Interview with Hanna Yu: Gerdau Scholarship Recipient

Junior biology major Hanna Yu has always known she wanted to be a doctor, ever since she was a small child. But as she advanced in school, she found herself drawn more to English, literature, and history. According to Hanna, she didn't expect to enjoy biology, "because I'm not very naturally inclined—sciences are not my … Continue reading Interview with Hanna Yu: Gerdau Scholarship Recipient

JMU Secret Society IN8 Recognizes Altruistic Students

Campus was abuzz with whispers among students who noticed eight letters with candles displayed on the Wilson hall steps this morning. Word quickly spread that the equivocal IN8 Reticent Order had recognized its eight outstanding students for the semester. If you're not sure what IN8 is or does, you're part of the majority. IN8 is … Continue reading JMU Secret Society IN8 Recognizes Altruistic Students

Interviews with Past and Present Dukes

While JMU has undergone some pretty major changes since its 1908 inception, I believe the spirit of Madison has remained largely the same. I interviewed an alumna from the class of 1988 as well as a current student from the class of 2019 to see how their experiences at JMU differed, and what common themes … Continue reading Interviews with Past and Present Dukes

JMU: Then and Now

Whether it was Madison College or James Madison University when they attended, many alumni and current students alike agree that Madison gave them an experience unlike any other. In honor of Homecoming, here's a post dedicated to all the ways JMU has evolved throughout the years. No matter your class year, we hope JMU still … Continue reading JMU: Then and Now

RateMyProfessors Spotlight #1: Rich Hilliard

As mentioned in a previous post, James Madison University was ranked third on the list of highest rated universities of 2016-2017 on RateMyProfessors.com. With an overall quality rating of 4.5 out of five, and an average professor rating of 3.81, there’s no doubt that we have some pretty incredible educators here at JMU. We decided to … Continue reading RateMyProfessors Spotlight #1: Rich Hilliard

JMU Benefit Concert for Victims of Recent Natural Disasters

The natural disasters the world has recently experienced, including Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, have left many students wanting to help, but not knowing where to begin. Student leaders involved with eleven of JMU's student organizations came together and jumped into action in order to have a direct hand in the relief effort—and you can be … Continue reading JMU Benefit Concert for Victims of Recent Natural Disasters

25 Fun Fall Activities in Virginia

Looking for some fun activities to {pumpkin-}spice up your weekends this Fall? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of 25 Autumn activities around the state you won’t want to miss! Jump to: Festivals Haunted Houses Farms and Pumpkin Patches Apple Orchards and other Outdoor Activities Festivals Skeleton Festival, Harrisonburg Put on your best costume, … Continue reading 25 Fun Fall Activities in Virginia

Looking for a job? We’ve got you covered!

One of the things I noticed right away when I embarked on my college journey three years ago is that money disappears very quickly. After buying textbooks, a JMU parking pass, school supplies, groceries, paying rent and other bills, and splurging on the occasional dinner out with friends, my bank account is well on its … Continue reading Looking for a job? We’ve got you covered!