by Jenny Nehrt, Student Assistant In light of the recent Student Government Association elections, it seems fitting to delve into JMU’s past student governments. The SGA has always been an outlet where students could voice their concerns and make an impact on campus. On behalf of the student body, it takes up important issues such as school facilities, tuition, and diversity.
By Jenny Nehrt, Student Assistant This week, we continue to follow JMU’s expansion by highlighting the Village. JMU underwent a major transformation from the 1960s to the 1970s, as did many colleges across the country. The Civil Rights movement, along with the Higher Education Act of 1965 (which authorized need-based financial assistance to the general public), greatly expanded the potential college population in the United States.
By Evelyn Riley, Special Collections Graduate Assistant.