is responsible for everything involving the production of food in the University Center dining hall.Read More

Local eateries should be integrated on campus

September 6, 2018 |

While there are many complaints about food here on campus, there seems to be little to no effort being made to remedy the issue.Read More

UMW student athletes struggling to maintain proper nutrition

December 7, 2017 |


Senior Writer

Here at UMW we are given a plethora of options to choose from in terms of what we can eat. The University Center and the Nest provide students with a good variety of options and for the average student in the administrations eyes, it is good enough. What about our athletes? The Mary Washington student athlete population makes a good chunk of the student body, especially if you include the countless other students that do club sports and partake in strenuous exercise daily.Read More

UMW hosts annual residence life conference

November 9, 2017 |


Senior Writer

This year, the Virginia Association of College and University Housing Officers (VACUHO) chose the University of Mary Washington to host the annual residence life conference. Colleges and universities around Virginia visited UMW from Friday, Nov. 3, to Saturday, Nov. 4. The visitors included George Mason University, Liberty University, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University, Roanoke College and many others.Read More

Extended dining hall hours at the UC provides students with more options for meal times

October 12, 2017 |


Staff Writer

In a college setting, the stress of classes and activities can leave a person constantly hungry. The University Center houses most of the dining options available on campus, including the main dining hall as well as Qdoba, Lil Joe’s and Jamba Juice. Although the food is located centrally on campus, the hours of the dining facilities are not convenient for students. Typically, the hours for the dining hall are usually from 7 a.m to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The main dining hall at the fourth floor of the University Center have extended the closing time from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.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

The University Center welcomes a new executive chef

September 7, 2017 |


Staff Writer

This year, the University Center is seeing some real changes with the new executive Chef, William Allison. After working in places ranging from Hawaii, to California to other locations in Virginia, Chef Allison was recently hired as the new executive chef for the University Center’s Dining Hall.Read More

UC hacks: makeshift waffle cones, cereal, and homemade Blizzards

September 22, 2016 |


Since its opening, many students have complained about the choices at the dining hall in the University Center. To solve these problems I have created a list of tips for learning the ins and outs of the UC. Read More

UMW dining taking steps towards improvment

September 8, 2016 |


Similar to last year and its opening year, the University Center and the University Dining Service has received an overwhelming amount of complaints due to lack of options and dining hall hours.Read More

Talon Lounge, a new hangout for students, opens in the UC

March 31, 2016 |


A new hangout spot called the Talon Lounge is now open for anyone to use. It is located in room 306 of the University Center and is available during the building’s normal operating hours. It can be tricky to find for students not familiar with the structure of the third floor of the UC.Read More

Chipping paint from the UC stairwell raises questions

March 17, 2016 |


Near the start of the spring 2016 semester, students began to notice that paint on the underside of the grand staircase was beginning to flake off at the University of Mary Washington’s new University Center. The first sign of it was the white paint chips on the floor of the staircase.Read More