James Madison University

James Madison University is a comprehensive university that is part of thenstatewide system of public higher educationnin the Commonwealth of Virginia and is the only university in America named for James Madison. Established March 14, 1908, the university offers programs on the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels with its primary emphasis on the undergraduate student. JMU provides a total education to students — one that has a broad range of the liberal arts as its foundation and encompasses an extensive variety of professional and pre-professional programs augmented by a multitude of learning experiences outside the classroom. The university has been a coeducational institution since 1966.


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A new study reveals that students gain an appreciation for views across the political spectrum during their first year in college. Shutterstock.com

Does college turn people into liberals?

Despite claims that college turns students liberal, a new study reveals that students gain more appreciation for both liberal and conservative views during their freshman year.
A political sign in West Virginia reflects the claim that the Obama administration, by developing policies to reduce carbon emission, was waging a campaign against the industry. Vicki Smith/AP Photo

Inside the coal industry’s rhetorical playbook

Scholars of communications pick apart the rhetoric behind the 'war on coal' and explain why it ultimately benefits the coal industry.

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