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JMU grad programs rank in list of ‘best’

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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According to the 2009 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News & World Report, three graduate programs at James Madison University have ranked.

Southbound Main St. closed Thursday

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

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First it was May 5, then it was bumped back to May 12. Today, JMU announced that southbound traffic on S. Main Street between Cantrell and Bluestone will be rerouted to High Street beginning this Thursday, May 8. It will remain closed throughout most of the summer. Detour map available here.

JMU detours delayed by one week

Monday, May 5, 2008


Traffic detours planned to begin today on S. Main Street have been delayed by one week, according to a statement released by James Madison University this morning.

JMU’s centennial class concludes commencement ceremony

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Thousands of students and parents filled the campus of James Madison University Saturday for the Spring commencement ceremonies, pushing JMU’s all-time graduate count over 100,000 since it was founded on March 14, 1908.

JMU’s East Campus Library nearing completion

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


James Madison University’s East Campus Library, one of several construction projects occurring on campus, is nearing completion. The $31 million project, which broke ground in September 2006, was designed by architectural firm The Design Collective, of Baltimore, Md., and built by Nielsen Builders of Harrisonburg.

Upcoming traffic changes around JMU

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Tuesday afternoon James Madison University announced upcoming traffic changes related to the construction of the pedestrian tunnel under South Main Street to the Performing Arts Center.

JMU gets share of bond money

Thursday, April 24, 2008

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Perhaps the biggest story out of General Assembly yesterday was the approval of a $1.5 billion bond bill for construction projects around the state. According to a release sent out from JMU this morning, “More than $167 million in capital projects were approved for JMU by the General Assembly with an additional $2.8 million approved […]

“land availablitity decreasing fast”

Friday, April 4, 2008


In December, I posted about the seven-story building going up on the corner of Devon and Port. There’s a story in The Breeze about the project, which is currently underway.

no drive day

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Yesterday, local truckers participated in a nation-wide protest over the soaring cost of diesel fuel, by staying off the road. Today, JMU is having their first annual “no drive day,” not necessarily because of the rising cost of gasoline, but out of a desire to reduce greenhouse gases.

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