Why Give on Giving Day

Chances are if you're reading this, you love JMU. According to Gallup, JMU alumni are more likely than graduates from comparable universities to strongly agree that their university is passionate about the long-term success of its students and to strongly agree that their education was worth the cost. In fact, over 90% of alumni say they enjoyed … Continue reading Why Give on Giving Day

Tips & Tricks: Securing an Internship

Co-Written by: Stephen Abramowitz and Brooke Withers As the spring semester is well underway, college juniors and seniors are in the midst of the internship/job hunt. We all know that this can be a stressful time, as everyone spends countless hours filling out applications, preparing resumes and writing tedious cover letters. The Daily Duke sat … Continue reading Tips & Tricks: Securing an Internship

JMU X-Labs Hosts First All-Female Event

Written in collaboration with Julia Shawver. On Monday, January 29th, JMU X-Labs hosted its first all-female event. The event, dubbed "Fab Lab", offered a plethora of activities, all designed to reflect some women's interests. The idea behind the event was to raise awareness for the resources X-Labs offers, particularly for women, who seem to be … Continue reading JMU X-Labs Hosts First All-Female Event

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Many brand new Dukes took to social media on January 10th to share the great news: they got into JMU! We are so proud of all the students who were accepted Early Action this month, and we can't wait to congratulate the rest of the class of 2022 as they receive their decisions. Here's a … Continue reading Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

10 Winter Activities Around Harrisonburg

Even though the holidays are over, winter is still in full swing. If you're on the search for some fun things to do in the 'Burg (on- and off-campus!) before the semester really kicks into gear, make this blog post your first stop. 1. Massanutten If you haven't yet been snow tubing at Massanutten (like me), … Continue reading 10 Winter Activities Around Harrisonburg

Let’s Talk Business… Fraternities

Getting involved on campus is practically every Duke’s focus. One of the best things about being a JMU student is how many diverse opportunities we have to make our mark on Madison. However, academically, it’s sometimes hard to find an organization to help you thrive. Have you heard of JMU’s business fraternities? What is a … Continue reading Let’s Talk Business… Fraternities

Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls

Senior Communication Studies major Erin Brown encourages you to imagine what your life would be like without any further education past the age of nine. Devastatingly, for many children around the world, the obstacles faced in getting an education are nearly insurmountable. This is true in the Southwestern region of Kenya, particularly for girls. In … Continue reading Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls

5 Resolutions for the New Semester

1. Don't skip your 8am As a student, there are few things worse than getting stuck in an early class when you're not a morning person. It can feel like a semester-long personal torture session, but as tempting as it is to sleep in and get the notes from a classmate later, this year, try … Continue reading 5 Resolutions for the New Semester

The Stories Behind the Stickers

It’s no secret that JMU students like stickers. Everywhere you look, there’s a laptop or a water bottle completely decked out in the adhesive graphics. Stickers are a great way of self-expression for students. Thanks to websites like Redbubble, you’re able to find just about anything in sticker form. From your favorite movies and tv … Continue reading The Stories Behind the Stickers

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