JMU — Winter 2014
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JMU and Harrisonburg welcome 4,200 new Dukes

Downtown Harrisonburg welcomed JMU’s new students to the community at the annual Block Party in the ‘Burg. Freshmen and transfer students enjoyed downtown shopping, music, food and more during their final night of 1787 Orientation. Throughout the first week of fall semester, JMU introduced students to its new initiative Madison Collaborative: Ethical Reasoning in Action. The initiative will help prepare students for a complex world by teaching them ethical reasoning skills to utilize throughout their academic and professional careers. In welcoming JMU’s 4,200 new students President Jonathan R. Alger emphasized the importance of this new initiative to the students: “It’s a program that is going to help you think about and manage ethical decisions in your personal, professional and civic lives. You’ll become familiar with questions and processes to help you make good decisions and that’s a skill we want you to carry with you for the rest of your life.”
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