Tag Archives: Ethical reasoning

Using #8KQ as student staff

Transfer students only make up a portion of JMU students. The stats tell me we enrolled 739 transfers this past fall. Comparing that to our incoming first-year student class of 4,541, they are a small percentage (almost 14%) of our … Continue reading

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Becoming Our Ideal Self: Paul Jennings Hall

In President Alger’s February update, he publicly shared our university’s intentions to name the newest residence hall after Paul Jennings, a man who lived the vast majority of his life enslaved to James and Dolley Madison. This decisive act in … Continue reading

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Roots and Shoots of Fairness

The “F” in the 8KQ mnemonic “FOR CLEAR” stands for fairness. Experimental psychologists working with babies and children tell us that fairness is one of the first sensitivities to show up in our experience and expectations of the world. Already … Continue reading

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Enrollment Hunger Games

Ah, class enrollment –it’s that exciting yet anxious time of the semester once again at JMU. For some it can be as easy as clicking the “enroll” button on your shopping cart, lounging in the comfort of home and seeing … Continue reading

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No Clowning Around: Taking Action Into Our Own Hands

In a Madison Alert message (part of the notification system used to share timely safety information with the JMU community during urgent or emergency situations) sent on October 4, 2016, there was an announcement regarding the actions taken by students … Continue reading

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